There are many reasons that you might be facing a leak in your roof, for example many Calgary roofing companies saw an increase in repairs for leaks after the extreme winds and colds that dominated the area just a few weeks ago. Factors that are both climate related – or related to actions of roofing contractors may result in a leaking roof. The good news is that if you can learn the various causes of roof leaks, you can be better prepared to deal or even prevent with them.
First we would like to touch on the extreme weather conditions that Calgary roofing companies have been dealing with in the past few weeks. When the weather drops dramatically there can be a build up of moisture between your roof and your insulation. When this happens the water that may be forming in your home isn’t actually a leak, but rather is a result of condensation. That being said condensation can still result in water “leaking” from the ceiling into your home, so you want to be sure you get it taken care of as soon as possible.
When you have a roof installed, it can be very tempting to go with the cheapest offer on the table, rather than choosing the most reputable or experienced company that you come across. The problem is that the cheapest roof isn’t always the best roof. While there are many great Calgary roofing companies out there, there are some that are simply trying to make a quick buck and get out. Poor installation of your roof can result in gaps in your roof, poor building materials, and your roof may not even have a warranty. If you don’t go with a professional you are setting yourself up for problems – including having leaks.
Excessive water flow and poor drainage design can also result in leaks in your roof. In Calgary the piles of snow that we have will eventually have to melt. As the snow melts the water runs across the roof and over time the water flow can begin to wear down the shingles. It’s somewhat similar to the way that rivers and rain can erode away landscape; only it’s your roof! Additionally when it rains, water drains of your roof through a gutter or drainage system. If the system is not set up properly and the water actually spouts on to the roof it can create week spots in your roof, which can result in the wearing down of the shingles. In some cases if you know that this is an issue, a few metal shingles can be placed to help prevent wear and tear, avoid leaks, and save you money!
If you think that your roofing may be leaking or you may be at risk for a leak, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We have been helping homeowners get quality roofing at prices that meet their budgets and their needs. Our contractors specialize in two things, roofing and customer service and we would love to impress you with both!