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Snow Storms Make Fixing Roof Damage a Hazardous Endeavor

Feb 21

A heavy snowstorm and subsequent thaw can be a real hazard for repairs to roofs.

This is the case because roof leaks that may previously have been simple repairs can now cause serious injury or even death thanks to roof collapse as a result of damage from the cold, weight of the snow and after effects such as ice dams as well as icicles.

Roofers Put Themselves in Dangerous Positions Fixing Roofs During Winter Months

Fixing a roof leak, small or larger during the winter can be very challenging. Dealing with icy shingles, wet roofing materials, and gusty winds can make things very dangerous. The roofer must be very careful to make sure they don't fall from heights or get struck by lightning. If they are working on wet or icy roofs while repairing them during winter conditions, roofers might have to work on very slippery surfaces which can lead to falling. A small misstep can result in serious injuries for many roofers.

Roof Damages in Winter Can Create Interior Water Damage and Mold Problems in the Attic Area

In the winter, ice dams can occur at the edge of roofs. Ice dams cause water that flows from a roof to pool up under shingles and leak into attics through gaps in walls, ceilings, and floors where it can soak insulation, drywall, and carpeting. This is extremely dangerous if your roofers are fixing damage caused by a roof leak during a snowstorm because if a roofer falls from the roof, he or she may land in the water that's created by ice dams.

It is best to fix your roof leaks before there are major weather changes so that you don't have any hazardous situations happening on your property when you are not home. It is always better to be safe than sorry with these issues since all it takes is one accident and you can have a very dangerous situation on your hands.

The best way to avoid these issues in the winter months is to hire professional roofers who don't mind working with snow and ice. Professional roofing services will be able to make sure that they fix roof leaks before there is too much damage done. If your roof isn't in good shape, it's important to get it fixed by a professional.