Summer Roofing Tips


This summer as you are outside enjoying the weather and spending time in your backyard, take a look up at your roof. How does it look? Have you had the same roof since you bought your house without any trouble? When it comes to important aspects of your home, keeping ahead of roof maintenance can save you money in the long run.


Here are 5 tips to help you be proactive about any future roof issues:

  1. Inspect Your Roof Regularly – We don’t just mean taking a quick glance up from the yard- get up on a ladder and take a closer look. This is the best way to look for damage to your shingles, such as cracks or looseness. This could be caused by minor debris or storms. If you aren’t comfortable up on a ladder climbing around on your roof, give us a call and we can conduct a thorough inspection for you!
  2. Don’t Delay in Fixing Damage! – Unfortunately we see this all the time… homeowners get busy with life and put off necessary roof maintenance for months or sometimes even years. This can turn a relatively straightforward repair into a total roof replacement. Save yourself the stress and the money, and stay on top of important repairs and maintenance!
  3. Update Your Roof – Roofs can last up to 20-30 years when properly cared for, but eventually they all need to be replaced. Consider alternate materials or colors to spruce up the look of your home and increase your curb appeal.
  4. Consider Waterproofing – There are many new roofing technologies that can help prolong a new roof life, from special treatments, to waterproofing, to new material types. Preventing leaky roofs can save a lot of hassle and money down the line!
  5. Get Local Help – When you need a professional opinion or work done on your roof, give us a call at Lathrop and we will make sure that your experience is professional and the work to a high standard!
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“They did the best job. My roof is better than it was when it was first put on. They used the best materials and really work with us throughout the whole process.”

Joshua Reckelhoff

“Lathrop repaired our chimney and gutters, fixed a significant problem on our front door and replaced our roof. I totally trust Jeff Lathrop and his people.”

Richard Davis

“A hail storm caused quite a bit of damage to the home. Lathrop Contracting replaced the roof, put new siding and gutters on.”

“They did a great job and were very good about staying on schedule. Scott Whitlock was great to communicate with throughout the process. I would highly recommend.”

Brandi Spaeth

“We needed a new roof in a short time before we put our home on the market. Lathrop got it done very timely and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommended.”

Tammy VanDeventer

“Great company to work with. Scott Whitlock was always making sure things were going smoothly. He made sure everyone stayed on schedule and a quality end product was delivered.”

Auggie Settecasi