Phil's Main Roofing
Although our area hasn't seen excessive snowfall just yet, that doesn't mean it isn't going to come by the end of the winter season. And if it does, you'll want to know if and how it can damage your home, right? If so, then you've come to the right place! Thanks to Home Sessive, we've outlined the dangers of heavy snow accumulations as well as the warning signs that suggest your home has been threatened by winter weather; check them out below!
While snow covered homes make for a pretty picture, the damage that results from keeping them that way can be devastating for homeowners. When too much snow accumulates on top of your home, its overall weight begins to place a strain on the structure of your roof. Then, when that snow begins to freeze or melt, additional pressure is felt by your home due to the ice or water that develops. Unfortunately, as a result of the added weight, your roof's underlying structure weakens and becomes vulnerable to caving in.
So how can you tell when enough is enough? If your home exhibits any of the following characteristics following a period of snowfall, it's possible that the roof is about to give out:
- Popping or creaking sounds are coming from the roof.
- Walls are beginning to crack from top to bottom.
- Doors are bursting at the seams or are extremely difficult to open.
- The roof is noticeably sagging.
Here at Phil's Main Roofing, we want you to feel safe and secure in your home this winter season. If at any point you start to feel like your roof is no longer stable due to winter weather conditions, please give us a call at (203) 838-4545; we're always ready to help!