According to the roofing experts, fall has been deemed the best time to conduct roof replacements. Fall presents many benefits that aren’t found in the other seasons. These include mild temperatures, more predictable weather, and less moisture. With the harsh winter months just around the corner—make sure your roof is ready to endure the heavy moisture!

Why Fail Is The Best Time to Replace Your Roof

For starters, the mild weather takes a lot of stress and strain off of the roofers who are replacing your roof. They can work more efficiently without worrying about heat exhaustion and other heat-related concerns.

Fall is usually a drier time as well—especially in the Northern Nevada climate. Less moisture and consistent mild weather make it much easier to schedule your roof replacement without having to constantly check the weather for any rogue storms coming out of the Sierra Mountains.

In regards to the technical aspects of roof replacements, the cooler weather will help the shingles also stay at a reasonable temperature for installation. When it is too hot, the shingles soften, making them difficult to work with. The weather is also warm enough to properly seal the shingles quickly after the roof is complete.

Lastly, with winter looming around the corner, it’s smart to ensure that your roof will make it through the unpredictable Northern Nevada winters. Even small issues can be amplified causing structural damage, trigger leaks, and other moisture-related problems. The last thing you want is to wake up on Christmas morning with a leaky roof!

Does Your Roof Need to Be Replaced?

If you’re concerned about your roof being too old or having issues, there are some telltale signs that your roof may need replacing or some serious improvements.

You can check yourself by looking for obvious signs of deterioration or faultiness. Look out for things like missing shingles, peeling, buckling, lifting, or shininess of the shingles.

If you’re still unsure about the conditions of your roof, here at East Fork Roofing we offer a sophisticated quoting process that we conduct on each of our projects. With solely aerial imaging, we can get a replacement estimate back to you in 5 business days or less.

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Along with our aerial imaging processing, we also conduct a risk and scenario analysis. This will generate a proposal of total costs and any anticipated scenarios we could encounter along the way.

After our proposal, we are there with you every step of the way from the planning and initial removal all the way to the cleanup and final inspections. Contact us today to get started on your new roof before winter is upon us!

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Most of us are probably looking forward to soaking up some warm summer sunshine. But your roof likely is not. Roof shingles and other materials can suffer great damage in hot temperatures, which in turn leaves your home more vulnerable and less secure. With summer quickly approaching, now’s the perfect time to prepare your roof for the bright, hot sun rays that often lead to costly repairs. And when it comes time to fix your roof, leave it to a professional Reno roofing company like East Fork Roofing. As reliable and honest Reno roofing contractors, you can trust that your home’s roof is in good hands when you work with us.

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Damages That May Occur Due to High Temperatures

When your roof gets too hot, there are all kinds of things that can go wrong. Not only will your shingles be affected, but the roof decking, attic, and interior of your home may also suffer damage caused by the sun. See what risks your roof may face this summer:

Roof Decking Damage

Your roof decking is supposed to provide an extra layer of protection to your roof, but it isn’t indestructible. Excessive exposure to water and moisture can cause the wood material of the roof decking to rot and warp. This, combined with the rising temperatures of summer and poor attic ventilation can lead to further damage. If your attic is improperly ventilated it will likely overheat which often results in the development of condensation causing the roof decking to rot. So, be sure to check for any leaks in the roof or surrounding areas and have your attic inspected by a licensed roofing contraction for proper ventilation.

Moss and Mold Damage

Moss and mold thrive in a wet and hot environment which makes your roof the ideal spot for moss and mold to grow. Not only are moss and mold unappealing aesthetically, but they can also cause severe damage to your home and even your health. While moss tends to grow on the outside of your home, usually in between shingles or on top of them, mold can easily find its way to the inside of your roof. This generally causes damage to the wood and can affect the entire structure of your home. To keep you and your family healthy and safe, hire a trusted roofing company to assess your roof and have them make any necessary repairs as soon as possible.

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Cracked, Uneven, and Warped Shingles

Shingles are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and climates, but this doesn’t make them completely safe from damage. Extreme heat can cause shingles to dry out and become very brittle. This can change the shape of the shingles, making them curl or bubble, and could even cause them to crack and deteriorate. Roofing shingles generally have a long life span, but extreme weather conditions can cause serious damage to shingles.

