Roofs take the brunt of the Winter weather. It protects you and your family from the elements all year long, but there are ways to help keep it protected this Winter. Your roof can become damaged from winds, hail, excess, snow, and even ice dams. Below, Disaster Cleanup Services will give you some pointers to ensure your roof remains in good shape all winter long.
A missing shingle doesn’t sound like a major problem, but it can lead to one. One missing shingle can cause your roof to leak. Even minor leaks can cause major structural damages, water damages, and mold to your home. Replace any missing shingles before Winter hits.
Cleaning your gutters should always be on your to-do list. A clean gutter ensures no water can back up and cause leaks in your home. It is also important to regularly check your roof during Winter storms. Ice and snow can clog your gutters and damage your roof. Remove any excess ice or snow from gutters and your roof, if possible.
Ice dams can cause major damages to your roof and gutters. Ice dams occur when ice builds up on your roof and then melts, but refreezes almost immediately. This water becomes trapped and causes an ice dam. Ice dams can grow in size and eventually cause water to leak into the walls and roof of your property. If you see an ice dam forming, call a professional to have it removed as soon as possible.
Using heat to melt snow and ice from your roof is always a good option. There are many different options out there for roof snow melting. If you decide to go with this option, have a professional installation. The installation must be done correctly for it to work.
If you do end up with damages to your roof this winter, never hesitate to call a disaster cleanup company to help with the water damages. It is important to remove water from your property before it causes damages and mold growth!