Every year, your roof faces several threats that can compromise its overall health and performance. As a responsible homeowner, you must be prepared beforehand to prevent or at least reduce the impact of these threats.
Winter weather can be quite harsh in this part of the world, and that can mean trouble for any residential roofing system. Heavy snow can pile up on the roof surface up to several inches thick, adding up to the system’s load-bearing capacity. During winter, make it a point to have accumulated snow removed from your roof by a professional, especially following heavy snowfall.
If you notice some of the shingles appearing raised or have creases, it’s likely that your asphalt shingle roof has suffered extensive wind damage. This, unfortunately, creates an uneven roof surface. You may also notice that some of the shingles have gone missing. In this case, you must get in touch with your trusted roof repair contractors for a thorough inspection. They’ll then implement the necessary repairs to bring your roof back to its previous condition before the windstorm struck. If you’re in the market for a new roof, however, you’d be better off investing in new asphalt shingles that have high wind resistance ratings.
Dents, cracks, punctures and other openings may start appearing on your roof following a severe hailstorm or strong wind event. The impact of hailstones and wind-borne debris is enough to open up your roof to the elements, particularly moisture. Apart from that, the shingles’ protective granules get dislodged every time they get hit, reducing your roof’s resistance against the weather. Investing in an impact-resistant roofing material can help minimize the changes of impact damage.
Whether you have an asphalt shingle or metal roofing system, you can rely on the skills and expertise of Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Call us today at (905) 875-2888, or fill out our online contact form to set an appointment.