Waking up to snowfall is a lovely experience–for about five minutes. Homeowners in Virginia know that winter weather is not always the pretty white backdrop depicted in holiday photos. It can, in fact, damage your roofing system, causing a number of problems that will be costly and extensive to fix. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to mitigate winter damage on your roof. Chase Roofing LLC, the trusted roof repair company in the area, shares some tips.
Keep your attic well-ventilated. Smooth and efficient airflow in your attic helps keep your roof ‘cool’. Snow and ice tends to accumulate on the roof surface during winter. If the roofing system is ‘hot’ (due to the fact that excess heat is trapped inside the attic) this buildup can melt and refreeze on the eaves and gutters. Because proper ventilation ensures that your roof will remain ‘cool’, there’s less chance of ice dams forming along the roofline and causing damage.
Schedule a professional roof inspection beforehand. It’s always a good idea to have your roofing system checked just before winter sets in. The snow and freezing temperatures this season brings, after all, can worsen any developing issues your roof may have. Make sure to call Chase Roofing LLC for this task. With our comprehensive roof inspection and maintenance services, we can help keep your home dry, warm and leak-free throughout winter.
Clear away the snow on your roof. We’ve mentioned how snow and ice can accumulate on your roof during winter. And while most systems can handle the additional load placed upon them, this doesn’t mean it’s fine to just leave it there. You can avoid placing unnecessary strain on the roof structure by regularly having the snow cleared away from the roof surface. Making sure your gutters are clean and clog-free from ice and debris will help, as well.
Call us Today
Whether you need quality gutter repair and installation, or professional roof inspection and maintenance, Chase Roofing LLC has got you covered. Look no further for a smooth and worry-free roofing service that you’d be happy to recommend to a friend. Call us today at (757) 872-0700 or (757) 206-1948. You may also schedule your roof evaluation by filing out this contact form. We serve the areas in and around Newport News, VA.