We have freezing cold temperatures and more snow in the forecast. It’s a good time for some winter weather roof tips from Class Eh! Roofing.
First up let's look at drainage. Drainage is a critical element of any roof system.
Snow and ice don’t move until they melt. When that happens they must drain so it is imperative that drains and eavestroughs are clear.
Gutters and roof drains are designed to divert water away from your home, and allow for the proper flow of water during a heavy rain, reducing the risk of interior water damage caused by water backing up into the roof. When there is snow, they also provide a conduit for melting snow in order to reduce the weight loads on a roof.
If you’ve noticed water overflowing from eavestroughs in the past couple of months, that’s a sure sign of a drain issue and it may be wise to call in a pro before a bad situation turns worse.
Roof Top Trips
In a word. DON'T. Especially in winter, it is slippery and hazardous to attempt to get up there this time of year. If you do sense an issue of any kind or drainage problems as mentioned above, a professional is the way to go to give yourself peace of mind.
Sooner Rather Than Later
As with anything, when you notice a problem, taking action sooner rather than waiting until later can mean the difference between a small fix up or a large one that costs more.
If you need any assistance this winter season with roof issues, our team is here for free estimates. Contact us today by filling out the form HERE.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!