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Winter weather is here, and so are the devastating storms. Winter storms can really damage your roof. Your roof takes the brunt of the elements all year long. Your roof keeps you and your family safe from ice and snow. However, your roof can become covered in ice and snow, causing major problems. From major leaks to caved in roofs, winter can cause devastating damages.

Ice Dams

Ice dams can be very dangerous, as they are not only heavy but can fall from your roof. Ice dams are created from snow that melts and then refreezes. As this happens, it creates a large piece of ice that continues to grow. Once the melted snow has nowhere to go, it can get into your attic and inside the walls of your home. The best way to prevent ice dams is through clean gutters and downspouts. It is also important to have the snow removed from your roof on a regular basis.

Snow Load

Snow can weigh a lot. Your roof is built to hold only so much weight, and as more snow falls, it can create cracks in your roof. This can result in water and structural damages. If there is a lot of snow on top of your roof, have a professional remove the snow as soon as possible. 

If you do have roof damages, it is important to call a disaster cleanup company that specializes in water damages. As the snow and ice melt, it will continue to leak inside your home. Over time, this can cause mold, structural rot, and water damages. Water damages can cause major issues if not handled quickly. Disaster Cleanup Services has the proper equipment to remove the water from your home and begin water damage restoration to return your home to its original shape.