Ice and Snow DamageIn the Northeast where snow and ice are inevitable seasonal occurrences, you want to make sure you keep an eye on the condition of your roof. Ice and snow can cause major roof damage, and if left unattended to, can cause water damage inside your home as well.
Anytime snow and ice are present on your roof, you need to make every effort to clear it off as soon as possible. Snow and ice that accumulates on your roof can potentially result in a roof collapse due to the weight. And, if you donít clear that roof of that heavy snow and ice, youíll find that the snow will act as a sponge, absorbing additional sleet and rain, adding to the stress already present on your roof. Also, if you allow ice dams to form, water will build up on your roof and cause leaks into your home.
Snow and ice sliding off roofs can damage valves, tanks and other gas and oil equipment. Also, snow and ice can clog heating vents causing a deadly, carbon monoxide backup in your home or commercial building, endangering occupants.