Caring for a roofing system, whether they’re pitched or flat roofs, can be challenging on any day of the year. However, during the winter season, you may find that the challenge of roof maintenance is even harder than ever. Some homeowners think that the winter season will affect a roof in the same manner but according to experts, this isn’t actually the case.
In this post, storm damage restoration experts Genesis Roofing reveal the different ways the winter season can affect pitched and flat roofs.
Pitched roofs are often seen in homes and are designed to channel snowmelt into your external gutter system. Despite this, however, you should still be alert for snow accumulation during the winter as a pitched roof can only support 20 pounds of snow per square foot before they become stressed.
On the other hand, flat roofs can be seen for both commercial buildings and residential homes, especially contemporary styled homes. Flat roofs face greater risks during the winter season compared to pitched roofs as heavy snow and ice buildup can easily cause its structure to buckle. While most commercial buildings have rooftop heating and ventilation systems, commercial and residential roof replacement experts still recommend that you stay alert as they may not work as well as they should during the winter.
How to Prevent Winter Roof Damage
There are a few ways you can prevent winter roofing damage one of which is to make sure your gutter system is as clean as possible, allowing allow snowmelt to run through them and prevent your roof from sustaining moisture damage. Apart from that, make sure to have your roof inspected before winter is in full swing as well so experts can identify and repair its vulnerabilities and have the snow and ice cleared off as soon as possible.
For your roof leak repair needs, simply turn to Genesis Roofing, your leading professionals when it comes to roof repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Clive, IA, and other nearby areas in the state of Iowa.