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Common Winter Roofing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Complete Roof Replacement Ann Arbor

 Are you eagerly awaiting the warmer temperatures of Spring?

Sick of grey skies, cold rain, and snow? 

Winter can be a challenging season for you and your home, too. 

One of the areas most affected by winter is your roof. Understanding common winter roofing problems and taking simple preventive measures can save you time, money, and headaches. 

Here are some common issues and tips to keep your roof in top shape:

Ice Dams

Ice dams occur when snow on your roof melts, and then refreezes at the eaves, causing a dam. This can lead to water backing up under your shingles. You can avoid ice dams by keeping your attic well-insulated and ventilated. This helps to maintain a consistent roof temperature, preventing snow from melting and refreezing.

Snow Accumulation

Heavy snow accumulation can put stress on your roof, leading to potential structural damage. Safely remove excess snow using a roof rake or hire a professional snow removal service to avoid risk. Do not attempt to climb onto the roof yourself.


Condensation can form in your attic, leading to mold growth and deterioration of your roof structure. Ensure your attic has proper ventilation and insulation to help maintain a consistent temperature and reduce the risk of trapping condensation.

Roof Leaks

Winter storms and freezing temperatures can cause leaks, leading to water damage inside your home. Regularly inspect your roof from the ground for damaged or missing shingles. Address any issues promptly, and consider scheduling a professional inspection.

Call Roofman USA to Schedule a Complete Roof Replacement in Ann Arbor! 

Did your roof suffer major damage this winter? 

Don’t put off replacing your roof. If your roof is damaged and letting in cold air and moisture, you’re risking the integrity of your home’s structure. Roofman USA offers a free estimate for your complete roof replacement in Ann Arbor, meaning you’ll know what you’re paying before the project starts! 

Contact our expert team today! 

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