Roof Maintenance, Preparation and Storm Recovery

Summer brings in trips to the lake, barbecues, and vacations….it also brings in 40 plus degree weather and it takes a toll not only on our abilities to be outside and withstand the eat, but our homes too! Extreme heat can cause major damage to your roof. Here are a few roof maintenance tips for you to make sure your home is cool and comfortable, and your roof withstands the heat of summers in Timmins.

Commercial Roofs
Commercial roofs are tough. Even though its made with tough materials a commercial roof still has its vulnerabilities. Heat can cause cracks, bumps, discolouration and other forms of damage to your roof. All of these issues will eventually lead to even bigger roof problems down the road.

Add it to your list to have regular roof inspections. Our experts are able to examine and see if your roof is showing any signs of heat damage and prevent cracks and bumps. And when that random rain storm decides to roll in you can rest assured it didn’t leak through and create a swimming pool for all of your products and materials.

Residential Roofs
Just like commercial roofs, the heat poses a threat to residential roofs. The extreme heat can cause warps, discoloration, and damage that can effect our air flow inside. And we all know what it’s like to sit in a hot house in the middle of the summer! Not to mention the toll it takes on your electric bill. Seek out the advice of a roofing expert to recommend the best materials for your roof and schedule regular inspections so that your roof is ready for the heat and sun of Summers.

The best way to prepare for any misfortune is by being proactive. This is also true in roofing. As the thunderstorms roll in and the Spring showers begin to roll in it’s important to make sure your Roof is ready. Having a good maintenance plan ensures your roof is in the best shape possible, giving you the best odds to weather the storm. Make sure you have taken care of any previous damage. You will want to get a professional storm damage inspection to look over your roof and inspect it for damage. Many times the damage isn’t apparent. Some tell-tale signs of hail damage you can see without climbing on the roof, but with some…it’s not so obvious. Are the bushes and trees disheveled and missing lots of leaves? Is there damage to other property, like your car? If your car has damage chances are your roof does too. Roof damage if left alone can become a a major problem especially in consecutive storms.

Unfortunately as severe as the weather in Timmins can be sometimes there is no amount of preparation that can be done to prevent damage from some storms. If you have recently had a hail storm here are some steps to take to ensure you get any issue fixed before they spiral out of control.

First be safe, wait until after the storm to access the damage. If you see or suspect damage make sure you report issues immediately. Contact your insurance adjuster to report the damage. Then reach out to a reputable roofing company in your area. Getting a handle on roofing issues immediately can save you money in the long run.

Remember after the storm you are not the only person with damage. There are lots of people just like you scrambling to find answers and get the damaged repaired. Unfortunately there are companies out there that will prey on your desperation and lack of roofing knowledge, and hope that you are misinformed. Be sure to properly vet the roofing company you select to do your repairs. Make sure that the companies you reach out to have some basic roofing requirements in place. Check out this article for some basic roofing requirements all roofing contractors should have.

With a little preparation and smart action you can rest assured that your roof is in tip top shape.

If you have had hail damage and would like your roof to be checked for damage, would like to start a maintenance program, or simply want to discuss your specific roofing needs reach out to a V & S Handyman Roofing specialist in your area. To speak with a V & S Handyman Roofing specialist call 705-230-9535 or email us

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