Time for Roof Maintenance!

Dated: 03/28/2019

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Arizonans hoping to do roof maintenance might want to make haste. I was up on my roof this week doing some maintenance on my turbine "whirlybird" roof vents. They'd begun to squeak, and needed to be taken apart and rebuilt. And though the temperature wasn't too hot outside, it was pretty toasty on the roof. Thankfully I got them done and they work like new.

While on my roof, I noticed a few roof penetrations that need to be addressed in order to prevent leaks during rain showers. Penetrations are bathroom sewer vents, roof vents, satellite mounts, or other things that go into the roof, such as your HVAC system. The roofing tar that we use around those penetrations deteriorates over time and needs to be reapplied. This is also true of the drip edge along any porch or patio roofs. If the drip edge isn't properly sealed, then water can get into the fascia and/or soffit and create additional issues.

When you're up on your roof, check for any nail-pops (shown in picture), where nails are backing out of the shingles or tiles. Those should be addressed as well.

Your own Realtor might have filled you in on the above, but it never hurts to hear it twice. As always, contact me with any questions.

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David Roney

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