We are starting to get leak calls this week because of rain. But this is nothing compared to what’s around the corner…
The First Fall Storm
Condo Corporations often under-estimate the damage the sun has done to their roof. Summer time is dry so roof vulnerabilities go unnoticed. We are bracing ourselves because we know from over 30 years of experience that when the first storm of fall hits our phones ring all day and night. Roof leaks are always bad after a dry, hot summer. The first fall storm is when all the roof vulnerabilities show.
UV Rays Break Down Roof Membranes
Day after day of sun is hard on a roof. They have layers of protection, but those layers break down over time. Roofs that may already have issues get worse. Roof cracks form, caulking dries and wears down, granules dry out and don’t stick as well, making them easier to get displaced.
Timing is Important
Get an assessment before the storms come. We recommend roof maintenance at this particular time of year to strengthen and protect roofs from the harsh weather that’s coming. Getting the roof repair done after the storm will cost more than the maintenance that prevents it. For example, renewing caulking on a vent is much easier and quicker to do than making a repair after a leak, which would also cause water damage to both the building and its contents.