Roof & Flashing
If you have noticed any leaks in your roof, the most common place to check is the flashing on the roof. These areas are where protrusions such as vents and chimneys come through the roof. If the flashing is not properly set just against the roof and vents leaks will occur. You should also check for broken and missing shingles and any areas where water can build up and penetrate under the shingles. Finally, be sure to trim back any trees that overhang the roof.
If possible, inspect the bricks around the chimney to ensure that no bricks are missing or if there is any missing mortar. Make sure to have the bricks tuck pointed to prevent leakage and structural damage.
Gutter & Downspouts
If you are able to use a ladder, go around the entirety of the home and clean and debris from the gutters. Make sure there is also proper flow down through the downspout. Clogged gutters can cause overflow and damage the exterior paint and siding of the home. It can also damage the landscaping below, as well as cause cracked foundation and flooded basements. The downspout should drain away from your home and at a downward slope.
If you have any questions and need the advice of a roofing professional in your area, please feel free to give us a call and we will provide a free roofing inspection.
Olympic Roofing has proudly been serving the Boston area for over 50 years. We are New England’s best roofing contractor, while also specializing in siding, painting, and home additions. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more about our services, and we would be glad to prepare a customized solution for you and your property.