We already know the effects of what winter can do for your health, but are you aware of the wear and tear damages a Michigan winter can cause to your home? Whether it’s rain, snow, ice or extremely cold weather, these types of climates can do a number on your roof and gutters. Unfortunately, the winter effect may determine if you need new roof and gutters after the last ice melts.

What Winter Can Do to Your Roof

There are several ways wet and cold weather can ruin your home’s roof. Heavy loads of snow and ice can put a lot of extra weight on your roof. Because packed snow usually weighs more than new snow, this can lead to wear and tear. Snow accumulations can also melt and refreeze, creating ice dams that trap water on the roof, downspouts and gutters. This all can lead to needing roof repair service or replacement.

Here are a few ways to prevent ice dams as winter weather comes and goes leading into spring:

  • Place a cover over your attic hatch
  • Add insulation to your attic floor
  • Seal and insulate your HVAC and exhaust ducts

Benefits of Having a New RoofRoof or gutter damage from winter

Do you dread the possibility of replacing your roof? Trust me, you are not alone. Roof replacement is an intimidating project in itself, however, it doesn’t have to be with the right roofing company. Three benefits of getting a new roof installed are property value, energy efficiency and curb appeal. Your house will become much easier to sell once you understand the importance of having a new roof.

Need New Roof or Gutters?

Will it be time to replace your roof after this winter? Or maybe you’re just wondering how much a new roof costs. The expert roofers at Canton Construction can answer your questions and provide you with an accurate new roof estimate. If you’re a homeowner near Canton and looking to find roofers in your area, give us a call today at 734-844-8420. Canton Construction is a licensed roofer that will work with your insurance company in the case of weather damage too!  We can cover a new roofing, gutters and even construction if need be. We look forward to giving you five-star service so please contact us today!

February 20th, 2018

Posted In: Roofing, Weather Damage

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