Roofing in Edmonton
The winter season comes with its own set of challenges, one being the risk of leaking roofs as we transition to the spring season. Thawing snow and varying temperatures loosen shingles, wears out sealants leading to cracks through which water seeps into the inside of the roof. Percolating water leads to problems in the attic.
Roofing in Edmonton can be a challenge as we approach spring because many homeowners call on us for maintenance and repair works and it can at times be overwhelming. However, we’ve always met our clients’ needs. To help home and building owners take a proactive method to home maintenance, we’ve come up with tips to avert future roof leakages.
Inspecting your Home to Avert Future Roof Leaks in Edmonton
Frozen snow and ice expand and melt with seasonal changes causing damages such as gaps and cracks where they never existed. Keeping your roof in top condition and being on the lookout for leaks helps in hampering future problems.
The following are some of the measures you can take to prevent water damage and roof leaks in your Edmonton property:
Noting the Vulnerable Areas
The skylights, plumbing vents, and chimney are areas most susceptible to leaks. When seals around these regions wear out, the risk of leakages increases as well. If you spot indications of water damage, check the cited culprits along with cable wires and satellite, you may be able to pinpoint the problem.
Clean the Gutters
Having trees close to your home can make roofing in Edmonton a little bit cumbersome. Leaves and branches can clog your gutter system resulting in drainage problems. Gutters should be kept clean all year round. Hire Albatross Roofing to have us clean your gutters professionally as well as install a barrier to guarantee proper drainage, thereby minimizing the chances for leaks.
Address the Weak Points in your Roof
If you notice weak spots around the margins of your roofing material or shingles, have the issue sorted before it worsens. Don’t wait until water begins to percolate through your roof, have it repaired beforehand. It may save you lots of money.