Winters may be mild in our part of the country, but they can still bring severe conditions and concerns to our homes. Keep these three tips in mind as the weather gets cooler this year:
3 Winter Hazards That Can Harm Your Roof
Your roof is one of the most essential parts of your home — it literally covers all the bases. Taking care of your roof is the first step to better protecting your family, but where to start?
Check All Gutters
Ice dams are one of the most serious concerns for winter weather. If your gutters are filled with debris or water from rain or melted snowfall, frigid temperatures can cause a buildup of this frozen, slushy mess. Water molecules expand when they freeze, which causes them to get heavier and weigh down your gutters. In extreme cases, the weight can cause your gutters to tear away from the roof and leave you with a hefty repair bill.
Brush Off Snowfall
Unlike most of the country, it’s fairly uncommon for our area to get massive amounts of snow, but with surprise cold fronts becoming more and more common, it’s important to know how to handle it. Like ice, snow can get heavy over time, and with our mild temperatures, ice dams can be a cause for concern. An ice dam forms when snow melts off the main part of your roof down to the edges before refreezing. The additional weight on your roof puts more strain than is necessary and can lead to long-term problems if not properly addressed.
Check Attic Insulation and Ventilation
Is your attic ventilated correctly? Poor insulation and ventilation expose the inner parts of your roof to more of the elements than they’re designed to handle. If you’re concerned about your attic, contact one of our trained professionals for a roof inspection.
Unfortunately, roofing emergencies tend to happen when we least expect them (or are prepared to deal with them). Let the professionals at Fraser Roofing, LLC give you the peace of mind you deserve this holiday season — contact our team online or by phone at (404) 341-7663 to schedule an appointment or request emergency service.