All summer you’ve been encouraged to “beat the heat” by utilizing energy-efficient roofing system options; it’s time to switch gears to ensure your roof is winter ready.

As summer comes to a close and the rainy season approaches, there are a few ways that you can make sure your roof is ready to weather any storm.

1. Make sure your gutters are free of debris.


A backup of debris in your gutter system can cause your gutter to work improperly, potentially creating standing water or continuous overflow on the wood part (fascia) of your roof. This could lead to wood rot issues.

2. Make sure there are no trees or shrubs touching the roof. From the ground, look up at your roof and ensure there are no tree branches or bushes touching your roofing substrate. This could cause the material to degrade more rapidly or puncture your roofing material, which could lead to costly leak damage.

3. Check for signs of roof damage or degradation.

If you suspect degradation of your roofing substrate, it is wise to contact a licensed roofing contractor. Some tell-tale signs your roof may be damaged or degraded include finding a shingle blown onto your lawn, finding mineral granules (nubby pebble-like material) in your gutter system, seeing shingles flapping in the wind or noticing you have a stain on the ceiling inside your home signifying a leak.

Surface Shield is a licensed full-service roofing company and can handle any job, big or small. Surface Shield has extended their service to include PV panel installation. This provides homeowners the opportunity to use one contractor for their energy efficient upgrades. Surface Shield is truly a one-stop shop from the installation of a new energy-efficient roofing system to PV panel installation; it is a seamless process from start to finish, where the homeowner only has to schedule with one company, saving valuable time and hassle.


Go green and buy local with Surface Shield (C28235, partnered with United Pacific Builders LLC. BC31288). Call for a free estimate if you believe your roof may need to be repaired or replaced. As the end of the year approaches, Surface Shield’s schedule fills up fast so don’t hesitate. Call 739-9599 and reserve your slot for an installation on the 2013 schedule.

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