Caring for your roofing system can be a challenge at any time of the year. However, whenever the winter season rolls around, you may notice that the challenge of caring for the entirety of your home is more difficult than usual. In fact, during the winter season, there are three ways the weather can damage your roof.
Here, the roofers of Renovation Team reveal how snow, hail, and ice can damage your roof.
Hail is a weather phenomenon that can occur year round and of the three, it’s the one that can cause the most damage to a roof. Oftentimes, damage from hailstones are pretty evident even from ground level. In fact, hailstones can cause punctures on your roof that can eventually lead to leaks that can compromise its structural integrity. With that in mind, make sure to have your roof inspected after a hailstorm and have the necessary repairs conducted if needed.
While it may sound hard to believe, snow can pose a problem for any roofing system if left unchecked. Not only can it cause leaks on your roof and ice dams on your gutters but if left to pile up on the surface, it can cause your roof to sag and even compromise its structural integrity. Therefore, make sure to have the snow removed from your roof if it piles up too much.
Like snow, ice can build up on certain points of your roof and affect the shingles and its overall structure. This is because not only can the ice cause load issues for the roof and stress its various components but the freeze/thaw cycle can cause moisture damage as well, especially if your roof has hairline cracks that can allow leaks to enter your home.
Make your search for expert roofers easier by turning to Renovation Team, your leading professionals when it comes to roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (636) 939-1061 or fill out our contact form to request a FREE quote. We serve homeowners in St. Louis, Creve Coeur, St. Charles, and other nearby areas in MO.