Snow is a reminder that it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Calgary AB. However, once the holiday spirit wears off, the snow must come off with it too. Or else your roof will suffer some huge damages that can make you spend just as much as you did during the holidays. To avoid a costly double-whammy, it’s important to have snow removal services from your roof immediately. Fortunately, renowned Calgary AB roofers always provide this high-quality, value-adding service that prolongs the lifespan and durability of your roof.

Remember, your roof’s material is greatly durable. It can withstand numerous rain, hail, and snowstorms. However, snow is the most persistent element it has to deal with and requires human assistance to remove. One other thing, a simple roof rake or snow shovel isn’t a good tool to remove snow from your roof. It can damage your roofing material and shorten its lifespan and durability.

Letting snow stay on your roof exposes your roofing material to the following damages that can cause you big and expensive trouble in the long run according to First Impression Exteriors.

MOISTURE DAMAGE

Snow and ice melt from the heat coming from a building’s attic, which leads to water running down the roof into the gutters. If this water freezes, it can clog the gutters, and fresh water coming down will have nowhere to go. The result is that this water ends up under roofing shingles, where it can cause leaks in a roof. Small leaks also get worse over time because water in the area freezes and expands the opening. In certain cases, gutters also collapse because they’re not designed to handle the weight of ice.

FALLING ICICLES

You’ll want to regularly remove icicles because they can fall and injure people and animals. Although small icicles may not look intimidating, they can grow larger and cause serious injury if they fall and hit someone.

BENT ROOF VENTS AND WIRE DAMAGE

Sliding snow on a roof can bend roof vents, and roof vents often become clogged with snow and ice as well. This creates a dangerous situation because without functioning vents, toxic gases can build up inside a property. Ice on the roof also damages wiring sometimes, which is a fire hazard. Some property owners use plywood to protect vents and pipes from snow. (Continued)

True enough, snow removal is simple to do by yourself. In fact, you can use a well-designed snow rake and remove the snow from your roof manually. However, the rake can only reach enough, and if you let it rest on your roofing material as you rake, it can damage it and shorten its lifespan and durability. As much as possible, only use plastic-based rakes and shovels to remove snow from your roof.

However, the risk of damaging your roof is still great especially if you start loading up snow on the weaker sections of your roof. While your roof is well-made by your contractor, it’s possible some areas have lower weight-bearing capabilities than others. However, you can avoid all these by working with a reputable Calgary AB snow removal and roofing company such as us at No Payne Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!