Spring Rain and Roof Leaks: Key Risk Factors
June 1, 2017 at 9:40 am
Spring rain is a guarantee here in Ontario. Early spring tends to have a high level of precipitation, something that could potentially cause roofing issues for homeowners in Toronto and across the GTA, especially if we get a lot of rain in a short period of time.
Unfortunately, roof leaks are also common during the spring. The combination of the winter thaw and rain can be a recipe for disaster for your roof, especially if your roof has vulnerable areas such as skylights or other things affixed to your roofing structure.
Signs You Are At Greater Risk For A Roof Leak
While newer roofs that are properly maintained reduce the odds of having leak issues, if your roof has any of the following, you increase your risk of having a roof leak:
- You’ve had leaks in the past: If your roof has leaked in the past, you are at a greater risk of having a leak again, either in the same spot (especially if it hasn’t been repaired), or in another area of your roof.
- Missing shingles: Missing shingles happen. A good storm can cause shingle to dislodge. It also creates a vulnerable area on your roof that requires repairs.
- Shingles curling up: Curled up shingles is a sign that they are starting to deteriorate and you may already have water issues in the area they are present.
- Age: As your roof ages, it starts to break down, creating areas where leaks are increasingly likely. If your roof is 15 years or older, it’s time to consider a replacement and getting it looked at by a roofing professional.
Leaks happen. So does spring rain. Make sure your roof is free of leaks and other issues by having it inspected by a roofing professional in Toronto. Contact us today to come out and take a look for you!