Roofs stand up against a variety of weather elements on a daily basis. Apart from that, they should also be able to withstand different types of debris on various occasions. Hail, trees and building components are usually the most damaging to roofs. Here’s how different types of debris can affect or damage your roof.[Read more…]
Spring is here which means there are new challenges waiting for your roofing system. It’s a good idea to perform spring roofing maintenance if you want to avoid future problems. Try these tips to get started.
Your roof should be in perfect condition so that it performs well regardless of the weather. From time to time, though, problems arise. When an issue occurs, address it immediately so you can save your roof from more extensive damage.
When spring flowers are in bloom and the birds are chirping, it’s time for a semi-annual inspection to see how your BC roof fared over the winter. Crown Residential Roofing offers a thorough multi-point inspection process to fully evaluate the condition of your home’s roof. Our inspector will begin by examining the base structure of your home for any evidence of leakage, followed by the perimeter. Next, he will carefully climb onto your roof and perform a visual inspection, paying special attention to potential trouble spots. Here are some items he’ll be on the lookout for:
• Missing or loose asphalt shingles
• Missing or cracked roof tiles
• Excessively worn shingles
• Damaged or missing roof vents
• Damage from hail, lightning or low-hanging branches
• Loose, cracked or missing flashing
• Stained or rotting fascia or soffit
• Leaking or clogged gutter systems
Once the process is finished, the inspector will complete a written report detailing his findings, along with photographs and a recommendation for repairs, if necessary. A complete roof inspection by a qualified BC roof expert will give you peace of mind knowing the exact condition of your roof and, when necessary, an estimate for roof repair. To schedule a FREE inspection for your roof, please call Crown Residential Roofing at (877) 907-3066. We look forward to serving your needs.
Spring storms are often accompanied by one of the most dreaded forms of precipitation – hail. In addition to battering plants and vehicles, hail can cause serious damage to asphalt roofing in BC. The damage caused by hail can be aesthetic, where there’s some granule loss but the integrity of the shingle is not compromised, or functional, characterized by significant granule loss, cracking or puncturing of the shingle. In the case of functional damage, leakage and a shortened life expectancy of the roof may result.
It’s important to have a roofing professional examine roofing material following a hailstorm because hail damage can be difficult to detect. According to the Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Association (CASMA), there are several factors that impact how roofing shingles are affected by hail.
1. Size and density of hailstones. Large, heavy stones will cause more serious damage.
2. Shingle age. Because asphalt within a shingle hardens and becomes more brittle with age, older shingles can’t absorb impact energy as well and are more susceptible to damage.
3. Angle of hail impact. Hail which strikes at a 90° angle is more likely to cause shingle fractures, while hail that strikes the roof at another angle is more likely to result in spots of granule loss.
4. Temperature. Fractures are more likely in colder temperatures as the asphalt will be more brittle than in warmer weather.
5. Roof deck conditions. Solid roof decks on moderately spaced trusses offer better support to the shingle surface in resisting hail damage. Shingles on rotted or flimsy decking can be more easily fractured.
Should your roofing in BC get hit by a hailstorm, call the professionals at Crown Residential Roofing at (877) 907-3066 to schedule a free, no-obligation roof inspection.