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Archive for October, 2015

Welcome to the Rainy Season

October 29, 2015

 

 

“Rain, rainRain 5, go away. Come again another day”. This is the start to a popular nursery rhyme that is thought to have originated around the 17th Century.  Many of us can sympathize with this age old sentiment. While there are some silver linings to the rain, when the wet season hits most of our summer activities and plans go to the wayside. It’s not that we don’t like green plants and healthy levels of water to drink – just a few of the benefits that come with rain, rather, it’s that once the rain starts we realize everything we want to do that has to be put off for six months. No more outdoor sports, gardening, shorts and tank tops, calm evening walks, or exterior home maintenance projects.

 

Rain 4Except, that isn’t entirely true. Just because the rain has started, it doesn’t mean your opportunity for keeping your roof up to snuff has passed. It’s true that not everything on your roof can be done in the rain, such as cedar shake roof treatments (which need multiple days of dry weather) and some repairs that would expose the interior. However, here in the beautiful pacific northwest we are not often plagued with days upon days of torrential downpours, but more frequently we experience the drizzle, the mist, and the on again off again rain. There are many things that can still be done in these “light rains” so common to us. Such as composition roof cleaning, composition roof treatment, some repairs that won’t expose the interior, pipe-flashing and pipe-seal repairs, gutter cleaning, and more! Now you might be asking “What about when we do get a heavy rain?” The answer is this, while most things would need to be postponed until the heavy rain stopped, usually only pushing them out a couple days, there are still a few things that can be done, like pressure washing tile roofs (Logically – you are already drenching the roof in water, a little more from Mother Nature won’t hurt it!).

Now, if you are like I was before I started working for a roofing company, half of these terms make no sense and you are still left with confusion as to whether your roof project can be done in the rain or if you should wait until spring. Don’t worry, that brings me to something else that does NOT stop when it starts raining –  estimates. Our consultants aren’t made of sugar, though they are all very nice, and they are still more than happy to get on your roof and give you a professional opinion of what’s going on and what should be done, even when it’s raining! So while yes, the rain might mean no more shirtless runs or bare foot soccer, it doesn’t have to put a damper on your roof project. You can still keep your home and roof healthy!

 

If you are interested in an estimate from the team here at Northwest Roof Maintenance, you can give us a call at 503-740-4808 OR 360-910-8938.

Category Roof repair

When, Why, What?

October 21, 2015

Northwest Roof Maintenance, Inc. understands that as a homeowner it can be overwhelming keeping on top of all the maintenance needed around a home. One of the most important things to keep maintained is your roof. Your roof protects the rest of your home, your possessions, and your family. If you aren’t a professional roofing contractor it can be difficult to even tell if your roof is in need of maintenance. Here is a helpful article from the people at “Networx” that can help inform you on how to keep an eye on the condition of your roof.

 

http://www.networx.com/article/inspect-your-roof-to-make-sure-its-in-g

Category Roof repair

Read what customers have to say about us!

October 13, 2015

We get it, it’s hard to choose who to trust with your roof. There are so many different companies saying so many different things that’s it hard to know who is actually telling the truth and who is just spouting words. We strive to provide outstanding, and upstanding, roof maintenance EVERY day, but we don’t expect you to take our word for it! Below are some reviews from actual customers we’ve worked for in the past few months. We’ve cropped or blocked out the customer information, but have not altered anything else about the reviews. This is our way of letting our work speak for itself and helping you feel confident in choosing Northwest Roof Maintenance, Inc. to take care of your roof!

 

Category Roof repair

Help for a Homeowner

October 6, 2015

As a homeowner it can be overwhelming to figure out what you need to do and when it needs to be done. Here is a short, but informative, article that can help you pinpoint some specific things to do before fall sets in!

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/09/29/15-fall-maintenance-tasks-every-homeowner-should-tackle-now

If you want help getting your roof ready, we can help provide you with a FREE inspection and estimate. Call Northwest Roof Maintenance at 503-740-4808 or 360-910-8938

Category Roof repair