This Winter has seen many New Jersey roofs collapse due to the heavy snow. It is absolutely vital to have a roof inspection at the start of every season to look for signs of weakness and make repairs when necessary.
How Much Snow Can Your Roof Handle?
Most roofs can handle snow amounts of 20-40 lbs per square foot. A strong, well-maintained roof can handle the snows of an average winter. The problem occurs when snow falls on an already weakened roof.
How To Protect Your Roof
Look out for ice dams. When heat escapes through your attic, it melts the snow; this water then freezes at the edge of your roof, forming an ice dam and allowing water to enter the building under the shingles and decking. Ice dams add extra weight to the roof and can also cause extensive water damage inside.
Ice dams require professional removal. To have snow and ice dams removed from your roof, call a trusted NJ roofing contractor.
Protect both your family and your home by keeping your roof clear from ice dams and snow build-up.
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