Keep Your Roof Icicle-Free

It is that time of year where roofing calls are few and far between. After all, it is typically too dangerous to access the roof to inspect or repair your shingles and trim. Once winter has arrived, the majority of roofing work just can’t be done and homeowners are always encouraged to do regular check-ups, maintenance, and cleaning of their roofing systems in order to prevent major issues from developing during the winter.

As we looked at with our previous blog post on the topic of blown insulation, we continue our focus on what you can do to ensure your home’s warmth, safety, and security during these bitter winter months. Winter is a tough period for many homeowners, but there is no sense in fighting it or trying to deny it. If the season presents you with any challenges, you must take them as they come.

Most common of all issues is the appearance of icicles. Despite fond childhood memories of playing with them, you should never forget the warnings you heard in your childhood, either. The regular appearance of icicles on your roof is a potential cause for alarm. Not only can they cause personal injury, but the frequent clusters of icicles on your roof is a warning. But what issue is your roof system trying to warn you about? The icicles may be caused by inadequate, patchy, or improperly installed insulation. Similarly, your aluminum or vinyl soffits might not be providing your home with proper ventilation, which is another reason icicles can gather on your roof in large numbers.

Remember, icicles may seem pretty and natural, but they can also cause ice dams on your roof or damage its drip edge. And that’s not even counting the peace of mind of knowing you don’t have daggers of ice hanging over your head each time you step outside. If your home is the victim of frequent icicle clusters and you are not sure why you can always call us at (905) 902 7663 to examine your roof. We offer a free estimate on any potential repairs.Be it inspections, installations, or repair, Same Day Roofing are the experts for roofing in Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington.