Reliable Talks About Extremely Low Temperatures And Its Effects On Roofs!

Reliable Roofing, Siding and Windows Explains What Could Happen To Your Roof With Decreasing Temperatures

When the weather becomes more relaxed, the temperature drops and this change can have a unique effect on roofs. Furthermore, a significant decrease in temperature that results in frost, ice, and snow can impact the roofing material. Additionally, it can lead to structural damage, leakage, and poor drainage. Roofing maintenance Stoughton shows you what to expect from your roof when the temperature decreases.

What To Expect When The Temperature Drops

You know that it will get colder, so you’ll probably be checking that your heating is working. Furthermore, you may also check that your fridge is full of food so you won’t have to run out in inclement weather. But have you inspected your roofing system to ensure that it can hold up to the incoming low temperatures? Lastly, below are some of the things that Reliable Roofing recommends you keep an eye on during the winter season to make sure your roofing system lasts as long as possible.

Ice Damming

Ice dams are a pervasive and damaging winter roofing problem typically caused by poor attic or roof ventilation and warm attic space. Furthermore, ice dams can get worse by a clogged or poorly draining gutter system. If ignored, ice dams can cause severe damage to your roof, gutters, paint, insulation and interior drywall, and other surfaces. Preventing ice dams usually requires improving ventilation and insulation and removing heat sources from the attic.

Thermal Shock

Thermal shock happens when you take a material with poor conductive qualities (like ice, glass, ceramic) and subject it to extreme temperature changes. If the material is a lousy conductor, it will do so unevenly, pushing it into shapes it cannot withstand without significant stress. In addition, because ice and glass are both brittle and poor thermal conductors (meaning they do not diffuse heat as well as a good conductor like metal), the molecular structure expands (in increased temperatures) or contracts (in decreased temperatures).

Keeping up with roof maintenance will help you extend your roof’s life by as much as 25% and mitigate situations that could lead to thermal shock. Also, consider that for every dollar invested on roof-related preventative maintenance, professionals estimate that you can save five dollars in re-roofing costs. There is no better time to request a free roof evaluation to determine how winter weather affected your roof and how you can extend the life of your roofing asset.

Sudden Leaking

You can sometimes notice that the winter season brings snow and ice that can gather on the roof. Ice usually acts as a sealant, and so in most cases, winter freeze can cause leaks to cease temporarily. Nevertheless, as soon as the temperature increases, the ice will melt suddenly. When the snow melting starts, heavy leaking from the roof will rapidly inundate with moisture. In addition, if punctures have occurred from thermal shock, they will likely go unnoticed until the heavy leaking happens.

Whether you have an old roof, a new roof, or even a fancy green rooftop, wear and tear are unavoidable. Furthermore, there will be rainstorms, long winters, and heavy winds. With the proper care, every roof should have the ability to keep your family warm and dry for decades. Visit our website for information.

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