Entries by Dan Koesterman

Why And How To Improve Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is critical to the health of your roof with 2 major roles – reduce heat build up and control moisture.   Heat control Heat has a significant impact on asphalt roof shingles and flat, asphalt based roofing. While they are designed to be weather resistant, they will become soft and pliable when […]

Ideas to Make the Most of your Time Stuck Under Your Roof

Making the most of your time (stuck?) at home With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee’s stay-at-home order going into effect for at least two weeks, now’s the time to make the most of your home sequestration. Whether you live alone or with family, there are enough activities and tasks to keep everyone occupied. […]

Why You Need an ‘End of Winter’ Inspection

As it starts to warm up and dry out here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a good time to think about scheduling an ‘end of winter’ roof inspection and creating a maintenance plan.    Why an ‘end of winter’ inspection? Heavy rains, strong winds, snow, and cold wreak havoc on roofs. An inspection as winter […]

3 Common Problems In Winter Leading To Roof Damage

Winter brings a new set of potential problems for a roof. While we’ve discussed a few of these in in an earlier article on protecting your roof from snow damage, we’ll dig a bit deeper here. 1) Snow accumulation Our location in the Pacific Northwest generally means less snow that other parts of the country. […]

How To Protect Your Roof From Snow Damage

Snow on your roof can create serious problems. Injuries or damage from snow and ice falling from sloped roofs  A house in Schenectady, NY had a ruptured gas line when the snow on its roof turned to ice and fell off the house. Roof collapse, especially on flat roofs Water damage from ice dams forming […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Flat Roof

Flat roofs are most commonly found on commercial buildings. They are generally less expensive to install (fewer materials), can be installed quicker, they provide more usable space for HVAC units and other equipment and how they look doesn’t matter. No one is looking at “curb appeal” for most commercial buildings.    They aren’t just for […]