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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR ROOF INSPECTED AND AVOID COSTLY REPAIRS

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It’s time to call a roofer if your utility bills have skyrocketed or water is leaking into your home. However, why wait until you’re in trouble? At René Perron Couvreurs, our team specializes in roof installation, repair and inspection in Montreal. Here’s a friendly reminder of why it’s essential to invest in regular maintenance to prevent costly repairs.

The importance of keeping your roof in good condition

Your roof is only as effective as the sum of its parts. For example, the coating, membrane adhesive and drainage system must all be kept in good condition. If one of these components becomes damaged, air and water can infiltrate your home, setting off a chain of events that can lead to significant and costly damage. Therefore, we recommend having your roof professionally inspected twice a year. Our technicians will look for issues like mould and rust and missing or rolled-up shingles.

The disastrous consequences of water infiltration

Many homeowners are reluctant to call a professional to inspect their roof. However, you’ll pay far less for a few routine inspections than waiting until the last minute to fix a severe water leak. Here’s what can happen if your roof starts to leak.

  • The roofing supports can deteriorate. Roof coverings rest on supports made of particleboard. These supports can swell and deform if exposed to water, losing their solidity. If you have a sloped roof, the nails and screws holding down the covering can become loose, making your roof vulnerable to strong winds.

  • Your home can suffer structural damage. If water pools on your roof or around your home, it can cause the wood to rot. This often happens long before leaks appear inside your home.

  • The insulation and finish can become degraded. By the time you realize something’s wrong, water may have already soaked into a large section of insulation or drywall. When these materials become wet, toxic moulds can thrive.

  • The electrical connections in your home can become damaged. The electrical wiring in your home, like the ceiling lights, switches and electrical outlets, can short circuit or start a fire if exposed to water.

Professional roofers in Montreal and Laval

At René Perron Couvreurs, we have the expertise and equipment to detect water leaks in your roof. We can also perform a thermographic inspection of your home to detect irregularities invisible to the naked eye. Contact us today to schedule a professional roof inspection in Montreal.

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