The Three Most Common Roofing Hazards in Winter

Understanding and Assessing Winter Roof Hazards

Maintaining a sturdy roof throughout the year is a top priority for any homeowner in Southeastern Wisconsin. If you’re a local, you know that the winters bring unique challenges that demand proactive measures. To safeguard your home against potential damage, it’s crucial to recognize and address three prevalent hazards during the winter months.

At Larson & Keeney Home Services, we’re here to help you do that. In this blog, we’ll go over the hurdles for maintaining your home in the winter season and how to address them. Gaining a better understanding of these common roofing hazards ensures that when winter does come around, you’re equipped with our expert knowledge and know who to call if damages occur.

Snow Buildup

Wisconsin winters often blanket homes with heavy snowfall, posing a significant threat to roof integrity. The weight of accumulated snow can strain the structure, potentially leading to structural damage and interior leaks. It’s imperative to monitor snow buildup on your roof and promptly remove excess snow to prevent potential hazards. Professional roofing services can safely and efficiently remove snow, ensuring your roof remains secure.

Debris

Winter storms unleash powerful winds that propel debris, including branches and other objects, onto rooftops. This debris not only poses a direct threat by damaging roofing materials but also adds unnecessary weight, increasing the risk of structural damage. Regularly inspecting and clearing debris from your roof is essential to mitigate these risks. If unsure, enlist the expertise of a roofing contractor to assess and address any debris-related concerns.

Ice Dams

As temperatures fluctuate during winter, snow on the roof can melt and refreeze at the edges, forming ice dams. These ice formations obstruct proper drainage, causing water to seep beneath roofing materials and into the home. Left unchecked, ice dams can result in water damage, mold growth, and compromised structural integrity. Prompt removal of ice dams, alongside snow, is crucial to prevent costly repairs and maintain a secure roof.

Call Larson & Keeney Home Services for Your Winter Roofing Needs

While winter festivities bring joy, homeowners must remain vigilant in protecting their roofs from seasonal hazards. By recognizing and addressing common winter roof threats, such as snow buildup, debris, and ice dams, you can safeguard your home’s integrity and comfort. For expert assistance and reliable roofing services in Southern Wisconsin, contact Larson & Keeney Home Services today.

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