How to tackle three common roofing problems
During the winter, your roof can face a lot of challenges. Ice dams, icicles, and condensation are three big problems for roofs that tend to happen during winter.
If you're dealing with any of these issues, the smartest thing you can do is to call a professional roofing repair and maintenance company. With years of experience and knowledge, it's definitely safer to leave these quick fixes to the pros.
But how would a roofing pro handle these problems? Ice dams require special care, with most roofers breaking them up with tools and then using calcium chloride. Having a low heat cable system installed can reduce the risk of ice dams forming.
Icicles are removed using a special tool by roofing experts, but a rake will do in a pinch as it has the right shape. Icicles are also treated with chemical deicers like calcium chloride.
Condensation needs to be handled quickly, as its collection in the winter months can negatively impact your roof's structural integrity, seeping into your home's interior and causing water damage. Only a roofing professional can examine your roof and analyze the best way to deal with winter roof condensation, creating a custom ventilation plan for your roof.
Now that you know more about these common winter problems, you'll know what to do next. When the time comes, give Pacific West Roofing a call!
Pacific West Roofing
9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062