Problems Snow Can Cause for Your Roof

Roofing Problems Caused By Snow

Snow is an essential part of winter and we all love it when everything is covered in sparkling, bright white powder. However, snow can be hard on buildings, especially on roofs – here are the most common roofing problems caused by excessive snow:

  • The formation of ice dams – in homes that don’t have proper insulation underneath the roof, the warm air from inside the home rises without any obstacles, all the way to the roof. During the process, the warm air melts the layer of snow it encounters, turning it to water that runs down on the side of the roof, freezing again and causing ice dams. Ice being much heavier than snow, it presses very hard on the roof and it also drags down the gutters, causing them to sag;
  • Collapsing – excessive amounts of snow and ice can cause the entire roofing system to fail and to collapse;
  • Condensation around openings – skylights covered in ice or snow are more prone to developing condensation, which, in turn, might lead to the appearance to mold and mildew in the home. Caused by the proliferation of fungus, mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but they pose severe health risks as well.  Call a great roofing company at for repairs to your roofing system.