Winter is coming and for us in the North East, that means snow, snow and more snow. All that snow can have damaging effects on your roof. Although due to building restrictions and codes, almost every roof built over the last few decades has been constructed to handle heavy snowfall in this part of the country. But what happens if you live in an older home or one that may have previous roof damage you are unaware about. Not every roof is able to withstand the excessive weight of heavy snow. And after last years winter, many homes in New England were left damaged. With snow storm, after snow storm….after snow storm, many roofs collapsed under all the weight.
Don’t let this happen to your home this winter. Although roofs collapsing is becoming more and more rare, it is always best to be prepared for the worst. Here are some signs to look for to determine if your home’s roof is suffering under the weight of heavy snowfall.
- Doors pop open for no reason
- Sticking interior doors
- Windows that are hard to open and close
- Cracks in walls or plaster/ drywall around door frames
- Large roof leaks
- Popping sounds
- Sagging roof
It is always best to remove snow off your roof after every big storm. This way you can avoid the large built up of heavy snow and ice. Often times getting up on your roof to remove snow on your own can be dangerous and it is best to contact professional snow removal service who is experienced in handling the job safely. Once the snow is gone your roof can be left in pretty bad condition. If your roof has experienced excessive snow it is best to inspect your gutters and roof shingles as well as the structure of your roof to see if any repair is needed. Call the professional roofers at Aqua Barriers to handle any of your roof repair needs. We offer everything from on-site inspections to complete roof replacement. Make sure you and your family are safe and warm this winter, with an Aqua Barriers roof over their head!