Repairing a roof does not come cheap, which explains why many people find shortcuts to roof repairs, including covering the leaky part with random materials and even placing a bucket in the attic to capture dripping water. There are several reasons why you should do roof repairs the moment you notice a problem.
Increased longevity and cost saving
Repairing your roof the moment you notice a problem increases the longevity of the roof. Ontario has extreme winters and summers, meaning even the normal expected deterioration over time is much quicker here. Degradation is expected over time, and roof repairs help repair the damage to increase the life of the roof.
During roof inspections and repairs, you will notice problems and fix them before they exacerbate, improving the longevity of the roof. Roofs already have a limited lifespan, such as 25 to 35 years for PVC, 10 to 15 years for modified bitumen is 10 to 15 years, and 10 to 12 years for EPDM rubber and this and the considerable replacement cost mean you should push towards the limit as far as possible.
Preventing leaks and water damage
Preventing mold growth
The dampness caused by leaks and water damage often leads to mold growth. This is dangerous because mold, which is a species of fungi, has been shown to cause upper respiratory tract symptoms, notably wheezing and coughing in otherwise healthy people. It also causes asthma symptoms in people who already have the condition. Recent studies suggest a potential link of early mold exposure to asthma development to children who are genetically susceptible to the development of asthma.
For people with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, mold exacerbates the problem. Mould has also been shown to cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, throat irritation, and even skin irritation. People with compromised immunity and those with chronic lung illnesses like obstructive lung disease are at risk of serious infection when exposed to mold.
Preventing mildew growth
Mildew, also a type of fungus, can worsen the symptoms in those with respiratory conditions like asthma. It has been shown to cause mild respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, and stuffiness. Large amounts of mildew have been shown to cause severe reactions such as shortness of breath and fever. Exposure to mildew can lead to the development of fungal infections in the lungs as well as opportunistic infections for those with chronic lung diseases and compromised immune systems.
Mildew decomposes walls, ceiling tiles, and other building material, leading to compromised structural integrity. With time, it can permanently damage porous objects like books, upholstered furniture, and carpets.
Maintaining indoor temperature
Maintaining the curb appeal
At BRENO Roofing Inc., we offer a 15-year full coverage warranty
Avoid voiding manufacturer warranty
Avoid issues with your home insurer
Peace of mind
Workmanship warranties bring repair costs down
Hiring BRENO Roofing versus DIY Roof Repair
We admit DIY roof repair has its appeal, but the benefits of hiring us far outweigh those of DIY repairs. We have been around for about 18 years, meaning our team has the training, experience, code, permit and regulation knowledge as well as the skills necessary to detect roofing problems and to fix them.
We are insured and licensed. Doing the job yourself means possible legal issues. Hiring us means you will have no safety concerns and it gives you unparalleled convenience.