Cracked Concrete Tiles

If you have a tile roof, you probably have noticed a few cracked tiles here and there. Although tile is meant to withstand the heat (making it great for places like Arizona), it does not do well with both extreme heat and cold. Between our hot summers and cold winters, tile expands and contracts more than it was meant to and eventually cracks. Now that the weather is nice, it is a good time to evaluate what type of roofing material best suits your needs, your tastes, and the weather. We are more than happy to give you a free satellite estimate for asphalt shingles, even if you just need a price to weigh out your options.

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Shingles not only give your home a finished, polished look, but they also serve as a protective seal that prevents moisture, dirt, and animals from penetrating your roof. Roof shingles are key to keeping your roof protected and your home safe from related damages. To ensure that your roof is properly taken care of, make sure you hire a licensed, experienced roofing contractor to perform your roof replacement.

At East Fork Roofing, our Reno roofing company’s contractors and roof replacement specialists complete more than 150 roof replacements a year. Connect with us today for a free roof replacement quote!

Installing a new roof is no easy task, and not everyone is up for the challenge. Often, roof shingles can pose problems of their own which makes the process even more difficult. For example, shingles that appear bumpy or seem indented may be faulty or they may just need time and warmth to settle. Regardless of this, hiring a credible, qualified professional roofing contractor can alleviate these concerns and hopefully prevent them from happening altogether. If you’re in need of a roof replacement, contact the expert roofers at East Fork Roofing. And if you’re unsure about the condition of your roof, or need help identifying your issue, keep reading to see why your roof shingles aren’t flattening.

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Roof Shingle Bundle Distortion

Shingle bundle distortion is a fairly common occurrence that can cause shingles to not lay flat after installation. But, what causes shingle bundle distortion? Well, shingles are made of asphalt, which is a naturally malleable substance. As such, they commonly become distorted due to the way they sit while being stored and transferred. Sometimes the wood pallet that the shingle bundles sit on will affect the form and shape of the shingles themselves. Often, shingles will conform to the shape of whatever is underneath them, and if the surface isn’t completely flat, this could lead to bumps and dips in the shingles. Fortunately, most shingles will correct themselves with warmth and time.  

New Roof Shingles

If you’re finding an issue with your shingles and have recently had a complete roof replacement, then the issue may just be that your shingles are misshapen due to the way they were stored prior to installation. Usually, when this happens the shingles will become flexible once they get hot enough which will also allow the adhesive to bond the shingles in place. The heat from the sun will help soften and flatten the roof shingles, allowing them to form a permanent seal to the roofing materials underneath.  

Some shingle distortions, however, are caused by faulty installation. If you happen to notice voids or gaps underneath the shingles after you’ve given them the chance to seal to the roof, then the problem may be related to faulty installation. For instance, if the shingles are incorrectly nailed to the roof, it can permit the beneath layer to slip. This often results in uneven shingle layering and ultimately, an uneven roof.

Existing Roof Shingles

While it isn’t recommended to install new shingles over old ones (you should always have the layers removed before installing new shingles on top), it’s still common for people to have this done due to costs and other resources. By doing this though, you run the risk of creating more problems for your roof and the new layer of shingles you plan to add to it. If the existing shingles do not lay flat, then your new layer won’t lay flat either. That’s because shingles are designed to conform to the surface beneath them. This can also prevent the new shingles from properly adhering to the existing roof layer, leaving bumps and bulges in your roof. To prevent this from happening, you should have all layers of the existing roof stripped so that the new layers can be properly installed. 

Also, be sure to use quality roofing materials. Although the cost of some shingles may seem worth it, they can be much thinner and more susceptible to damage than higher quality materials. They may also lack a sufficient amount of adhesive which can prevent the shingles from sealing adequately.  

