We pour our lives into our homes because homes are more than just dwellings. Homes are where we eat. Homes are where we sleep. Homes are where we spend time with our families, and homes are where we feel our safest and most at peace. More than anything else in the world, the place we call home is a pure representation of who we are and who we wish to be. Reasons like these are why we take care of our homes, and taking care of our homes begins with taking care of the roofs above our heads.
Common Roof Problems and how a Roof Inspection can Prevent Them
For homeowners, it is imperative to maintain a safe roof in order to ensure the overall safety of our homes and our properties. In the spring, it is recommended that homeowners do a preliminary check of their roof for weather damages that may have occurred as a result of a long winter. Below are a few common problems to look out for:
· Loose or broken roof material
· Missing or broken shingles
· Holes that let in air or water
· Rust where metal connects the roof and the house
· Depressions or protuberances indicating an unaligned roof
How Roof Inspections Help to Promote a Safe Home
Replacing or repairing a damaged roof can be quite costly for a homeowner, so regular roof inspections can mean the difference between a quick repair, and a costly replacement. In Toronto and North York, we at Alpine Roofing offer quick and efficient residental roofing services for homeowners.
Typically, a roof inspection begins with our roof inspectors evaluating the roof to look for any weakened areas. This may include damaged shingles, rotting, or holes. If homeowners are concerned about the safety of their roofs, inspectors can also perform inspections using binoculars. Alpine Roofing will also inspect chimneys to ensure there are no damages or the potential for damage in the near future.
The Best Time of Year to have a Roof Inspected
As a result of Toronto’s fluctuating weather patterns, there are two times a year that are perfect for inspecting a roof for repairs: before winter and before summer. For Torontonians, this means having your roof inspected before the cold winter winds – and the snow – come and potentially damage the roof. As well, hot summers can pose significant problems to roofs. For instance, solar UV radiation is typically stronger during summer months, shortening the lifespan of some roofing materials.
It is important to be proactive in having your roof assessed routinely to ensure you catch any problems before they turn into major issues. Alpine Roofing understands our homes are one of our most important investments, which is why we take pride in our thorough inspection services, repairs, and installations.
Contact us at Alpine Roofing for a free on-site estimate, and make sure that your roofs – and homes – are safe.