Just as your seat belt in your car protects you from accidents, your roof protects your home from the elements. By maintaining your roof you can ensure your property is secure, but most importantly that your and your family are safe as well. Let’s take a look at five ways that your roof will protect you from mother nature!
A well-maintained roof can help prevent your shingles from being blown away during bad storms. Heavy winds can tear up your shingles causing major damage to the rest of your roof. Having a well-maintained roof will decrease the likelihood of damage during storms, saving you from having to replace ripped or damaged shingles.
In Ontario, we average 31 inches of rain each year. Making sure that your roof is in good condition will help prevent leaks and floods in your house. This can save you from spending hundreds of dollars on repairing your insulation and ceilings. Flood repairs are a huge issue for homeowners all across Ontario.
Living in Canada we typically get winter for half of the year. As a result, being Canadian means we are no stranger to snow. By having a stable roof over our heads, we are protected from these harsh winters. Assessing your roof before winter arrives can help prevent major damage. Make sure you do any major roof repairs before the cold weather!
Over the course of the winter, try and remove snow from your roof to ease the stress on it, especially from the eavestroughs. A heavy load on your roof can cause leaks or structural damage over the long term. Melting snow can also form ice dams in your gutters, which can damage your roof shingles by causing them to curl upwards and create leaks. For assistance removing ice dams during the winter, contact the team at Ollie’s Roofing for assistance.
Hail storms can strike at anytime, leaving us with little time to react. Make sure your roof is up to standards can help prevent your house from being damaged. Well-maintained shingles will allow the roof to withstand heavy hail storms.
Having your roof shingles replaced regularly can help save you both money and energy. A roof helps hold in the heat in your home during the winter, and hold in cool air during the summer months. This allows you to cut down the use of your furnace and air conditioners in both seasons, saving you money in the long term and helping you become more energy efficient. Keeping your roof well-maintained is a great way to be environmentally-conscious!