The winter in Calgary, AB can be long. Really long. One common issue that occurs in the winter is a roof leak. This is often found in the form of a leaking bathroom fan. You may notice a stain developing around the bathroom fan or moisture beginning to drip from the fan. It’s very easy for humidity to build up in a bathroom – especially in the winter when we keep the windows and doors closed. This can trap humidity in your home. It is important to resolve this issue as excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold. If you suspect that there may be a leak in your roof, call the expert roofers at Advanced Level Roofing. We will visit your property and determine what might be causing the leak in your roof. We will give you a free estimate on your roof repair.
What Causes a Roof Leak?
There are many causes of a roof leak. The winter in Alberta can be very harsh and your roof is the first line of defense against the elements. Ice and snow accumulate on the roof and can cause ice dams to form. These ice dams will clog up the gutters on the roof. This will prevent water from draining. Over time, this may cause moisture to begin t seep into your home. One of the first signs that you have a leak in your roof is a stain that begins to form on the ceiling along an exterior wall.
Another cause of an ice dam is a lack of insulation in the attic. Heat will escape from the roof if it has not been properly insulated. This will cause the snow on the roof to melt and will turn into ice once it reaches the gutters. This will cause a build-up of ice in the gutters that will form an ice dam. This excess moisture can back up and penetrate the shingles on your roof and cause a leak.
Another common cause of a leak is a phenomenon known as attic rain. This occurs when heat from your living space moves upward and into the cold attic. This may cause the colder air to condense and create frost. This frost will melt when the weather warms up and will cause the frost to turn into attic rain. This is a common occurrence in Calgary, AB as the weather changes very rapidly! This issue can be prevented by having proper levels of insulation in your attic. you should also ensure that the vapour barrier that is in your attic has been properly sealed. Attics must have intake and exhaust venting. This will help to circulate the air.
Four-Season Roof Repair
Call the expert roofers at Advanced Level Roofing if you suspect that your roof is leaking. Our expert roofers will make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you and will inspect your roof to determine the source of the leak. They will give you a free estimate and will explain the options for roof repair or roof replacement. We work throughout the winter and can perform roof repairs in the cold winter months. Contact us today to get the roof repair Calgary loves!