Snow can be fun and beautiful to look at when it firsts starts to come down, but large amounts of snow can lead to roof damage, ice dams, leaks, and more. Properly removing snow from your property can make your home a safer place to live during the winter season.
Removing snow can help prevent cave-ins, roof leaks, damaged roof seals, clogged gutters, and more. Kanga Roof wants to offer roof removal and ice dam removal so that you can focus on other important tasks this winter. The cold and dark months can be tough for a human and a homeowner. Let Kanga Roof take care of taxing snow removal and help prevent ice dams and flooding in your home.
What Are Ice Dams?
An ice dam occurs when ice forms at the bottom of your roof just over your gutters. Water then is dammed between this ice buildup and snow higher up on the roof. This water can back up into your home and cause damage to walls, insulation, and ceilings. Properly removing heavy snow before it piles up on your roof will stop ice dams and prevent leaks.
Moisture entering the home can lead to musty smells, mold growth, and mildew. You will need to have someone properly remove the ice dams, and icicles, and clean out the gutters to keep your home environment healthy.
How Snow And Ice Dams Can Damage Your Roof
When ice dams are not removed, water begins to back up underneath the shingles and soak into the sheathing of a roof. This can lead to soaking through the roof deck and into the insulation. Once your water gets into insulation and drywall it can cause mold and water damage lines.
Removing the ice can also be hard to do without damaging your roofing material. Helping ice and snow to melt properly with controlled roof temperature will prevent ice dams. Hiring a professional roof cleaner can help limit leaks and water damage around your home.
Some signs to look out for when you have a large amount of snow on your roof include:
- Sagging ceiling tiles or boards
- Popping or creaking noises
- Bowing truss
- Doors that no longer open or close
- Severe leaks
- Cracks in walls or masonry
Why Should You Hire A Professional For Snow Removal?
Snow removal around the home is something that homeowners have to tackle almost daily in the winter, but properly removing it from your roof can be much more difficult. Professional snow removal can help you avoid ice dams and fractured shingles. Removing snow from your roof or around your home can be tiring, so hiring a team can take the task off of your plate and leave you time to worry about other winter preparations.
Professional snow removal teams also have the gear to protect them from hypothermia and frostbite. This can limit injury for you as a homeowner and keep you and your family warm. The last thing you want is a gapping roof during a large storm.
How Our Team Stands Out Among The Competition
Kanga Roof has been in the roofing industry for many years and helps improve homes and businesses across the state of Utah. We use the highest quality products, eco-friendly cleaners, and proper safety equipment to keep us safe while working on your home. We treat your home like our own to protect your landscaping and exterior.
Our team is a recommended roofer and has been awarded the Technician Seal of Safety. No matter how big your project is, we have the skills and dedication to make it happen.