4 Reasons to Remove Snow & Ice From Your Roof – Inspect for Leaks After Winter
Why It’s Important to Clear Ice/Snow from Your Roof & Gutters?
- The Heavy Weight of Snow Can Lead to Structural Damage
- Leaving Snow to Melt is Inviting Interior Damage
- A Large Amount of Snow Can Also Damage Gutters
- Trying to remove snow using shovels can be a very tiring exercise
If you live in Farmington or Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, the months of December, January, February, and March can be particularly severe in terms of cold and snow. You can expect at least 10-12 inches of snow per month at this time of the year but as we all know it can be much worse than that. After a snowstorm, people spend hours, and sometimes days, clearing snow from their driveways, sidewalks, and cars. However; many people ignore the snow accumulating on their rooves and gutters which can be very harmful as it can easily damage the roof or gutter. Build up of ice and snow on the roof and gutter can spell big trouble for you as a homeowner.
The Heavy Weight of Snow Layer Can Lead to Structural Damage
You may not think much of a 4-inch layer of snow accumulated on the roof, but it puts heavy stress on your roof. You believe that your roof is strong, but 4 inches of wet, heavy snow can put pressure on the structure of your home. Here are some signs that indicate the snow piled on your roof may be causing structural damage. Jamming doors, sagging, leaks in walls and creaking sounds when doors are closed and opened are all signs of heavy stress on your roof. Contact a licensed and experienced Connecticut roof repair service to check the condition of your roof whenever you experience any of these warning signs.
Leaving Snow to Melt is Inviting Interior Damage
If you are one of those homeowners who think snow will melt on its own, you are inviting interior damage to your house. Brown stains appearing on the ceiling is a sign of melting snow percolating down from the shingles. This leakage can easily damage the interiors of your house. It is better to call roof repair & replacement service as soon as you see these ugly brown stains on your ceiling to avoid further damage to the interior of your home. Water damage can be extremely detrimental to your home.
A Large Amount of Snow Can Also Damage Gutters
Do not take large amounts of ice and snow lightly as they can also cause extensive damage to the gutter around your roof. Leaves and snow can not only choke gutters but also rip and tear them off. To avoid this problem, it is better to contact a reliable and experienced roof repair & replacement specialist.
Trying to remove snow using shovels can be a very tiring exercise
Many homeowners believe they can clear the roof by taking the shovel that they use to clear the driveway. It is not only tiring and time-consuming but also impractical as you cannot identify damage already caused to your roof. The best course of action for you is to call a roofing expert to do the job for you.
While Winter is winding down we thought it would be a good idea for us at Yargueta Construction to share this information with you. This is the time of the year when many homeowners discover damage left by melting snow and ice. With the rainy season rapidly approaching it’s best to contact a roof repair expert before more water seeps into your home. The longer a leak is left untreated the more damage it will cause to your home and the more it will cost you. Water can also cause mold and mildew, a situation you do not want in your home, especially if you have children.
In the event we do get another snowstorm here in Connecticut remember that Yargueta Construction also offers snow and ice removal from your roof. Don’t wait until the damage to your home is beyond control.
Wow! This is so insightful! Something all homeowners should be aware of! Thanks for sharing this!
i just bought my house in May and this is definitely something we’ll have to think about! We noticed an odd leak inside one day when it had rained really hard (sideways) but we figured out the cause and it hasn’t happened since. Guess we’ll find out if there are more issues when it starts to snow
I suppose this why we need to design roofs that wont allow piles of snow to accumulate on them!
Chic on the Cheap
Thanks for sharing. What type of tool do you use when you clear roofs?
A very detailed Tips about roofs. I’m really worried expecially when winter season my roofs are indanger of snow. I really like your tips.