If you’re a proud home owner, you probably know by now that snow can be your home’s worst enemy in the winter. Many roofing problems come out once the heavy snows and record cold temperatures hit our beloved Delaware and the surrounding areas. Harsh winter can wreak havoc on a roof, especially if it is reaching the end of its life expectancy.
There are several roofing problems that can occur during this time of year which could lead to costly roof repairs. Read along to see what those are and whether you need to seek help now!
4 COMMON WINTER ROOFING PROBLEMS
- Accumulated snow and ice. The thaw and refreeze process can be disastrous for your roof’s integrity. When this cycle occurs, it could allow for water to seep into any cracks or faulty flashing and freeze. Result? Bigger cracks and leakage from your roof!
- Improperly insulated attics. Condensation of hot and cold air can lead to mold and mildew damage. You van avoid this by properly ventilating your attic. Read more about it here.
- Thermal roofing shock. It occurs when the sun heats your roof’s surface during the day and the night temperature dips below freezing. In result, the older roof membranes lose the tensile strength and their ability to expand and contract.
- Debris overload in your gutters. Failure to clean out the leaves and debris that builds up in gutters and downspouts in the fall can lead to a icicle formations. Those are not only dangerous to people, but their excess weight can cause gutter and roof damage.
While we all would like to stay inside and enjoy the warmth during cold winter days, these winter roofing problems are not to be neglected! If you’re experiencing any of the issued mentioned above, contact Ferris Home Improvement as soon as possible. We are roofing contractors in Delaware who have been voted the best ROOFING contractors in Delaware for the past two years! Needless to say, we can help you with any roofing problems and preventative maintenance.
Wishing you a wonderful start to the new year, 2017!
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