Rafael's Quality Roofing and Construction - Are you ready for something new?
RSS Become a Fan

Recent Posts

So You've Been Hit by Hail...Now What?
Snow Days and Roof Leaks
So You Have a Leak...Now What?
Decorating Safety Tips
Preparing Your Home for Winter


Home Maintenance
powered by

My Blog

Snow Days and Roof Leaks

While all the children in the area were having fun playing in the snow after the recent snow storms you may have noticed some issues showing up in your home. While many people are aware that a burst pipe is common in freezing temperatures you may not be aware that roof leaks are also common.
As the snow on your roof melts and refreezes it can create an ice dam. An ice dam traps water as it melts causing the water to flow under the shingles on the roof. The longer it takes the ice dam to melt the more damage this can cause to the interior. Of course we recommend handling the interior repairs as quickly as possible to avoid any mold growth. We also recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected. Water can flow in from an ice dam when there is no shingle damage but there is also a greater chance that you do have roof damage if the water was able to get in. Of course this may only mean that a few shingles need to be replaced resolve the leak.
Other things that can cause damage to the roof that would result in a leak would be a fallen limb or an icicle that may have dropped from one level of the house to another or off a nearby tree limb. This may become evident because of an ice dam, or if the damage is sufficient you may have noticed a leak when the rain came through after the snow cleared. 
All that being said if you have a limb down or notice anything on your roof that may have damaged it we recommend that you take some pictures before you clear the offending objects. This may help with any future insurance claims. 
I've read other posts recommending that homeowners inspect a roof themselves. While that is fine if you are comfortable climbing up on the roof yourself, there's really not much point since most roofing companies, ourselves included will come out and perform an inspection for free. 

If you have noticed any leaks after the recent snow we would be happy to help. Feel free to give us a call: 704-256-4937.

15 Comments to Snow Days and Roof Leaks:

Comments RSS
Thomas Morehead on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:37 AM
Reply to comment

resume builder on Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:15 AM
The best days are the days of snow when the snow leaks from the roofs and look like a great environment overall . The best part of it is the scene look very charms and well knowing for the eyes of the peoples
Reply to comment

Sample on Friday, June 01, 2018 6:56 AM
Reply to comment

Trudy Rundle on Sunday, July 01, 2018 1:49 PM
I came to your Snow Days and Roof Leaks page and noticed you could have a lot more traffic. I have found that the key to running a website is making sure the visitors you are getting are interested in your subject matter. We can send you targeted traffic and we let you try it for free. Get over 1,000 targeted visitors per day to your website. Check it out here: http://xahl.de/p Unsubscribe here: http://xahl.de/q
Reply to comment

report writing uk on Thursday, August 23, 2018 5:33 PM
I care about my roof. I hope everything will be alright with it. What about you?
Reply to comment

798978 on Friday, January 04, 2019 6:14 AM
Reply to comment

instagram viewer on Monday, January 14, 2019 3:29 AM
This is a great inspiring article. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really helpful information.
Reply to comment

aussie writers on Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:27 AM
I can't afford a house yet. I am happy to live in my apartment. What about you?
Reply to comment

v on Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:47 AM
Reply to comment

replica dior Sunglasses on Monday, April 01, 2019 2:35 PM
Please keep update from your more blogs.
Reply to comment

Dwayne on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 6:42 AM
Snow Days and Roof Leak is very informative and attractive topic for me.I am really impressed to see this post. Thanks and carry on sharing it. horse mats
Reply to comment

Mimy on Saturday, April 06, 2019 9:20 AM
I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us great information that is actually helpful. Good day old testament apocrypha
Reply to comment

steve on Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:47 AM
I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a great informative website. cdaily devotional 
Reply to comment

cardi on Sunday, April 07, 2019 7:20 PM
I wanted to post a note to let you know, I am very happy to see your post online. I must want to say that you are doing a great job invisible braces in Pakistan
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint