How to Prevent Ice and Snow Damage on Your Roof

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Winter is here, and with it comes snowball fights, building snowmen, and warm nights by the fire. Winter also brings the possibility of roof damage from ice and snow accumulation. If you are worried about your roof in the upcoming harsh weather, our team at Breeding Roll Off Service has some helpful tips about how to protect your roof this winter.  

What Causes Roof Damage in the Winter Months?

Ice and snow accumulation is the biggest culprit for roof damage. As it accumulates, the weight creates pressure on various parts of your roof. When this pressure becomes too much, parts of your roof can collapse. This problem becomes worse when snow builds up along the edge of the roof and forms a dam. When this happens, snow builds up on specific spots on the roof. The increased pressure can lead to cracks, leaks, and eventually collapse. 

The other leading cause of roof damage is the rise and fall of temperatures throughout the winter. Water that seeps into small cracks and then freezes and expands can cause severe cracks on a roof. This damage can happen even without significant snowfall. 

How Can I Prevent Damage to My Roof?

Before winter sets in, take time to clean out your gutters and downspouts. A blocked gutter can lead to damage once it freezes, so take preventative measures before the cold arrives. Heating mats and cables can prevent your roof from freezing when the temperatures drop. Install these along your room to minimize the possibility of cracks, cracks, leaks, and collapse. It’s also a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof in preparation for winter. If there are any missing shingles or weak spots, you can have these repaired before damage can occur. 

Breeding Roll Off Service offers affordable and convenient container rentals to make the repair process quick and easy to clean up. We offer four container options to meet all your needs — 15-yard, 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard containers. When you are clearing your gutters or making repairs, you will be able to throw the excess debris in our containing. After you are done, contact us, and we will haul the container away and dispose of the debris. With our container and these tips, your roof will be in great shape to repel the dangers of snow and ice this winter.