Spring Roof Inspections Help Identify, Minimize the Need for Roofing Repairs
Although the cold of winter has decided to linger in Toronto and the GTA for the first few weeks of spring, temperatures will soon warm enough for local residents to begin their clean-up and maintenance activities around their home and property. Neighbourhoods will soon be inundated with the sights and sounds of grass cutting, deck/fence building, and gardening/landscaping.
Amid these signs of change or renewed growth are the less attractive/less glamourous responsibilities of home ownership such as: inspecting the siding, cleaning the gutters, and re-caulking around the windows. While these types of activities are all important in terms of preventing unwanted repair or replacement costs, they do not produce results that are readily visible to passersby.
Another springtime maintenance responsibility that perhaps falls into this latter category is a roof inspection. Winter weather in Toronto can be particularly harsh on roof systems due to such exacting conditions as:
- Bitter temperatures
- Extreme wind storms
- Snow and/or ice loads
- Development of ice dams
- Repeated freezing-thawing
Therefore, a roof spring inspection will be vitally important in assessing any damage that may have occurred during the winter and determining whether any roof repairs might be required. Some of the more common winter-related roofing issues that will often need attention in the spring include:
- Development of leaks
- Clogged or sagging gutters
- Damaged chimney cap or bricks
- Caulking issues (flashing, skylights)
- Curled, buckled, or broken shingles
- Cracked rubber boots and vent pipes
- Damaged soffits/fascia (from ice dams)
It is indeed highly advisable to perform a roof inspection in the spring as such an activity can identify, and ultimately rectify, issues that would otherwise lead to significant repair costs if left unchecked. While homeowners can certainly complete their own inspections, it may be more prudent to contract the services of a professional roofing contractor like Avenue Road Roofing.
The experts from Avenue Road Roofing have the experience and training to recognize existing roofing issues as well as signs of pending concerns, and can/will recommend the appropriate courses of action needed to remedy these situations quickly and efficiently before more extensive damage occurs.
Get Your Roof Ready for Spring to Avoid Unnecessary and Expensive Repairs
As noted above, the arrival of spring signifies the return of many welcomed aspects of everyday life – nicer weather, warmer temperatures, plant and tree growth, and more daylight hours are just a few of these springtime pleasures.
Items that likely do not appear on many homeowner lists are spring thunderstorms and heavy rains. These acts of nature may provide a dramatic effect in some horror movies but they can be particularly damaging to homes and property; and this is an important reason why homeowners will want to prepare their roof in advance.
A roof inspection by Avenue Road Roofing can ensure that all facets of a roofing system are in optimal condition to minimize unnecessary and likely quite expensive repair costs. Avenue Road Roofing will thoroughly inspect areas of the roof such as the following to assess whether any attention/repair work is required:
- Soffits and Fascia
- Chimneys and Flashing
- Attic Insulation/Ventilation
- Boots, Vents, Pipes, Skylights
- And more …
For further information on the scope of roof repairs and other services offered by Avenue Road Roofing, see our Repair Services page.
Toronto winters can be harsh and result in the need for professional roof repairs. Assess the potential winter damage to your roof with a thorough roof inspection by the experts at Avenue Road Roofing; call Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to book an inspection and get your roof ready for the spring weather.