Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful: Here’s How Each Winter Element Affects Your Home
Between the hail, rain, sleet, snow and storms of winter, it’s safe to say the weather outside is frightful right now — but how do they impact your home’s roof? The roofing contractors at Glick’s Exteriors are here to explain how each winter element affects your home, so you can keep your roof doing what it does best — protecting your home!
Oh Hail No — Here’s How Hail Can Damage Your Roof
If you’ve ever gotten stuck in a hail storm, you know how hard those frozen balls of snow come down, so it may come as no surprise that hail does some serious damage to roofs. When hail hits a roof, it takes off the elements that keep your shingles strong and durable. With that being said, the signs of hail damage to a roof may not be experienced for years, and often pop up in the form of leaks which can lead to interior mold issues. If your home was hit by a hail storm in the last few years, now is the time to get your roof shingles repaired.
Storm Damage Can Put Your Roof’s Condition on Thin Ice
Whether a winter storm brings snow or rain, they almost always have strong winter winds that are no joke. Here’s how storms can damage a roof:
- Shingles become loose
- Shingles may crack
- Shingles may blow off
- Protective layers may be removed
Sure, your shingles may be able to resist fire damage and algae growth, but when it comes to wind damaging shingles, they’re not as well equipped. If you think a storm has done damage to your roof, it’s time to schedule a roof shingles repair appointment.
Snow Does Some Not-So-Pretty Things to Your Roof
Snow may be pretty to look at, but when your roof is covered in it, you may start to experience some ugly issues. Snow can damage a roof by putting an unsafe weight on it and may lead to your roof caving in. Additionally, when snow melts and refreezes, it creates ice dams in your gutters and can eventually cause water damage and mold growth.To combat any damage snow has done to your roof, don’t wait — get your roof repaired this winter.
Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn’t mean that your home’s safety has to be! If you need a roof repair this winter, a window replacement or a roof shingle repair, the team at Glick’s Exteriors is here to make your home safer! Contact us today.
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