As winter sets in, icy and snowy weather becomes inevitable. While this can be beautiful, if you’re a homeowner, you’ll want to protect your roofing system from winter damage. Heavy and thick snow can spell doom for a roof that has already sustained damage from recent weather conditions.
From removing snow to insulating your attic, Crown Roofing LTD gives you three ways to protect your home from Nature this season.
Remove snow from your roof and gutters. Snow removal is a must to protect your roof, especially with the winter conditions we experience here in Vancouver. Most systems can only hold up to four feet of snow before the roof gets stressed. Affected roofs can cause leaks, resulting in stained ceilings and warped walls. Hiring a roofing company to rake your roof and clear your gutters of snow can help prevent not just overloading on your system, but also the accumulation of dangerous ice dams.
Add attic insulation. Sometimes, you have to start inside in order to keep your roof protected from winter damage. Attics with insufficient insulation can cause moisture to seep into cracks and then freeze. This will widen the gaps, potentially resulting in leakage and mold problems.
Keep an eye on surrounding trees. Did you know that trees are among the most common causes of roof damage? A branch blown on the wind can be strong enough to pierce or completely tear shingles. If it’s heavy enough, it can cause an area of your roof to cave in, leading to significant structural damage and injuring occupants. Avoid weather-related tree damage on your roof by keeping nearby trees well-groomed so they aren’t hanging over your system. If you need help repairing your shingles, turn to an expert roofing contractor right away.
Looking for a professional roofer? Look no further than Crown Roofing LTD. We offer complete roofing services, from repairs and maintenance to complete installations. To schedule a FREE estimate, call us at (604) 370-6288, or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding areas.