Another risk to your roof integrity is ice dams. Basically, as the snow on your roof melts, it flows towards the edge of the house roof, and then when the temperature drops again, this melted snow can melt, causing a build up of ice at the edge of your roof. As this cycle continues, there is a high chance that the build up of ice on the edge of the roof can cause a damming effect, causing water to back up and sit on the roof. This water can seep under the shingles and cause water leakage into your attic and house. If you notice water seepage on your ceiling, it is too late. Help us help you avoid costly repairs to your roof and your house by clearing the ice and snow off your roof.
Some homeowners like to try to get up on the roof and clear off the ice and snow themselves, but this can be very risky. Ladders are slippery, roofs have very little traction with the snow and ice on them, and there is a high risk that you could fall and seriously hurt yourself. No one wants a trip to the hospital in the middle of a winter day. Safety is our number one priority, and we want to make sure you stay safe as your house gets the care it deserves.
It is very easy to damage your roof if you do not take the necessary precautions, so just give us a call and get the professionals to take care of your roof for you. Using shovels incorrectly can damage your shingles and let water get through and damage your house with water. As well, using chemicals to melt the ice off is very harmful to your shingles. Saint John Snow removal has the tools and the know how to get the job done safely and effectively while keeping the integrity of your roof intact. Give us a call today to get a free quote.