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The 5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

If you keep getting bogged down by roofing issues, then you know that it can mean a great deal of investing time and money. No matter how old your roof is, you never know if it will need a quick repair or have significant work done. A roof leak is never a fun experience; not only does it cost time, it costs energy as well! To avoid any impending disasters and be able to address the issue in time, we have compiled five of the most common causes of roof leaks in the hopes of helping you avoid them as much as possible.

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Is your roof ready to withstand the stressors of winter?

Once again we are into our famous Canadian winter.
A certain amount of snow accumulation on your roof is normal. However, if there is an excessive accumulation on the roof of your home, particularly if the snow is wet, there is a possibility of damage to the structure of the property. Flat or low sloped roofs usually have a greater risk of damage. An excessive load of  snow accumulating on a roof may actually cause the roof to cave in.

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We take care of roofs throughout the winter season for customers in Guelph & Cambridge.

Roof leak in the winter? Whether after a winter storm or seemingly out of the blue, we fix roof problems immediately to avoid extensive damage building up over time. No matter how strong and reliable you think your roof is, you could end up requiring emergency roofing services. It can happen in the cold months frequently due to high winds and hailstorms.

And, in the same way that these types of conditions can catch local residents off-guard, they can play havoc with the roofs of their homes and businesses, perhaps leading to the need for emergency roof repair service.

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Keeping the heat in – from the top down

ATTIC INSULATION

There are a lot of expenses involved with owning a home. Most of us are eager to find ways to lower the costs of these skyrocketing prices. The one greatest money saving change you can make to your home is proper insulation.

The majority of your heating and cooling escapes through poor insulation in the ceiling and attic. Simply upgrading the insulation in these areas will allow you to live in added comfort as well as reduce your energy bills by up to 30%. It is not always necessary to remove existing insulation when adding new. The insulation professionals at Empire Exteriors will inspect your space and advise the best insulation solution for you.

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