Winter is Here. Is Your Roof Ready?

Winter can be especially hard on your roof. Here at Noah’s Ark Roofing & Sheet Metal LLC, we would like to talk about a few common problems your roof may face during the winter season.

Condensation – When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur. A poorly insulated attic is a prime candidate for formatting condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, damaging the interior structure of your home. To prevent condensation, ensure your attic is properly ventilated. Insufficient ventilation can damage your roof, the decking and encourage ice dams and shorten your roof’s overall lifespan.

Wind – High winds can start to loosen or pick up the edge of shake or asphalt shingles. If you notice loose shingles on your roof, it is best to get them replaced/repaired as soon as possible to prevent additional damage.

Trees – They are beautiful in our yards, but they can also cause damage to the roof. Overhanging tree limbs can scrape the surface of your roof and damage its protective top layer. If branches end up falling onto your roof that can cause problems as well. So, to protect your roof, make sure to trim any branches that come within six feet of your roof.

Icicles – They normally form when we have sunny days and freezing nights. And although they are pretty to look at, they are a danger to your roof. They are often caused by clogged gutters or downspouts and their excessive weight can cause damage to the roof and the gutters.

By watching for these common problems to your roof and calling a professional when you find potential damage, your roof will keep you and your family warm and safe during the winter season.

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