Many Factors Favour the Fall as the Best Time for Roof Repairs in Toronto
One of the frequent topics of conversation among the residents of Toronto over the past summer was the amount of rainfall, particularly during the record-setting month of May, but also on a seemingly daily basis throughout June, July, and August. While lawns and gardens enjoyed a far better summer than the year previous, the regularity of the rain this summer spoiled many outdoor plans/activities and its sheer volume posed serious concerns with respect to flooding and water damage.
Under these types of conditions, the first thoughts of many homeowners might focus on overburdened drainage/sewer systems, in turn resulting in flooded basements; when this occurs, evidence of the damage is rather obvious and the actions needed to clean up the aftermath can implemented almost immediately.
However, this is not always the case with the roof of a home. In many respects, the roof acts as the first line of defence for the home, as well as the family and their possessions, in the face of stormy weather such as high winds, pelting rainfall, heavy snow, and sleet. And despite the fact that a roof seemed to withstand the heavy rains in Toronto this past summer, those conditions may have caused damage to one or more areas of the roofing system that will not bode well for the homeowner over the coming winter.
This is why the fall season, particularly this fall, would be an appropriate time for a roof inspection by Avenue Road Roofing, a leader among roofers in Toronto for over 40 years. (Roof Inspections And Reports)
These comprehensive inspections can identify the need for roof repairs or perhaps a roof replacement by uncovering such types of existing damage as:
- Small holes and/or minor leaks
- Loose, ripped, or missing shingles
- Dried, cracked, or missing caulking
- Soft/spongy decking, soffit, or fascia
- Loose flashing around chimneys, skylights
- Thick granule deposits in the eavestroughing
Subsequently, there would be sufficient time to complete any roof repair or replacement work while the fall weather remains favourable, i.e. before the severity of winter returns. If a roof is not in prime condition heading into the winter, the heavy snow, strong winds, sleet and ice, and freeze-and-thaw cycles experienced throughout a Toronto winter can result in extensive damage, not to mention considerable inconvenience and costly roof repairs; the latter could include both emergency roof repair service during the winter and more extensive roofing work once the spring weather returns to the Toronto area.
Therefore, on the basis of the above, it might be prudent for homeowners to contact an experienced roofing contractor, like Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto, to conduct a roof inspection this fall and complete any necessary repair or replacement work before winter arrives in its full intensity.
Regular Roof Inspections and Maintenance Can Avoid Unnecessary Repair Costs
It is important to bear in mind that roof inspections and any ensuing repair work should not be restricted to the fall period or performed solely after a season of extreme weather conditions; year-round maintenance is highly recommended to continually keep a roof at its optimal performance level and lengthen its lifespan as much as possible.
It is advisable to schedule roof inspections on a semi-annual basis, preferably in the fall and the spring; this will give homeowners the benefit of:
- Identifying potential issues before they can become problematic
- Addressing existing issues immediately, thus limiting the damage
Avenue Road Roofing offers complete roof inspection and repair services for homeowners in Toronto and surrounding area, thus providing these property owners with the level of year-round maintenance needed to potentially save thousands of dollars in preventable and unwanted repair or replacement costs.
This comprehensive range of services addresses all elements of a roof system, including the assessment and repair or replacement of:
- Metal Flashing
- Attic Ventilation
To obtain additional information on the full scope of roof maintenance services provided by the skilled and knowledgeable roofers from Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto, please check our Roof Maintenance page.
Protect the roof of your home from potential damage by the winter weather conditions that lie ahead. To schedule a fall roof inspection or roof repair service, call Avenue Road Roofing, a leading roofing company in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 40 years, at 416-785-5129 today or contact us to discuss your explicit roof maintenance needs.