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End-Of-Summer Roof Maintenance You Won’t Want To Overlook

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End-Of-Summer Roof Maintenance You Won't Want To Overlook

You’ve spent the majority of your summer picnicking, barbecuing, swimming, and just hanging out. As the summer comes to an end, it is time to get back to normal life — and this may include home maintenance tasks. Before fall, winter, and inclement weather come around, make sure your roof is in tip-top condition.

Gutter Cleaning

Gutters are an important component of your roofing system, as they direct water off of the roof and onto the ground below — away from the foundation of your home. Unfortunately, the gutters can collect an assortment of debris, including leaves, twigs, seedpods, pine needles, and more.

4 Ways a New Roof Increases the Value of Your Home

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New Roof and Your Home's Value

From replacing worn carpet to repainting the siding to updating the landscaping, an endless list of tasks can improve your home’s value. Of course, certain tasks will increase the value of your home dramatically. Considering it not only provides you and your family with shelter but also completes the overall look of your home, a new roof can be a wise investment.

This guide and your contractor will help you learn how a new roof will increase the total value of your home.

1. Enhances Curb Appeal

Defined as the general attractiveness of a house, curb appeal is the first impression others have of your home. If others view your home as distressed or unappealing, it will not be as valuable.

4 Things to Know About Underlayment

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4 Things to Know About Underlayment

Although you may not spend much time thinking about what’s under the layer of shingles on your roof, it’s important to familiarize yourself a bit with roofing techniques and materials before hiring a roofing contractor. This can help you keep track of the installation process and ensure you’re pleased with the end result.

Here are four basics you should know about underlayment before you choose a roofing contractor.

1. Underlayment Types

3 Common Roofing Issues of the Pacific Northwest

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Common Roofing Issues of the Pacific Northwest in Bainbridge, WA

Many of the roofing problems in the Pacific Northwest stem from the wet air and the frequent rain. In fact, in the Kitsap Peninsula, it rains approximately one-third of all the days in the year out of the year. Nearby Seattle is also the third cloudiest city in the United States.

All that moisture and cloud cover means that many roofs in the Kitsap Peninsula area are wet for much of the year. Moisture can lead to a variety of problems, including algae and rot. Here’s what you need to know about common roofing problems of the Pacific Northwest.

1. Algae

Why You Should Not Opt for Shingle Overlay During Reroofing

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Why You Should Not Opt for Shingle Overlay During Reroofing in Bainbridge, WA

If you want to replace your roof, you can save money if you don’t maintain the current roof and install the new shingles over it. However, you should know that a roof overlay (where you have multiple layers of shingles on the roof) comes with a few potential problems. Below are some of those problems.

Roof Overload

Roofing shingles are relatively heavy. One hundred square feet of shingles typically weigh between 150 to 240 pounds, but the weight can even exceed 400 pounds for some high-quality shingles. If you decide to have two layers of shingles on your roof, the roof will have to bear double that weight. The roof will get even heavier if it accumulates snow during the winter.

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt Roof

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Maintaining for your Asphalt Roof in Bainbridge, WA

Asphalt roofs are a popular option for their affordable price. However, they have a shorter life span than most other roofing materials. For this reason, you need to properly maintain your roof. With regular maintenance, you’ll be able to spot problems before they become expensive leaks. Check out these four tips for maintaining your asphalt roof.

1. Kill and Remove Moss

Plant matter may occasionally collect on your roof, but unless you have a lot of windstorms or overhanging branches, most of it is washed away with the rain. However, moss doesn’t wash away because it actually grows on the shingles. It usually starts growing around the edges of shingles, but as the moss continues to thrive, it may lift the shingles, which exposes the roof to rot and leaks.

4 Common Causes of Roof Leaks to Be Aware Of

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Your roof’s primary job is to keep water out of your home. For the most part, your roof will excel at this task. However, certain conditions and areas of your roof are more susceptible to damage and leaks than others.

Know the conditions and areas of your roof that tend to develop leaks so you can keep vigilant watch over your roof and get professional roofing help before any water damage occurs.

1. Declining Shingles

Asphalt shingles are designed to last for about two decades. They may last a little longer or shorter depending on the brand of shingles on your roof and the exact weather conditions.

Cloise & Mike Construction Inc.

4158 State Hwy 16 West
Bremerton, Wa 98312
Phone: 360-769-0141

Cloise & Mike Construction, Inc., Roofing Contractors, Port Orchard, WA