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At Lake Construction & Roofing, we prioritize the safety and comfort of your home and family. One crucial aspect of home maintenance is regular roof and gutter inspections and cleaning. Proper maintenance ensures that your roof and gutter system function efficiently, protecting your home from the harsh elements, which can be especially challenging in the Pacific Northwest with its fluctuating temperatures, heavy tree coverage, and relentless rainfall. Neglecting proper maintenance can lead to premature roof failure.

With the approaching harsh and cold winters in Seattle, it’s essential to prepare your roof and home for the winter weather. Here are some tips on how to better prepare your roof for Seattle Winters:

Clean Your Gutters:

Before winter arrives, ensure your home gutters are thoroughly cleaned. Accumulation of water and debris like leaves and needles can cause leaks, which become even more troublesome with snow and ice on the ground. Keep a close eye on your gutters throughout the seasons and consider getting a professional inspection from Lake Construction before severe weather sets in.

Trim Trees and Landscaping:

Take the time to trim heavy tree limbs that might come into contact with, fall on, or damage roofing materials. Overhanging branches can also serve as a pathway for pests like squirrels, leading to potential roof damage. Remove leaves and needles from your roof's surface to prevent moisture buildup, mold, algae, and moss growth, which can harm shingles and flashing.

Prevent Ice/Snow Build Up:

Snow build-up on your roof can lead to ice damage, and in extreme cases, a roof collapse, especially with older roofs. As snow melts and refreezes, it can accumulate under your shingles, causing damage. To prevent this, carefully remove snow with a snow rake, reducing its weight on the roof. Regularly rake away snow during winter to keep your roof protected.

Attic Insulation and Ventilation:

 Ensure your attic has proper insulation and ventilation. Inadequate or poorly located attic soffits and vents can lead to condensation on the plywood decking, causing leaks and wood rot. Additionally, inadequate insulation can trap moisture, further damaging your roof. A Lake Construction & Roofing contractor can inspect your attic and make necessary changes and fixes to ensure it's ready for winter.

Lake Construction & Roofing recommends annual roof inspections and investing in a regular maintenance program to extend the life of your roof, provide peace of mind, and prevent home damage. We take pride in delivering top-quality service, professionalism, and workmanship to keep your home safe and dry.

When your home needs a new roof, repairs, or maintenance, trust in Lake Construction & Roofing as your
reliable and dependable roof repair company. To schedule an inspection or request our services, call us today at 
425-273-0142 or complete our online service request form.

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