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Winter Roofing Complications You Should Know

Updated: Aug 17


During the winter months, your roof is under more stress than at many other times of the year. This is why cedar roof inspection by an experienced cedar roof contractor is so important before and after the winter months. To avoid the need for cedar roof repair in Westport once warmer weather arrives, it’s important to know what complications can cause issues with your roof.

Ice Dams

One of the biggest problems homeowners experience when they don’t take good care of their cedar roofing during the winter months is ice dams. When there is a lot of snowfall, the snow on your roof can begin to melt because of the heat that may escape through your roof. The water will then run into the gutters and refreeze when it hits the cold air, causing extra stress on your gutters and cedar shingles. The best way to prevent this issue is to remove snow any time it builds up on your roof.

Icicles

Similar to ice dams, icicles can cause stress on your roof that will lead to the need for cedar roof repair. The larger these icicles become, the more damage can occur to your roof or gutters. In addition to these issues, icicles can pose a hazard to people and pets. If one of these falls onto anyone passing underneath, it can cause serious injury or even death. Keeping your gutters clear can keep these icicles from developing.

Condensation

During your cedar roof inspection, it’s important to watch out for signs of condensation. Without good insulation, the cold air outside and the warm air inside can clash, causing moisture to develop on your roof. This condensation can lead to rot and a number of other problems. A cedar roof contractor in Westchester County can help you identify this issue and help you determine the right amount and type of insulation to avoid this problem.

Hiring a cedar roof contractor in Westport for a cedar roof inspection can help you identify common winter roofing complications. However, it’s best to avoid these problems before they begin. When you don’t take good care of your cedar roof, it won’t last as long as it should, requiring the need for cedar roof repair in Westport or even a full replacement.

If you’re looking for help with your cedar roofing, contact us. We can help you repair any damage that occurs as a result of these winter complications.

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