Have Your Roof Shingles Installed by East Fork Roofing 

Shingles not only give your home a finished, polished look, but they also serve as a protective seal that prevents moisture, dirt, and animals from penetrating your roof. Roof shingles are key to keeping your roof protected and your home safe from related damages. To ensure that your roof is properly taken care of, make sure you hire a licensed, experienced roofing contractor to perform your roof replacement. 

At East Fork Roofing, our Reno roofing company's contractors and roof replacement specialists complete more than 150 roof replacements a year. Many roofing companies in Reno, NV lack the expertise and the skills to repair or replace your roof the right way, the first time! Our specialists are well-versed in all roofing situations and can handle any job that comes their way. Connect with us today for a free roof replacement quote!

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The days are getting longer and the snow is starting to melt as springtime approaches in Northern Nevada. The harsh winter months may have caused some damage to your roof, so now is the perfect time to see how it held up and make some improvements. This blog will offer some insight into prepping your roof for Spring, and East Fork Roofing is here for all your Reno roofing needs!

1) Inspect

To start off, if possible, get up on your roof and see if there’s any visible damage. If it is not safe, most damage can be noticed from the ground. You’ll want to look out for broken or missing shingles, protrusions, significant shingle granules in the gutters or on the ground or anything else that looks unusual. A quick inspection can give you an idea of what you need to fix, and you can take care of those small issues before they become complicated and expensive. 

2) Clean

During your inspection, you might notice some debris on the roof. A buildup of debris can cause damage and block water flow in your gutters as the Spring rain comes. Make sure your gutters are clear and remove all the tree limbs, leaves and nests. Blocked up gutters can cause stagnant water which can bring more damage and a greater possibility of mold. 

3) Check the Ventilation

Another important aspect to your home is the ventilation. Moisture levels will rise in the Spring making ventilation much more important. Proper ventilation requires intake vents (usually soffit vents) and exhaust vents (the ones you see near the top of the roof). This helps ensure air is flowing through the attic and not blocking in heat and moisture. Check the intake vents, and make sure they are clear from debris. If you have an older home, keep in mind that you may need more exhaust vents than are currently on your roof. (To see a video about how ventilation works, click here.)

4) Review Important Documents

In the event where you do have a roofing problem, you’ll want to make sure you have all your insurance policies and warranties at the ready. If you’re not sure about your insurance or warranties it’s a good time to review them with an agent to ensure you have quality protection in case you do have a problem. 

reno roofing contractors5) Request a Free Roof Replacement Quote from East Fork Roofing

Here at East Fork Roofing, we take pride in being one of the most trusted roofing companies in Reno, NV. After you’ve done your inspection of the roof, and you notice problems or are unsure, feel free to contact us for any questions. We have an advanced estimation system that uses satellite imagery without the need for a site visit. We generate a proposal of what it would cost for a basic roof replacement and send it to your email. After acceptance of the quote, we start the planning, roof tear-off, installation, clean up, and finally the final inspection to ensure the integrity of our work. 

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We aim for fast and accurate roof replacement quotes to solve your Reno roofing issues quickly. Our local team has been Reno residents for over 30 years now, and we take pride in our reputation for quality work, honesty, and integrity. Head over to our contact page if you have any questions or want to learn more!

Energy efficiency has become a growing concern for homeowners. One of the most effective ways to improve this is by investing in energy-efficient roofing systems. Not only will an energy-efficient roof save you money on your electric bill, but it’s also beneficial for the environment as well. Check out the different ways you can enhance your roof, and improve your energy efficiency.

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Powered Roof Ventilation 

Powered roof vents draw additional air through your attic space which reduces the amount of hot air that gets trapped in the attic. While it’s more common for homes in warmer climates to have these, homes in cold climates could also benefit from powered roof vents. Having proper attic ventilation will help make your roof system last longer and prevent further damage to framing and sheathing caused by moisture that naturally occurs in an attic. Letting hot, moist air remain in your attic can cause damage, and increasing the flow of air through the attic can help prevent this. 

