Springtime Roof Repair and Maintenance
January 17, 2019
Roof repairs and maintenance routines must incorporate the seasonal changes. This is because roofing problems vary with the climatic conditions. The cold winter weather causes issues such as:
- Snow buildup and accumulation of ice on the roof
- Leaks around flashings
- Ice dams forming inside the gutters and at the edge of your roof
- Broken and cracked shingles
- Damages to the insulation and blocked attic vents
The best way to deal with these roofing concerns is to hire professionals who provide roof repairs, ice damming services, attic ventilation, and fascia and soffit inspection, along with other services.
Similarly, you must also take the necessary steps to prepare your roof for the springtime. Here is a list of seven essential things to make spring roof maintenance easier for you.
- Clearing Debris
Cleaning the roof is essential because it helps you get a better view and determine the portions that require repair. When you are sure the roof is dry, brush away branches, twigs, leaves, nests and other debris. Check gutters, downspouts, and around the soffit and fascia as a part of the inspection process.
- Repairing Leaks
Inspect the attic, flashings, chimney, vents, skylights, and the underside of your roof to spot any leaks. Darker patches are often signs of water damages. In addition to this, if you notice areas of black mould, you must call for professional assistance to treat the problem.
- Securing Loose Flashings
Flashings are the protective metal pieces typically found near chimneys and vents. Check them to ensure they are correctly attached to the roof and are not corroded or developing holes.
- Replacing Shingles
Replacing missing shingles is an essential part of roof repairs. Any broken, curled or missing pieces must be taken care of before waterproofing the vents. Small holes, cracks, and tears can be fixed, however, damaged or missing shingles must be replaced.
- Resealing Vents
Examine the vents to make sure the sealants have not cracked, chipped or pulled away from their places. Be careful while checking the areas around the vents to prevent any mishaps. Use a high-quality sealant that lasts longer to avert further damage.
- Replacing Popped Nails
Roof nails pop due to the following reasons:
- The nails are short or corroded
- They have been inserted between seams
- The nailing was done improperly
- The roof decking is not strong enough to hold them
- The caulking is old and deteriorating
Just applying a sealant or cement will not solve the problem. The right way is to pry up the popping nails and place a new one an inch away from the old spot.
- Recaulking Around Chimneys
Be careful when attempting to caulk around the chimney. Remove the old caulking by scraping off the remains until you get a clear view of the flashing underneath. Apply the new sealant to prevent any water damages. Make sure to put a layer on the edge of each piece of flashing.
We Provide Quick and Efficient Roof Repair Services
If any of these problems sound like the ones you’re facing, know that it’s time to call a professional roofer. Make sure you choose a reputed and experienced company to inspect your roof, ensuring you receive the best results and complete satisfaction.
At Integrity Roofers, we provide a variety of roofing services including attic ventilation, fascia and soffit installation, ice damming services, and more. We have a dedicated team of roofing experts to come up with the best possible solutions for all your problems.
To discuss your roofing issues, reach out to our experts by calling 416-736-7373. You could also fill out our online form.