When there’s snow, Christmas is just around the corner in Calgary, AB. Truthfully, it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year, but it’s the most dangerous and challenging season for your roof. Severe winter roofing damages are just around the corner, and the best way to stop them is to have scheduled roofing maintenance services from dependable roofers in your area.
Your roof can suffer from one of the following this winter. Consider yourself warned.
Sub-Zero Temperatures Cause Roof Material Damages
Temperatures below zero degrees Celsius will introduce massive damages to your roofing material. Asphalt shingles, metal, clay, and slate tiles can endure in sub-zero temperatures, but they’ll need proper inspections and observations to repair minor or major problems. The cold will aggravate and make sure these problems become much more pronounced.
Ice Dam and Water Damages
The snow that clumps together on your roof will freeze the roofing material and any moisture the air possesses. It will create an ice-like structure that will weigh down and possibly cause enormous roofing damages. Otherwise, it can still leak once the snow melts. Roof heaters are an affordable and convenient way to get rid of ice dams, but you’ll need dependable, professional roofers in Calgary AB to install them efficiently.
Kanga Roof has an excellent list of pre-winter maintenance routines. Read more about them below.
Winter is tough on a house, especially a roof. It gets the brunt of the elements. Wind, cold temperatures, high humidity, and snow and ice all impact your home’s cover, making it more susceptible to leaks and damage. Follow these five tips to keep your home warm and safe and save yourself money in the long run.
CLEAR IT OFF
If trees surround your home, there’s a good chance that branches, pine needles, and leaves are building up on the roof. This adds weight and blocks drains and scuppers. Water accumulating on your roof can rot the wood, causing leaks and other damage. Clearing off your roof on a regular basis leaves it in tiptop condition.
TRIM THE TREES
Keeping the trees around your home trimmed leads to less debris on your roof and in your gutters. Have the branches closest to your house cut and remove the dead limbs. Heavy snow and ice can add weight, causing the branches to snap off the tree and possibly crash through the roof. A good rule of thumb is to trim tree limbs at least 10 feet from your home’s roofline. Trimming trees can be extremely dangerous, and best left to the pros. The cost here in the Austin area ranges between $330 to $980, according to data from LawnStarter.
Failure to keep your gutters clean can lead to costly repairs! Sticks, pine needles, branches, pine cones, and more are regularly found in gutters and downspouts. When they’re clogged, precipitation has nowhere to go. The water backs up and overflows, damaging the outer walls of your home and pooling around the foundation, leading to more costly repairs. The gutters and downspouts can become so heavy with debris and water, they pull away from your home, causing major structural damage. (Continued)
If you have yet to find a dependable roofer for all your repair, installation, and maintenance needs, you can always count on us at No Payne Roofing. We’re a Certainteed-certified roofer that guarantees the best solutions at your disposal. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!