How to Prevent Roof Damage from Melting Snow

There’s one thing not so wonderful about a winter wonderland: roof damage from melting snow. After a heavy snowfall, it’s important to keep a close eye on your roof—especially if it’s more than 20 years old or exhibits any signs of damage. The experts at High Point Roofing offer their tips on preventing roof damage from melting snow this winter.

Here’s what to know.

Preventing Roof Damage from Melting Snow

Keep Up with Roof Maintenance 

The best way to keep a problem from causing issues in your home is to prevent it from even being able to happen. Before and during the winter seasons, inspect your roof to see if any work is required. Leaks and roof damage from melting snow is more likely to occur on a weak, outdated roof, says High Point Roofing. Fixing any potential issues before a winter storm can save you from problems down the line. 

Fix Up Your Attic

Your attic is the first to experience the pain that comes with roof damage from melting snow. Over time, heavy condensation may build-up, leading to issues such as leaking or flooding. To prevent this from occurring, get your attic properly insulated and ventilated so it can maintain a temperature and air quality that will continue to provide support to your roof

Clear Snow from Drainage Points

Gutters and drains are crucial when it comes to carrying water away from the home. Roof damage from melting snow can occur when gutters and drains are filled with dirt and debris, so the melted snow backs up and causes ice dams and property damage both in the interior and exterior of the house. High Point Roofing suggests cleaning gutters and drains before each season (or, at the latest, before an expected snowfall) to prevent roof damage from melting snow being backed up in the areas that are meant to send snow off of your property.

Melting snow can cause an excess of water to pool on your roof, in your gutters, and around your home. Ensuring a leak doesn’t occur in your roof has all to do with taking measures to maintain the infrastructure of your home. If you find yourself struggling to complete the tasks necessary for roof damage prevention, talk to a professional about the prevention tips mentioned in this list.

Has your roof already been affected by heavy rain or snowfall? The experts at High Point Roofing in Pilesgrove, NJ are available for repairs and roof replacement no matter the season. Contact them today to learn more about their roofing services or to ask for your free quote.

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