It’s been a rough weather year in Greensboro, North Carolina, as reported by News & Record. Early this year, a severe winter storm dumped snow then there were scattered hailstorms in the first half of 2014. Such natural forces may have brought damage to your roof, such as split shingles or small leaks, which you don’t see at the moment.
The Importance of Complete and Thorough Repair
Small blisters and cracks may develop into something bigger over time. A hailstorm is one of the most destructive types of storms for a roof. It produces ice balls, which can cause bruising and can break the roof membrane, creating holes. Eventually, water will seep into your home. What is more detrimental is that the accumulated water can freeze and as water expands, the hole may be made larger. As the temperature warms up, melted ice may lead to leaks and further damage.
Another pervasive roofing problem is the formation of ice dams, which is caused by inadequate attic ventilation. Ice dams can cause serious damage not only to your roof’s flashing but also to the gutters and the entire roofing structure. They build up when melting snow refreezes at the roof’s edge. Heat from the attic can melt the snow on the roof. When the water begins to run down, it tends to refreeze at the edge of the roof. Icicle buildup then inhibits water from running off the roof completely. To understand the damage that ice dams can inflict on your roofing system, Thisoldhouse.com explains:
Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house. When that happens, the results aren’t pretty: peeling paint, warped floors, stained and sagging ceilings. Not to mention soggy insulation in the attic, which loses R-value and becomes a magnet for mold and mildew.
After a storm hits, make sure to check if there’s any damage to avoid further problems. Call professional roofing contractors in Greensboro NC like ABC Roofing & Exteriors Our team is well trained to address various roofing concerns. We conduct inspection, emergency repair, as well as storm and hail damage repair.
Call us at ABC Roofing & Exteriors today. Let us, one of the leading roofers in Greensboro NC, fix your roofing problems.
(Excerpt from How to Get Rid of Ice Dams, This Old House Online, n.d.)