Other benefits of having proper attic ventilation are:

Radiant Heat Barriers

Radiant heat barriers can help reduce cooling costs by up to 10%. The barriers are installed in homes, typically in the attic, as a way to reduce heat from the sun and improve energy efficiency. The materials used to create the barriers are highly reflective which reflects heat and prevents it from being absorbed into your home. The radiant barriers are used to reduce radiant heat gain, unlike other techniques that work to slow the conductive heat flow. 

Also, because heat is constantly moving from hot areas to cool areas, radiant heat barriers will prevent heat from transferring. This will allow the cool air to stay cool. 

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Energy-efficient roofing systems will be more effective if they are accompanied by additional insulation. Added attic insulation will help lower the reliance on using heating oil and natural gas to warm your home. This can help lower heating costs by 10-50%. Additional insulation can help control your home’s temperature and protect it from heat, cold, and humidity. 

You would have to use a separate company to install extra insulation, but you can get this done at the same time as a Reno roof replacement.   

Malarkey Shingles

Malarkey shingles are not only an option to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, but they are also environmentally friendly. These shingles are made from recycled materials some of their lines and contain granules that have been proven to reduce smog levels. Also, these shingles are available in a variety of colors, some of which are solar reflective. This is what makes them a more energy-efficient option in Reno roofing materials. Having solar reflective shingles will help reflect heat from the sun’s rays, and help keep your home cooler.

Other Energy-Efficient Roofing Materials 

While having added insulation and powered roof vents will improve your energy efficiency, these alone may not be enough to prevent heat from penetrating through your roof. Installing a reflective rooftop is the most effective method for preventing excessive heat. You want to avoid allowing heat to get through your roof because it will warm up attics and top floors, causing your air conditioning unit to work much harder. Luckily, homeowners are able to choose more energy-efficient roofing materials on their own thanks to the federal ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR labeled materials are highly solar reflective and have proven to be more effective than other types of roofing materials.  

Connect with the Experts at East Fork Roofing Reno

East Fork Roofing can help you get a high-quality Reno roofing that is also energy efficient. Their trained team of Reno roofing specialists thrive on providing high-quality customer service that will leave homeowners feeling confident about their new roof. Connect with them today for a free Reno roof replacement quote!

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Are you struggling to figure out when the best time to replace a roof is? There are a few things to consider when deciding the right time for a Reno roof replacement. Is your roof in desperate need of repairs right away? What’s the weather like in your area during the different seasons? And, more importantly, when is your roofer going to be available to get the job done?

It’s critical that you plan a roof replacement according to your needs and availabilities. The best time to have your roof replaced really depends on you. It’s important that you plan ahead for this is a big job. You should get at least 3 quotes from different roofing Reno companies to ensure you get the best price possible. And while you’re calling around for estimates, be sure to ask about their availability and scheduling options. Here’s some more tips for choosing the best time to have your roof replaced:


Roof Replacements During the Spring

If you’re planning on having your roof replaced during the spring season, you should know that it’s best to schedule for this in the winter. Scheduling a roof replacement early on, before you plan on having the services done, will ensure that you can get a spot in the books and gives you adequate time to prepare yourself. 

Many people start thinking about having their roof replaced in the spring. This is partially due to the weather change because it’s easier to perform maintenance on your home when the weather isn’t so frigid. But, it’s also because winter weather can be damaging to an older roof. This means repairs are more likely to be necessary following a heavy winter. 

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Spring is considered the best time for most areas of the U.S. to have a roof replaced because of the weather. Asphalt shingles require time to adhere to the roof and create a sealing that sets the shingles in place. It’s easiest for this to happen if it’s not too hot or cold out which is why spring is considered the best time to plan a roof replacement. There are still weather conditions to consider during the spring, such as rain, that can delay the process. As long as your roofing Reno contractor comes fully prepared this shouldn't be a problem, but it's still important to take this into consideration. 

Another good reason to consider purchasing during winter and installing in spring is because some roofers offer lower pricing during the winter in an effort to keep everyone busy. Most construction businesses see the biggest drop in sales from Christmas to Tax Day (most likely due to money constraints created by Christmas and alleviated by tax refunds). Because of this, some roofers may discount their prices during this slow period. 

