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Was Last Winter the Last Winter for Your Roof?

The Springtime Might be the Best Season of the Year for a Roof Replacement

Roof Leak RepairMost residents of Toronto and the GTA would likely agree that the winter of 2014-2015 seemed to be particularly long and bitterly cold.  Long stretches of temperatures below the freezing mark, biting winds, and heavy snow accumulation throughout the month of February tested the patience and resolve of area residents for several weeks.

Now that the weather finally seems to have turned the corner toward better and more comfortable days ahead, homeowners can be seen about their properties, tending to the rituals of spring clean-up and maintenance.  Among all of this uplifting outdoor activity, one springtime responsibility that should not be ignored or deferred is a roof inspection.

Winter weather can be particularly harmful to a roof structure and/or roofing materials as a result of the following types of conditions:

  • Frigid temperatures
  • Severe wind speeds
  • Heavy snow/ice loads
  • Formation of ice dams
  • Freeze-and-thaw cycles

After the winter just gone by, a roof inspection will assess the extent of any damage and determine whether a roof replacement may be necessary.  Could this last winter have been the last winter for your roof?

If an inspection determines that a new roof should be installed, the spring might be the best time of the year to have this work done.  There are some favourable reasons for hiring a contractor like Avenue Road Roofing to install a new roof during this period, largely related to one of the following factors:

  • Project costs
  • Roofing materials

Examining each facet more closely, the benefits of springtime roof installation include:

  • Project Costs
    • Using quality materials for your roof will provide a better return on investment in the long term
    • Financing options are offered by Avenue Road Roofing to make roofing more affordable.
  • Roofing Materials
    • Shingles, plywood, adhesives are best installed in moderate temperatures
    • Less chance of shingle damage during installation – less risk of later issues
    • Warranties likely to remain intact (not subject to temperature-related terms)

Indeed, the spring may be the best time to have a new roof installed and to address any problems that may have arisen as a result of the recent winter weather.  Minimally, it is advisable to act now in terms of scheduling a professional roof inspection by a contractor such as Avenue Road Roofing.  If a roof replacement is required, the Avenue Road Roofing team can act quickly to get the job done and relieve any worries heading into the summer season and beyond.

Have Your New Roof Installation Done by a Professional Roofing Contractor

Avenue Road Roofing has been delivering high-quality roofing services to residential and commercial property owners in Toronto and the GTA for more than 40 years.  Their reliability and workmanship make Avenue Road Roofing one of the leading contractors in the region for roof installation, roof replacement, repairs, and building restorations.

For more information on the full scope of roofing services provided by Avenue Road Roofing, please click here.

Wondering if your roof sustained any damage over the past winter?  To find out whether you may need repairs or a full roof replacement, call Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to schedule an inspection with one of our specialists and assess if this last winter was the last winter for your current roof.

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Was Last Winter the Last Winter for Your Roof?
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Most residents of Toronto and the GTA would likely agree that the winter of 2014-2015 seemed to be particularly long and bitterly cold. Long stretches of temperatures below the freezing mark, biting winds, and heavy snow accumulation throughout the month of February tested the patience and resolve of area residents for several weeks.
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