Got Damage? Your roof protects your home–– and we repair it.
When it comes to your roof, out of sight and out of mind just won’t do. Your roof is the barrier that protects your home from the elements. A damaged roof can lead to severe and expensive remediations, including mold and water damage.
Homeowners should prioritize roof repair when damage occurs, whether from high winds, ice damning, ageing caulking, or damaged flashing. When you call Ozmun, one of our roofing specialists can assess the extent of the damage and provide a competitive quote for repair. In this blog, we will tell you what signs to look out for and when to call us, Saskatoon.
What is the difference between roof replacement and repair?
Roof repair is most necessary when some damage has occurred, but your roof has not yet reached the end of its life. In Saskatchewan, our seasons and weather conditions can be extreme and unpredictable, and your roof can be damaged as a result. It is important to perform bi-annual maintenance to ensure your roof is in good condition to prevent costly harm.
“In Saskatchewan, our seasons and weather conditions can be extreme and unpredictable, and your roof can be damaged as a result.”
Roof replacement is necessary when your shingles or roofing materials have reached the end of their lifespan or significant damage to the roof deck has occurred. Ultimately, roof replacement will be necessary if you ignore a damaged roof. Regular roof replacement can vary depending on the kind of roof you have. Roof replacement with standard asphalt shingles involves replacing the waterproof felt membrane over the decking, drip edge replacement, new flashing, and new shingles.
The 5 warning signs of a damaged roof
Some clear indicators can alert you to a damaged roof needing repair or replacement. If you see any of these signs, it’s imperative that you call your trusted local roofing experts at Ozmun; we are certified and trained to fix your roof and prevent any further damage. “The good news is that you can prevent your roof from getting this bad by keeping a close eye on your roofing system and fixing any damage that occurs right away.”
Broken or missing shingles One clear sign of broken or missing shingles is excessive asphalt granules in your eavestrough. This can indicate that there may be damage to your shingles or that your shingles are nearing the end of their life, making them more susceptible to damage, especially in inclement weather. You will be able to spot broken or missing shingles from the ground, as your shingles should lay flat and orderly. Regularly check your roof for shingles that are sticking up, torn, or missing entirely.
Damaged Flashing Your flashing provides a watertight barrier for your roof. Damaged flashing can allow water to seep under the shingles through exposed gaps and cause significant damage to your decking and your interior. Flashing is the thin pieces of metal that sit underneath your roofing material to add additional waterproofing where there are gaps in your roofing system. Keep a close eye on your roofing system for damaged or corroded flashing, as it can lead to significant damage.
Broken or damaged vents Your home requires venting, whether from the dryer, furnace, or roof venting to aerate your attic of excess moisture. If these vent boots become damaged, they can create gaps for water to seep in. Your vents have caulking to provide a water-tight bar. However, caulking naturally deteriorates over time and must be refreshed to maintain efficacy.
Condensation in your attic or skylights Any build-up of moisture is a sure sign that something is amiss. If you notice excessive moisture in your home, especially around your attic and skylights, it is time to call a professional. Incorrectly installed skylights allow water into your home, causing mould, warping, and damage. Every year, you can check your attic for signs of moisture such as rings on the wood, damage to the insulation, or active water leaks.
Active water leaks If it’s raining indoors, you have a problem. We’re afraid there’s no way to explain this occurrence other than to call us immediately. Rain, snow, and ice can get in through holes and gaps in your roof and cause serious damage to your home. If you can see a leak, you need to remediate it as soon as possible. The good news is that you can prevent your roof from getting this bad by keeping a close eye on your roofing system and fixing any damage that occurs right away; an active water leak is often a sign of long-standing damage.
Your local roofing expert at Ozmun can determine the source of the damage and mitigate further harm.
Water damage can travel down your roof, presenting in areas other than where the damage is located. Having a certified contractor assess the damage is the only way to guarantee that further harm is prevented. Your local contractor is trained to map any water damage, replace the necessary components, and properly repair the source of the damage to prevent any recurring issues. When we have identified the source(s) of the damage, we can prevent further harm by sealing the areas of concern and replacing any areas of your roof that were harmed; this will prevent any further issues such as mould growth.
With regular maintenance, you can ensure that your roofing system, whether you choose asphalt shingles or metal roofing, protects your home for many years to come. If you want to extend the life of your roof, repair and maintenance are necessary.
If your roof shows signs of damage, our certified roof repair experts are here to help.
Here in Saskatoon, we have worked hard to build a reputation for quality-driven work that is finished on time and on budget. If you need your roof repaired, you can count on us to get a fair assessment based on serious experience. If you notice any signs of roof damage, contact us for your free and fast quote.