Thankfully, the winter weather in Fort Worth, Texas isn’t as harsh as the weather in North Texas. However, you can still expect the usual winter weather with snow in the city. And there is always a good chance that the weather will end up damaging your roof in serious ways.
Here are some of the most common forms of roof damage that can occur to a residential or commercial roof in Fort Worth while the winter season lasts.
Fort Worth may not get a lot of snow but even a single inch of snow can cause problems for homeowners. This is especially true for homes that have a flat roof. This kind of roof is designed in such a way that the snow is unable to fall off easily from the sides.
Snow melts fairly easily here in the city and especially due to the heat that emits from within the home, however, it can still enter areas of the roof if there are cracks in it or if there is more snow than your gutters can withstand.
Homeowners who try to clear snow off from their roofs on their own tend to do more damage than good. For instance, using a snow shovel to remove excess snow from the roof can easily damage the shingles.
Worst yet, some homeowners use calcium chloride or rock salt in an attempt to melt the snow collected on the roof. What they don’t realize is that this also damages shingles and in some cases, this can void the warranty of roofing repair services or replacement.
During the winters, freezing rains can easily damage your home’s roof in Forth Worth. This is especially troublesome if ice starts to build up in your gutter and prevents the excess water from draining properly from the roof.
Water damage can also occur if the area you are living in experiences very heavy rain. The water from heavy rain easily gets under the shingles of the roof and into your home. Believe it or not, even a few inches of water is capable of causing extensive interior home damage.
When water enters your home through the roof, it starts by affecting your electrical wiring, causing mold to grow on your walls and more. Whether you have flat or slanted roofs, both are susceptible to damage from water.
There is even more reason for concern if your roofing material is not of the best quality or has suffered from high or low temperatures for a long time. This is why it is very important to have professionals inspect your roof before the hot or cold season starts.
SR1 Roofing is a roofing contractor with 20 years of experience in roof replacements, roof system repair, and more. You can depend on such a company to check your roof before the season begins.
Damage from high-winds in the winter is not uncommon in Fort Worth and other cities of the state. Loose shingles can easily be blown off by high winds.
The damage is even greater if the strong winds carry with them hail or sleet as small balls of hard ice can weaken the already loose shingles, allowing the winds to carry them away with ease.
Throughout Texas, there is no denying that the winter weather can be harsh at times and it can easily damage your roof. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to protect your roof from the unforeseen damage that awaits it in winter.
Check the gutters regularly and remove the snow carefully when the time comes to ensure that water gets drained easily. At the same time, do not forget to hire professional help to ensure that your roof is always in the best condition.
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Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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