A roof is more than just the sum of its parts, it is an ecosystem of home security that works in concert to provide protection for a home that deals with the vagaries of the weather and neutralizes them though the functions of the systems.
A roof is more than just a set of shingles; it encompasses a number of elements that keep a home warm and dry. Our company, AM Roofing Solutions, has been servicing the needs of customers all across Ontario and our ability to help maintain your secondary roofing components is well known.
We have a great deal of experience with eavestrough replacement in Collingwood, and our expertise is well regarded as an industry leader in products and services in all things roofing. When we replace and eavestrough, we recommend a fascia replacement in Collingwood as well due to the proximity to the eavestrough and the general abuse the fascia takes when the eavestrough is less than functional.
If the eavestrough and soffit damage isn’t caught in a timely manner, a soffit replacement in Collingwood will be necessary also as wood rot and mold can spread from the soffit into the interior of the roofing system.
How the roofing ecosystem works and problems that can affect it
An eavestrough is the primary drainage system for the roof and, frankly it is the only system to move water from the shingles to the ground. Due to the nature of an eavestrough – an open channel system – materials can buildup in the channel and cause the water drainage to be impeded or worse yet stopped.
When either of those situations transpires the channels will fill to capacity and then the water will spill over the sides. An eavestrough repair in Collingwood will remove the debris from the channels and get the water moving to the downspouts and to the ground away from the house as it was designed to do. When buildup occurs in the channels of the gutters, branches or other sediment can cause small holes or cracks in the gutters, forcing a homeowner to enter into a an eavestrough repair in Collingwood to restore the integrity of the channels.
Depending on the size of the cracks and holes that may be present in the gutters a repair might not be possible and a new eavestrough installation in Collingwood is the only answer to the question. If water is allowed to run freely over the eavestrough or out cracks or holes it runs right on to the fascia and down the walls of the house and that creates more problems to solve in the long run. So it is important to take care of small problems before they become gargantuan challenges. Another problem that an eavestrough experiences is caused in the attic and it could be devastating for an eavestrough. If your home’s attic doesn’t have enough attic insulation it could cause big problems in the winter.
A lack of attic insulation causes heat to buildup in the attic and it is released through the shingles. The extra heat will cause any snow on the roof to melt and run straight for the eavestrough. So far so good, but when the sun goes down the temperature will fall also and the water will freeze creating ice dams at the edge of the eavestrough and ledge of the roof.
The ice dams will push the eavestrough away from the ledge and an opening will be created. Next thaw the water will run right down the side of the house to the foundation and it will freeze again wherever it sits. Once the eavestrough has been separated from the fascia trim a new eavestrough installation in Collingwood is inevitable.
The fascia is attached to the ledge of the roof and is the cover for the decking and helps keep water and moisture out of the interior roof. If water has been running over the rain gutter channels is running right down the fascia and that will create problems.
The fascia will be subject to water damage and a potential fascia repair in Collingwood is in the forecast. If the damage has spread beyond a localized area and mold or wood rot is prevalent a larger fascia repair in Collingwood may save what’s left of the fascia, but nine times out of ten a new fascia installation in Collingwood will be necessary because he rot and mold can be undetectable at times and next spring you may see the signs of rot or mold on the fascia that was replaced.
As mentioned previously, when the eavestrough is pushed away from the fascia, the fascia will be splintered and cracked and at that point there is nothing to save an a new fascia installation in Collingwood combined with a rain gutter replacement is the only choice you have left.
A soffit is a section of trim on the underside the fascia and it has holes in it to help with attic ventilation. The ventilation is required to protect the shingles and force hot air out of the attic through the vents on the top of the roof. If the fascia has been taking on water damage, the wood rot and mold that travel in the moisture can affect the soffit. If it is a small spot that is damaged a soffit repair in Collingwood can fix the problem.
But as we said before, mold and wood rot are virtually invisible so a potential soffit repair in Collingwood may not remove all the damage and a new soffit installation in Collingwood could be the last resort. For the price of a few extra dollars a new soffit installation in Collingwood on any home will extend the life of the components that depend on it while maintaining the roofing ecosystem as a whole.
When you contact us at AM Roofing Solutions, you should know that we have over 60 years experience working with all kinds of roofing systems and we have a solution for you in your hour of need. If you need a rain gutter replacement in Collingwood due to ice dams we can do it quickly and generally within a day or two of contact will us. If you need is less acute and you need a rain gutter repair in Collingwood, we will be there quickly to address the situation and take appropriate action before a repair becomes and installation.
When the town’s people at the foot of Blue Mountain need roofing work done on their homes in Collingwood they reach out to us at AM Roofing Solutions. For a no-obligation free estimate and inspection, call us today at 1.705.445.3540.
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