How to Identify if You Have Roof Problems

It may be hard to tell if your roof is having problems when it’s buried in snow. If you missed your fall inspection routine these problems may make themselves very evident when the snow and ice melt their way into your home, creating moisture and mold problems come spring. With any roof – flat or sloped – if you’ve got roof leaks, then you’ve got trouble. Problems are inevitable as the roof ages and without proper and routine maintenance, these minor problems can become catastrophic.

Since its beginning in 1989, AAA Roofmasters Ltd. have been recognized and respected roofers in the Greater Toronto Area, building a reputation for superior service, attracting and retaining a specialized staff, and refining and expanding our roofing capabilities. Over the years we’ve help thousands of home and business owners repair their roof troubles. AAA Roofmasters Ltd. prides itself on being an accessible, people-oriented company, focused on the technical and service needs of our customers and partners.

Here’s what you need to look out for to make sure your roof is performing the way it should.

  • Roof leaks and moisture of low-slope roof systems can occur for a number of reasons including flashing details that weren’t fastened properly during installation and a proper moisture barrier is not installed. For flat roofs, leaks can result when single-ply membrane roofs are installed with poor seams.
  • If not adhered properly to the substrate, single-ply roofs are at risk for blow-off and billowing.
  • A faulty installation dramatically increases the likelihood of problems and reduces a roof system’s life expectancy. Be sure that the contractor and crew you’ve hired are educated in proper installation techniques specific to the roof they are installing.
  • Maintenance can be affected by financial and business considerations and specific levels of maintenance are required to prevent voiding the warranty. Address minor problems through a comprehensive maintenance schedule before they escalate to maximize your roof life as well as minimize headaches and expense.
  • Roof water pooling is a common problem across all roof types. Check eavestroughs, downspouts, and drains to make sure they are free of dirt, silt, and debris.
  • All roof systems’ performance is compromised when new equipment and penetrations are added to an existing roof unless proper precautions are taken. Abuse of the finished roof is one of the most common problems plaguing roofing systems. Limit traffic and conduct cursory inspections after tradespeople have been on the roof.
  • Using materials that are not intended for application on specific roof types can result in permanent damage to the roof. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and take note of repair products shelf life.
  • A warped roof deck, shingles curling, blistering, ridging, splitting, and surface erosion are symptomatic are all symptoms require either repair or replacement of your roof. Ensuring a quality installation, providing the roof with consistent maintenance, and the early detection of problems through routine inspections will determine the fate and future of your roof system and can help maximize roof life.

AAA Roofmasters Ltd. is one of a selected few companies capable of offering a comprehensive list of roofing systems from residential to Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) applications. Call AAA Roofmasters Ltd. at 905-949-1553 today, we’re happy to answer questions and have our clients covered when it comes to their roof – on budget and on schedule.

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