Roof Replacements During the Summer

With the weather staying consistently warm, summer makes a good time for contractors to install a new roof. Not only does the summer weather provide better working conditions, but the materials and tools needed to complete the job will better function as well. More specifically, late spring to early summer is the most prime time for a roof replacement to happen. There’s less chance of rain, and it isn’t too hot yet, which makes it perfect for Reno roofing contractors to start construction on. 

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It’s important to keep in mind that summer is a VERY busy time for roofers because of the optimal weather conditions. This means that scheduling an appointment may be difficult and should be made early on. Also, keep the pricing in mind. Prices are going to be higher during the busier seasons, so you should account for this when you plan the best time to have your roof replaced. 

Be wary of choosing a time of year where the area you live in is extremely hot. The blistering heat can affect working conditions which will consequently affect working hours. This can lead to unwanted delays. And, high temperatures can cause asphalt shingles to melt which will make them less durable, resulting in damaged pieces. Try to avoid torrid weather conditions and schedule around the hottest part of the summer season. 

Roof Replacements During the Fall   

If you research when is the best time to replace a roof, most results will come up as fall being the best time. As stated earlier, this is when roofing companies are the busiest. Most people are trying to prepare for the winter season and it’s common for roof repairs to be on that list of things to get done. 

Fall is a great time to have your roof replaced because the temperature’s generally don’t get below 45°F or get above 85°F. There’s also very little rainfall. This allows shingles to set and seal properly without the use of special tools or techniques. The weather also lets roofers work longer days and can get the project finished faster. 

 It is very important to remember how busy this time of year is for roofing contractors, so you should book your roof replacement early in advance. Booking too late can result in delay and sometimes contractors are even forced to take on roofs that are in serious need of repair, forcing your replacement to be pushed back. If you are planning on having your roof replaced in the fall, you should plan it at least 2 months in advance. 

Roof Replacements During the Winter

Winter is not the most convenient time to have your roof replaced, but in cases of emergency or if it’s the only time you have in your schedule to have it done, it can be done. Because of the freezing temperatures, winter can pose a lot of problems for replacing your roof. If temperatures remain below 40*F for more than a month then thermal sealing is delayed and wind damage can occur until the temperatures rise high enough for the seal to activate. Shingles need adequate heat in order to seal and set properly and in the winter this can sometimes take days or even weeks to happen. Snow, extreme cold, and sleet can also make working conditions unsafe for contractors. This may cause delays on the progress of your roofing Reno project, which is not ideal in the winter.

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While you may be concerned about the quality of your roof if you decide to have it replaced in the winter, you should know this isn’t true. Most roofing Reno companies are prepared for all sorts of inclement weather. 

There are some benefits to having a roof replacement done in the winter though. For instance, you won’t be competing for time slots because most people avoid such repairs in the winter. And, if you’re lucky, you could also potentially get a discount on services because most companies are pretty slow during this season.

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If the shingles on your house or mobile home are buckling, peeling, or lifting, roofing companies in Reno NV are ready to help. We can help you get your roof in tip top shape, anytime of the year. No need to ask when is the best time to replace a roof because we are prepared for anything. Contact East Fork Roofing, Reno’s roof replacement specialists, to get started today and get on your way to a new, long-lasting roof.

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What is Roof Sheathing?

Much more than just plywood sheeting to which shingles are attached, a roof’s sheathing is the glue that holds an entire roof together. Roof sheathing is ultimately what keeps your roof structurally sound, as it stabilizes the rafters and supports the roofing materials. East Fork Roofing, a roofing company in Reno and Northern Nevada, strongly believes in maintaining your roof sheathing. 

Roof sheathing also helps keep the roof trusses and rafters properly spaced, which allows for contraction and expansion with seasonal weather changes. Most often made out of materials such as plywood or OSB, these installations can vary based on budget and weather conditions.

Does My Roof Need Sheathing?

1. Poor Building Materials or Bad Sheathing

In any case of roof replacement or repair, we will check for bad sheathing, which include sheathing that will not hold the nail properly due to dry rot or moisture, or the usage of inferior building materials. In an average home, there are 2-5 sheets, and in cases of bad sheathing, we will replace each bad 4’x8’ sheet individually.

