Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Office
Roof problems are a significant expense. Common damage such as roof leaks, punctures, and blistering can break the bank or make a hole in your wallet. The effect of these problems, however, does not solely affect the financial side of the repairs.
A roof that no longer functions efficiently can also affect lives and businesses. Take for example the damaged roof that closed four businesses in Canada as reported in an article posted on TheRecord.com:
About 50 people are out of work in Waterloo after structural problems in the roof of 56 King St. N. forced four local businesses to close Saturday.
Landlord Lee Brubacher said the problem was identified Friday when a repair man arrived to fix some cracked drywall in the ceiling at Night School.
"The ceiling was hanging down 12 inches or so and the south wall was pushed out severely," Brubacher said.
A main roof truss had been weakened by a crack, he said.
"Safety is the big reason we can't be there," said Loop owner Alnoor Keshvani. "We're just being proactive."
Roof damage varies from cracked shakes to brittle shingles. Most problems, of course, are age-related while others are due to the changing temperature or weather conditions. Even if there are ways to minimize or prevent damages through regular maintenance, roofs are still vulnerable to the elements.
Getting in touch with trusted Washington, DC roofing contractors is the first crucial step to take when dealing with a roof problem. However, if damage has already been done, an outright repair may just be the perfect solution.
Repairing roofs is not an easy task. You have to find an experienced roofing contractor who can work on various roofing problems such as damaged shingles, leaking or sagging gutters, missing flashing, and dented metal roof panels, to name a few.
Most Washington, DC roof repair companies like Maggio Roofing offer these services. Before hiring a roofing contractor, however, make sure that they are certified and insured to protect yourself from any accidents during the project. Years of experience is also important to guarantee exceptional workmanship.
Roofs are the reason why homes and businesses stand. They shield properties from ravaging elements and weather changes. This is why roofs should be cared for to protect establishments and for operations to remain undisrupted.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Damaged roof shuts four Waterloo businesses, The Waterloo Region Record, Published August 9, 2013)