Winter weather can take a toll on your home, particularly your roof. Fortunately, you can avoid much of this damage by making the right preparations. In this article, A1 Siding & Roofing, a leading roofing contractor in our local area, discusses winter threats to your roof and how to protect against them.
Hail can break asphalt shingles, dent metal vents and flashing and badly damage the ridge caps. Hail also leaves small, circular impressions on shingles even if it doesn’t break them. These impressions shorten the shingles’ lifespan and make roof leaks more likely. If your home was hit by hail, we strongly recommend calling us for a roof inspection. Some kinds of hail damage are unnoticeable without a professional inspection.
Ice, Snow and Water
Snow, ice and water work as a team to damage your roof. Snow can pile up until its weight exceeds the load-bearing capacity of the roof. Snow can also melt, refreeze on the roof edge and create ice dams. Water can then become backed up behind the ice dam. This water will freeze and thaw, damaging the roof and causing it to leak. As a residential roofing expert, we recommend keeping an eye on the snow depth on your roof and routinely removing excess snow.
Some of the strongest winds occur during the winter. Strong winds can loosen shingles and blow them away. The winds can also blow away and damage flashing as well. To prevent problems caused by strong winds, we recommend asking us to inspect your roof and fix any problems before winter arrives in earnest.
You can rely on A1 Siding & Roofing for all of your residential and commercial roofing needs because of our decades of experience and our award-winning services. We have earned certifications from industry-leading manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed. We serve many areas including Manchester, NH. Call us at (603) 627-7339 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.