Heavy Snow, Your Roof, and Water Damages

Residential street in winter
Blizzard Damages from Top to Bottom
January 31, 2020
Freezing ice hazard from extreme winter storm conditions

Your roof is the leading line of defense for the interior of your home. The roof is subjected to a lot of different weather, and while it is built to withstand harsh elements, it can become damaged. Winter weather can be severe and cause significant damages to the exterior of your home. Below we will discuss two problems that can cause roof and water damages. It is key that you are prepared for such disasters this time of year.

Heavy Snow

While snow is widespread this time of year, it can become dangerous. Heavy snow can cause hazardous conditions for your property. Snow can be extremely heavy. The heavy snow on your roof can cause structural breakdowns and eventually leaks. If you have recently experienced a snowstorm or possible blizzard, you should have the snow removed from your roof. Roofs have been known to breakdown from the weight of snow. Protect you and your family from roof damages this winter.

Ice Dams

Ice dams are common place during the winter. However, if ignored, ice dams can cause much damage to your home. Once the ice builds up, it traps water. The trapped water, having nowhere to go, will seep into your home. It can seep into your home through your roof or the walls. If this happens, extreme water and structural damages will occur. Most times, you do not notice the damages until it is too late. If the water sits in your walls or attic, it will eventually cause mold damage and rot.

While we are all used to the winter weather, it is important to keep an eye on your property. By simply being aware of your roof and attic, you could save yourself thousands of dollars in water and structural damages.