We have seen some major downpours in Niagara this summer. Whenever heavy rains like this hit, I see it as the perfect time to check your roof. Extreme weather, like the recent storms we’ve experienced will expose leaks, cracks and other weaknesses in your roof.
First, start off with the basics like going around your house and inspecting your ceilings in every room to see how they are faring. Even take a peek into your attic. There may be cracks in areas of your roof that require repair. Fixing those before they cause further damage will save you financially in the short- and long-term.
If you see a leak taking place in your attic or seeping through your ceiling, then try your best to stave off further damage by drying the area and catching the water in a pan or bucket. After that, it may be time to call in the pros for a roof repair.
Heavy rain storms bring heavy winds with it. If there are trees in your yard, then you may experience falling branches. Many of these branches are small and won’t cause any damage to your roof. But some branches and tree limbs can fall from major heights to create cracks in the structure of your roof or knock off shingles. That’s when you need to check the area after the rain has died down. Again, now may be the time to call the pros in if you notice issues.
AN OLD ROOF IS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ROOF DAMAGE
If you have had your roof for more than 20 years than it is more susceptible to storm and hail damage. The shingles have taken the wear and tear for a long period of time and are most likely worn out. Weak shingles can create a weak roof because they can’t do their job properly. Roofing shingles are the first line of defense for your roof.
DON’T WAIT ON FIXING YOUR ROOF
At Class Eh! Roofing, we have been serving the Niagara Region for many years and offer free estimates and 24 hour service. We have seen all of Niagara’s bad weather, from snow storms in the winter to hail and rain and we know how to handle all roofing projects big or small.
Please contact us today if you need assistance by phone: 289-687-6924 or request an estimate by clicking this link here: www.classehroofing.ca/request-estimate.html
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!