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Avoiding Winter Roof Damage

With the stresses of heavy snow impacts, higher energy bills, and the holiday season, the last thing you need is a roof leak repair on top of it all! There’s nothing that can ruin your holiday plans faster than having to deal with an issue on your roof, but the good news is that the team at Roof Plus is here to lend a helping hand to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

That’s why in today’s post we’ll be sharing a few of the most common causes for winter roof damage. Keep reading to learn more!

Protect Yourself From Winter Roof Damage

Although hail has the reputation of causing roof damages, snow, ice, and frost can bring even more serious concerns. Roof Plus wants to help you avoid the most common causes of winter roof damage:

  • Heavy snow– As you know, when snowfall builds on top of existing snowfall, the weight can become tremendous. Wet snow is also particularly heavy. The truth is, not all roofs are created equal and even brand new roofs can collapse under the weight of snow. Be sure your roof is built to handle the weather conditions of your area.
  • Icicles– While icicles can be quite beautiful and accent every picturesque image of winter wonderlands, they can actually be quite harmful. Icicle formations are often a sign that your roof is not properly draining. Be sure that your gutters are not blocked or frozen over and carefully dislodge any icicles that may be precariously hanging over walkways or blocking your roof’s drainage.
  • Ice Dams– Warm shingles and snow have the potential to create a serious problem. When your home’s heat escapes, your roof heats up and melts the snow covered roof. This snowmelt seeps and quickly refreezes into new places. As this happens over time, the ice builds. Once the ice has built up enough, it creates a backup that prevents proper drainage and will eventually seep through your roof and into your home. This disaster can be avoided through proper insulation and ventilation of your attic and gutters.

Get the Help You Need

Minor issues can lead to devastating situations and we never want you to have to suffer from the consequences of improper roof care. If you’re concerned that your roof might not make it through the holiday season, our team can help.

Call us today and trust our team for all of your roof leak repair needs!