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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8 signs that you may need to replace your roof

Roofs can reach the end of their useful life without experiencing roof failure. This is unlikely in our Canadian weather, but it may happen. A roof may reach its end and just look old and worn and you keep it going with preventive maintenance and proper care. However, it is important not to delay replacing your old roof when it shows clear signs of wear as this could easily lead to larger and costlier problems in the future.

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Is it possible to fix your roof during winter?

Many Guelph roofers and Cambridge roofers claim it is not possible to fix your roof in winter. Citing risks, poor workmanship or other ideas, these contractors say you must wait until summer to improve your home. However, at Empire Roofing & Exteriors we have done roof repairs during winter and done so successfully, ensuring a long-lasting life to the roofing systems we fixed and installed.

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Protecting Your Roof From Bad Weather

Your roof is always the most exposed part of your home. Sun exposure, hail, rain and heavy winds are the leading reasons for Guelph roofing and property damage.

There are some visible signs of damage due to weather, including missing or torn shingles. However, there are other issues that could cause a great deal of damage on your home’s interior that are not as obvious.

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Basic Guelph Roof Maintenance

Whether because there was a premature roof failure or a windstorm damaged it, every year many homeowners replace their roof. That’s why Guelph roofing professionals recommend doing an in-depth inspection on your roof at least once a year.

A preventive maintenance program is as simple as a checklist of scheduled roof inspections and whatever corrective actions are taken. The goal is to keep roof repair costs under control and maximize the life expectancy of your roofing system.

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Why Do New Roof Installations Fail?

It is quite frustrating when you invest in a new roof and your large investment fails. At Empire Roofing & Exteriors we understand your frustration. Often, we meet customers who had their roofs installed by another roofing contractor and are astonished as to why their recently installed roof is showing problems, particularly because new roofs are expected to last between 15 to 20 years or even longer. Having a new roof installed is an important investment, one that gives a 60-70% ROI according to several reports and studies. However, because new roofs are a large investment, it is very important that installation is done right, every time.

Regardless, it would be helpful to you to know why new roofs fail, by learning to identify some of the more common reasons why this happens. To help you avoid falling victim to a botched roof install, we present you four reasons why new roofs fail.

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Is it time to replace your roof?

Most people believe that a roof should be replaced when it starts leaking or when there is visible damage to your roof. There is however more to look out for. Interestingly, it is best to replace your roofing system before it starts leaking.

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