Emergency Leak Repair in Edmonton & Surrounding Areas
Roofing Leak Repairs
True to Murphy’s Law – leaks always seem to happen at the most inopportune times. Rapid Roofing can provide emergency repair services in even the most inclement weather situation – and our expert team of repair specialists will fix the job right the first time. To book an emergency leak repair appointment please call 780-221-8411 during business hours – evenings and weekends.
So you are sitting at home one day, minding your own business, when you hear a strange sound. Looking at the ceiling, it is beginning to bow and looks a lot like a giant sponge that has been soaking for awhile. Or perhaps there is an unfinished space in your home that is actively dripping when there are no pipes nearby. You have a roof leak, and it is an emergency. The bigger the opening, the worse the emergency is.
Why Leaks are Emergencies
Dealing with a leaking roof is not fun and when your roof leaks, you have an emergency on your hands. This is because most of the worst damage that your home can take, as well as the most expensive damage to repair, comes from water. If your home is constructed out of wood as most are, water will cause mold to grow and this mold will eat away at the cellulose that gives your home its strength. Since rain and snow are sources of water that only your roof protects you from, even a tiny leak is a big deal.
Reasons Roofs Leak
The obvious reason why a roof leak is because there is an opening of some kind. How these openings appear is an entirely different matter. Often roof leaks happen because there is a gap at your drip edges near the outer walls of your home, or because there is a break in the flashing around your chimney, vent pipe or another vertical protrusion that should be properly sealed against the elements. In some cases, the reason why your roof is leaking is that you have an overhang that is not adequately protecting the siding underneath it.
What Causes Roofs to Leak?
The causes of roof leaks tend to be either violent or very slow. Over time, virtually any kind of material is going to break down, since water can eventually erode most anything. Broken flashing is often the cause of roof leakage, but slipped shingles can also be the culprit.
There are many types of shingles and depending on your shingles you may want to consider how to maintain them. The most common type of shingles are the asphalt shingles, used throughout north America they have a very tradition look to them. These typical are cheap and easy to install and come in many colours to complement any home design. Metal roofing is also becoming more available and new styles are being created everyday to look like traditional shingles. Whatever type of roof you have its important to have them inspected by a professional company.
The best way to avoid emergency leaks is to check them every so often. A ten-minute check in the attic every 6 months or so can stave off a lot of damage because you can check for tiny leaks before they would even be noticeable inside your home. Contact us at Rapid Roofing & Repairs to ask about how else you can help maintain your roof shingles as a homeowner.
When you replace your roof vents, it is recommended to choose a better-quality vent such as the Duraflo WeatherPro ProTurbo. This vent offers extreme weather protection and has been specifically designed for areas with high snow loads. This ProTurbo vent sits taller on the roof that fits just above the snow. The Duraflo ProTurbo product was built to improve upon the traditional Whirlybird type vents that can be guaranteed to keep you dry in the winter and cool in the summer. The Duraflo WeatherPro ProTurbo creates a negative air pressure that will draw out the air of your attic.
Installation is no problem when it comes to the ProTurbo as its created for easy installation with no internal or external moving parts. This type of vent also comes in many colours as shingles also come in many colours. And at a reasonable price which is comparable to the Whirlybird air vents, this type of vent doesn’t require as much maintenance as the Whirlybird. The Whirlybird roof turbine may rattle and cause a very loud and annoying vibration that can be heard throughout the home.