Rain and Water Damage in Calgary, Airdrie and Chestermere.
While spring rains welcome warmer weather and summer, they can also cause homeowners serious problems. Springtime in Calgary has become synonymous with heavy rainfall, and in extreme cases, this has led to flooding. In June of 2013, one of the largest floods hit Calgary, it resulted in $5 billion in property damage and financial losses.
Heavy rainfall can cause serious damage to your property. Water can seep into shingles and weaken your roof’s underlayment and foundations. Rain and water damage might not always be immediately visible, but it can cause serious long-term issues.
How to Spot
Rain and Water Damage in Calgary
- Missing Shingles: Your shingles protect your roof from water, even one or two missing shingles can cause problems down the line.
- Stains on Your Selling or Wall: Check your ceiling for dark stains and damp spots on your wall, this means there may be a leak.
- Damaged Eavestrough and Gutters: If your gutters are clogged from debris or if they have cracked over the winter months, this can cause serious issues. Regularly cleaning out your eavestroughs is an essential part of your roof’s health.
Rain and water damage is easy to spot once leaks form. At this stage, it normally means you are looking at some costly repairs. Scheduling a roof inspection in the spring can help mitigate this issue. Your Calgary Roofing experts know what to look out for and can detect early signs of rain and water damage before it becomes a more costly issue.
At Dedicated Roofing our experienced Calgary roofing professionals check for signs of moisture damage in all aspects of your property. From your roof decking to missing shingles and granules, damaged shingles, and the state of your existing installation. Our team also examines your roof vents and eavestroughs for damage and blockages. Based on these findings, we can create a detailed plan to ensure your property is fully protected from the harsh Calgary weather conditions.
What Damages Can Water and Heavy Rainfall Do?
Heavy rain and water damage can cause serious long-term damage to your roof and property. It’s best to detect and repair signs of rain and water damage before it causes more costly damage.
During the colder months, ice dams can form around your eavestrough. This is potentially dangerous as it blocks water from flowing away from your property. This blocked water can leak into your roof when it has nowhere else to go. This is common in early spring/late winter as the weather changes and snow melts during the day and freezes overnight. This can lead to stains on your walls and ceiling. Stains occur when moisture seeps through your roof and into your home, trapped moisture can lead to mold and mildew forming. You might also find wood rotting; this is often attributed to poor ventilation. Check your celling for dark stains and damp spots on your wall. Mold and mildew growth can cause potential health hazards for you and your family.
However, sometimes the issue isn’t weather related, the issue might lie with how well your roof is maintained and the work of the previous roofer. The average roof should last for 20 years, this is if you properly take care of it, schedule regular inspections and use high-quality roofing products and licenced certified roofing contractors.
Your Calgary Rain and Water Damage Roofing Experts
At Dedicated Roofing and Exteriors, we provide comprehensive roof inspections. Our Calgary roof inspectors carry out a complete assessment of your property from the ground up. We evaluate everything from your shingles, flashing, valley metal, capping ridge/hips, and vents. Our meticulous process guarantees we detect any water and rain damage or problems before they lead to more costly damages.
Our Calgary Roofing professionals can then provide qualified recommendations for a range of services, including, roof replacements, roof repair or eavestrough and siding solutions. Talk to one of our Dedicated Roofing & Exteriors representatives for more information about roof repair and water damage repair in Calgary.