Prepare Your Roof For Winter

7 Ways to Prepare Your Roof for the Harsh Canadian Winter

As we conclude 2020 with the last few months of the year, many Canadian homeowners are slowly preparing their properties for the winter months ahead.

From packing up patio sets to clearing out quarantine gardens, there is certainly a lot to manage!

Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle can often cause homeowners to overlook the most important defense against the harsh Canadian winter – the quality and performance of their roof.

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Protect Your Roof

15 Top Ways to Protect Your Roof from Rainwater

You can’t control the weather, but you can take steps to protect your roof from heavy rain and water damage. Rain water damage can be a stressful issue for homeowners that many may not be aware of until it becomes a bigger, more daunting problem.

Moisture from rain water has the potential to damage your home’s structural integrity with mold, rotting, and even cracks, so it’s important to stay on top of any issues in order to keep moisture under control. Using gutters and downspouts to drain water from the roof and replacing the roofing on time can prevent permanent roof rain damage, and can save you up to $8,000 by avoiding expensive emergency repairs.

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Winter Roofing Replacement: What You Need to Know

Depending on the type of roof you have, it may last anywhere from 20 to over 50 years. But on average, you should aim to replace it every 30 years or so.

Perhaps your roof is looking a bit worse for wear, and now that it’s wintertime, you may even notice leaking issues that need to be addressed. The cold weather might have you considering if fixing or replacing your roof is even possible or smart right now, but not to worry, we have the answers!

In this article, you’ll learn all about winter roofing, including the issues, how to alleviate them, and other things you should be aware of.

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Windows and Doors: The Importance of Proper Installation

New windows and doors are a worthwhile investment. The results can be amazing: a beautiful exterior look, savings on your energy bill each month and a more comfortable home for you and your family. However, if the windows and doors are not properly installed, your investment could end up costing you more money down the line. Hire experienced and certified contractors, like the team at T. Simpson Roofing, to install your windows and doors right the first time.

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