With self-quarantine compulsory in Calgary AB today, you’re worrying whether your trusty Calgary AB roofer can help you with roof inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Unfortunately, the best we at No Payne Roofing can do is to provide online consultations, which uses the best of our knowledge to help assess your roof’s condition, and set up our logistics to maintain, repair, or install your roof after the season of quarantine.
However, to be frank, if you had a roof inspection and maintenance service after winter, you wouldn’t need to worry about your roof’s condition. Professional Calgary AB roofers will have identified all its small and huge issues. Then, they will have nipped those problems in the bud. In most cases, you won’t even have to worry about leaks or insulation issues, especially if you don’t see anything wrong using a ladder or yard-view roofing inspection.
Additionally, roofs that are less than ten years old have nothing to worry about. Most maintenance services for roofs below 10 years old are to ensure no big problems evolve from small issues. Furthermore, these small issues will appear after 5-10 years despite the age of your roof. In this light, it’s safe to say your property has excellent roofing protection even a few years after this quarantine.
Findley Roofing lists the most common signs you need roofing repairs as soon as possible. If you don’t see more than three of these symptoms on your roof at once, then you’ve got a good one that requires no help from contractors. But in case you do, make sure to set up an online appointment with us at No Payne Roofing, and we can help you address your needs in the near future.
Sign #1: Water damage
Signs of water damage can be easily mistaken for something else. If you find some damp patches in the upper floors of your room, for example, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were suffering from damp. Watermarks and mildew can also easily be chalked up to water coming in from the window when it last rained – but don’t be so sure.
Although your assumptions may be true, these signs can also mean that you need a roof replacement, or at least make roofing repairs. Even the smallest watermarks and mould could mean that water has seeped in from your roof, or that your roof has a hole or a crack.
When you find signs of water damage, check your roof. Don’t wait for the further damage; doing so could be costly and require you to have your roof replaced entirely.
Sign #2: Mould and moss growth
Something else to check out for is moss and mould. If mould and moss has grown outside your roof, then tiles could force themselves apart, creating a gap that lets in water.
Check your roof and look for tiles that show signs of rotting, moss or mildew. Deal with this as soon as you can; if you don’t, bacteria and fungi could grow and cause water damage to your roof. If you find lots of problematic mouldy areas, a roof replacement may be required.
Sign #3: Light coming through your roof
Make it a habit of turning out the lights in the upper rooms of your home and looking up at the roof every once in a while. The best time to do this is at sunset, as it will be dark enough inside with the lights out yet bright enough outside for you to see the light coming through.
Light coming in from your roof could mean that you have cracks and holes in your roof – which should be attended to as soon as possible. Check your roof to see if repairs could fix the damage, or whether an entire roof replacement is needed. Of course, you can get in touch with the experts at Findley Roofing & Building Yorkshire for a free roof health check. (Continued)