Yes, we know winter is right around the corner and with that comes happy holidays, snow, and the ever-challenging ice. When it comes to snow and ice removal for your roof, it is important to be prepared and know what to do for the sake of your safety and the safety of your roof. Let’s go!
The Pre-Snow Roof Cleaning
Before the harsh weather strikes and the blistering cold sets in, make it a point to scale your roof safely or have a professional service provider come out and clean your roof and gutters. You might not see it, but build up of debris on your roof and in your gutters can cut down on proper drainage and natural flow. As snow and ice melt it will naturally run off of the roof and into the gutters. A clogged gutter or downspout can cause major damage when the snow and ice re-freezes.
Get a Roof Inspection
Nothing can ruin a holiday season like a collapsed or leaking roof. Ice and snow can put major pressure on the structure of your roof. If there are pre-existing conditions that have been unresolved or have gone unnoticed, you may be at risk for roof leaks, sagging roofs, or even worse, the eventual collapse of your ceilings. Make sure your family is safe this holiday season and spring for that extra roof inspection.
REMEMBER: A small price to be prepared beats thousands of dollars on a new roof!
Don’t Do It Yourself
When the time comes and you need to clear your roof of snow and ice, do not let your ego get the best of you. Instead of being one of the DIY’ers resting painfully in the emergency room with broken limbs, let the professionals at Bauerle Roofing take care of the job for you. We have been trained to know the proper technique to getting your roof clear of snow and ice, and have the tools to do so.
Be smart, don’t get salty
Yes, salt is used as an application to melt snow and ice. Yes, it works. No, it does not belong on your roof. If you are trying to get creative by tossing salt on your roof before a big storm rolls through, you are only making your roof angry. Salt can and will eat away at your roof leaving you with problems the following season.
Nothing beats being prepared. Be smart this holiday season and book your pre-snow roof inspection today!