Although we think about roof damage as something that more often happens in the spring and summer, winter weather is just as likely to damage your roof. Knoxville roofing contractors receive just as many roof repair calls in the winter as in the summer. Here are a few things that lead to you needing to call a Knoxville roofing company this winter.
When you don’t clean your gutters once the leaves have fallen, you end up with clogged gutters. It only takes one ice or snow event to damage your roof and gutters. Clogged gutters are one of the leading causes of ice dams which lead to winter roofing damage. Until the snow and ice melt, we can’t do anything to fix the damage.
Although we think of wind accompanying thunderstorms, high winds are just as likely lead to roofing damage in the winter. Although you can’t do anything to stop the wind, you can make sure you call your Knoxville roofing company for a roofing inspection at least once a year. One of the things Knoxville roofing contractors look for during an inspection is signs of loose shingles. If they find it, the can make repair before the shingles fly off.
Ignoring Signs You Need Roof Repair
Your roof does give you signs that it needs attention. Here’s a scenario we’ve seen time and time again. A homeowner thinks they might have a roof leak but decides to wait to see if it really becomes a problem. Over the winter we get a rain or snow and then a freeze. It thaws during the day and refreezes at night. This happens over and over again. The water in the once small hole expands each time it freezes making the small hole much bigger. Eventually during a prolonged melt or rain, you end up with lots of water in your attic or showing itself on your ceiling.
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