How Can Melting Snow Cause Problems for Your Roof?

The East Coast recently experienced a sudden bout of snow. Just days later, the sun is now out and the ice is melting. While we are grateful for the beautiful weather, we are also always aware of how melting snow might impact our roofs.

If your gutters are clear and your roof is in good shape, you probably have nothing to worry about. However, if you start to notice any kind of leaks or water pooling on the roof, you will definitely want to take action.

When gutters are clogged up or not working properly, water can not flow down and away from your roof. This causes puddles on top of your roof that can put pressure on your shingles. If the water were to refreeze, this could cause ice dams. This is partly why it is so important to make sure your gutters are in good shape. If you notice any issues with your gutters, immediately clean them or call a professional for help. If your gutters are broken, make sure to get them replaced so they can properly redirect water away from your roof.

If you happen to notice any leaks at all, this could be a sign that either your gutters are not working right, or maybe you have a gap in your shingles. This would be the time to immediately call a professional to come and take a look at your home to find the cause of the problem. If your roof needs to be patched up or replaced, you will want to do this as soon as possible to avoid further issues.

Taking care of your roof means staying on top of every possibility and being aware of what can happen. If you ever have any questions, please give us a call and we would be happy to answer them for sure or even set up a free consultation or inspection.


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