Winter can be a brutal time for every home, especially if you live in an area that sees snow and ice during this time of the year. This is especially true for your roofing system as the season poses several threats that can damage it. With that in mind, roof repair pros say it’s best that you know what these threats are so you can be prepared to face them.
Here, Carolina Home Specialists tells you what are the common threats that your roofing system can face this winter. Wind Damage The winter season is often accompanied by strong winds and strong winds can easily rip your shingles off from the system itself. With that in mind, make sure to have a professional reinforce your roof before the season is in full swing. Alternatively, if you have plans of replacing the roof anyway, consider investing in shingles of superior quality and can withstand wind speeds of up to 110mph. Leaks Leaks caused by melted snow on your roof can definitely occur if your roof has cracks that aren’t repaired on time. These leaks can easily cause moisture damage to the roof’s overall structure and encourage mold growth. Therefore, before the season arrives, make sure to have a roofer inspect the roof and repair any damage it has to prevent leaks. Attic Condensation Like leaks, attic condensation can cause moisture damage to your roofing system. Oftentimes, it’s caused by poor ventilation in your attic so make sure to have an emergency roof services provider inspect your roof’s ventilation before the winter season is in full swing. If they determine that the ventilation isn’t sufficient for the system, have it upgraded immediately to lessen the risk of attic condensation. Ice Dams Ice dams are the greatest threats that your roofing system can face during the winter season. This is because the ice dam can prevent meltwater from running off your roof, which eventually can penetrate the shingles and cause leaks. Apart from that, they can also cause icicles to form, which can be hazardous for you and your family. Like attic condensation, the solution to this is the proper ventilation of the roof. Need a professional that offers a reasonable roof estimate? Look no further than Carolina Home Specialists, your leading provider of roof replacement and installation. Give us a call at (336) 740-9915 or fill out our contact form for a free quote.