Monday, 9 March 2015

Condition of your Shingle Roof in Edmonton

The condition of your roof is one of the most important aspects of home maintenance in Alberta. Your roof keeps you safe and comfortable in your home 24 hours 7 days a week. That is why it is necessary to know what kind of shingle roof you have, its condition and taking care of it. Don't wait till summer comes! When the winter snow melts is the best time to assess your roof for any roofing problems. Specialists at Edmonton roofing company XL Roofing are ready to provide you with excellent service and advice.

Climate in Canada makes us having to pay more attention to shingle roofs than in warmer countries. We at XL Roofing can help you repair any kind of damage caused by high humidity, snow, rain, hail and wind.

Let’s take a look at common problems with shingle roofs:

  • Buckling Shingles 
Buckling is the result of moisture getting under the shingle. If new shingles are laid without removing the old ones or when there is no proper ventilation, bucking will appear.

  • Damaged Flashing
Leaks are one of the first signs of damaged flashing that causes cracking or drying. You need to remove and replace the flashing and shingles around the damaged area as soon as possible.

  • Curling
There are many reasons that make your shingles curl. To understand the problem and get professional advice Edmonton roofing company XL Roofing is ready to help.

·         Ceiling Spots
Ceiling spots tell that your roof leaks. Don't ignore this as it can cause major damages and expenses.

·         Rotting
Rotting is a serious roofing problem caused by moisture absorption at the core of the shingle. A rotting roof can cause major leaks and is a sign that your roof’s integrity has been seriously compromised.

·         Missing Shingles
Missing shingles have to be replaced by a professional to ensure that the roof’s integrity remains intact and no leaking occurs. Our Edmonton shingle roof repairs company will examine your roof to ensure the integrity of the roof system.

  • Blistering
"Bubbling" is the problem that causes blistering and occurs just under the surface of the colored granules. Shingles that have open blisters, where the asphalt becomes visible, are at greater risk of premature failure. Shingle blistering retains moisture in wet weather.

·         Missing Granules
Granules are the tiny ceramic-coated rock specks that cover the surface of asphalt or Fiberglas shingles. It is normal for granules to be loose, and for some of them to come off during installation or during the life of the shingle. However, if a noticeable number of granules are missing, exposing the shingle surface, they will need to be replaced.

·         Algae
Algae are a very common problem causes by the air-borne particles. It effects the color of your roof, but may not be the reason for serious damage.

Take care of your shingle roof with XL Roofing inspections and preventative maintenance and enjoy your stay at home every day, care free!
Chris Fraser, founder and owner of XL Roofing Edmonton Alberta.

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