Spring Attic Concerns You Should Look Out For
Published on April 28, 2022
Spring is an optimistic time. The weather warms up, people are getting ready to be more active and work on their houses. Unfortunately, spring can also be a time of tumultuous weather in the GTA and can lead to attic issues that may need attic roof leak repair. With EcoComfort, you can quickly get started with emergency roof repair that can reverse the impact of winter and get your roof into working order.
Winter’s Effect On Your Roof
As temperatures warm up, melting snow or rain can expose cracks or passages into your attic via your roof. These cracks are not always noticeable or identifiable, and you may not realize they are even there until months have passed.
One of the first items at the top of your spring to-do list is to have a professional at EcoComfort inspect your attic and see if your property requires attic roof leak repair. Water accumulating in your attic can lead to mold growth and the potential of a mold outbreak. Mold will contaminate and compromise your attic insulation, rendering its performance inadequate. While you may not see the roof leak, you will most certainly feel its effects: compromised attic insulation can lead to your home’s temperature being all out of whack.
Melting Ice Dams
Inadequate attic insulation can cause air circulation issues that can spread to the exterior of your roof. A heated attic without proper ventilation can lead to part of your roof remaining warm to the point where it melts the snow, but not warm enough to heat the roof’s edges. Once formed on the edge of your roof, an ice dam will prevent melting snow from draining properly.
When ice dams melt, they can lead to serious problems that may require emergency roof repair. All of that water buildup can be devastating to your roof’s infrastructure and integrity. Be sure to have an EcoComfort professional check on your attic insulation during spring checkups.
Stronger than average winds can poke holes in your roof. If you experienced heavy snowfall this past winter, combined with extreme winds, it doesn’t hurt to check if your roof has suffered any critical damage. It’s one thing if the wind has caused rips along your roof, but that problem can be worsened once all the snow melts and bleeds into the cracks of your roof.
That water buildup, combined with an accumulation of moisture from warm and cold breezes, can be a recipe for a mold outbreak. Be sure to check for roof damages this spring if you find yourself in a windy area.
Birds & Nesting
A crack or leak in your roof opens the door for birds or other unwanted pests to invade your attic space and turn it into their nesting grounds. You may hear your new upstairs neighbours settling in, or you may begin to feel ill over some time as you inhale contaminated air circulated through your home by way of your attic. Pests may use your attic insulation as their toilet, and when that happens, toxic waste is circulated throughout your home.
Attic Insulation Upgrades with EcoComfort
Both attic and roof repairs require technical fixes that aren’t easily attainable if you do it yourself. Doing it yourself also doesn’t guarantee that the issue has been solved.
When working with EcoComfort, homeowners can rest assured that their roof leaking woes have been properly and adequately addressed. If you need shingle replacement or total roof and attic restoration, EcoComfort has you covered.
Contact EcoComfort now to learn how we can help with your roof or attic concerns!