The roof on your home is there to protect it from damage and the elements outside. The issue is that the roof can be very effective but that does not mean that it is indestructible. The roof will take on damage from all the weather that is may come up against throughout the year. Over time it can cause some damage to your roof that may require it to be repaired or even replaced. The worst type of weather for roofs is in the winter time. The weather will get cold and the water that may end up on your roof will freeze and cause ice to form. Snow is another way that roofs can be damaged in the winter time. Nickerson Roofing lists how cold weather can affect your roof and how to prevent damage.
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Roof?
If you live in a place that has ice and snow you are susceptible to roofing damage. The ice and snow will fall and that can cause damage to the roof around the lower levels. Another problem is from the weight of the snow on your roof. The snow can continue to pile up and that is a heavy load and that can cause the roof to become damaged and in need of repair. When snow and ice are left on the eaves of your house they can cause the eaves to deteriorate and that can lead to roof leaks that will end up causing damage to the interior of your home. The cold weather will take a serious toll on your roof and you need to make sure that you do what you can to stop as much damage as possible. Another area that can be damaged when your gutters are full of ice and snow too. They can become heavy and when that happens they can break or sag and that can cause leaks to your attic and home.
How Can I Protect My Roof from Snow in the Winter?
When you decide to care for your own roof you could be setting yourself up for injury. Roof maintenance is a serious job and especially in the winter when you are dealing with snow and rain. The snow and rain can be dangerous especially when you are up high on a roof trying to clean it off. Another issue when you are dealing with roof cleaning is that you may not have the correct tools. If you use the wrong tools and equipment you could cause damage to the shingles. The best thing to do is to have your roof maintained and cleared off by a professional.
Roof Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
Nickerson Roofing has the experience and equipment to safely go up on your roof and clear it off as well as check for damage that may need to be repaired. We can also make some suggestions to your roof design that can help the slope to reduce the amount of debris that could build up on your roof and other ways to deal with snow and ice. Call us today!