All homeowners should know how important it is to maintain the roof to make sure that the rest of the home is in the best condition possible. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the many issues that can happen with roofs. In the Bulkley Valley we experience cold winters and rain in summer, which can cause a plethora of problems if homeowners aren’t careful.
While you should expect your roof to last decades, it’s always possible for problems to arise. Read on to find out more about the most common roof issues that homeowners face in the Bulkley Valley. If you are experiencing any of these issues, don’t hesitate to contact our roofing service in Smithers!
Common Roof Issues
Mold and Rot
One of the most common issues people face with their roof is mold and rot. What a lot of people don’t realize, however, is that mold and rot tend to happen to roofs due to leakage. Mold can also be caused by moisture, which can be a problem in Bulkley Valley because of the warm and moist summer weather. This can be hazardous to one’s health, so it’s important to get the issue resolved right away.
It’s important to first address the roof leakage. While many people call a mold professional, you should actually give roofing professionals, such as Tech-line Roofing, a call to repair the leakage and get rid of the mold.
When we do anything in the house that involves heat and moisture, such as take a shower, wash dishes, or do the laundry, it can cause problems for the roof if the attic isn’t properly ventilated. And if you’ve ever been in your attic on a hot summer day, you know how important it is to have some sort of ventilation because of how hot it can get up there.
Since these activities are inevitable, it’s important to make sure that your attic and roof are properly ventilated. If the roof has proper ventilation, fresh air will be brought into the attic, and all the heat and moisture will be pushed out. In addition to that, it is important to note that having a properly ventilated roof will help to extend the life of your roof, eliminating the need for repairs and work on a constant basis. Of course, not having proper ventilation can lead to trapped moisture, which in and of itself brings forth many problems, such as mold, mildew, and overall deterioration of the roof.
Old Roof and Roofing Materials
Depending on the type of roof you have, you should expect your roof to last decades, if not longer. You should expect your roof to last around 20-30 years. However, there are several things that can expedite the time frame in which you need to replace the roof, such as poor weather conditions. If you suspect that it’s time to replace your roof, then it’s important that you call in a professional as soon as possible. Having an old roof and roofing materials can cause a wide variety of problems, including but not limited to the ones mentioned on this list.
An old roof isn’t going to protect your home any longer, and it can cause your home itself to deteriorate. In addition to that, you can expect a higher heating bill, strange smells on the upper floors of your home, mold, leaks, and other damage. Luckily, this can be resolved quickly by giving a high-quality roof professional a call. Here at Tech-Line Roofing, we provide customers in the Bulkley Valley and Smithers region free estimates, and we only use the best materials to get the job done so that your roof will continue to last the next couple of decades.
Ice Damming Damage
In the cold winter months up here in Canada, snow and ice are an inevitable part of the season. Although snow is beautiful, it does come with some consequences that can lead to problems for your roof. In the event of an ice dam, it’s possible to deal with lots of problems both to your roof and the rest of your home.
With an ice dam, the attic grows warm, which will melt the lower layers of the snow on your roof. The water that forms will trickle down the side of your roof, eventually freezing because of the cold weather. If the ice dam is big enough, it can cause the melted water to seep into your home via the shingles, which will cause significant damage to your ceilings, walls, paint, and more. And when the ice dam falls off, it can also cause the shingles and gutters to come down with it, which will cause even more damage to your roof.
And finally, if enough moisture gathers, your roof can rot because of mildew. In this case, it’s important to hire a professional to remove the dam piece by piece. It is also possible to get a metal roof.
Finally, if you notice leaking skylights, it can be a sign that something is wrong with your roof. Your roof could be leaking above the skylight, which is causing water to get into the opening in the ceiling where the skylight is. It is possible to find the source of this leak using a garden hose. However, we always recommend that you call a roofing professional to find the source and help you repair the skylight or roof.
We’ll Take Care Of It – Call Us!
Overall, if you think there might be a problem with your roof, you should never hesitate to call Tech-Line Roofing to examine the problem and give you a free estimate. Even if the problem is small, you should never mess around with the roof. This is one of the most important parts of your home, and if the roof fails, a plethora of other problems will arise throughout the rest of your home.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues or others not mentioned on this list and you live in the Bulkley Valley area, don’t hesitate to give Tech-Line Roofing a call today.