As roofing experts, we can’t stress the importance of removing snow from your roof enough! Snow that is left to continuously build-up can add excessive weight that your roof is not prepared to handle. While a roof is designed to withstand holding a few feet of snow, this added stress on the roof can shorten its lifespan. Having the snow removed can add up to tremendous financial savings in the long run.
Removing snow will also help prevent ice dams. As snow melts on your roof from the attic’s warmth, the water runs along the sides of the roof and re-freezes at the overhang. This traps water and keeps it from draining off of your roof. Unfortunately, this leads to serious water damage to your home.
Icicles should also be removed as soon as possible. They can fall and cause significant injury. It’s important to remove even small icicles as they can become much bigger rather quickly. Icicles are most dangerous when temperatures rise during the day and drop again at night. The warm temperature melts snow, and as the temperature goes back to freezing, this melted snow accumulates on the icicles and re-freezes, causing them to grow in size day by day.
Shifting and sliding snow on the roof can bend roof vents. This is dangerous because when roof vents are blocked, toxic gasses can become trapped inside the property. Additionally, ice poses damage to the wiring on your home. As your local roofing experts, we guarantee that we will remove the snow and ice from your roof with skill and care.