As winter approaches in Utah, you may find yourself with heavy storms, lots of snow, and icy conditions. These weather conditions can negatively affect your roof and you may need a roof repair company like KangaRoof. Knowing common causes of winter roof damage can help you to best repair it in the future.
KangaRoof works to repair your roof quickly and get your home back to full comfort. Contacting our professionals as soon as possible will ensure the best results.
1- Moisture And Mold Growth
With more precipitation comes the potential for mold or mildew growth. The bacteria can be really damaging to your roof and can spread easily. With excess moisture in the winter, removing mold before the first snowstorm is your best option.
If mold growth occurs after the winter season underneath your shingles, in your attic, or in your drywall, it can threaten the health of your family. In order to remove mold, you may need to replace the material it has grown on, or use a water and bleach solution to kill the growth. If bleach does not work, you can try trisodium phosphate or other cleaning solutions.
2- Damaged Gutters And Downspouts
When your gutters are damaged, they can not direct water away from your foundation. Winter storms or too much water can cause your gutters to detach from your roof, or damage your downspout. If your gutters are damaged and not replaced, you may find yourself repairing more damage inside your home. Winter roof damage can also come when gutters pull roofing material off your roof or allow water to build up on your roof.
3- Roof Collapse
The most devastating winter roof damage is if the snow and moisture cause your roof to collapse. A collapsed roof will need to be fully replaced quickly in order for you to live safely in your home. KangaRoof provides top of the line roofing materials and can make it last for up to 20 years. We also offer shingles, asphalt, metal, and slate roofing. Our roofers can help replace your collapsed roof and save you from the winter weather.
4- Ice Dams
Ice dams occur after massive snow storms and when solid masses of ice form at the edge of your roof. Leaving ice dams can cause mold growth, damaged gutters, cracked or ripped shingles, or cause injury to those who live in your home.
You can prevent ice dams by insulating your attic, sealing leaks, and clearing your roof after every snowstorm. Cleaning gutters in the fall can also help prevent more build-up during the winter.
KangaRoof works to remove ice dams before they create a bigger issue for your home. Professional roofing companies have the equipment to climb on your roof in slippery conditions and remove the ice dam safely. If you have an ice dam, the best action is to call a professional and save yourself the hassle of further winter roof damage.
5- Heavy Snow Loads
Utah homes see lots of snow and the build-up of multiple feet of snow can cause many problems for your roof. The greatest problem about heavy snow loads is that you will not be able to see the damage that has occurred until spring if your roof is not cleaned during the winter.
Our team at KangaRoof has the equipment to remove heavy snow and ice dams or prevent them from forming at all. Protecting your home from winter roof damage starts by staying on top of cleaning throughout the year and removing snow after a storm.
Roofing Professionals And Winter Roof Damage
KangaRoof is a family-owned and operated company that has the experience to protect your home this winter. If you have experienced winter roof damage, we have all the services to help improve the function of your home. Your roof should be intact and extremely safe during the winter months. Keeping the harsh weather outside while you enjoy family time inside is something we specialize in.
With gutter repair, roof installation, and ice dam removal services, KangaRoof is the top choice for your Utah roof repair. We do our best to give you the highest quality and protect the environment while we do so. Contact us today to get started!