Top 7 Reasons Why Alberta Home Shingles Become Damaged

Alberta is a province of temperature and weather extremes, and this can take a toll on roof shingles over time. When shingles become damaged, it is important to consult with your local roofing contractors as soon as possible in order to prevent further roof damage. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., we frequently provide roof repair services for shingles that have been damaged by:

1) Snow

Snow adds a lot of extra weight to a roof, especially if allowed to accumulate over two feet deep. The sheer weight of the snow can dislodge shingles, damage gutters, and possibly even cause structural roof damage. It is best to have accumulated snow cleared by Edmonton roofers.

2) Ice

Snow can also damage a roof if it melts due to escaped heat from the attic and then freezes again as ice along the roof’s edge, forming what is known as an ice damn. This prevents water from draining properly and may lead to roof leaks. Ice can also damage shingles by forming under them and causing them to loosen.

3) Hail

Roof damage caused by hail is common throughout south-central Alberta. In fact, a hailstorm in the summer of 2016 caused over $50 million in damages (read more here). Smaller hailstones can dislodge shingle granules while larger ones can actually crack or dent the asphalt layer underneath.

4) Extreme heat

Edmonton has some of the coldest Canadian winters but also some of the hottest summers. The heat can make shingles shrink, causing nails to pop out and the shingles to blister. Read more about how the sun can damage your shingles.

5) Strong winds

High winds during winter snowstorms or summer thunderstorms can lift up any loosened shingles, causing them to warp and curl. A strong enough wind may even tear shingles loose.

6) Tree limbs

Any tree branches that are touching or overhanging your roof pose a threat to your shingles. Not only can they wear away at your shingles over time by brushing against your roof, but a tree limb that snaps off due to wind or snow buildup may even puncture through your roofing materials.

7) Rain

Heavy rain can wear away the granules on your shingles, leaving the asphalt exposed. Rain is especially problematic if your shingles are already damaged, as it will easily seep inside and cause a leak. Read more about evaluating and repairing roof leaks.

Need Roof Repair in Edmonton or Calgary? Call A. Clark Roofing Today

Don’t leave your home vulnerable by waiting to get your damaged shingles repaired. Professional roof repair in Calgary and Edmonton can save you money in the long run by preventing more extensive damage from occurring. A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. provides free quotes and a 5-year workmanship warranty on all of our services so that you know your roof is in trusted hands.

For expert roof repair from one of the most reliable roofing companies in Calgry and Edmonton, don’t hesitate to contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.

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