The roof of your home protects you against the harsh Idaho elements, including snow and ice. However, many Treasure Valley homeowners push off getting necessary repairs done until it’s too late, leading to the need for a new roof. That’s why it’s essential to keep an eye out for any problems and contact the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio to fix any of the following issues that may arise this winter.
Water leaks can absolutely destroy your roof. In fact, it’s one of the main things that do. When heavy snowfall begins to melt, it can infiltrate the surface of your roof. The most common signs to look out for include water stains on your ceiling, walls, or floors. That’s why it’s important to have your roof professionally inspected by a Boise contractor to find and repair any potential roof leaks if you think you might have a problem.
Heavy winds can rip the shingles off your roof at any time of the year. However, cold winter winds definitely have the habit of doing more damage than any other season. If your roof is in good shape, the shingles should holdfast. However, if your roof is 10-15 years old, it is at a much higher risk. After a strong winter storm, it’s essential to check your roof for any missing shingles that might have been knocked loose.
Excessive snow can be a catastrophic winter roofing issue. However, it’s not as common. Snow load is a term a Boise contractor uses to refer to the amount of extra weight from snow your roof can handle. If a heavy winter storm dumps large amounts of snow on your roof in a short amount of time, the extra weight can cause serious damage or collapse.
Ice dams are another common roofing issue in which melting snow gets stuck in clogged gutters and re-freezes. This creates a large dam of ice that causes melted water to pool on your roof. With nowhere to drain, this water tends to leak into your roof, causing serious damage. That’s why it’s essential to have your gutters cleaned each fall to make your roof less susceptible to winter ice dams.
When a cold surface meets warm air, condensation will result. This is usually the result of an improperly insulated attic, which can lead to mold and mildew and damage the interior structure of your home. That’s why it’s essential to make sure your attic is properly ventilated to prevent condensation. Additionally, while you may know that attic ventilation helps control the temperature inside your home, you may not realize that improper ventilation can damage your roof, create ice dams, and reduce its overall lifespan.
Pacific Home & Patio
Any of these winter roofing issues could become serious if left ignored. However, if you’re like most
homeowners, you probably don’t want to get up on your roof and make any repairs yourself. That’s why the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio is available to handle your winter roofing emergencies. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 344-5379 today to request a free quote. We would be more than happy to talk with you and help you make informed decisions about your home.