Weather in Richmond Hill is fickle, to say the least. This ever-changing weather creates a number of concerns for roofing in Richmond Hill, but—luckily—most of them can be avoided or easily fixed with proper roof maintenance.
4 Major Concerns for Roofing in Richmond Hill
Our major concerns for roofing in Richmond Hill are based on quickly-changing weather patterns and extreme weather variances, including:
Any leaks in the sealant surrounding your roof’s edges, flashings and chimney(s), or gaps that have appeared between roofing tiles will make your roof vulnerable to rain and moisture. If your roof is aged like fine cheddar, or has visible damage or wear-and-tear, then replace missing tiles and seal gaps before any major storm. After major storms, check to see how your roof faired, and check to ensure there is no mould induced from the moisture. Note though, that a little bit of proactive before-the-storm maintenance can save you tons of work and money as you react to post-storm damages.
While it may not feel like we have that many sunny days here in Richmond Hill—we really do get a fir number of hot and sunny days. And the combination of the drying sun, heat and ultraviolet rays can damage your roof over time. You can visibly see the damage that sun does to a roof over time by looking at the difference between sun-drenched areas and areas of your roof that receive more shade. There is nothing you can do about sun damage, other than to proactively inspect the area after a long, sunny summer and replace any extremely damaged tiles.
Richmond Hill might not exactly be ‘hurricane alley’ but our homes here can be damaged by the strong winds that blow by—especially those in spring, fall and winter. Again, you’ll need to inspect your roof after any storm, especially those with high winds. Look for tiles that have been raised, damaged or blown off by strong winds. Strong winds can damage your gutters too, so check to see they are firmly attached and reasonably clean and clear while you’re up there.
- Snow and Ice
Winter is hard on our roofs—doubly so if you aren’t up there shoveling off the heavy loads of snow that fall. Not only are heavy loads of snow damaging to your roof (and the moisture they trap on your roof), ice dams can also form in your gutters causing further moisture problems. The only way to protect your home from snow and ice is to shovel off heavy loads of snow and, and to fix any heat leaks in your roof to prevent the melting and freezing that causes ice dams.
If your roof is prone to weather damage due to concerns for roofing in Richmond Hill, or if it is mysteriously degrading—call the roofing experts in Richmond Hill, the Dillon Bros.