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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, but it also 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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Keeping the Heat In – From the Top Down

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

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How Do I Know When My Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired?

It can be dangerous and costly to believe your roof is structurally sound without having the information necessary to make that basic assessment yourself. The main reason for having a roof is to keep out water during the rainy season and the snow and ice during our harsh winters. Any breach in the roof structure can lead to water leaking into the house and cause significant damage to your roof deck wood, insulation, ceiling drywall and most importantly your home's electrical system.

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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 a 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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Preparing your Roof for Canadian Winters

As you may be aware, different seasons have different impacts on your roofing system. That’s why when we build a roof we make sure to put in place protections against the sun, wind, rain and snow. With improper installations or damaged roofs, ice and snow accumulated on your roof may seep through and cause significant damage to your roofing system and your home.

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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 to your home’s interior that are not as obvious.

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