Roof Tips For a Snow Storm

By fiderioandsons Feb 8, 2013

As the imminent and potentially record-breaking blizzard Nemo (locally known as Charlotte) bears down on the Northeast, we hope that all of our readers are safe and sound in your homes. We also understand that with a potentially crippling storm comes a potentially crippling fear for the safety of your home. The CT roofers at Fiderio & Sons offer a few tips on how to keep your home safe during a big storm like Nemo.

1) Do NOT Shovel Snow Off Your Roof

This roof tip is essential, for your safety and your sanity. If your home has a flat roof then you may notice a heavy build-up of snow and ice. Property owners should be attentive to the excessive snow accumulations, especially if the snow exceeds totals of more than a few inches.

It is dangerous to remove the snow from your roof for many reasons, so please call a professional if you are concerned about the integrity of your roof. If you need to remove the snow immediately, we recommend using a roof rake. This handy tool helps easily and safely remove snow off the roof of your home. We recommend roof snow removal after every big storm, depending on the age, condition and type of roof.

2) Watch the Temperature

Try to keep the temperature of your attic as close to the outside temperature as possible. Also, make sure the attic is properly ventilated. Ice dams form when snow accumulates on a roof because a home is not properly insulated. Melted water, caused by insufficient insulation, flows down the roof under the snow and then refreezes on the overhang. If you see icicles hanging off your roof, then your home probably has an ice dam. The ice build-up should be removed by a professional in a timely fashion, to avoid more damage to the roof.

3) Inspect Your Gutters

Make sure your gutters are not pulling away from the structure of your home during a storm. The weight of the snow may bend or move the gutters on your home, causing an obstructed flow of run-off water from the roof. Try to keep the gutters clear and without debris during a big storm, to avoid issues later.

4) Clear Any Debris

Check for any potential dangerous debris outside the perimeter of your home. Make sure that any outdoor furniture or toys are properly secured. Also, check the trees in your yard for any large low-hanging branches or dangerous “widow-makers.” Periodically check, during and after a storm, for any debris or branches that may be taking up residence on your roof.

As always, Fiderio & Sons wants you to stay safe and sound during any storm. Should you need a roof inspection after a storm, or if you would like to prep your roof for the next big storm, please contact us for a free consultation.

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