Let’s talk winter. Cleaning off the roof of your home may be the last thing on your mind after a winter storm, but it should be at the top of the list. Snow, ice, and water work as a triple threat to damage your roofing and permeate your home.
If left unmanaged, the snow can pile up until its weight exceeds the load-bearing capacity of your roof, which can lead to cracking, bowing, and eventually roof collapse. Snow and water are also known for re-freezing and creating ice dams that can block your gutters, create leakage points, and leave you with damaged drywall, ceilings, and floors.
Unfortunately, there are no easy or practical alternatives to dealing with snow pile up. But, there are a few ways to minimize the risk and save you money by preventing expensive roof repairs. [Read more…] about Winter Roof Prep 101