Keep Safe from Manitoba Weather
The roofing of your home is what protects you and your family from the elements. While a home with old windows may be drafty and expensive to heat, an old leaky roof comes with a whole new set of challenges. There isn’t a dial you can turn to compensate for the problems of ineffective roofing.
If your roofing lets water into the home, problems can spread quickly. In Winnipeg homes with an older roof, especially those with a chimney, you can see significant water penetration affecting more areas than one. The roofing rots rendering shingles unusable, and in some cases, opening the attic up to the elements.
Water can run through the structure of the home, bulging paint, damaging insulation and rotting the drywall/wood on the inside. On the outside, fascia and soffit can become damaged. In multi-level homes, the water can run through all the floors–causing damage all the way to the basement.
Winnipeg Winter brings its own unique challenges for your roofing. It can compress water and ice into any problem spaces on your roofing, and if removal of the snow doesn’t happen as it accumulates, the weight can become a major problem. The heavy ice and snow push down on the shingles and the structure, furthering the extent of existing problem spaces and creating new ones. As Spring arrives, the snow and ice melt and refreeze until it’s all eventually gone–leaving behind roofing filled with holes and structural issues. Compound this over decades of Winnipeg Winters and roofing simply cannot help but deteriorate. Heavy ice accumulation can also cause damage to eavestroughing, which may need replacing as well.
While eavestroughs can fall victim to the Winter elements, so, too, can your fascia, soffit, and siding. These exterior elements play a crucial role in protecting your home and keeping it sealed from the outdoors. Our roofers also specialize in exterior maintenance and installation. Fascia, soffit, eavestroughs, and siding are something we are intimately familiar with.