Heavy snows during the winter months can cause roof problems at the worst possible time. Heavy snows during the winter months can cause roof problems at the worst possible time. In 2010, a 24-inch snowfall resulted in one Washington roofer getting 2,700 calls in a single month. Because winter can be such a busy season, many roofing companies only find time to respond to emergency situations. While homeowners wait until the spring to deal with roof issues, built up snow could be causing serious damage.
No matter what the problem is, the idea of scaling a roof during the winter is out of the question for most people. In fact, the National Roofing Contractors Association advises all homeowners to stay off their roofs during the cold months. The best thing that a responsible homeowner can do to avoid problems in the winter is to take care of preventative maintenance in the fall. Before the temperature drops, homeowners should make sure to clear and replace clogged gutters.
Although professional roofers may be able to clear snow off of a leaking roof in the winter, a hard layer of ice can make it impossible for them to diagnose what the problem is. Even professionals are often forced to use temporary solutions to fix roofs that are covered in ice and snow. One of these imperfect solutions may be to coat the damaged roof in an ice and water shield. When the weather warms up, the root of the problem can then be diagnosed and addressed.
Andersen Construction offers roof installation, repair and cleaning services to residents of Bellevue, Washington. Whether you are calling about routine maintenance or a sudden roof leak, our team of experienced roofers is available to help you all year long. We are also happy to assist homeowners with window and siding replacement. Visit andersenconstruction.co to learn about all of the services we offer.
227 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004