Seattle History Contest:
WIN A $30 Gift Certificate to Seattle’s own TULLY’S!!
**There is an island at the west end of Greenlake - What is the name of this island?
** If you were daring enough to ski or snow board a run named “7th Heaven”, what Washington pass would you be on?
Please Email your answers to A1inspection@verizon.net by 01/31/07.
All correct answers will be put into a hat and my lovely daughter, Christina, will
pick the winner!!
**Congratulations to Derry Beaudry of Preview Properties for correctly answering last issues questions!!
LET’S TALK MAINTENACE:
Wow – what a fall and winter we’re having!! After 15 inches of rain in November and the strongest wind storm of 100 years, it’s time to see what we need to do to maintain and protect our homes.
First, let’s check the roofing system. To best protect the life of our roof, we need to start by cleaning all debris off the roof. Tree debris left on the roof can aid in moss growth and hide damaged roofing material. It’s important to check for missing and cracked shingles. Even though the roof might not be leaking through the cracked shingles now, it is a concern in the future after the roofing felt fails. Also, some asphalt shingles may have moved and curled up on the edges from the heavy winds we’ve experienced. These shingles will need to be tarred on the under edge and pressed together. It is important to check the chimney for damaged and missing bricks and mortar. If bricks are missing, look down the chimney. It is not uncommon to find that the bricks have fallen into the chimney. If so, it is important to remove the bricks at once because this can block the venting of the oil or gas furnace and fires, as well. Next, check the gutters and downspouts and clean them out. If you found large tree branches on the roof, there could potentially be damage to the wood rafters or trusses in the attic. Recommend checking the attic space for damage. It is also important that the inside top of all exterior windows and doors be inspected for water stains or water. If so, you will need to caulk or flash these areas.