The Vancouver area has a multitude of different roof styles in practically every neighbourhood. Each one has their own design idiosyncrasies and specific materials required to keep it “healthy.” But one thing they all have in common is the need for good ongoing preventative roof maintenance to help keep concerns in check and avoid that dreaded, unexpected dripping sound, especially in the middle of the night.
In a city with an often torrential amount of rain spread out over a goodly part of the year, it can’t be stressed enough how important regular roof inspections become in keeping a roof problem-free. That’s why savvy owners know that maintaining the state of any structure means taking preventative roof maintenance steps before major issues arise.
However, we all know that the best laid plans don’t always pan out and therefore inspections don’t always get done. Meanwhile out of sight out of mind problems are developing undetected, and finally manifest as an issue requiring immediate attention. Of course there are also times when unfortunate roof issues arise as the result of a sudden occurrence that couldn’t be anticipated. The upshot is, either situation necessitates professional repair.
Inspection and Preventative Roof Maintenance
Getting a licensed, reliable roofing specialist to conduct a thorough inspection is the key to preventative roof maintenance. Roof aging is inevitable, so having someone take a good look at your roof on a regular basis (at least once a year) could mean saving money down the line on more costly repairs. An inspection should be looking for:
- Damaged or warped shingling
- Improperly installed flashing
- Flaking of the TPO/EPDM sheeting
- Debris/moss littering the roof
Emergency Roof Repair in Vancouver Around the Clock
Sometimes roof problems seem to arise out of thin air, either due to gradual aging and general wear-and-tear that finally manifests as something detectable, or because of a sudden accidental event, such as roof damage resulting from branch blow-down during stormy conditions.
No matter how problems develop, any building, especially a family home, needs to have a fully functioning, properly protective roof at all times. Leaks caused by broken flashing, badly damaged shingles, or certain roofing accessories, such as a poorly installed or faulty skylight, can cause plenty of interior damage in very little time. And structurally speaking, not only will the internal struts and other components of the roof be exposed to water damage, leaks can also warp drywall, ruin flooring and harm any number of items within the home.
When it comes to serious roofing problems that suddenly become apparent and can cause hazardous or potentially costly damage of any kind, time is of the essence. The best roofing companies will offer 24-hour emergency repair services, to quickly respond, assess and provide solutions for those nasty unexpected calamities that can arise at any time, especially with Vancouver’s frequently wet weather.
As a renovator Doug did many rot repairs which gave him a good understanding of where and why buildings leak, and how to prevent it. He realized the need for a different approach to roofing; one that educated the customer enough to make good decisions. With better trained installers and a quality inspection process Absolute Roof Solutions was born…” Read more.
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