We have all felt the brutality of winter this year, but we are not the only ones suffering from the harsh weather. Your home’s roof has also been suffering. Waiting to repair or replace your roof until the weather warms up may sound wise, but it risks further damage. It is important to tackle this issue early on, as this can save you a great deal of money and stress. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common issues that could be facing your roof this winter.
Excessive Snow Accumulation
All roofs are different, and each can only withstand a certain amount of snow accumulation. It is important to know how much snow your roof can handle, as too much accumulation can severely damage it. Excessive snow can also cause minor damage, such as leaks, but even they can be expensive to fix and can also cause damage to the interior of your home.
Icicles are another avoidable risk. Not only can they harm your roof, but they can potentially harm people walking underneath if they happen to break off the gutters. Prevent icicles from forming by sealing up rooftop leaks. By doing so, you will be protecting both your roof and the people underneath.
When excessive snow builds up on your roof, your attic is at risk for potential damage. The moisture will find its way to your attic and could potentially cause the wood to rot or grow mold. You can solve this by having proper ventilation installed and by having any leaks repaired.
Adding to Existing Issues
If you have an older roof, or a damaged one, it may not be ready for the winter ahead. With the excessive wind and moisture, your roof’s previous ailments may increase. If you feel that your roof will not hold up through the rest of the winter, we highly recommend a roof repair or roof replacement.
About Bachman’s Roofing, Building and Remodeling, Inc.
Our residential division at Bachman’s Roofing, Building & Remodeling Inc. offers roof repairs and replacements for residential properties. Every roof’s snow capacity is different. Some roofs can handle great volumes of snow, while others experience structural or ice-related problems after only a couple inches. Our goal is to keep your roof and family safe. For more information about Bachman’s Roofing and their services, please call 1-800-922-5818 or visit BachmansRoofing.com.