During our planning inspection, we will walk the entire roof to see if it is overly spongy. If this is the case, we will approximate the costs prior to the project.  As a general rule, approximately 1 in 500 roofs will have an issue where the cost to replace each sheet individually will be more than if a second layer of sheathing had been installed. With East Fork Roofing Reno, the customer can feel free to cancel or postpone the project until they get a second opinion.

2. Outdated Sheathing Practices

Prior to the invention of plywood, a type of sheathing was used where wood planks were installed. These generally consisted of 1”x8” or 1”x12” planks installed with small gaps between them.

If your roof was installed with this sheathing style, you will experience problems when it comes time for your roof to be replaced or fixed. Due to the gaps all over the plywood, a significant percentage of nails will not hit solid wood when shingles are being installed, increasing the chance for shingle blowoff and roof leakage. We will require that a layer of sheathing be installed prior to installing your new roof so that these gaps do not exist.

3. Shake Roofing

During the 70s and 80s,  a fad emerged where shake roofing was installed over 1”x 8” boards spaced approximately 4-6” apart.  To resolve this, after the old shakes are removed, sheathing must be installed to provide a proper substrate to which the shingles can be attached.

If your roof was installed with shake roofing, it is time to get a replacement done the right way with a qualified and experienced roofing company.

Benefits of Sheathing

toolbelt for a certified rooferStructural Integrity: When done correctly, sheathing is not only a base for laying down shingles, but also adds to the structural integrity of the home is it ties all the trusses and rafters together.

Soundproofing: Laying down a layer of plywood or OSB helps to add an additional layer of soundproofing from rain, storms, or other weather conditions.

Which Sheathing Material Should You Use?

There are generally two types of sheathing that are used most often by professional roofing Reno contractors, plywood and OSB, each having their own advantages.

OSB is a less expensive option, although it has been considered to be lower quality as well. However, there are many benefits and advantages of OSB over plywood. OSB is generally more square and can be made into much larger sheets. It is also very strong, and the screw hold measures equally with plywood.

When moisture enters the picture, plywood performs much better though. Unlike OSB, when plywood expands from water exposure, it expands evenly throughout the panel and then returns back to normal thickness, whereas OSB expands unevenly around the edges and will expand up to 15% of its normal size.

A professional roofing contractor can evaluate your needs and decide which sheathing material is the best fit. Though OSB and plywood are the most popular options, others include strawboard, gypsum and foam sheathing.

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Unless you are an experienced contractor, you shouldn’t try to replace or lay your roof’s sheathing as it is the framework of your home. Professional roofing companies in Reno NV like East Fork Roofing are able to select the proper materials and fasteners for your home. If you are in need of roof sheathing or replacement, let our experts evaluate your roofing needs and install the best sheathing for your house. Let us set you up with a free quote!


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Inspect your roof regularly to check for issues

A house’s roof is one of its most important parts because it protects the home and its occupants from rain, heat, and other harsh weather damage. A roof keeps the house’s interior safe and secured and ensures that the occupants will be able to stay inside the house with peace of mind. A roof has a big role to play and this is why it’s very important to take care of it.

A roof can last up to 25 years if properly maintained. Here’s a list of things you can do for your roof maintenance and to lengthen the lifespan of it, created by Reno roofing specialists at East Fork Roofing

Look up and check your roof shingles

The most visible part of your roof is its roofing shingles. These things play a big role in keeping your home dry. The shingles can be made out of a variety of materials. Some can be made from wood, slate and clay, and asphalt. Among these, the most common are asphalt shingles. A missing shingle or two may not be a big deal, but if left alone and unattended, it can lead to serious roof leaks and damages.

Roofing shingles are usually damaged by harsh weather, like ice and hail. However, trees are actually the biggest reason why shingles are damaged over time. A tree’s limbs are heavy, when harsh winds come, they make the limbs sway. If there are trees near your roof, there is a high chance that these tree limbs may hit it and cause a lot of damage.

