Common winter roof problems and fixes
The winter months can really take a toll on your roof. Between snow, ice, wind and the freezing temperatures, winter can be brutal to your home and your roof is where your home gets hit hardest.
It is a good idea to get your roof checked out before winter but here are some typical winter weather roof problems and how you can get them fixed:
Roof flashings are what are used to help protect the edges of your roof and are made out of aluminum. You can find them around chimneys and vents and piping on your roof. Winds, rain and snow can loosen the flashings and cause them to rip and tear. It is better to get your roof inspected to fix these now because they are inexpensive to replace and they can cause a lot of damage and problems otherwise.
Quick Fix: The easiest way to fix this is to get professional on your roof.
A huge threat to your home is if your gutters are full of ice, which causes a big problem when snow and ice melts on your roof and it ends up forming pools on your roof. The water can then infiltrate your shingles, causing a destructive path to your walls and ceilings inside your home.
Quick Fix: Cleaning your gutters of excess leaves and debris before a big winter storm comes will help prevent some of these problems. Besides this, it is hard to to prevent an ice dam. However, you can prevent damage from occurring by getting your roof regularly inspected and having quality materials such as ceiling insulation and an effective roof ventilation system.
These tips should help keep your roof in better condition to last a long and wet winter. When you are looking for a professional to help make these fixes, give us a call Adamstree Roofing at (816) 606-7393!. We will help get your roof winterized!