Winter can be a difficult time for a roof, with extreme weather conditions such as heavy snowfall, ice storms, and freezing temperatures. These conditions can cause damage to your roof and lead to leaks, which can cause severe problems for your home if left unaddressed. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the top three issues that
homeowners should be aware of this during winter to keep their roofs in good condition.
1. Ice Dams are a common issue during winter and occur when snow on your roof melts and then refreezes along the eaves. The melted snow can seep into your roof and cause leaks, resulting in water damage to your home. To prevent ice dams, it's important to keep your roof free of snow and make sure that your attic is properly ventilated to prevent heat buildup.
2. Snow Load can be a major issue for roofs during winter, especially for flat or low-pitch roofs. Heavy snow buildup can put a lot of weight on your roof, which can cause damage or even collapse. To prevent this, it's essential to have your roof regularly inspected to ensure that it is strong enough to support the weight of snow and that your roof structure is not compromised.
3. Snow Leaks from water leaking through a roof can absolutely destroy it – in fact, it’s one of the most common things that does. When snow gets trapped on the roof, it slowly begins to melt and infiltrate the surface. The most common areas for snow to get stuck and cause winter roofing problems are around the roof line, by a chimney, or in a valley.
In conclusion, winter can be a difficult time for a roof. To prevent these issues, it's essential to keep your roof free of debris and maintained properly. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your roof remains in good condition throughout the winter and protect your home from damage. Marley Roof Repair is ready to assist with all servicing and maintenance needs. Our professional, trained roofers are available 24/7, 365 ready for when you need them most.