In the winter removal of snow and ice from your property is a must. Unfortunately, most homeowners decide not to remove the snow and ice from the roof that has the most significant impact on the structural integrity of your house. One big snow storm and it can very easily result in thousands of dollars in repairs. Here are a couple ways Niego Brothers Roofing suggests you keep your roof safe during the winter.
HIRE AN INSURED PROFESSIONAL TO GET RID OF IT
It’s can be very dangerous to get on a roof especially when your roof is covered in snow and ice. When your roof needs to get work done, hire a professional roofer in your area that is insured to take care of it. Once a major snow storm sweeps through your area a professional roofer will remove the great weight of the snow safely. Making the mistake of trying to remove the snow from your roof with salt or chemicals can me a costly one. It will cause direct damage to your shingles and may even start to cause the gutters to erode. Odds are you will end up doing more harm than good if you try to remove the snow this way.
BE AWARE OF THE SIGNS OF ROOF DAMAGE
Once you get a couple inches on your roof ice build up becomes a real problem without you being aware. The snow will melt during the day but refreeze at night when the colder temps swing around. You want to pay close attention to make sure nothing is happening with your roof. Some interior symptoms from snow and/or ice damage may include:
- Interior wall cracks
- Visible water leaks
- Creaking sounds inside your house
- Sagging ceilings
- Jammed doors
Ice and snow damage can be prevented in most cases. Hopefully after reading this blog post you will be more informed for the next time a storm comes through. If you are reading this article thinking to yourself
“Man I may need to get my roof inspected” Call Niego Brothers Roofings today for your 100% Free No Obligations inspection 708-300-3076.