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Knowing Your Roof & Ensure Roof Maintenance

Being a home or business owner means maintenance, protecting your investment, your employees, and your family. Some aspects can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to look for in specific areas, like a roof.

Century Roofing Limited respects your economic goals, and we know how hard your roof works for you and what it takes to keep it working. At Century Roofing Limited, we offer all of necessary services to keep the roof on your building working in any condition. However, as your neighbor with a solid reputation for quality workmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction, we’ve pulled together a few of the most important things every property owner needs to know about their roof to make it as easy as possible for you to feel prepared in any situation involving your roof. 

The first item to consider is what kind of roof you have and how old is it? Knowing the age range of your roof, its style, the materials used in its construction, and keeping copies of past inspection you have filed away can help keep you prepared for future maintenance. Likewise with your roofs ventilation system, poorly ventilated roofs can lead to mold and ice dams while a good ventilation system will save thousands of dollars in costly repairs.

Your roof is a system comprising of many different parts working together, a roofing failure or leak can happen at any one of these points around flashing, boots, sidewalls, valleys, and skylights - usually caused by poor workmanship. Because of this complexity, leaks are rarely obvious.

Clearing out your gutters from debris should be done every spring and fall. Debris buildup can lead to ice dams, mold, and leaks - damaging the exterior of your home and result in costly repairs.

While knowing about routine chores like cleaning your gutters seems clear, knowing what to do in an emergency is equally important. Do you know how to use patches, rubber sheets, sealants, tarps or duct tape to properly plug a leak until a professional roofer can get there and repair the damage? Knowing how and where you keep repair materials can help to minimize the damage with a quick repair.

Finally, having a roofing contractor come to your house annually and inspect your roof will save your time and money by catching any leaks or damage and fixing them before they cause major damage.

Calgary Roofing Contractors
When your roof is causing you grief, choose the family-owned Calgary roofers with a soaring referral rate. To plan your next project and get a free estimate, call Century Roofing Limited at 403-235-5457 today. Serving central and southern Alberta and eastern British Columbia.