North Idaho Exteriors Roof Maintenance | Rathdrum, Idaho Tue, 23 Mar 2021 18:47:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 North Idaho Exteriors 32 32 Time For A New Roof? Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:03 +0000 ]]> Spring Roof Maintenance Checklist Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:45:55 +0000

The winter is over; the sun is out, and the heavy rains are just around the corner. Before spring is in full swing, we need to evaluate the structural integrity of our roof. Save money this year by starting your roof inspection, ASAP. Leave no shingle unturned and make sure your roof is in good shape before you get overwhelmed by the torrential spring downpours.  

Clear The Roof Of All Debris

Even the smallest debris can cause damage, moss, and mildew growth. Gently rake or use a leaf blower to clear the debris. If you are uncomfortable with heights or accessing your roof, please be smart and call a professional.

Remove Branches Immediately

Do not let branches stay on your roof for any prolonged period. Branches can cause serious damage and can also be dangerous, so do not hesitate to tackle their removal.

Clean gutters

To avoid flooding, roof leaks, and stains on the side of your house, clean your gutters! It is essential to keep gutters clean and flowing, especially during the spring months. 

Inspect Your Shingles

Wind, snow, and ice can cause tons of damage to shingles, be sure to survey each section of your roof and note all the damaged areas. 

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A new roof is very expensive, so keep your roof maintained well to avoid costly repairs or replacements. There is nothing worse than water damage inside your home. Do everything you can to develop a good maintenance plan and stick to it! We hope this checklist helps you protect your investment over the ever-changing seasons. Check back to our blog page from time to time to stay up to date with our special offers and more useful tips.
Can a Roof be Fixed or Installed in Cold Weather? Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:53:09 +0000 There is a lot that goes into building a roof. Ideally, the best time to work on a roof is during the warmer months. But, what if something happens that forces you to get a new roof installed in the fall or even the winter? Is it possible? The answer is yes, but there can be some complications. While it’s not the best situation, roofing issues don’t wait because it’s cold outside. Sometimes there’s an emergency situation that forces you to seek out a contractor during the winter, such as damage or a leak that you want to catch quickly. Here are a few facts about getting your roof repaired or installed during cold weather.

Roofs can be warmer than you realize. One factor that can work with a winter installation and repair is the heat from the house. Naturally, heat rises and ends up in the attic before going out through vents in the roof. That pocket of heat can aid the installation and repairs, especially when it comes to installing shingles.

Roof inspections will save you money. An inspection takes away a lot of the guesswork when it comes to what’s going on with your roof. If you suspect there’s an issue, or simply want it for peace of mind get an inspection done as soon as the weather warms up.

It’s all about timing. Your best bet is to replace your roof when it is above 40 degrees. Any temperature under that could run the risk of cracking shingles or freezing for any putty or liquid you may need to keep close by.

Here When You Need It The Most! 🛠 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:00:26 +0000 ]]> Out With The Old, In With The New! ✨ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:56:01 +0000 ]]> Cheers to the New Year! Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:40:45 +0000

With the new year here, we have so many reasons to feel grateful. Even with all the challenges of last year.

At the very top of the list is you! Whether you have been a client or a friend of our business, we thank you!

We would like to showcase some very special clients that have taken the time to share with us their experiences with our company. We are so thankful to have worked with such amazing individuals and it means so much that you took the time to share your thoughts!

I highly recommend Chris and Jim for North Idaho Exteriors for your roofing needs, they were awesome to work with!! We recently bought a home that desperately needed a new roof and mold remediation. The mold issue was a huge health concern for us since we have three very young children and I have asthma. It was urgent to get the roof done ASAP since it had to be completed before they could start on the mold issue. I talked to several roofers in the area and did several bids. North Idaho Exteriors was the only one that was concerned about my family's health and willing to re-arrange their schedule to help us out (due to our time crunch). They were very competitive with their bid, had the best warranty, were extremely friendly and professional (unlike most of the others I talked to), left the job site clean, did excellent work, and had it all completed in only two days! We are so grateful we found Chris and Jim at Idaho Exteriors! Thank you soooo much!!!
Cheers to the New Year! 13
Melissa B.
Just a note of great thanks for repairing our roof before the winter weather set in. Your attention to customer service, fast response, and follow-through are rare today. Thank you again!
Cheers to the New Year! 13

Thank you ALL for making 2020 a special year for our company and we look forward to continued relationships and meeting wonderful new clients in 2021!

The Team at North Idaho

We’re Up On The Roof Top! 🎁 Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:24:19 +0000 ]]> 4 Reasons Why Your Roof Is Leaking Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:00:15 +0000

A leaking roof is a serious issue. It could lead to severe damage and a huge repair bill. What you may not realize is that a leaky roof doesn’t happen just from an aged roof. While that’s one of the most common reasons, even newer roofs can have leaks happen. Regular roof inspections can certainly prevent it from happening, but what exactly would you be looking for? Here are four common reasons why a roof starts leaking.

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1. Attic Condensation: The attic can get caught between the constant change of temperatures causing condensation. Excessive condensation could lead to the growth of mold and mildew. The first indication will be a strong musty smell in the attic.

2. Cracked Flashing: Flashing on the roof is located under the shingles on any roof joints that form a water-resistant barrier. However, if any of those pieces get a crack, water will be able to get underneath the shingles and leak into the house.

3. Broken Shingles: Shingles are pretty durable, but sometimes the weather can damage them. Cracked or missing shingles leaves your roof exposed to the elements. This gives an opening for water to get into the house.

4. Clogged Gutters: Clogged gutters are actually one of the most common issues. Now more than ever leaves will be falling and getting caught all over the place. A clogged gutter means that rainwater won’t be able to flow down to the ground. Instead, the water will either create a waterfall effect down the front or worse go back towards the house. The water will forcefully make its way into the house causing a leak.

Where Quality Comes First ✨ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:17:30 +0000 ]]> 4 Ways Your Roof Can Increase Your Property Value Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:00:06 +0000

Did you know the condition of your roof can make or break the future sale of your house? The roof is a vital piece to the structure of the house. An issue with the roof, such as a small leak or missing shingles, can cause severe damage. Regular maintenance and repair will keep your home protected, ultimately increasing the resale value of the house. Here are four ways your roof can increase the property value.

• Pay Attention To The Warranty: Most roofing companies offer a warranty for a length of time, guaranteeing how well their work will last. You may not need a complete replacement, but other damage may happen from storms, branches, wind, and more. Getting the roof fixed while the warranty is still active will save you money with repairs.

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• Have Proper Ventilation: The main reason for a roof is to keep the elements out. You may not realize that your roof needs proper ventilation to prevent moisture from building up from the heat rising in the house. These vents are carefully placed to help keep the airflow consistent without any damage from the weather outside.

• Installing Skylights: If the roof is directly over a finished room, a skylight can be beneficial. It provides a beautiful amount of natural light. Skylights aren’t standard, so when it’s time to sell your home, it will be a unique feature that sets your house apart from others.

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• Replacing Fascia & Soffits: Soffits are boards that cover up the end of the rafters. Fascia goes into the space under the eaves of the roof. While they’re not mentioned often, they’re essential to the overall health of the roof. It prevents birds, mice, and other creatures from making their way into the house.

Are you planning on selling your home soon? Contact North Idaho Exteriors today!