Roofing problems can happen at any time of year. From snow and ice in the winter to fierce winds and thunderstorms in the summer, our roofs are under constant wear and tear from the elements. Many homeowners are under the impression that if their roofs are damaged in the winter, there is nothing they can do other than tarp the roof, wait for the spring thaw and hope for the best.
But that is not true!
Most roofing repairs can be done in the winter if needed. While the freezing cold may not be the best nor most convenient condition for roof repairs, roofing is a year-round trade. Our roofers are always busy at work, even during the winter months!
It’s important not to let roofing problems fester as a minor problem now can become a major one by springtime. For example, you may find that there are broken or missing shingles on your roof after a windy storm. This is a common problem and should be replaced by a roofing professional as soon as possible to prevent leaking or even more costly repairs down the road. Melted snow has a way of meandering into the roofing system that steady rain in the springtime may not.
Ice dams are yet another common problem that many homeowners face in the winter season. Ice dams form when the snow melts and runs down the roof until it freezes at the unheated bottom edge of a roof. Don’t let the romanticized image of icicles hanging off a roof fool you. Ice dams can cause water to back up beneath shingles and cause damage to walls and roof structures. Other than large chunks of ice on the bottom edge of the roof, you may also find water stains or mould on drywall right where the ceiling and walls meet inside your home. If you know your home is prone to ice dams, it’s always in your best interest to get ahead and employ preventative measures before snowfall builds up. The only proper long-term solution to ice dams is to resolve any ventilation or insulation issues within your roof with a trusted roofer. However, if it’s already the middle of winter, a roofing professional can also help you eliminate existing ice dams and set up a temporary solution until you can have your roof fixed permanently.
Whether you have ice dams or require emergency roof leak repairs for your Toronto home, our professional roofers at Cadillacs Roofing are here for you (yes, even in the depths of winter!). Cadillacs Roofing is one of the best family-owned and operated roofing companies in the Greater Toronto Area. With over three decades of experience in the roofing industry, there’s no problem that we have not encountered or fixed. So call us today for all your roofing needs!