So here in Texas we just experienced a historic weather event that brought inches of snow and ice. These conditions are definitely not our normal and now many want to know what that means for their homes.
The more obvious damages came in the form of busted pipes and loss of power, but what many don’t know is that there could be some less apparent damage that could have occurred to your roof and gutters. Today we will discuss those potential problems and what to do next.
With ice dams also comes potential damage to you gutters and fascia. As the size of the ice damage grows, so does the weight that is being help by your gutters. This weight can bend your gutters and can also sometimes cause the gutter fastenings to be pulled from your fascia, in turn also damaging it.
In the winter months, the cold temperatures can conflict with the warmth coming from heating your home. If your roof isn’t properly insulated, the warm air in your home will rise to the roof and leak out, coming in contact with the cold air. This causes water droplets to form and rest on the underside of your roof shingles. This can lead to mold, mildew, and cause the rot of your decking. This can be very hard to spot to an untrained eye. It is important to make sure you get a professional to confirm this is not occurring in your home.
High Winds and Flashing Leaks
Flashing is strips of metal placed along portions of your roof to ensure protection in areas where shingles meet that actual structure, such as around chimney and walls. However, during severe weather, wind may blow shingles and flashing upward, and sometimes even off your roof. Missing or damaged flashing reveals small cracks for melting snow, ice, and rain to drip through and cause water damage to your decking or the interior of your home.
Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation roof inspection today!
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