The storm has come and gone, but now what do you do?
- Inspect your roof for any damage
- If you see or even suspect damage to your roof, shingles or gutters, call in the professionals
- Roofing professionals will be able to expertly inspect your roof and siding to assess the level of damage
- After a thorough inspection, roofing professionals will provide you with the next steps on how to fix your roof
If you’re still not convinced that the snow or hail could have caused major damage to your roof, read below for a more in-depth analysis about how the freezing and thawing of precipitation storm can severely impact your home.
Despite spring being right around the corner, Winter Storm Stella dumped as much as three feet of ice and snow in some areas along the east coast. While most homeowners are currently focused on shoveling and salting, it’s important to turn your attention to the damage that could have been done to your roof.
As a whole, snow and ice make any existing problems with your roof even worse. Freezing and then thawing precipitation can further damage and dislodge shingles, allowing water to seep into your home, while frozen ice could build up in your gutters, causing them to break off from your house. If you know that your roof already has a few problems, you should call a professional roofer for an expert opinion before it’s too late.
In addition to snow, Winter Storm Stella brought the area sleet and hail, both of which can cause tiny holes and cracks in your roof. While these cracks may not even be visible or may seem like a minor problem, once the snow and ice melt, water can seep in through these holes and, over time, create larger leaks and extensive shingle damage. Even the amount of precipitation that Storm Stella brought could affect your roof if it cannot withstand the weight of the ice and snow, causing it to buckle or collapse entirely.
As the official start of spring edges closer, now is the time to think about what damage your roof may have sustained and call a professional to evaluate any problems, even seemingly minor ones. Glick’s Exteriors is a trusted and valued business run on strong Amish principals, providing quality roofing and exterior craftsmanship. Call us at (610) 883-6635 or visit our website for a FREE quote today!