Do I Need to Repair My Roof?
Published on September 07, 2020
Because the roof of a home isn’t readily visible, it’s often neglected when it comes to regular and ongoing maintenance. However, the roof of your home is more important than most homeowners realize. As such, repair work should not be disregarded, particularly to avoid the need for emergency roof repair.
Whatever the condition of your roof, it’s much better to exercise preventive maintenance than to suddenly require roof leak repair. More than that, when a roof is in optimum condition there’s less chance for major damage. So it’s important to keep an eye on visible “danger” signs.
Roof Repairs Require Professional Attention
When roof maintenance is ignored, there’s potential for damage down the line. That’s why it’s so important to have the roof professionally assessed for problem areas. A professional will identify various issues that require a remedy. In this way, bigger problems can be averted in future.
Shingles are curled, cracked, or missing
These “symptoms” signal that roof shingles are at the end of their life. Needless to say, this type of situation is quite noticeable. Worst case, these are signs that the shingles need replacement.
Shingles are dark coloured, dirty, or wet
When roof shingles are trapping moisture, they are not doing their job properly and likely causing damage. Wetness indicates that water is leaking somewhere and moisture keeps accumulating.
General wear and tear around the roof
On the roof, the chimney, air vents, and other openings tend to deteriorate over time. When these are identified early on, proper remedies can arrest the damage and prevent further deterioration.
Blistering or peeling of exterior paints
When an attic is poorly ventilated, moisture will build up around the roofline, particularly in spring when snow melts. Moisture can cause paint to blister or peel, indicating that repairs are needed.
Stains on the interior ceilings or walls
Water stains on the walls and/or ceilings of a home may be indicative of water leakage in the attic and roof cavity. Best-case scenario, only certain parts of the roof will need repairs or restoration.
High winter and summer energy bills
In a home where air conditioning and heating bills are higher than usual, there may be air leaks throughout the attic. Whatever the specific reason for this, appropriate repairs are required.
Water leaking in the attic after rain
Water leaks in the attic are a sure sign that repair work is needed. It may be something simple or something more complicated, but the important thing is to undertake professional restoration.
Count on EcoComfort for Professional Roof Repairs
EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provides professional roof leak repair and emergency roof repair throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We will identify the problem and provide a viable fix. At EcoComfort, our experienced team does it all – from shingle replacement to complete roof replacement. We also retrofit attic ventilation and install high quality insulation where required.
EcoComfort products are fully warrantied and our installations are guaranteed – we always do our best to exceed our customers’ expectations. To arrange for a FREE estimate call us directly at 416-333-4554 or visit our company website at https://www.ecocomfortinsulators.ca .