Winter weather is particularly hard on your roof so you need to be aware of the different kinds of roof damage. Learning about these problems can help you prevent them and help you take care of your roof better. In this article, Green Tree Home Solutions, the leading residential roofing company in our local area, discusses the types of winter roof damage to watch out for.
Ice dams form when the upper areas of a roof begin to heat up because of inadequate attic ventilation and insulation. This causes the snow to melt and flow down to the edge of the roof where they refreeze, creating an ice dam. This happens over and over and causes the ice dam to become larger. Eventually the melted snow will leak into your home and cause damage. You can prevent this problem by making sure that your attic is properly insulated and ventilated.
Flashing refers to the strips of metal that seal the gaps and joints of your roofing system. Weather damage and strong winds can damage flashing, allowing water to leak into your home. As an expert in custom metal roofing and roof repairs, we can help you deal with damaged flashing. If you notice that your flashing has become loose or damaged, then give us a call as soon as possible.
Condensation forms when warm air comes in contact with a cold surface. This means that an improperly insulated attic is vulnerable to condensation formation during winter. Condensation can lead to mold and mildew growth, damaging the roof, the decking and the interior structure of your home. Always make sure that the insulation and ventilation of your attic is up to par.
Green Tree Home Solutions can help you with your storm damage roof repair and all of your roofing needs. We are known for being terrific problem solvers. We never offer our customers services or products that won’t work for them or that are way beyond their budgets. We also use the latest technologies to provide our customers the home improvement services that they deserve. Call us at 618-767-6430 in Illinois or 314-690-1328 in Missouri, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.