Winter weather can inflict damage to your roof. Snow, ice and below-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your shingles and other related components, causing several issues that are costly and extensive to fix. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented or mitigated. Expert Contracting, one of the top roofing companies in the area, shares a quick guide on mitigating roof damage during the winter months.
Ensure Proper Attic Ventilation
Obstructions at the vents trap the excess heat inside the attic, raising the roof temperature to above freezing. When this happens, snow starts to melt and flow toward the eaves where it refreezes. This is how ice dams form, and if left unchecked, they get bigger over time. Eventually, icicles form on your gutters while melted snow continues to back up and seep through the shingles. Make sure your roof and attic are well-vented and insulated to lessen the chances of ice dams forming and causing damage.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
Doing this can help prevent an unplanned roof replacement and give you the chance to minimize winter damage on your roof. After all, the snow and freezing temperatures this season brings can worsen any issues that your roof currently has. Get in touch with a trusted roofing company in your area as soon as possible. Expect the team to utilize their years of experience and expertise to identify obvious and hidden roof damage.
Remove Snow Off Your Roof
Most residential roofing systems can handle the additional load placed upon them. A few feet of snow won’t harm your roof, but that doesn’t mean you forget about it for the rest of the winter months. The more your roof collects snow, the greater the strain it has to endure. Albeit rare, a roof collapse can happen if excess snow isn’t removed regularly.
For your roof repair, replacement and maintenance needs, turn to Expert Contracting. With our exceptional team of roofers handling your roof, you can be sure of a long-lasting, weather-resistant investment. Call (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in West Seneca, NY, and the surrounding communities.