Winter is one of the most challenging times for your roof. The freezing temperatures and unique weather conditions of this season can wear down even the toughest roofs. You will need to keep an eye on your roof in order to take care of it. TH Remodeling & Renovations, one of the top roof and window installation contractors in our local area, discusses three winter roof threats homeowners should watch out for.
Freezing rain forms when there’s a wedge of warm air well above the ground. This warm air is thick, which allows the raindrop to survive until it comes into contact with the cold ground. This forms a coating of ice on the areas where the raindrops fall. This is dangerous because this creates a solid sheet of ice. This ice can then accumulate and cause damage.
Sleet is similar to freezing rain because it also requires a wedge of warm air above the ground. Sleet forms when snowflakes melt into a raindrop because of that warm air. Unlike freezing rain, however, the raindrops refreeze in a layer of freezing air just above the surface. This creates frozen raindrops or small ice pellets. As one of the top roof and door installation companies in our area, we recommend keeping your roof clear of excessive sleet and snow to prevent damage.
Precipitation falls in the form of snow when the temperature between the clouds and ground remains at or below the freezing mark. When the surface temperature is near or just above 32 degrees, the snow tends to be wet and heavy. When the air is drier and colder, the snow tends to be dry and powdery. We suggest getting your roof cleared of snow after every six inches of rainfall.
As one of the top roof and deck contractors in our local area, we can help you with all of your roof repair, maintenance and replacement needs. TH Remodeling & Renovations is one of the few GAF Master Elite® contractors in the country and this certification marks us as one of the best in the business. The requirements for earning a Master Elite certification are so strict that only the top 2% of all roofers in North America can qualify. Call us at (845) 567-9743 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.