Regular inspections allow roof problems to be found before significant damage takes place, reports RoofingPortlandExperts.com.
Portland, Oregon, United States of America – June 26, 2014 /MarketersMedia/ –
Some of the top roofing problems start out as small issues. Tree branches or debris on the roof can cause water to pond, failed flashing can allow leaks to start, and wildlife can claw or chew through the roof. Others are more major, but are also expected. Shingles, for example, have to be replaced every few decades as a matter of course. Because of all of the types of roof work that homeowners typically end up needing, Roofing Portland Experts (http://roofingportlandexperts.com) has announced the availability of its services.
“Many people think a roof is something that they can just ignore until it needs new shingles in 30 or 40 years, but this really isn’t the case at all,” said Tim Swanson, a company representative. “It takes regular inspections and maintenance to keep a roof in good condition.”
Roof inspections are needed to spot problems before they are obvious to those inside the dwelling. Usually, a roof problem is only obvious to someone inside when a leak happens. By then, water could have been leaking through a small hole and rotting the roof deck and the underlying support timbers for many months. When inspections are done, roofers actually go up on the roof, so they can see emerging problems before major structural damage has taken place.
“Inspections can save homeowners over $20,000,” Swanson said. “Rot in the deck and other support timbers changes a roofing job from a simple re-shingling to a full-on construction project that is much more involved.”
Vistors to roofingportlandexperts.com (roofingportlandexperts.com) will find that the company can fix all sorts of problems before they become major. Failed flashing is easy to replace when it’s caught early enough to prevent the rest of the roof from being damaged. Ponding of water is often caused by debris on the roof, and removing that debris can take care of the issue. Other problems, such as shingles that have been damaged by rubbing tree branches or animals clawing or chewing them, can be taken care of by patching the problem area.
“Sometimes, our inspectors will find problems that are caused by animals or insects by termites. While we don’t do animal control or insect extermination, our inspection will allow homeowners to know that those services are needed so that they can act quickly to prevent further damage,” Swanson noted.
Of course, a homeowner will eventually need to get new shingles even with proper maintenance. That’s because simple weathering will wear the old ones out. When the time comes to have this job done, it’s a good idea to choose the longest possible warranty. That way, the new set will last for many decades as long as it’s properly maintained. For more information, visit http://roofingportlandexperts.com (http://roofingportlandexperts.com/services/).
About Roofing Portland Experts
Roofing Portland Experts is a full-service roofing company that can handle jobs including inspections, maintenance, re-shingling, and full replacement. Its site at www.roofingportlandexperts.com (http://roofingportlandexperts.com/certified/) offers helpful tips on choosing roofers, avoiding roofing scams, and explains why it’s important to hire a certified roofer.
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Name: Tim Swanson
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