4 Common Winter Roofing Problems to Watch Out For

Roofers

‘Tis the season for snow sleet, ice, and problems with roofing.

During the winter season, roofers see a high influx of business, especially for those who have not properly had their roofs serviced the previous year.

During the wintertime, when your roof may be iced over, it’s hard for roofers to fix the problem. But before it’s too late, you should know the signs of common winter roof problems:

  1. Condensation: When warm air meets a cold surface, water droplets will form. Attics are prime spots for condensation to occur, which is often what leads to that wet, musty smell. Condensation can lead to mildew or mold, which can affect the structure of your home as well as make you sick if you breath it in. Be sure to properly ventilate your attic
    When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur. Unfortunately, an improperly insulated attic is a prime candidate for the formation of condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, damaging the interior structure of your home. To prevent condensation, ensure your attic is properly ventilated.
  2. Strong winds: Strong winds can be particularly damaging in the wintertime, and may cause asphalt shingles to loosen up. If you start noticing your shingles peeling up or falling onto the ground, call a roofing company immediately.
  3. Icicles: Sunny days and freezing temperatures can cause icicles to forma long the edge of your roof. And while thy look really cool, they can be dangerous for both your roof, people, and pets. Icicles can get pretty large and heavy, and when they call they have the ability to puncture any object below it, and may also carry the wight of your shingles or your gutter down too. When icicles start to form, try to knock them down with a shovel.
  4. Falling tree limbs: With the weight of a heavy blanket of snow, trees become far less stable. Icicles and strong winds can also have effect on how stable a tree may be in the winter. If you have a tree near your house, make sure that you keep an eye on the snow and ice it’s accumulating. Even if it normally doesn’t blow close to your home, winter winds can carry snow and ice towards you,causing unexpected damages.
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