Our MidSouth winters offer beautiful, snow-capped landscapes, chimneys piping smoke on cold nights, and the company of loved ones enjoying holiday festivities. Unfortunately, these comforts can come at a price if you experience a strong storm that leads to roof damage.
Your home’s roof is especially vulnerable to damage during harsh winters, and it’s important to do everything you can to stay ahead of the weather and respond to issues as swiftly as possible. Damaged roofs can affect your entire home, so it’s crucial to protect your roof before and after strong seasonal storms. Here are some tips to help prepare you for the challenges of a winter storm and how to respond when damage occurs.
Sometimes, you may do everything you can to protect your roof during a snow storm, but Mother Nature can still throw a nasty surprise your way to complicate matters. Even if you’re prepared, you may experience damage from a winter storm.
The first thing you should do after a winter storm is to walk around your house and assess any potential damage areas. Next, remove snow from your roof, but only if it’s safe to do so and you possess the proper tools. If you own a one-story home with a low-pitched roof, a snow rake is a great option to help you pull snow drifts off your roof. No matter how many precautions you take, you might notice a series of issues that you can’t address by yourself — that’s what the team at Summit Roofing and Restoration is here for!