While there are many different roofing questions and concerns people have, we get asked the same 3 fairly often. Here are the top 3 roofing questions answered by Spokane roofing experts.
1. How do I know if my roof needs to get replaced?
You should be inspecting your roof twice a year before and after winter since the winter season is when Spokane gets the hardest weathers. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it might be close to time to replace it. One way you can tell whether or not your roof needs to get replaced is whether or not the shingles are in good shape. Are many shingles lifting up or missing? Do you see a lot of shingles cracking? If you are in the attic with the lights off, do you see light shining through the roof? These are all signs a roof needs to get replaced.
2. What is roof flashing?
If you’ve heard about roof flashing but aren’t exactly sure what it is, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t even know they have flashing on their roof. It is a material put in place that keeps water from seeping into the home. If you don’t have flashing, you might see your stucco begin to crack from water. You are most likely to see it in the cracks of your home or edges of the roofing where it meets your house.
3. What can I do to protect my roof in an emergency?
If you have ever had emergency roof damage, such as a tree falling in your roof, you may need temporary protection while you wait for Spokane roofing experts to get to you. This is especially important after a big storm where there are many people who need help all at the same time. What you will want to do is get a large tarp and put it over the hole. Hold it in place with pieces of wood that is screwed into the roof. This will protect you until a professional can get in there and fix the damage.
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