Back to Winter - Preventing Water Ingress in Calgary Homes
The main reason for damage and degrading of buildings and building materials is because they are affected by water. Water ingress is a serious concern, and it is extremely important that all buildings be built as watertight as possible to avoid water damage to the structure.
Causes of Water Ingress
Most commonly, defects to the building structure are what allows water to enter into the building. These defects must be fixed as soon as possible to avoid potential structural damage. Here are some of the common causes of water ingress that should be watched out for:
- Blocked Gutters
- Missing or broken roof shingles
- Faulty flashing
- Deteriorated bricks
- Cracked or broken pipes
- Internal condensation
- Plumbing defects
- Improper ventilation
To prevent water from entering and damaging your home, especially with winter upon us, it is especially important to pay attention to these potential causes of water ingress in your home and to deal with them before damage is caused. The winter months can be especially hard on your home – if you suspect any of the above causes of water ingress of being present in your home, it is best to repair the issues properly before any damage is done.