Winter can be hard on your roof. Here are some potential hazards that can arise during a Maine winter some ways you might prevent them.
Check Your Ventilation
Every roof should have ventilation. You need to make sure that the ventilated area is clear of debris and allows air to flow freely. Otherwise, you could fall prey to ice dams that build up on your roof, create leaks, cause damage, and add too much weight over your head. Those ice dams are going to do one of two things. They’re going to slide off the roof and come crashing down, posing a danger to those who are walking below, or they could cause substantial leaking.
Beware of Loose Shingles
Inspect your roof before snow arrives. If any of your shingles are loose, there is the chance that moisture will creep under your shingles during thaw cycles. When another layer of snow hits or a deep freeze sets in, ice will form. This vicious cycle will wreak havoc on the structure of your roof, possibly creating leaks.
Check Trees Surrounding Your Home
If tree branches extend over the roof of your home, you have a potential risk during the winter. When the snow accumulates on limbs and makes them heavy, there is always a chance limbs will break and fall onto your roof. Trim your trees back to give yourself peace of mind.
Expect Small Problems to Get Worse
If you already have a pesky leak or minor damage on your roof, you’re leaving yourself open to bigger problems during the winter. The cold, ice, and snow are likely to make small problems worse. The best thing you can do is nip those issues in the bud before winter arrives.
Turn to the Experts for Help
If you detect problems on your roof that are too big for you to handle, contact Horch Roofing. Since 2003, the team at Horch has been tackling roofing jobs and getting issues under control. Whether you have a minor repair or have a roof collapse in the middle of winter, Horch Roofing has the expertise to take good care of you. You can also contact representatives at Horch for a pre-winter inspection.