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Most Common Winter Roofing Problems

The Winter season is here, and it can be tough for roofs. All the snow, ice, and sleet that accumulate on your roof during this season have nowhere to go but down! Many winter weather problems arise from this accumulation, such as clogged drains, wet insulation, etc.

Here are the most common winter roofing problems.

Top 8 Winter Roofing Problems

Clogged Drains

Water can accumulate and freeze in your gutters if not draining properly. When drains are clogged, it could lead to a clogged gutter or even damage the pitch of your roof.

Wet Insulation

Insulation is installed immediately beneath the membrane of the roof. When a leak causes water to seep through the outer membrane and saturate the insulation underneath, the roof suffers several levels.

Damaged Shingles

Shingles damaged by UV rays, wind, or hail will be more susceptible to damage during winter weather. If your roof is already in bad condition, it could lead to leaks and water damage.

Debris

Snow, ice, and debris can accumulate on your roof throughout winter. If this is not cleared off regularly, it could lead to leaks and other problems with the structure of your home.

Winterizing Your Home

Even if you have a star-rated energy-efficient furnace or boiler system in place for warmth, you can still save money by winterizing your home. Sealing off air leaks, adding insulation, and using storm windows are a few ways to keep them warm and cold out.

Condensation

When warm air comes into contact with a cold surface, moisture will form. Condensation is sure to occur in an inadequately insulated attic, which can result in mold and mildew growth inside your house’s structure.

To prevent condensation, make sure your attic is well ventilated. Inadequate ventilation can harm your roof, decking, and roof lifespan by half due to ice dams and reduce the life of your roof.

Strong Winds

When wind speeds rise high enough, shake, and asphalt shingles may start to loosen. This is especially dangerous if you have a steep roof.

If you experience high winds, check your gutters and downspouts for damage or debris clogging that could lead to water leakage into the home. Inspect your shingles after wind storms.

Ice Dams

Ice dams are formed when the snow melts from heat escaping through the attic windows/vents, then refreezes at the edge of your roof.

Ensure that you have insulation in place to prevent ice dams and protect against water damage. You can also consider having an expert inspect your gutters for debris or other problems which could lead to leakages and damage during the winter.

Avoid Winter Roofing Problems With Super Roofers

Don’t let a little snow and ice cause big problems with your roof. Super Roofers offers high-quality workmanship at affordable rates, so you can make sure that all of your roofs are winter-ready.

We offer free inspections to determine what needs to be done on each home or business property. Get in touch with us today.

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