We’ve all had trouble with a leaky roof at one time or another. A yellow line forms on the ceiling as water slowly seeps through the sheetrock above or a gentle drip forms a puddle on the floor during a rainstorm. While roof repairs are not the most fun thing to deal with, they don’t have to be painful or frustrating. For roofing experts like our team here at Calgary Roofing, taking care of a leak, a crack, a missing tile, or an issue with pipe flashing is all in a day’s work.
The first thing to know about a damaged roof is that it really does need to be addressed. Ignoring a roofing issue will only exacerbate the problem, adding significant time and expense to the process of repairs when the problem is finally taken care of. Leaks and cracks tend to spread, causing damage to surrounding roofing tiles and increasing the number of tiles that will need to be replaced.
If left for a long period of time, leaking roof tiles can cause the wood underneath them to rot and bow. When this happens, entire sections of the roof will need to be pulled up and the boards beneath them replaced. The sooner you identify and address a roofing issue, the better it will be for both your home and your bank account.
As a general rule, if your roof is more than twenty years old and has any significant damage, repairs will only get you so far—it is probably time for your roof to be fully replaced. If your roof is less than twenty years old and there are only small areas of damage or loss, a few simple repairs should do the job perfectly well.
Curling, cracked, and missing shingles are some of the most common repairs addressed by Calgary Roofing—and we are experts at identifying, addressing, and replacing both shingles and flashing that need care. If you have a question about whether or not your roof requires repairs or replacement, give us a call. We are more than happy to help you analyze your home’s needs.
The most important thing to remember when you are examining your roof for potential repairs is that it is better to be safe than sorry. Your roof is quite literally the top priority when it comes to your home. A solid roof over your head means that you, your family, and your belongings are kept warm, safe, and dry in any weather. The longer an issue goes unaddressed, the more expensive and extensive it is likely to be. Call in a roofing expert as soon as you notice a leak, crack, or missing tile and avert the issue before it expands into something bigger.
The experts here at Calgary Roofing are always glad to help with questions, analysis, or the address of specific issues. Give us a call today!