How bad weather impacts your roof
As a homeowner, you might not think about your roof too often until the colder weather months arrive in Michigan. Are you a new homeowner and unsure about how bad weather can impact your roof? Or are you a seasoned homeowner wanting to make sure you make it through another winter season with your roof protecting your family? Whichever category you fall in it’s important to know which details to pay attention to about your roof so that you can feel confident that your roof will continue to protect your home.
If you’re a homeowner in the middle of winter, you might be wondering if snow can damage your roof. The short answer is- yes.
While you might think snow on your roof might mean trouble, it’s actually quite the opposite. A snow-covered roof means that your attic is doing its job, but if you have bare areas within that or melting snow on a cold day this could be a sign of poor insulation or ventilation in your attic. Another thing you will want to keep an eye out for when you have snow on your roof is icicles on your gutters which is another sign that your heat is escaping from your house.
Ice and snow go together when it comes to possible roof problems. When you have snow on your roof followed by a warm sunny day the snow can melt and run into your gutters. If this is followed by a cold night the “snow” in your gutter can freeze overnight and turn into ice in your gutters. This will block your gutters and can even damage them if you don’t take care of them. While it might seem like a hassle to maintain your roof in the winter months, it will be less of a hassle in the long run if you don’t have to replace your roof in the middle of April or March. Don’t let the weather get your roof down!
Rain might be the number one thing that can affect your roofing materials. You should always take notice of any changes in your roof or how rain is draining from your gutters after a hard rainstorm. Even a small leak or crack in your gutter can turn into a problem if not looked at or taken care of properly. The number one telltale sign something might be wrong is if the rain isn’t running off your roof.
Michigan weather can be hard on your roof, and rain and snow can cause damage if your roof isn’t maintained properly. With the right maintenance routine and professional repairs or replacements when needed, you can keep your home safe and dry
We hope that these tips help you feel more confident in keeping your roof damage-free during the winter season in West Michigan.
Our professionals at Jobson Roofing are here to help you make the best decisions for one of your biggest investments, your home. We’ve been serving the Greater Grand Rapids area for decades , and we’re ready to help you! Whether it’s time to repair, inspect, or replace your roof, we’re looking forward to making the experience successful and enjoyable for you.
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