Calgary Roofing

Calgary Roofers

Calgary roofing is as unique as the city itself with its own climate and weather systems. From hail to 50 kilometer winds to direct sunlight, United Roofing has you covered in all seasons.

As the snow melts and we move into spring weather, signs of winter weather damage may become more evident on your roof. At first glance the damage may be hard to detect, but doing a thorough inspection is crucial to the longevity of your roof and home.

Here are some helpful tips to aid you in evaluating any potential winter damage:

  • Begin by walking around the perimeter of your home, to survey any potential sagging or visible damage. Next, inspect your roof from the inside, note any leakage or cracks in the foundation.
  • When directly checking the surface of the roof, be sure to note any soft spots, lingering snow or dark stains. Make sure you check the whole roof because missing a part can prove to be a problem in the future.
  • Depending on the type of roof you have, you will need to take special considerations into account. Tiled roofs will need to be checked for loose tiles, shingles need to be checked for rot, fungus or warping. Flat roofs are more prone to leakage than sloped roofs, so a special inspection can be necessary.

What do you do if you suspect damage, leaking, or rot? After completing a thorough self-inspection calling in a professional Calgary roofer is your next best step. It is important to have a trained professional examine any potential areas of concern. As experienced Calgary roofers we are familiar with the common and even irregular wear and tear of Calgary roofs.

Once your roof has been inspected and had any winter damage repaired, it is time to prepare for spring. In Calgary, that means anything can happen: snow, frost, hail and wind. In short, spring is the most turbulent season for your roof.

Here are some useful tips to protect your roof against the spring:

  • A simple and useful step is to remove all debris and unclog your gutters. Backed up gutters can lead to leaking caused by water overflowing and seeping into your foundation, creating water damage.
  • The next measure a homeowner can take in protecting their roofs from severe weather is to invest in weather resistant roofing by upgrading old shingles or worn down metal roofs with high-quality options, such as rubber, high-end composite, and concrete or clay tiles.
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With all self-directed roof inspections, be sure to make safety your first priority. Do not go onto your roof if the weather conditions are not optimal. Be aware of all potential hazards and have safety precautions in place while conducting your inspection. If you cannot confidently ensure your own safety, have a professional do the inspection on your behalf.

Overall, your best bet at maintaining the health, functionality, and longevity of your home is to facilitate regular inspections either on your own or with the assistance of a qualified roofing professional, like the United Roofing team, your Calgary roofing pros.