Some homeowners think that the harsh heat of the sun or strong spring storms are the only weather that can cause damage to a roofing system. What they don’t know, however, is that the winter season can actually cause various kinds of damage to your roof as well. As a homeowner, it’s important that you know what these are. That way, you can be on the lookout for them.
In this article, home improvement contractors Independent Construction Service tells you the different kinds of damage that the winter season can cause for an asphalt shingle roof.
If you live in an area that sees snow, just a few inches of it can cause problems on your roofing system already, especially if your roof is flat. This is because not only will the additional weight take its toll on your roof but if it has small cracks, the melting snow can cause water to seep into the deck. To prevent this, make sure to get a professional to remove the snow from your roof and add measures to the system that prevents snow from piling up.
According to residential roofing services experts, winter rain can cause some serious damage to your roofing system due to the water buildup it can lead to in your gutters. Once the water is in your gutters, it can freeze, not draining properly from your roof. Apart from that, overflows can also enter your shingles and get into your home, potentially wrecking your home’s electrical wiring and causing mold to develop.
Strong winds are not uncommon companions of snow during the winter season, putting any old or loose shingles on your roof at risk of being blown off. This can be an even worse problem if the winter winds are accompanied by hail, as the small chunks of ice can weaken the remaining shingles further.
For your home improvement requirements this winter, don’t hesitate to turn to Independent Construction Services. When it comes to new gutter installation and roof replacement services, we are the number one professionals to work with. Give us a call at (828) 358-1780 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate. We serve homeowners in Asheville, NC, and other nearby areas.