Winter is coming, and with the change of seasons, homeowners should understand how to care for their roofs if there is a buildup of snow and ice. Heavy loads of snow and ice is a significant concern of property owners because it can create costly problems that could put you and your family in danger. Below we list common hazards that are associated with snow and ice on the roof.
- When your roof accumulates too much snow and ice, this buildup can be very heavy for your roof to handle for long periods of time. If you have an older and weakened roof, heavy snowstorms can cause your vulnerable roof to collapse. We recommend hiring our company to inspect your roof before every winter to ensure there are no needed repairs that could endanger you and your loved ones.
- If snow and ice block your chimneys and vents, your family could suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is very dangerous to your health and could result in death if not fixed promptly.
- Snow and ice buildup can cause water damage from ice dams, which can result in a hefty roof replacement cost in Portland, Oregon.
If you are interested in learning more about our roofing services, contact us today at (503) 374-0294 to request a free estimate.