Winter it rough on your roof. Winter weather of all kinds can wreak havoc on it and there are some common roof problems in winter that may leave you in need of roof repairs. However, you can help manage them if you’re aware of them.
Ice dams occur more often in places where there is heavy snow and ice. Though, if your roof isn’t prepared, more mild snow and ice can cause this problem, too. It happens when the ice on the upper part of your roof melts and flows down, only to freeze at the edge of the roof and gutters, thus preventing good water runoff. The water can then leak into your roof, causing mold, roof rot, and more. The best thing to do is have good ventilation and try to keep that ice and snow off your roof.
When the warm air of your attic meets the cold air outside, you get condensation. If your attic isn’t insulated well enough, this can lead to moisture buildup that may cause damage like mold and mildew. It can damage the interior structure of your house, including your roof. Ventilate your attic well in the winter. It will help prevent this problem, and help you hold onto that heat you’re building with you HVAC system.
Wind and Trees
When the winter winds come, they hit your roof shingles, too. They blow the trees around and any weak limbs could come crashing down onto your roof. Have your roof inspected for strength, and have a trusted roofing expert who can inspect your roof later.
Ask us at Southern Strong Roofing & Construction about how you can protect yourself from common roof problems in winter and call us at 512-987-3277 for roof repairs anytime.