Ice and Snow Roof Damage

Ice and Snow Roof Damage

A large portion of winter roof damage comes from ice dams that occur during freezing temperatures. When your attic temperature rises above freezing, snow melts run toward the cold eaves and refreezes. As the cycle repeats, water ponds, causing water to back up and leak into your attic or walls.

Prevent Ice Dams

The best way to prevent ice dams on your own is to keep your attic air temperature below freezing when outside air temperatures are in the low 20s. If the damage has already happened, it’s time to call an expert.

Know the Damage Signs

  • Outdoor temperatures in the low 20s
  • Several inches of snow on the roof
  • Melting snow on the roof
  • High attic air temperatures
  • Exterior wall leaks
  • Attic leaks

Get the Repairs You Need for Your Damaged Roof

If you experience extreme leaking in attics and exterior walls after snow, your roof may be in need of professional repairs. When you need leak repair or it’s time for a new roof, call on our expert team at Paragon Roofing of Hudson, NY.