Leaking damage roof due to age and weather in Winnipeg may not ring the alarm bells for immediate new roof replacement. But if the problem persists after umpteenth time of repair, you must consider installing a new roof. You might have tried to fix the damages in the flashing, beams, ridge cap, sloping gutters, shingles, and the other joints. But these methods have simply failed to stop the roof leaking. You try to fix one problem with roof repairing, and the results are multiple problems in the totally unexpected roof spots. Finally, you decide to stop the repairing attempts and install a new roof with the help from Winnipeg roofing experts.
Shingles warp or curling shingles are the results from climatic conditions in Winnipeg, aging, and repeated repairs. Curling shingles mean possible leaks in your roof, which can eventually lead to water damage – a much bigger problem. It is a common phenomenon for the asphalt and the metal roofing. Inspect the roof for the volume of warped shingles. If it is less than 30%, you may consider replacing the damaged ones and continue with the old roofing. At the same time, you have to examine the life expectancy of the rest with the help from roofing expert in Winnipeg. He will be able to tell you whether you need a new roof. If more than 50% of the shingles are warped or on the brink, you can consider installing a new roof with All Weather Exteriors to be the best method of protecting your business and home roof in Winnipeg from further damages.
Shingles often wear out with time. You may not be able to observe the effects directly in the initial stages. But certain symptoms like the color change in the gutter, water can tell you about the wearing process. In some cases you may observe chunks of shingle granules in the flowing water. Then you need to call Winnipeg roofing expert at All Weather Exteriors to diagnose the problem more closely.
The repair methods for the wearing shingles may not work effectively, since it is not possible to provide a coating on them. Even if you wish to replace selectively, it may not be possible to determine which shingles have to be replaced. Even if you were to determine the numbers approximately, it is not possible to evaluate the lifespan of the other shingles. Hence, the best option is to install a new roof with the Winnipeg roofing expert.
Cracking Shingles appear due to brittleness, water seeping, excess of stress, heat, frequent exposure to rain and storms, and the other climatic conditions. Poor quality of material selection in the previous roof installation can also result in roof cracks. The development of cracks along the shingle rows is a progressive phenomenon that can spread across from a single piece of shingle.
Check if the cracking pattern is restricted to a specific zone or it is spread all over the roofing. Localized cracks can be set right by a limited replacement of the shingles. If the pattern is spread all over the roof, it is time for you to install a new roof. Call All Weather Exteriors for your Winnipeg roofing services.
The concrete/wooden deck supporting the shingles is a solid structure whose lifespan will be more than the shingles and the other parts of the roof. The sag in the deck may be due to the roof weight which it is no longer able to support. The other reason could be the misalignment in the ceiling rafters which puts extra stress. Damages to the joints, cracks in the deck frame, etc.
A Winnipeg roofing expert can diagnose the problem and suggest the immediate corrective measures based the realistic and long lasting solutions. In some cases it may be possible to stop the further sagging by reinforcing with the steel beams across the length and width of the deck base. Calculate the cost and ask the expert roofer from All Weather Exteriors about the durability of the solution.
Reinforcements with the beams may work for a limited number of years, unless there are no other defects in the roof except roof sagging. Otherwise it may lead to other problems with the sheathing, guttering, joints, and the connected roofing parts. So, you can’t take the risk of carrying a sagging roof over your heads for many years. It is the perfect condition which tells you need a new roof.
Algae Infected Shingles
Growth of algae, mold, and mildew on the internal sides of the shingles is highly difficult to detect on visual examination. The early symptom could be the dense smell of algae and mildew after a long time when the rainy season is over. A Winnipeg roofing expert can examine the structure and tell you about the intensity of the algae damages.
In most of the cases, the algae growth is a progressive phenomenon. It spreads across the length and width of the roofing within a few days. Then it can dampen the entire roofing structure and cause leaks through the walls. So, you can’t replace only the critically damaged shingles and hope to prolong the life of your roof. It is because the effects of algae can damage the decking, sheathing, fastening parts, drainage lines, and the other connected parts. The best solution is to install a new roof from the Winnipeg roofing expert.
Roof Aging is one of the reasons for you to replace the old roof with a new one. Comprehensive diagnosis of the roof condition is required every year once it reaches 20.
Safety Time Calculations
Whether residential or commercial roofing, your roof is your main defense against the elements. Keep it in good condition by repairing or replacing damaged roof or worn shingles anytime you notice normal wear-and-tear or extensive damage from hailstorms. In many cases you may have a safety time zone which gives you options to think. It is better if you can consult a Winnipeg roofing expert about when you “must” act to save the roof from an imminent collapse. Follow the guidelines and prepare for the new roof installation before it is too late. Keep your shingle roof in good condition with a roofing checkup from All Weather Exteriors.