Some of us were excited in the Portland area. The possibility of snow in the valley is usually received with some trepidation, but since it generally doesn’t add up to much, let it snow. The problem was, those close to the gorge got snow on their roofs while many others were left with shiny and icy roofs, trees and powerlines. We all know how this story ended.
Once the trees and powerlines are safely secured, it is probably a good time to take a visual inspection of your roof and gutters.
- Look for any tree limbs that may have impacted your roof. Note the location on paper so that the area in question can be thoroughly inspected by a professional.
- Using binoculars, for instance, look the roof over for damaged vents and flashings. Visually go over the roof and inspect for anything that looks out of place or is missing. If you can, zoom in with your camera and take a general picture of the area.
- Make sure that areas such as valleys, chimneys and the entire gutter system are clear of debris.
- And last but not least, review your records and decide if your roof is getting close to needing to be replaced, or a roof tune-up is all that is needed.
At Cascade Roofing, we have been serving our customers in the Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro areas for over 60 years. If you are a customer of ours, you know we are committed to installing the best roofing systems available. While we can’t stop ice storms and tree limbs, we can stand behind every job we install.