Branches that are hanging over your roof are at risk of snapping during severe weather and falling on your roof, causing significant damage. This hazard is increased during winter months, as heavy snow and ice can add weight to tree branches that the tree cannot hold. We advise having a tree assessment done in the fall. A certified arborist will be able to tell which branches put your roof in danger and trim them back. Leaves and needles from trees can also cause damage by trapping rain. This moisture can seep into your shingles and eventually start to rot the wooden beams in your roof. It’s important to have tree debris regularly removed from your roof.
Your home is comfortable, warm, safe and inviting. This attracts critters such as mice, squirrels, possums, raccoons, bats, birds, and insects. In order to gain access to your home, these animals will gnaw through roofing material. Although this is by no means an easy feat for most animals, once a point of entry has been created, the creatures will not stop coming. The amount of damage these pests can do to your home once inside is endless. Have a regular roof inspection done by a certified roofer, and keep an eye out from the ground by walking around your property and looking for any loose roofing material on the ground.
Gutters redirect rainfall away from the home. Gutters that are damaged or clogged prevent rainwater from running off of your roof. This excess moisture can lead to rotting wood, roof leaks, and mold infestation. It’s a common problem we see, and can be very costly to fix once the wooden beams have been affected.
As New Englanders, severe winter weather comes as no surprise to us. Unfortunately, harsh winters can be tough on our roofs. Although it’s usually rare, we have seen portions of roofs collapsed due to an accumulation of heavy snow. This is why it’s very important to regularly clean the snow off of your roof. If you start to see more than a foot of snow accumulating, it’s a good idea to call in the experts to start removing it.