Protecting Your Roof: Building Performance Roof Service for Water Leaks, Water Pooling, and Freezing Damage

Oct 18, 2023 | Building Performance, Blog

Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home or commercial building. It provides shelter, insulation, and protection against the elements. However, it is also one of the most vulnerable parts of your structure, constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions. Water leaks, water pooling, and freezing damage can all compromise the integrity of your roof, leading to costly repairs and potential structural damage. That’s where Krahn’s Building Performance Roof Services come into play, offering exhaustive investigation and  comprehensive solutions to safeguard your roof against these common issues.

Water Pool on Building Performance RoofThe Impact of Water Leaks, Water Pooling, and Freezing Damage

Water Leaks: Water leaks are often insidious and can result from various sources, including damaged shingles, deteriorated flashing, or poor sealing around roof penetrations. Left unchecked, water leaks can lead to rot, mold, and damage to your building’s interior. This can affect your property’s structural integrity and result in high repair costs.

Water Pooling: Water pooling occurs when water accumulates in depressions on your roof due to poor drainage or improper design. Over time, water pooling can lead to roof membrane degradation, membrane punctures, and even structural damage. Moreover, stagnant water on your roof can contribute to a breeding ground for pests and vegetation growth.

Freezing Damage: In colder climates, the freeze-thaw cycle can wreak havoc on your roof. Water infiltrates small cracks and crevices, expands when it freezes, and contracts when it thaws. This repeated cycle can cause materials to weaken, crack, or separate, ultimately compromising your roof’s performance and longevity.

Krahn’s Building Performance Services

Krahn is a trusted name in the engineering industry, known for its commitment to building excellence and quality. We design our buildings to prevent water leaks and pools and to prevent damage from freezing, but sometimes these happen anyway. If you suspect some damage, our skilled thermographic imaging team can help detect these issues and get our skilled engineers to design a new solution for your building.

  1. Roof Inspections: Krahn’s team of experts conducts thorough roof inspections to identify potential issues and vulnerabilities, such as damaged shingles, worn-out flashing, poor drainage, or evidence of water pooling. Our knowledgeable team uses thermographic imaging to detect damp spots in the roof that indicate the presence of invisible damage that you may not be aware of. These inspections are crucial for early detection and prevention of costly problems down the road.

Thermographic image of a home showing evidence of moisture.

  1. Roof Repairs: Krahn’s skilled technicians can identify the potential risks to your building integrity and provide the consulting needed for contractors to perform repairs that will benefit your building for years to come.


  1. Drainage Solutions: Proper drainage is key to preventing water pooling on your roof. Krahn’s experts can design efficient drainage systems that channel water away from your roof, protecting it from potential damage.


  1. Winterization Services: For clients in areas prone to freezing temperatures such as the frigid winters in Alberta, Krahn provides winterization services, including measures to prevent ice dams and ensure your roof can withstand the challenges of the freeze-thaw cycle.

Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements, and Krahn’s Building Performance Services are your best ally in protecting it from water leaks, water pooling, and freezing damage. Their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to quality ensure that your roof will remain in optimal condition, providing lasting protection for your home or business. Don’t wait until issues arise; invest in the proactive services offered by Krahn to secure the longevity and performance of your roof.

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