Who doesn’t want peace in their mind? If we can stay relaxed for the entire holiday season and beyond, that’s a great gift to receive, right? It’s for this reason we as renowned Edmonton AB roofers highly recommend gifting yourself or others the joy of having a roof repair this holiday season. We know it’s an unconventional gift, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t mean its value is less than the best ones you’ve received this season.
The roof is the most hard-working part of any property. It faces hazards head on such as torrential rainstorms, high-velocity hailstorms, and freezing snowstorms. However, because of its height that contributes to its relevant invisibility, roofs are often left to their own devices. For this reason, roof repair maintenance services become greatly important. With a trained set of eyes, Edmonton AB roofing experts can find all possible issues before they even become big problems.
However, it’s understandable that some households set aside their roofing needs because of priority expenses such as college tuition, utilities, and other surprise miscellaneous fees. In this light, roof repair service as a gift from you or from someone else is definitely an exceptional one to receive. While it’s weird to have a free of charge call service scheduled on your behalf, having a greatly-performing roof is definitely affording you peace of mind.
If you’re not convinced, then take a look at the common winter problems roofs face right after the holiday spirit wears off the following year. Pacific West Roofing has a great list of them below.
PROBLEM #1 – CONDENSATION
When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur. Unfortunately, an improperly insulated attic is a prime candidate for the formation of condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, damaging the interior structure of your home. To prevent condensation, ensure your attic is properly ventilated. Inadequate ventilation can damage your roof, the decking and encourage ice dams and shorten your roof’s overall lifespan by half.
PROBLEM #2 – FLASHING LEAKS
If you have a sloped roof like most of us do, you may be no stranger to leaky flashings. Flashings are the strips of metal that are placed along the front edge, corners and ridges of your roof and around your chimney and skylights. If not installed properly, or during a violent storm, they can start to pull away from your roofing material and lead to water leaks. Inspect your flashings about every six months to help prevent this from becoming a problem. (Continue Reading)
These are huge problems, and you’re definitely familiar facing them during the winter or the transition period between winter and spring. Once spring arrives, the gifted roofing service you’ve received or availed for yourself will arrive and inspect your roof for the first time.
Roofing inspections are unfamiliar territory for many homeowners. While the process is simple, it is time consuming. If you’d like to learn the inspection process during spring maintenance, Roofing 101 has a great list of common steps they use below.
Our roof inspections check for all of the following:
Missing, broken, or torn shingles
Worn away shingle granules
Cracked or missing caulk
Rusted or missing flashing
Rotted or torn rubber boots around pipes
Wood rot or sagging areas
Cracks in the chimney or missing caps
Gutters that aren’t securely attached (Continued)
Lastly, when you’re gifting someone or yourself with roof repairs, make sure to select a roofing contractor with in-depth knowledge and experience with roofing repairs and can handle your roofing material without any hassles. If you have yet to find one, then consider working with us at DDCL.
With our decades of experience servicing homes across Edmonton, we can guarantee only exceptional results in all projects. Contact us today to learn more about all that we can do for you!