Winter can bring harsh conditions, and few things are as impacted by it as your roof. Snow, ice, and freezing rain can all lead to costly repairs, but the experts at Dependable Construction & Remodeling in Fairborn, Ohio, can make sure it’s prepared for winter weather.
The first step in prevention is knowledge. Here are five common roofing problems that arise during the winter months:
Icicles: These shards of ice might look cool, but not only are they dangerous to people and pets, but they can harm roofing and gutters, too. To prevent them, make sure your gutters are free of debris.
Tree Limbs: Overhanging tree limbs can scrape the surface of your roof, especially if they’re weighed down by snow or ice. Keep trees trimmed if they come within six feet of your roof.
Condensation: If warm air meets a cold surface, it causes condensation. An improperly insulated attic is susceptible to condensation in winter, which can lead to mold, mildew, and a decaying structure.
Excessive Snow: Roofs are designed to withstand the weight of snow, but ice is heavier. So is wet snow, and when your roof is covered by excessive amounts, it poses a slight risk to your structural integrity. An inspection is a good idea to verify bad workmanship and inadequate drainage hasn’t made your roof vulnerable.
Ice Dams: Ice dams occur when heat rising from your interior collects in the attic and begins melting the snow. Melting water runs down the slope, only to refreeze at the overhang, often causing backup underneath shingles and into the interior of a home.
Dependable Construction & Remodeling specializes in roof repair and vinyl siding, and its staff of experienced technicians can prepare your house for any of winter’s harsh threats. Workers can inspect and clean your gutters, look for vulnerable areas in your roofing, and make recommendations on repairs without any obligations. Don’t rely on just any roofing company. Call Dependable Construction & Remodeling at (937) 318.9572 to discuss your situation, or visit us online.