How Can Snow and Ice Can Affect Your Roof

Winter is around the corner, and with it, the anticipation of cold weather. Especially snow season, which doesn’t always mean good news for homeowners as snow brings great possibilities of damaging your roof. 

 

Although roofs are made to protect your home from inclement weather, there are multiple ways snow can harm your roofing system in the winter months. Keeping this in mind can help you address potential problems early on and protect your roof. Read on to prevent problems with your roof.

 

3 Ways Ice And Snow May Damage Your Roof


  • Gutter Damage 

Your gutter system is also sensitive to snow and ice damage. Excess snow or melting ice can become trapped in your gutter system. When the water refreezes, it expands and can cause your gutters to crack, burst, or even detach from your home. Ice-clogged gutters can also cause clogs and ice dams to form because they don’t allow water to drain properly. 


  • Freezing and Thawing

The accumulation of snow and ice can cause cracks on your roof. When water seeps into even the smallest cracks, this could pose a major problem for your roof, causing cracks and leaks.  


  • Ice Dams

If enough ice accumulates on the roof, ice dams can form. This is because ice and snowmelt flow down the roof and freeze right at the edge of the roof. Ice dams can cause significant damage to gutters and can even tear off the roof flashing.

 

Bonus Tip

Getting a professional roofing company to check any possible issues with your roof before the winter season will prevent a huge percentage of the damage to your roof. Likewise, contacting an expert before the cold season is vital to repair or replace any material or part of the roof. 

 

Prevent Snow Damages With Our Top-notch Service 

Get you a professional roofer today and call WABO Roofing Systems. We offer a variety of services dedicated to fix, maintain or replace your roof components. On the other hand, if your roof is already suffering from cracks or weather damage, our service is available 24/7, with professionals ready to help and take the stress off your hands. 

 

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