Calgary Summer Roof Maintenance Surprises
Once the nice weather finally arrives in Calgary, the last thing you may want to do is conduct a roof inspection. However, it is essential to take care of this task while the weather permits. Climbing ladders can be dangerous at any time of year and we highly recommend booking our services if you are not comfortable, confident or safely prepared for working at heights. Claw Roofing is Calgary’s full service roofing company capable of providing any roofing repairs, removal or maintenance for every type of commercial, residential and flat roof.
Summer Maintenance Checklist
View your roofline for signs of moss or other organic build-up. Removing moss will help you air out the location and prevent moisture and subsequent rot from setting in. Brush off moss or rely on a power washer to remove it from hard to reach locations. If moss is a consistent problem, it might be time to swap out your existing shake roof and replace it with metal. Take note of any damaged areas displaying lifting or missing shingles, low-lying tree branches or puncture wounds of any kind. Inspect your drainage situation to ensure your downspouts are in top working order and are adequately removing runoff away from your home, as they should. Pooling water next to your foundation can be disastrous if left unattended.
Clearing Debris from Valleys and Gutters
Wind and rainstorms can bring all sorts of goodies down to lodge into your gutters and valleys. Organic debris becomes trapped and acts almost as a magnet for additional items. Pine needles, twigs, leaves and similar items become heavy and compact when they are wet and this often prevents them from simply blowing away. You may wish to power wash your roof and gutters or manually scoop out debris with the proper ladder and safety equipment. Claw Roofing recommends conducting your annual maintenance when family members are home or telling a neighbour when you will be on the roof for safety reasons.
Look for any signs of rust or discontent around the metal flashing found around your chimney, skylights or other locations that may be showing signs of wear and tear due to our extreme temperature fluctuations. Claw Roofing knows that preventative maintenance and inspections can go a long way in terms of securing your roof for years to come.
Keeping Your Roof On Track for Your Warranty
Staying on top of your annual maintenance schedule is the best way to remain proactive about a healthy roof. Enjoy the ease of hiring a reputable company to conduct your roof inspection on your behalf. It is vital to acknowledge any issues as they arise and arrange to have them fixed now while the weather holds to ensure you commercial and residential roof is good to go for another year of unpredictable Calgary weather. Who knows…you may even find some rodent remnants or nests that need to be addressed.
It’s Time to Call Claw
Call Claw Roofing today to arrange your roof inspection or book an estimate. We can visit your property and provide you with some cost effective options and materials to consider. We are one of the only roofing companies that offers a payment plan for qualifying clients. Don’t put off the inevitable any longer. You may be putting your family’s health and well-being at risk in the mean time. Our professional and courteous team is here to help you enjoy peace of mind!