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Roof Ice Damage Challenges And Solutions

Roof Ice Damage Challenges And Solutions

Ice damage is a common problem for roofs in colder climates. When temperatures drop, moisture in the atmosphere turns to ice. The ice then clings to a roof’s surface and as temperatures rise, it melts and the resulting water accumulates and can cause damage.

Ice can cause problems in two ways: firstly, ice can form in valleys, ridges and seams on the roof where water accumulates and can freeze and refreeze. This can cause the shingles to weaken and eventually crack or break. It can also cause damage to the gutters, fascia and soffit of the roof, leading to water damage in the attic or the walls of the interior of the dwelling.

Secondly, as ice accumulates on the roof it can add weight and put stress on the structure. This additional weight can cause the roof to become unstable, which can lead to the collapse of the roof and the damage of the structure underneath it. Additionally, the buildup of snow and ice can block your roof from being able to properly ventilate, leading to mold and moisture problems in the long term.

Owners of homes in colder climates should check their roofs regularly to make sure that ice and snow accumulation is not creating safety or structural problems. Homeowners should also invest in proper insulation for their attics and invest in snow removal services to get rid of excess snow and ice buildup. If your house is located in an area with particularly cold temperatures, invest in an ice and water shield, which can provide an extra layer of protection for your roof and prevent ice and water damage.

Matt began his roofing career at the age of 12 working for free for his uncle cleaning/organizing trucks tools. At 16 he began working on the roof for his uncle Jerry Adams of A&B Roofing/Jerry Adams Investments. He learned the fundamentals of various types of roofing including: hot tar, wood shake, shingle, tile as well as composition shingle. He then went to work for C&M Custom Roofing. Looking to expand his knowledge and gain further advancement in the industry he went on to run a crew at Nu Shake Roofing. After Nu Shake he decided to focus his attention on metal roofing and began working for Cal Pac Metal Roofing Co. After that he went on to Cal Neva which was another metal roofing company. Still looking to learn more and push the limits of what he had been taught he moved to the Sierra Nevada mountains where he ran crews for Carter Roofing, Robinson Roofing and Matteson Roofing before finally opening the doors of Warren Roofing in 2008.