Toronto is a great city to live in, but the weather here can be nasty at times, so roofs, especially old residential roofing systems, occasionally suffer from wind damage. When this happens, the problem must be dealt with right away because leaks make the system as a whole deteriorate fast and water will damage other parts of your property.
We at Royal Roofing Inc. offer a wide range of wind damage roof repair services to all Toronto residents. We will patch the leak before rain or snow can ruin the insides of your house and make you invest in renovation as well as roofing repairs.
Signs That You Need a Wind Damage Roof Repair Service
It's essential to stay vigilant and inspect your roofing system carefully after every hail and storm. This inspection should consist of two parts. First of all, you should check the inside of the roofing. Look for water stains and rust, common signs of water damage
Next, you should inspect the roofing from the outside. The signs of problems you should look for are:
- Missing pieces of roofing material.
This is especially common for shingle and tile roofs. Inspect the surface carefully using binoculars. Pay extra attention to the area around the ridges. Even if the inside inspection didn't show the presence of any leaks, any breach in the integrity of the roofing material creates a huge risk, so it must be repaired as soon as possible.
- Cedar shingles that aren't sitting flush to each other.
If you have a cedar roof, you need to be extra thorough during your visual inspection as a cedar shingle doesn't have to be broken to become a leak hazard. Check each shingle row carefully to ensure the pieces sit flush to each other.
- Crooked asphalt shingles.
Asphalt roofs are rather vulnerable to weather damage, but the problems caused by the wind are easy to notice with this type of roofing. If this happens, pieces of asphalt will come loose or get crooked, so even the most basic inspection will show whether you need to call the wind damage roof repair service.
- Missing or crooked chimney caps and vents.
Every puncture on your roof, such as a chimney or vents, must be covered with a special cap that will allow for effective ventilation but will prevent water from getting inside the house. These caps are the weakest part of your roofing system as a whole, so they are usually the first to go during a storm. They can be replaced easily, and this service is cheap. Be sure to get this done before the next rainfall as water damage will be much more expensive to repair.
What to Do When Your Roof Is Damaged by the Wind
The first thing you should do is to call the Toronto office of Royal Roofing Inc. Our technicians will arrive to assess the damage and provide you with a cost-efficient repair plan. Our emergency repair service is available 24/7, so you can contact us anytime.
If, for some reason, you cannot call for professional help at the moment, you should perform a basic patch up to stop the leaking. Simple tools like tape and plastic sheets will do for a quick fix, but you should get a certified specialist to attend to the problem at the first opportunity.
Depending on the type of damage, our technicians may need to replace some parts of the roofing or fix the current system and provide it with an extra layer of protection. There are a variety of roof coatings that can help increase the weather resistance level of your roof. Applying them during your annual maintenance should help you prevent costly wind damage roof repairs.