As we move into the cold winter months, it’s natural to have concerns about snow damage. While you may not be able to see it, heavy loads of snow on your roof can take a toll on your home.
Here’s what you need to think about:
· Stress: The heavy weight of snow puts a lot of stress on your roof. The problem only worsens when snow is combined with large ice blocks, as this results in an increase in weight.
· Freeze and thaw: A tiny crack in your roof doesn’t sound like the biggest deal, but it’s likely to turn into one during the winter months. Even a small amount of water can penetrate a tiny crack, thus resulting in a freeze and thaw cycle that can move shingles and cause leaks.
· Ice dams: Depending on the amount of ice and snow that’s melting, dams can form on the edge of your roof. Not only can these tear flashing from your roof, but it also puts your gutters at risk of damage.
The best way to protect against snow damage this winter is to ensure that your roof is in good condition.
If you find anything wrong before the weather takes a turn for the worse, hire a roofing professional to eliminate the issue before it turns into something much more serious.
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