The snow, labeled as a potential “coastal bomb” blizzard yesterday, swooped in overnight covering the Newport News area with close to 6-8 inches. Strong winds whipped the snow in one direction and another, causing drifts of higher snow heaps in various areas. No matter the location, though, the first measure of protection for a home against snow and rain in many parts of the country is the roof.
Although snow might not seem like much when it inititally falls lightly on the roof, it can cause all sorts of trouble for a roof with existing problems. It can potentially cause water damage, as well as cave-ins if enough snow manages to collect atop a roof.
Homeowners should keep in mind that while snow is essentially frozen water, it can still cause leaks and all sorts of water damage. This is more apparent on days when the sun can melt the ice. Roofs have to still contend with other winter troubles such as snow accumulation, ice dams, and high winds, so it would really be best for householders to preemptively have their roofs prepared for such situations. Still, roof probems can happen and when they do it's best to take action as soon as possible.
If you have a concern about your roof, contact us at 757-867-6600. Repairing a roof during winter is an extremely difficult task due to the temperature constraints. It is advisable to contact a professional and skilled contractor, such as The Roofing Company, who has years of experience working within winter conditions all across Hampton Roads.
You can have peace of mind that, as a customer courtesy for every project completed by The Roofing Company, an annual inspection is performed to ensure your roof is sound and will be able to uphold to harsh winter conditions as we are experiencing now in the Hampton Roads area. If you didn't have your annual inspection last year, now is a great time to give us a call and get it scheduled.
Wishing you a warm and safe snow day!