How Unqualified Roofers Can Do More Damage Than Good to Your Home

Why You Should Look for the Best When You Need a Toronto Roofing Company

Avenue Road Roofers WorkingWith temperatures beginning to rise and the seasons about to change, the time will soon be upon homeowners to assess the impact of winter on their property and the exterior of their home.  Such evaluations will likely include inspections of the lawn and gardens, the exterior paint/masonry, any fencing and decks, the garage door – and should include the roof structure and the gutters too.

Hopefully, this activity will identify little more than the need to collect some wind-blown debris and a few twigs strewn about the property.  But the reality is that an inspection of the home and property might reveal a bit more damage, especially to the roof/building envelope – and what might be even more disconcerting are the attempts to exploit such situations at this time of the year by unqualified roofing contractors.

It is widely recognized that the roof is the primary line of defence against water entering the home.  It is also well-known that the effects of water penetration can be particularly destructive to the structure and its contents, including such damage as:

  • Rotted roof deck/trusses
  • Foundational cracks and leaks
  • Mold/mildew growth in the attic
  • Damaged/displaced masonry/siding
  • Wet/warped walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Weakened soffits, fascia, eavestroughing
  • Crumbling of the chimney/fireplace masonry

Therefore, if any signs of roof leaks/water damage are detected this spring, would it not follow that qualified and certified roofers such as Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto should be employed to complete the repair work?

Regrettably, there are less scrupulous sorts who will patrol neighbourhoods door-to-door at this time of year, essentially looking for homeowners faced with roof-related issues, in the hopes of securing some quick business.  Many times, these parties will look to instill fear in the minds of homeowners by exaggerating the gravity of the situation and/or the costs of any delays – then soothe their concerns by offering a discount versus the fees of truly qualified Toronto roofers like Avenue Road Roofing.

Falling prey to door-to-door solicitation for roof repair services can do more damage than good for the home and/or the homeowner.  Risks may consist of:

  • Use of sub-standard materials
  • Invalidation of product warranties
  • Invalidation of home insurance claims
  • Correcting symptoms versus the root cause
  • Lack of a written contract/work not guaranteed
  • No workplace insurance or general liability coverage
  • Improper repairs may lead to additional damage/costs

To avoid the possibility of inexperienced or unqualified roofers doing more damage than good, homeowners should rely on the knowledge/skills of reputable contractors, such as Avenue Road Roofing, considered by many satisfied customers in Toronto and the GTA as their best choice for a roofing company.

Inspections by Experienced Toronto Roofers Can Stops Leaks Before They Occur

Copper Eavestrough & Cedar Shingle RoofSuitable roof repairs can entail much more than just replacing some damaged or missing shingles or patching a small hole in the bottom of a gutter.  In cases of a roof leak with resultant water damage, one of the most critical aspects of the repair is pinpointing the source of that leak then remedying the issue on a permanent basis – this is yet another reason for Toronto homeowners to entrust such repair needs to experienced and certified roofers only.

Sometimes, the importance of finding the actual source of a roof leak can be negated, in a positive way, by preventing the leak in the first place.  This can be achieved through a comprehensive roof inspection performed by Avenue Road Roofing.

The knowledgeable roofers from Avenue Road Roofing will inspect all common and less common sources of roof leaks and take the necessary preventative actions before any issues can develop.  These roof leak sources can include:

  • Shingles
  • Decking
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Vents/pipes
  • Gutter system

See our Roofing Maintenance Page for further information on the roof repair and roof maintenance services offered by Avenue Road Roofing.

If your home has signs of a roof leak and associated water damage, avoid the potential risks of hiring unqualified roofers and call the professionals from one of the best roofing companies in Toronto.  Call Avenue Road Roofing at 416-785-5129 or contact us to schedule an inspection and subsequent repair work by a crew of our certified roofers.