The Dangers That Ice & Snow Bring To Your Home

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Winters in the Midwest are difficult for everyone—people, animals, automobiles, and homes too. One of the best ways to defend your home from harsh winter weather is by keeping your roof in great condition and making repairs before issues start to cause problems.

Is your roof going to keep your home safe this winter? If you really want peace of mind, the best thing to do is to get an inspection from a local Iowa City roofer. Deneve Construction offers free inspections and estimates, so give us a call to get started. In the meantime, let’s discuss a few ways that the winter weather can damage your home—and how good roofing maintenance can prevent it:

Ice Dams

There are many causes for ice damming, but the main reason is usually heat loss from a home combined with a snow-covered roof and frigid outside temperatures. Most ice dams form as a consequence of a warm attic. A warm attic means a warm roof, which spells out appropriate conditions for ice dams to develop. You can reduce your odds of getting ice dams simply by having your roof and attic inspected by a local Iowa City roof repair service and adhering to all of the recommendations they provide.

Damaged Gutters

Have you ever seen a gutter with massive icicles hanging from it? This happens when gutters becomes clogged and retain water. Icicles can get really heavy and cause major damage to the gutters, fascia, and your roof. Proper gutter maintenance during the fall is the key to avoiding this problem. If you have icicles or ice damming occurring in your home, it should be dealt with immediately.

Roof Damage

There are certain things that grow nicer with age, but a roof is not on that list! A roof has to endure a lot and while it is built to handle it, there are specific things that will gradually cause it to deteriorate over time. Keep a close watch on your energy expenses, pay attention to the interior of your home for signs of leaks on the ceilings or walls, and if you have a roof leak, contact a reliable Iowa City roofing contractor immediately for fast repairs.

Remember, while no roof is built to last forever, you have plenty of durable and attractive options. Deneve can help you find a roof that looks great AND that protects your home from Iowa’s harsh winters. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free quote.