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Leaky Condo in Alberta, Canada?

September 18th, 2014 | in Leaky Condos

Protect Yourself and Your Investment with a Licensed Contractor for Your Wet Weather Repairs

leaky condo repairThe building envelope refers to structural elements of a building, including the foundation, walls, and roof, that protect the interior of the home from the elements. The manner in which the building envelope is constructed and maintained has a tremendous impact on energy efficiency, weather-proofing, and the lifespan of the property.

The value and lifespan of your condo rests on its ability to withstand weather extremes. Water damage is insidious; it can start slowly in hard to detect areas and, over time, undermine the integrity of your condo, causing extensive and expensive damage. Stories abound of retirement funds and savings accounts wiped out over costly repairs that could have been avoided if action was taken by a licensed professional ahead of time.

A Worthy Profession

A licensed Alberta contractor is trained and experienced in detecting and effectively treating the kind of leaks your Alberta condo may experience over the years. A contractor is a licensed professional who is versed in modern building practices and the vital safety and building codes designed to keep your condo weathering the elements year after year.

DIY?

Some condo owners are tempted to try to fix a leak themselves or hire a “handyman" to do the job. But while saving money by just replacing a roof tile here or applying some caulking there might seem the “easy" and inexpensive option, you may just be putting a band-aid on a much bigger problem. And Condo property managers understand the importance of dealing with leaks and hiring the right person for the job.

A contractor will be able to evaluate your condo's building envelope - the structures that include the roof, windows, and walls, and provide climate control and weather resistance - and make an assessment of what repairs need to be made. You may not need a lot of work. A licensed Alberta contractor will be able to tell you exactly what is needed, when the work needs to be done by, and give you a cost estimate ahead of time.

Don't let a leaky roof or window go untreated and undermine the value and livability of your condo. Contact a licensed Alberta contractor today.


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