Avoid Spring Roofing Leaks By Performing Winter Repairs

Nothing is more destructive than water coming into your home and a roof leak is one of the most common problems a homeowner may face. Asphalt shingle roofs, though highly effective, can develop leaks over time. Causes of roof leaks range from weather damage, to improper installations and common wear and tear. If facing these problems, it is imperative you find a quality contractor in order to mitigate your losses. Below are some proactive steps you can take before you encounter a major roof leak.

A roof’s biggest enemy is weather. Considering we live in Calgary, and our temperatures being what they are, snow and ice are typically the reason behind most roof repairs. Finding a good quality roofing contractor is the key when handling such repairs. Some do-it-yourselfers may want to attempt a roof repair themselves. The truth is that, if you are not an expert in roof repair, you may wind up damaging your roof even more. Also, finding a low quality roofing contractor to fix the problem can be equally as bad. These low quality contractors may fix your roofing problem in the short term, but either their materials or craftsmanship will fail, leaving you back where you started. Our mission at Done Right Roofing is to do the job right the first time so that you will not incur further costs, hassles, or hardships.

What you can do to lessen damage costs is inspect your roof every couple of months to check for damage. Check for missing shingles on the roof, in the gutters, and on the ground. Often a shingle may be missing from a part of your roof which you cannot see. These shingles often times find themselves lodged in a gutter or on the lawn. Inspect flashing around areas such as the base of your chimney, roof valleys, ventilation caps, and skylights. Check for mold and other discolourations. After large storms, check to see if any damage has occurred from fallen tree limbs or other debris. If you would like a contractor to conduct your inspection, we offer a 20-point inspection designed to find all your potential roofing problems.

Taking proper steps and promptly hiring a quality roofing contractor to repair your roof may save you thousands. Let Done Right Roofing help you save money, time, and effort. With our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, you can be sure we will do the job right the first time.

POSTED: 01/29/14 11:25 AM
IN: Season Preparation