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Winter Roof Problems for Your Home and How to Avoid Them

Severe winters can create winter roof problems and wreak havoc on your roof. If you don’t have a roof treatment or preventative maintenance plan, you may be susceptible to leaks, broken shingles, and other expensive damage.

Here are some of the most common roof issues in the winter and how you can avoid them to stay safe and warm all season.

How to Prevent These 3 Common Winter Roof Problems

Winter Roof Problems1. Condensation
If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, condensation can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can damage your roof. Put a dehumidifier in the attic to suck out any moisture and promote airflow, or use a vapor barrier to prevent dampness. You may also want to call a professional about roof treatments for added protection.

2. Snow Accumulation
When snow accumulates on your roof, it can get extremely heavy. The weight and pressure could potentially cause your roof to cave in, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in damage. If you’ve had at least six inches of snow, call a professional for roof raking. This service removes snow from the gutter line to the top of the roof to lighten the load and prevent collapse or leaks.

3. Ice Dams
Ice dams are buildups that form from accumulated snow and ice on the edge of your roof. They block melting snow and water from sliding off your roof. The backup can leak into your home, damaging your ceilings, walls, and insulation, and even cause electrical fires.

If this happens, call a professional for ice dam removal. Roofing experts use a specialized machine that penetrates the barrier to remove the dam.

Make sure your roof is ready for anything with help from All County Window Cleaning in Vernon Township, NJ.

Our team of professionals has over 20 years of experience and we provide services to residents in Warwick, as well as Sussex County. We provide roof raking, ice dam removal, and roof treatments to remove pesky critters, get rid of dangerous ice and snow, and keep your home safe.

Read more about our roof treatment services on this site, or call (973) 827-8311 or 845-988-5535 to schedule an appointment.

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