Is Winter Roof Repair Ever a Good Idea?

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Winter roofing problems are more common than you might think. While we don’t recommend trying to perform every roofing repair in the winter, there are many things we can do to mitigate the damage done so we can fully repair your roof once spring comes.

Common Winter Roofing Issues

There are many roofing issues that can pop up during the winter. If your roof goes through several storms, you may see more of these than usual. Don’t worry, though! We can take care of your roof no matter what happens.

Here are just a few of the things that can go wrong with a roof in the winter:

  • Clogged drains. If a storm fills your drains with leaves or ice, the water on your roof won’t be able to escape. It may end up leaking into the roof or soaking your roofing materials all the way through.
  • Leaks. Not only are leaks common in the winter but it can be hard to determine where they’re coming from when everything is covered with snow and ice.
  • Expanding ice. When water freezes, it expands. If the roof melts off during the day but freezes again at night, this process can cause cracking and, eventually, leaking.
  • Wet insulation. If the roof has a problem that you don’t know about, you can end up with insulation that gets soaked through. This can cause discoloration in your roof as well as temperature regulation problems indoors.

Winter Roof Repair Options

While we can’t repair everything, there are a few options when you need winter roof repair.

  • Tented roof repair. If we get a span of several clear days, we can set up a tent and make repairs under it. We can’t replace your whole roof this way but we can fix leaks and more.
  • Interior leak protection. We can set up a tarp-like contraption to catch water that leaks through your roof so it doesn’t damage your interior. Once spring comes, we’ll find the leak and seal it up.
  • Roof clearing. We can get the snow and ice off your flat roof so it doesn’t continue to cause problems.

Why Wait Until Spring?

Extensive repairs will need to wait until spring comes, for several reasons:

  • Roofing materials can be damaged or act differently when it’s cold.
  • Weather can be unpredictable and cause even more damage if your roof is open to the elements.
  • Roofing repairs in the winter can be dangerous if your roof is wet, slippery, or snowy.

When you have winter roof problems, contact us at Watershed Roofing & Restoration. We’ll help you find the right solution for you, whether that’s mitigating damage or repairing your roof right now. Whether you need your home’s roof or the roof of your business worked on, call us now!

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