How Ice and Snow Impact Your Roof

As much as snow and ice are a key, and often enjoyable, part of Canadian winters, they can cause a lot of problems with your roof. The most common problem is ice damming which is a build-up of ice at the valleys and eaves of your roof preventing water from draining; this in turn can cause leaks. A build-up of snow and ice also applies a lot of pressure and stress on your roof which can manifest itself in small cracks in fissures in the roofing components, which make nice little highways for water to make itself into your roof and cause water damage inside. Keeping your roof clear of debris before the snow comes and clearing your roof of snow if it accumulates excessively are two ways you can prevent these problems.

If you’ve had ice and snow build-up problems in the past and would like a professional opinion on the condition and “winter readiness” of your roof, call us at 416 743-8058 to set up an appointment.