What Snow or Ice Can Do to Your Roof

Ice or Snow

Icicles Are Pretty, but They Can Be Very Dangerous to Have Around.

It is cold again and as pretty as the snow or ice can be, it can also cause some serious issues for your roof. When It gets really cold and then warms up, and then gets cold again it can cause icicles to form on your roof. These are dangerous for several reasons. They can fall onto someone and hurt them very badly, or it can be a sign that something is wrong with your roof; either way, not good.


What Happens

When icicles form, it is often time because there is a clog in the gutter, and water or melted snow has begun to build up. The problem with this is that when the water starts to melt, it can get underneath your shingles because snow had been sitting on your roof, and can start to cause major problems. When water gets under your shingles, it can cause mold and damage that could require you to have to replace certain parts of your roof. If the water seeps into your home, it can cause water damage to your walls which can be very costly.

When your gutters fill up with snow or ice, it is important that you clear them out. When the water freezes, you get ice stuck in your gutters which will need to be removed right away before it cause major damage. If it is still freezing outside, this will require you to hook a hose up to your kitchen sink, climb up on a ladder, and try to defrost the ice out of the gutter. Or you could call out a professional so that you can avoid all of that dangerous work.

Winter can be a brutal time for your roof, make sure that you are paying attention to the snow orĀ ice that accumulates on your roof this winter. If you are ever worried or unsure, give us a call at 502-228-7717 and we will be happy to come out and take a look for you.