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Snow is Coming; is your Roof Secure?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

roofs of a village in the alps, covered in snow at night Oooh, I smell a rooftop fight scene in a movie about "Saving Christmas!"

April Showers may bring May Flowers, but Winter Weather brings Snow, and Snow brings Roof Damage. You may think that your roof stood up just fine to those April Showers, therefore it should survive the Snow, but did you know that snow on your roof is heavier than water? Now, no one is trying to dispute the law of conservation of matter here--the snow is heavier because it can clump together on top of your house instead of flowing off like rain.

So what should you do to ensure your roof is sturdy enough to make it through the dark times until spring cleaning season? First, give it the ole look-down. Get up on a shaky ladder and get your four year-old to hang onto the bottom to keep it stable and see if you can spot any missing or broken shingles or anything that looks all sigogglin. If anything jumps out at you, duck! But if anything up there looks out of place and in need of fixing, get a roofer out there!

What happens if you don’t heed my solemn warning?

You’ll likely end up with a damaged roof and a flooded attic, and you’ll end up needing to call your local SERVPRO of Greensboro North to come handle the cleanup and restoration of your attic area. But that horrid scenario doesn’t have to happen! Consider this warning my Christmas gift to you. Go check your roof.

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