Avoid Snow & Ice Damage To Your Roof This Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside! While it can be tempting to hibernate and leave all of your roofing woes until the spring, this can lead to catastrophic effects. Claw Roofing understands how brutal ice and snow damage can be to your roof, your gutters, your membranes and more. Continuous freezing and thawing along your roofline can lead to damage due to frequent expanding and contracting. Pooling water can instantly morph into heavy ice overnight, wreaking havoc on your gutters. Hallmark symptoms of winter roof damage to be on the lookout for include:
- Ice Dams
- Ice Sheets Falling From Roof
- Interior Water Staining/Leaks/Damage
- Rusted Flashing
Roof Replacement Prevention
Claw Roofing is your roof replacement and repair specialist Calgary! Snow and ice buildup is often an annual event, until underlying issues such as insulation are addressed. If the heat from the interior of your home rises and melts the snow on your roof, continual freezing and thawing may occur resulting in ice dams. This can damage your roof and lead to expensive repairs and leaks. Poor slope, inadequate ventilation to the attic and mild winter weather all contribute to ice dam accumulation. Common places to check for issues include:
- Exterior Vents
- Sides Of Exterior Walls
- Window Frames
Removing Excess Snow From Your Roof
It can be dangerous and tricky to remove your snow after a heavy dump of the white stuff. Freezing temperatures and slippery driveways are not ideal for using ladders. The freezing and thawing cycle can cause water damage to seep into your home due to melting snow and ice. Some homeowners get up and shovel off their roofs while others may hire professionals to help. Claw Roofing can conduct a roof inspection to help you determine where water is gaining entry and what components need to be replaced to amend the situation. Our team has the experience and the equipment to ensure safety is a top priority for everyone.
Don’t Ignore Your Roof Repair Calgary!
We offer clients a comprehensive report detailing the issues along with our recommendations for fixing. Ignoring your damaged roof components can lead to detrimental side effects for your health and your budget. Water leaks breed mold over time and these airborne spores can become life threatening for people and pets alike. As water takes the path of least resistance, amending a problem in its’ infancy can save you thousands in future repairs. We are committed to providing you with a secure, healthy roof! From residential roofing replacement, to flat roofing and all of your commercial or industrial applications, call Claw for an honest quote!
Preventative Maintenance Is Key For A Happy Roof
We recommend conducting a visual roofing inspection at least twice a year. Spring and fall are ideal times to squeeze in your roof maintenance while removing organic debris from your gutters. If you are not comfortable climbing ladders or cleaning your gutters, we strongly recommend hiring a professional. It may seem unnecessary; however, it doesn’t take long for twigs, leaves, moss, branches, pinecones etc. to accumulate and interfere with your drainage. Standing water, overflows or leaky gutters can put pressure on your foundation and the exterior seals of your home. Interior damage is often visible as water stains along the roof and walls or trailing from windows. Moist drywall loses its stability and can harbour dangerous mold bacteria. Avoid accidentally making your loved ones, employees or pets ill by staying on top of your annual roof maintenance.