Have a roofing Reno professional inspect your roof at least twice a year. Check for damages and missing shingles. The beginning of spring and fall is the wise time to check it. Keep the trees near your roof trimmed to protect your roofing shingles. If you are living in the Northern Nevada area, East Fork Roofing can assist you with any roofing needs in Reno. 

Check your roof for leaks

The major role of the roof is to keep the inside of the house dry and safe from the elements outside. If the roof has any leaks, that is a major cause of concern.

Aside from checking for missing roof shingles, checking for roof leaks should also be a part of a roof maintenance. Some leaks may go unnoticed for a while and this will cause major damage to the inside of your walls. This will eventually create mold. Other damages may include plaster ceiling damage, rotten roof decking, and/or sheet-rock.

One cause of having roof leaks is poor workmanship and improper installation. Some common problems can be insufficient nailing of the shingles, and reusing old flashings and pipe boots.

Checking a roof leak is easy, you just have to look up. Visually check your ceilings in all the rooms in your house for any discoloration. Roof leaks often create a yellow or brown stain.

Make sure to clean your gutters

Have an expert check and clean the gutters in your house a few times in a year. Having clogged gutters won’t allow the water inside it to flow down your roof. This stagnant, collected water will cause damage to your roof. The stranded water on the roof will also allow insects and rodents to enter your attic. Soon after, you may end up spending a lot of money on repairs or even replacements. This is why clean gutters are important for a healthy roof system.

Trees near your roof should be trimmed

If there are trees near your home’s roof, they need to be trimmed regularly. The fallen leaves can rot your roof shingles and make them weak. This will cause further damage to your roof. When there’s harsh weather, there will be chances that branches will fall. This can damage your roof tiles or tear off your gutter so you need to trim the trees to avoid this. You’ll want to remove fallen leaves and tree limbs the roof as soon as you see them maintain a good roof maintenance.

The roof is an important part of your house. It will definitely have to be replaced when the time comes but you can make it last for as long as you can by following the tips mentioned above. Having a regular roof maintenance habit will prolong your roof and will give you security over time. Get a professional to survey your roof.

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If it is time for a replacement and you are looking for a competent Reno roofing contractor from trusted roofing companies in Reno NV, East Fork Roofing is the right choice for you.

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Your roof does a lot of things for you. It protects you from too much heat, withstands rain and snow and it keeps water from leaking into your home. These are all the things that your roof will have to endure every single day. The combination of harsh weather, changing temperatures and other elements are enough to damage your roof. When your roof gets damaged, a repair will be necessary to keep the problem from getting worse. But, a roof repair is usually tedious and costly. But don’t worry because there are certain steps you can take to keep your roof in good condition and extend its life*. Keep reading to learn more about how to maintain your roofing in Reno and Northern Nevada. 

Evaluate the overall condition of your Reno roofing 

Knowing the basics about your roof can help you determine whether it is still in good shape. Know what your roof is made of, how old it is, if it has been repaired or replaced in the past, and so on. Take time to find out all vital information about your roof so that it’s easier to track damage and problems. It will also help you make the right decision should any damage occur.

Clear away debris

Leaves, branches and other debris collect on a roof especially during winter. Remove all these debris so you can help your roof protect you. Failing to remove all the debris may result in a draining issue. This will eventually lead to leaks and rusts. And that’s the last thing you want to happen. By keeping your gutters clean, you are also making sure that your roof drains properly. You can use your hands when you clean the debris. A soft broom or brush will also do. There’s no need for force to be applied. Make sure that you ask another person’s help especially in using a ladder. It’s also recommended to have this step done when the weather is sunny and the roof is dry.

Remove moss and mold

Your roof is one of the places where moss grows easily. It’s because it grows in wet or humid climates. At first, moss growth seems to be harmless. But what many people don’t realize is that it can cause significant damage to the integrity of your roof.  It will grow beneath your shingles and will eventually push them up. When this happens, it’s easy for the rain water to get in which will cause leaks. It will also make your roof susceptible to being blown off in the wind since the shingles are flared upward. To prevent this from happening, take time to remove moss by using a roof moss remover. Wait for the solution to take effect. Then brush away the moss with a handheld brush or soft broom.

