Urgent Roof Repair Response

On 20th Jan 2021, there was a storm that hit Edmonton and its surrounding areas. "Edmonton fire rescue service" received 100+ storm-related calls between 7:15 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. Those calls included downed trees and power lines, as well as roof collapses.

Wind gust recorded in Alberta as bellow (Km/hr)

Edmonton Namao91 Km/hr
Edmonton Villeneuve93 Km/hr
Edmonton S. Campus96 Km/hr
Edmonton International Campus107 Km/hr
Whitecourt128 Km/hr
Mundare93 Km/hr
Slave lake107 Km/hr
Stettler106 Km/hr
Lethbridge130 Km/hr

source: Global news

During this critical situation, the Best Top Roofing team worked very hard to fulfill all roof-related emergency repair calls. We served over 100s of roof repair calls within that week. Strong winds and snowfall damaged many roofs and lead to leaks. 

Tips for every home or business owner should follow after the storm hit their property:

  • After the storm has passed through, go outside and estimate the possible roof damage.
  • Keep your roof in good condition, because even a small leak causes a big problem for you and your roof in the future.
  • The major dangers of the storm are debris falling on the roof and deterioration of your shingles. This will damage the roof. Due to the high force of the wind, shingles can be lifted, come off, get punctured and leave an open spot for leaks.
  • As roof damage from wind storms isn’t always obvious, especially in the case of missing flashing in the crevices in your roof, it’s important to do a thorough inspection after strong winds in your area.
  • Performing a thorough inspection after a hail storm/wind or snow strom and knowing what to do after a damage has occured can help you avoid the common pitfalls that come along with various strom /hail roof damage.
  • Mold, rot, leaks and structural damage are all signs of rain damage and indicators that your roof may need to be replaced.

Roof damage identification might look like:

  1. Shingle condition: Missing shingle is sure sign of roof damage. But, also pay attention to the granule buildup on shingles for early signs of damage.
  2. Missing flashing: Check the edges of the roof and skylights, vents and chimneys.
  3. Loose or pealing sealant along those same penetration points.
  4. Water damage in the attic or along the ceiling.
  5. Granules deposit in eavtroughs.

Sometimes signs of damage are not that simple that a non-roofing expert can identify it. It is always a good idea to call a professional roofing expert to inspect the roof after a storm hit.

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About Roof warranty and its coverage

When a new roof is purchased, it comes with its own warranty. But all roof warranties are not the same. In fact, many homeowners learn the hard way that most roof warranties only cover the cost of materials or just manufacturer or installation defects not weather-related issues. Whether you or your insurance provider will cover the damages, it is always best to work with experienced professional roofers through each step of the respective roof repairs or replacements. Emergency roof repairs can be major processes and should always be handled by a skilled roofing contractor. We are professional roofers in Edmonton, working diligently to make sure that clients are completely satisfied, from the initial inspection to the finishing touches of the repairs. We are available 24/7 to inspect, repair and or replace your damaged roof. (In emergency only)

Our dedicated team repaired 100s of roofs and received many thumbs up and reviews during this storm strike in Edmonton in January. We were able to reach out and conduct all the roof repairs within 48 hours of the call.

We are happy to publish some of the reviews here.