Some roofs last a long time. Others, not so much. Class Eh! Roofing has been serving the niagara region for many years and here are some of the top problems we see with roof failure:
Repairs Gone Wrong
Using materials that are not meant for application on particular roof types can cause permanent damage to the residential roofing system. For instance, repairing metal roof using plastic roof cement and unsuitable materials will only make small problems bigger.
With all types of roofs, a roof leak is an indication of a problem. Standing water due to a clogged drain or a poor roof design/installation can downgrade the roof to where it eventually causes leaks. Before getting the roof repaired, it’s important to find ou where the water is coming from. Sometimes the source can be an HVAC unit with a missing drain line. Make sure the roofing contractors perform a thorough inspection before performing a repair.
A poor installation greatly increases the possibilities of problems and reduces a roof’s life expectancy. Poor workmanship is another common reason for issues to occur at some point in the roof’s life. Make sure that the contractor and team you’ve hired know the proper installation methods specific to the roof type they are installing.
Lack of Upkeep
There are many reasons why a residential roof should never be neglected, such as huge expenses down the lane. Regular maintenance is the key to preventing the roofing problems. It is important to perform routine roof inspections to identify problems at an early stage. Addressing minor issues before they mount maximizes roof life expectancy as well as minimizes hassles and costs.
Roof and attic ventilation play an important role in determining the life expectancy of a residential roof. Proper ventilation helps in regulating temperature and moisture levels in your home’s attic. If left neglected, there can be a buildup of heat and moisture which can damage the shingles, insulation, and increase energy costs, any may also develop unsightly mold and mildew problems.
If in doubt, my team and I at CLASS EH! ROOFING would be glad to help you out with all your roofing concerns so please contact us today.
Fall is officially just around the corner! September 22 is the first official day of fall.
Before you know it the season will be upon us so I thought it a great time to take a look at five ways to get your roof ready for fall.
If you need professional assistance along the way please call me and my team at CLASS EH! ROOFING at 905-687-6924 or send us an email at email@example.com. We would be pleased to help!
Many home improvement experts believe that fall is the best time of year to do a roofing project.
The advantages of this approach are obvious; the weather is still nice, but not super hot. Your local roofer can work long hours on your roof completing the replacement in often just one day, all without risking heat exhaustion. Additionally, all materials will be installed under perfect weather conditions, ensuring better quality of installation & improving your new roof’s longevity.
Simply put, if you’re considering installing a new roof, fall is the prime time to re-roof your home.
To understand why it’s best to handle re-roofing in the fall, it’s necessary to consider some of the technical aspects of roof replacement. When new shingles are installed, they need some time to seal and create an airtight barrier that will stand up to even the harshest weather. By replacing your roof in the fall, the shingles will have plenty of time to form that barrier prior to the winter season’s first snowfall.
For all your roofing needs my team and I at Class Eh! Roofing would be happy to give you a quote.
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!