Roof Leak Repair

An efficient roofing system will not cause water infiltration. If your roof leaks, one of its components is the cause of the problem. Only a professional roof repair can prevent water from spreading throughout the building. Without effective repairs, there are major damage risks for your entire property. You must act quickly.

Our roofing specialists are available throughout the Greater Montreal area for roof repairs. We offer various quick and professional pitched roof services, no matter your budget or the repairs required.

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Water infiltration from the inside

Some signs of water infiltration inside your home include stains on the ceiling, peeling paint, damaged ceilings or wet floors.

Water infiltration from the roof

The siding lifts, shingle sheets are spaced apart or blown off by the wind, or the sealant around roof openings is deteriorated. Roof damage can lead to leaks and needs to be treated.

Water infiltration from the attic

Condensation or moisture in the attic can cause many problems: mold, blackened plywood, black streaks on the joists, a leaky roof, tarnished or compacted insulation wool.

Mechanical water infiltration

Signs of moisture or condensation may be caused by a mechanical problem such as a poorly connected fan that expels air into the attic (bathroom, kitchen).

What are the signs of water infiltration?

Many homeowners first notice the signs of a leaky roof inside the house. There are 3 main signs:

  • The most obvious sign is the water running from the ceiling when it rains. However, a roof leak sometimes shows less obvious signs.
  • Water stains appear on ceilings or walls. If you notice this, it is time to inspect the roof.
  • The smell of mold or mildew is also a sign of a roof leak.

There are also clear exterior signs:

  • You may see sagging or discoloured soffits and fascias.
  • If you go on your roof, you may notice that parts of it are soft or spongy beneath you.
  • Some weather conditions tend to lead to roof leaks. If temperatures drop significantly, you may encounter ice barriers on the roof. If your roof leaks immediately after a period of frost, your roof cannot withstand ice.

Take photos with your phone at the slightest sign so that you can document them for home insurance purposes. We then recommend that you consult with your insurance company to determine if the damage is covered. If so, they will inform you of the measures to be taken and help you with the necessary procedures.

If you notice any of these signs, you can contact roofing specialists such as Couvreurs Duro-Toit and take action yourself while waiting for the roofers to arrive.

What are the solutions for roof leaks?

Our team can determine the exact cause of a roof leak. They will then prepare an adequate solution to repair the leak and give your roof a second life.

Sometimes, the damage is minor, so our roofers can change only the defective materials. When the damage is major, a complete intervention may be necessary. Contact us if you want to undergo a permanent roof leak repair.

However, we would like to remind you that roof maintenance will extend its longevity and keep your property's integrity in good condition, thereby preventing water infiltration. This is less expensive and faster than repairing a defective roof.

Do not leave anything to chance. Have your roof inspected before and after the cold season. This is the only way to guarantee your roof system's long-term efficiency.

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