Keeping snow off your roof
Winter is such a magical season. Everything is glowing, you drink warm tea, the family is all around, cheezy music is playing. Yes, everything is so nice and happy during the winter. Except for your roof. Snow plus roof can equal disaster. But don’t worry, only if you let that happen. Today we are going to revise everything you need to know about how to maintain your roof in the winter and how to prepare it for snowy times.
Things you need to know
It is easy to forget about the snow on the roof. We don’t usually spend our afternoons thinking about our roof. But honestly, sometimes we should. During the winter, our roof is exposed to direct touch with snow which means that it is frozen and contractions can appear. Especially when it comes to metal roofs, they can dent and lose their original form. It is important to remember that the form of your roof, the style is crucial. If you live in a snowy climate, you should do your research when it comes to shingles, pitches, angles, etc. On example, you can forget about the flat roof if you live in a snowy area. It could be quite dangerous even though that it doesn’t seem like that.
You should go for roofs that are more angled so the snow can easily shed off. Take a look at what types of shape are there. You should probably go for on example saltbox roof, pyramid hip roof, shed roof, gable roof. Other options like a mansard roof, cross hipped roof, gull wing roof are all a no for snow because it’ s very easy for snow to accumulate on the top of these roofs or their sides.
Secondly, make sure that you build your roof from the materials you are sure can support the snow and aren’t prone to leaking. The material you should go for is slate tiles considering their durability or asphalt shingles because they can support the weight of the snow. No matter how well prepared you are for winter and snow, make sure you have a warranty from your contractor in case of a bigger damage. Good contractors will always give you some advice on maintaining your roof in times like that, and you should be able to call them in anytime. If you engage in cleaning your rooftop make sure you are doing it properly because you can seriously injure yourself. In these cases, it would be a good idea to call a professional that has an equipment and experience with situations like that.
Securing your roof may seem not important but imagine coming back home to find your whole living room covered with water and destroyed. Don’t let that happen and think about it on time. Start securing your house in general from snowy times on the first sign of winter because you want to enjoy your holidays instead of worry about your rooftop, and to conclude your best local roofing company from Oklahoma City, Choice Solutions Roofing & Exteriors wishes you Happy Holidays!