How Winter Affects Your Roof

As soon as winter comes creeping around the corner, most people worry about their roofs. If your roof is not maintained properly, you will have to spend thousands on the repair cost.

Most people are looking for the tips that will help them to protect their roofs from winter damage. However, it is important that you know the type of damage that can be done to your house before you can know the prevention tips.

Ice Dams

Once the snow start to accumulate on your roof it will soon turn into blocks of ice that will cause the production of ice dams. This is a dangerous situation because ice dams can cause the formation of cracks in your roof, meaning you will have to wait for the winter to go away to get your roof repaired or a roof replacement.

Gutter Blockage

One of the most common issues that people have to deal with is the gutter blockage.

  • Snow can accumulate into the gutters
  • You cannot remove the blocks of ice without damaging your roof
  • Waiting means that damage to your roof will be increased
  • You should continuously remove the snow so it will not block the gutters

Snow Loads

If you have to deal with two to three months of snowfall every year, it means that the snow will start to build up on your roof. It will be hard to remove and as the amount of the snow increases on the roof. It will enhance the burden on the roof and if your roof material is not of good quality it might fall.


If there is snowfall and the suns come up within few days, you will notice that the roof will start to leak. It will first enter the attic and which might lead to the production of mold in the house. Mold can lead to serious health issues.

Water Dripping From the Roof

When the ice dams are formed on the roof, they cause the water from the icicles to drip onto the floor. In this way when water will freeze the floor will get slippery. If you do not walk on the floor properly you might slip, and can incur serious musculoskeletal injuries that might be hard to recover from.

Protect Your Roof in Spring

When the spring comes, the snow on your roof will start to melt. This might increase the existing damage because the water might easily get into your house. It is important that you hire licensed roofing contractors because they are the only ones who can help you protect your roof for the winter season. Rock Solid Exteriors are roofing contractors with over 25 years experience, licensed and insured with the best roofer ratings online. They will help you protect your home with the best roofing materials backed with a lifetime warranty. We have Insurance Claim Specialists available. Call today for a free consultation: 800-ROOF-PRO. Protect your roof throughout the coming year with Michigan’s roofing experts here at Rock Solid Exteriors.

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