Pay attention to your attic

Paying attention to your attic can help you extend the life of your roof and keep it in good shape. It’s easy to spot roof issues when you look at your attic walls and ceilings. Doing this will help you spot leaks while it’s early.  Look for missing shingles or check if you can see daylight passing through the attic ceiling. If you do, it could be a sign that the roof has a hole or it has thinned. Also make sure that your attic is properly insulated. It will help maintain the health of your roof.

Trim overhanging branches

Make sure that there are no overhanging tree branches over your house. Trim the branches that are hanging directly above your roof or hanging closely. Otherwise, the falling leaves will collect on the roof. The moisture will be absorbed and will cause your tiles to rot. It will make your roof structure weaker and prone to damage in the long run.

 

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Keeping your roof in good shape is the best way to avoid unnecessary and costly repairs, especially in the weather conditions that your Reno roofing goes through.  Follow these roofing maintenance tips to make sure your roof is in excellent condition and to extend its longevity. In need of a roof replacement? Please visit East Fork Roofing.

 

*Please note: Climbing on your roof can be dangerous if you are not trained in this area. Be sure to contact a professional to do your roof review or contact East Fork Roofing for a referral.

Your roof is above you every day. And yet, it’s one of the things that get the least attention. Roofing in Reno, NV provides you protection against heat, strong winds, hail and snow that the area experiences. This means that it is exposed to harsh weather conditions and other elements every day. For this reason, you should pay attention to its condition. Take time to inspect your roof to find out if it is showing signs of damage. Any kind of roof damage should be addressed immediately.

This is the reason why roof maintenance is essential. Roof maintenance is what you need to make sure that your roof lasts long. Regular maintenance is critical.  It ensures your roofing system can withstand harsh weather conditions all year round. With regular roof maintenance, you can save money. It allows you to identify roofing Reno problems early before they get worse. Here are some of the other reasons why roof maintenance is important.

Your roof adds to your home’s curb appeal

Your roof is something you shouldn’t be taking for granted. Especially when you want your home to look good inside and out. Your roof can make or break the overall exterior of your house. If you want your home to look at its best make sure that your roof is always in good shape. Check if your gutters are clogged. When rain and snow do not drain properly, the gutters themselves might get ruined. Also look out for roof algae as they can cause unsightly black streaks and age your roof prematurely.

It can help you save money

Regular roof maintenance can help you save money because you won’t have to spend on costly repairs. You might not be able to spot the signs that show major problems. This might lead you to spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary repairs. Make sure that your roof is always in good condition. It can spare you from bigger and more expensive roof problems in the long run.

It reduces the risk of danger

Harsh weather conditions pose threat to your home. The constant changes in the weather affect the structural stability of your home. Storm and heavy rains can damage or destroy your roofing in Reno, NV in an instant. And this is something that will not happen if and only if you are doing regular roof maintenance. With regular maintenance, it’s easier to spot minor issues and damages. Then, you will be able to address the problems before they get worse.

It is essential for the security of your house

A well maintained roof is important to ensure the security of your home, as well as the safety of your family. A roof that is in excellent condition can give you peace of mind.  You won’t have to worry when there’s a storm or when the weather is harsh. It can give you the assurance that your family and your home are protected from hazards.

It can help you spot roof problems earlier

Most homeowners don’t realize that their roof is already damaged. By the time you find leaks, the issue has already gotten worse than they thought. This can result in unnecessary and costly repairs. But these things can be prevented if regular inspection and maintenance is done. When the roof is well maintained, it is easier to spot and address problems before it’s too late.

It provides optimal protection

Roof maintenance is necessary if you want to increase your roof’s longevity. Because it protects your home and your family, it also needs as much protection as you can give. It is just as important as the house itself. So make sure that you don’t take it for granted.

 

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Your family and your entire house can benefit from regular Reno roofing maintenance. Doing it can help you stay away from costly and time consuming repairs. But if you think your roof calls for a roof replacement, you can always reach out to the experts – East Fork Roofing of Reno, NV.

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