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This winter has been full of winter storms and blizzards. Luckily you are safe inside your home. However, your roof is exposed to all the elements. It is what is protecting you from all the horrible weather happening outside. Your roof takes the blunt of the snow storms and blizzards. Below we are going to tell you about 4 common winter roofing problems and what to look for. It is important to be prepared in case you need a disaster cleanup service.

  • Icicles

Icicles may look really cool, but they actually do damage to your roof. They may damage the wood on your roof as well as your gutters. Icicles are heavy and could pull your gutter down. When the icicles fall, they may also cause broken windows. It is better to prevent icicles from happening. The easiest way to do so, is by keeping your gutters clean.

  • Ice Dams

As ice forms on your roof, it has the potential to melt and them re-freeze. As this happens, it ends up blocking the water from being able to flow. This causes major problems for your roof. Ice dams are not only heavy, but they can cause your roof to break from the weight. Ice dams may also cause flooding in your home. This can cause mold and structural damages. If you have an ice dam, it is important to have it removed by a professional such as disaster cleanup services.

  • Winter Winds

Winter storms come with strong winds. These strong winds can cause singles to become loose and for them to break off. Limbs and trees are also prone to falling thanks to the high winds and heavy ice. To prevent this from happening, it is important to have any dead limbs removed before winter. If you do happen to have a disaster from a fallen tree or broken shingle, give disaster cleanup services a call immediately. They will not only handle the emergency, but will help with your insurance company claims.

If you experience any of the above problems with your roof, it is important to handle it immediately. By having a certified disaster cleanup service on stand-by you are saving yourself a lot of stress and money.