During the winter you should always remove snow and ice around your property promptly. However, many homeowners neglect to remove snow and ice from the one place where it matters most: the roof. An abundance of snow might result in substantial damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Here are simple ways to keep your roof safe during the winter.
Hire a Professional to Get Rid of It
It’s dangerous to get on a roof when you don’t have professional training. Any time your roof needs work done you should hire a professional roofer in your area to handle it. After a major snow storm a professional roofer removes the heavy weight of the snow safely. You do not want to make the mistake of removing the snow yourself with salt or chemicals as they can damage your shingles and possibly cause the gutters to erode. You could end up doing more harm than good when you use salt or chemicals to remove snow on your roof.
Remain Aware of the Signs of Roof Damage
After a snow storm it’s also possible that ice is building up on your roof without you being aware. This is common with the snow melting slowly during the day and refreezing at night. You’ll want to be aware of any signs that something is happening with your roof. Some interior structural symptoms you could experience if your roof is damaged from snow and/or ice include:
- Cracked interior walls
- Visible water leaks
- Sagging ridgeline
- Creaking sounds inside your house
- Drooping ceilings
- Jammed doors
Snow or ice damage on the roof can be prevented, you simply need to know who to call when a snow or ice storm comes. Homeowners should get in touch with our experienced professionals at Andrews Roofing. Fill out our contact us form or call us today at 757-296-0553 for a quote.