Your roof performs a vital function when it comes to protecting your home and its occupants. Not only does it keep your family warm and comfortable all year long, but it also keeps water and cold air from entering your home and damaging your home’s interior. Many homeowners aren’t completely prepared for the impact on their roof when the heavy snows hit each year. Minor damage can quickly become significant under the weight of snow or ice dams.
At The Construction Group in Woodbury, our expert roofing repair team works with Minnesota homeowners to help them make minor repairs before they become too serious. In this post, we’ll discuss the impact of snow on your roof and how we can help you protect your home from serious damage this winter.
When Winter Precipitation Hits
With the holidays upon us, there are plenty of Minnesota residents wishing for a white Christmas this year. The snow calls to mind warm memories with loved ones sipping hot chocolate and nostalgic winters of long ago. But if your roof isn’t in great shape, it can also cause serious damage once the snow starts to pile up.
A strong roof in good condition will continue to protect your home from lighter snow as it piles up. But with the winds and ice that accompany stronger winter storms, that’s where you can start to see serious problems arise. If your roof begins to accumulate ice dams or you can see lots of icicles hanging from the edge of your roof, there’s a good chance you may need to have your roof checked.
The Impact of Winter Weather on Your Roof
One of the best ways to keep your roof functioning at its top level of performance is to assess and address any potential problems before they arise. Potential points of damage to your roof can be dramatically amplified with any degree of a winter storm, and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re in for our share of them this year. After winter is over, problems that worsen in the snow can become disastrous under the strong winds and heavy rains of spring. This can cause a catastrophic effect on already damaged shingles.
Watch for these signs to determine if your roof is in danger:
● Ice dams
● Missing, bent, or broken shingles
● Leaky roof
Your Twin Cities Residential Roofing Repair Contractors
If your roof is in need of repair, don’t wait until further damage can take place. At The Construction Group, our licensed and certified roofing repair pros can inspect your roof to thwart any problems before you end up out in the cold this season. If you’re a Minneapolis or St. Paul area homeowner, give us a call.
Connect with a member of our roofing repair team by calling us at 651-731-5857. You can also contact us to schedule your roof inspection.