Ottawa Homeowners Stay On Top Of Things
With Roof Tune-Ups From Firon Roofing
We Ensure That Small Problems On Your
Roof Don’t Become Huge Problems
Though the roof on your Ottawa home may look pretty simple, it’s actually a complicated system with multiple components that work together to keep wind and water out of your home or business.
Every roof has a predetermined lifespan, but few ever make it to their expected date of failure. When your roof was first installed, a clock started ticking. And every failure to address problems speeds that clock up.
While your shingles usually survive the years, the supporting materials usually have a shorter lifespan. Maintaining or replacing these components before they fail will let your entire roof system perform as expected for its full lifespan.
Our Roof Tune-Up Is Thorough
Our Roof Tune-Up Service is designed to address the weaker portions of your roof system to avoid early failures with actions such as:
Caulking comes in many forms, and most roofing companies tend to use whatever is cheapest.
Cheap caulking will crack and peel just from the effects of the sun. So we go through your entire system to check for and replace any caulking that is failing or on the verge of failure.
Flashing is a critical part of your roof system. If your flashing has cracks or insufficient ice and water block, it will guide water straight into your roof’s wooden decking.
This water will damage your roof and make its way into your home, wreaking havoc everywhere it reaches.
Debris can cause serious problems for your roof. It can trap water, giving standing pools of water time to soak through to the wood underneath. Debris can be as simple as leaves, as tenacious as moss, or as seemingly innocent as a tennis ball.
Leaves and moss prevent the free movement of rainwater, and tennis balls have been known to block the downspouts of eaves troughs. Any of these situations can steal years of life from your roof.
As part of our tune-up service, we will repair up to a full pack of shingles on your roof. Wind damage is the most common cause of shingle damage, followed closely by hail damage.
Hail can cause the protective layer of granules on a shingle to fly away, leaving bare sections that are not protected from sunlight which will cause the shingle to fail earlier than it should.
When water leaves your roof, it is channelled safely away from your home by your eavestroughs. But if those troughs are filled with dirt and other debris, that water has nowhere to go.
Eventually, the water will wear a path to the lowest layers of your roof and soak into the wood. It can also drop behind poorly installed gutters and cause your fascia to rot away.
Regular inspections and cleaning will eliminate this risk to your roofing system and ensure that the water goes where it should and never where it shouldn’t.
Catch Trouble Early
The earlier you spot a problem, the cheaper it will be to fix it. But if you wait until you see signs of roof trouble in your home, you can face repair bills running into five figures.
And even small issues on your roof can turn into trouble in a hurry.
But when you have a professional looking at your roof each year, these issues will get caught before things get out of hand.
Even if the problem is beyond the scope of our standard tune-up, simply spotting it and coming up with a plan can save you from replacing your roof years or even decades before you should have to.
And since most roof failures are set in place during installation, the sooner you get a true pro looking at your roof, the better. We know the shortcuts other roofers take and the flaws inherent in earlier roof designs, so we know exactly where to look for trouble.
More importantly, we know how to make it go away.
Prepare For The Future
There are certain times when it just makes sense to give your roof a once-over.
If you intend to sell your home, an official roof inspection is in your future. With our roofing tune-up, you can rest easy knowing that your roof will easily pass or know what you need to do to ensure a good result.
And if you wish to add solar to your home, those panels need a straight, strong surface to mount to. Our roof tune-up is a quick, inexpensive way to ensure that your Ottawa roof is ready to take on all that extra weight.
Don’t Let Roof Leaks Become Roof
Even small roof leaks can lead to major trouble. If you live or own property in the Greater Ottawa Area and are concerned about your shingled roof, don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us at Firon Roofing for a free quote for roof repair or replacement today.