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A winter in Ohio is really a beautiful thing. We get to enjoy that nice cool weather (sometimes a bit too cool), the snow is gorgeous, and it’s all around a season full of fun things to do. But it brings with it some challenges as well, and as a homeowner, there is one in particular you should be made aware of. Did you know that snow can pose a serious risk to your roof?
Is your roof in need of professional roof repair, or is it time for a total roof replacement? If it is, then you can always count on APCO to provide! Our specialists have the skill, service, and dedication to superior solutions needed to ensure you get the best. Contact us online to set a date for your consultation!
Snow poses two primary risks to your home: one, it can actually cause damage due to its sheer weight (which is surprisingly formidable). And the second risk is water damage and leaking. Let’s take this a piece at a time.
In short, yes! Heavy snowfall and the formation of ice dams can pile snow high up on your roof, which actually exerts a considerable amount of force on your roof, potentially resulting in damage. It’s not the most common problem in the world, but two types of roofs have trouble with the weight of a heavy snow. These are old roofs and poor quality/poorly installed roofs.
If a roof is getting on in the years, it is possible that its structure is no longer as robust as it used to be—particularly if you’ve done major home additions and not addressed the roof’s needs. And likewise, a poorly installed roof can be structurally weak, and full of potential risks that can be triggered by the weight of heavy snow.
The best way to address this is to simply have a roofing professional perform a diagnosis of your roof, which is a doubly good idea if you’re new to your home, or never learned anything about the roof when you first purchased it.
Oh, yes. This is the really common risk, and the one our professionals address all too often. You can see problematic leaking when:
Suspect your roof might be taking on water you didn’t ask for? Contact the roofing professionals at APCO online today to set a date for your diagnostic service!