Here in niagara we have been having a pretty mild winter. However there has been lots of wet and windy conditions and this can take a toll on your roof.
Imagine this…high winds and heavy rains have been reported and begin to pound your neighborhood. During the storm, you notice a damp spot forming on your ceiling. Although there was a calmer rain a few days ago, this particular storm has caused a leak to appear in your ceiling. Why now?
As a professional roofer, it is times like these that I will get calls from people who contact our office to report leaks that have become obvious after a storm with wind driven, driving, rains. We hear that an area of the roof or ceiling leaks, but not consistently with every rain.
That’s because, rain that has been propelled by wind, often blowing horizontally, can let water in and this may not have been possible if wind was not part of the equation. Wind driven rain can make its way past not only shingles, but flashing, chimneys, skylights, siding, windows, walls, corner boards and dormers.
This is the time that having a qualified roofer to check out your roof and provide routine maintenance is the best preventive measure. If your property does get damaged from wind driven rain, be sure to have the repairs done soon after the damage. The longer storm damage remains without repair, the greater the risk for more extensive damages caused by rotten wood, mold, and water damage. Your wallet will thank you.
For all your roofing needs please contact my team at Class Eh! Roofing 289-687-6924
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!