A property’s main protection is its roof and walls. The high-density material manufacturers use on walls ensure that outside temperatures and elements can never get inside your home. On the other hand, the fifth panel, roofing, is a different kind of material. Due to gravity, roof materials need to be light but greatly durable.
You’ve invested heavily in modern roofing materials to ensure you have a long-term roofing lifespan. For example, the majority of Calgary AB homes use metal roofing materials to guarantee at least 50-70 years of excellent roofing. It’s normal to expect the roof to fulfill its end of the bargain. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case because all roofing materials — even those in the same batches — have different characteristics.
In our experience as dependable roofers of Calgary AB, we believe all roofs will leak at any time. You can enjoy your roof’s benefits during the dry and warm seasons of spring and summer. However, heavy rain and snowfall can reveal the massive leaks hiding in plain sight.
In this light, we highly recommend always having excellent roofing maintenance twice a year to ensure your roof will always have zero leaks.
Fortified Roofing has an excellent checklist to help homeowners prevent leaks on their roof. You can read more about it below.
Make Regular Roof Inspection Your Top Priority
Finding the sources of leaks can often be a very tough task, as they are usually very elusive. They will rarely line up with the areas where you see water getting into your home, such as spots on your walls and ceilings, blisters, paint peeling, and similar.
It takes an experienced professional with a trained eye to detect the path of the water and locate the sources of leakage before it spreads and turns into a bigger leak with serious consequences.
All that trouble can be avoided with a comprehensive roof maintenance plan. Just like any other part of your home, your roof needs some attention and care in order to function properly.
Therefore, the first and most important thing you can do is call your local roofer, set up a date, and have your roof professionally inspected.
The roofer will determine if your roof needs further attention, probably give you some pro maintenance tips, and arrange the next inspection and maintenance in due time.
Inspect the Attic
There are certain areas that your roofer will advise you to pay attention to, and one of them will be the attic.
Therefore, before you start inspecting different aspects of your roof outside, make sure that there is nothing inside your home that may be causing leaks. The attic is probably the least obvious culprit of a roof leak and, therefore, it doesn’t surprise that it is very often overlooked.
Homeowners are sometimes not familiar with all the aspects of their attic and how they can affect other parts of their home, so let’s take a look at some of the most critical areas. (Continued)
If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can always count on us at No Payne Roofing. We’re a Certainteed-certified roofing company offering a $125 roofing consultation deductible to the final service fee. Contact us today to learn more about our services.