If you live in Houston, you probably don’t worry about ice storms too much, but if last year was any indication, ice and snow could be an occasional problem. A sudden ice storm can even be more devastating for Houstonians since you aren’t prepared nor expecting it to occur. In particular, it can seriously impact your roof.
Ice that freezes inside of your gutters can cause dams that cause water to overflow out of gutters or back up onto your roof, leading to decay and/or leaks. Ice will also place extra pressure on valleys and flashing, leading to premature cracking or fracturing.
If you don’t do anything about the ice, it can expand, potentially causing new cracks to form or leaks to sip in underneath your shingles. It is not uncommon for our Houston clients to discover they have weak spots following a storm because holding off light rain is a completely different situation than dealing with ice storms.
Finally, if you don’t insulate your plumbing, there is a good chance that the pipes in your garage or attic will freeze, leading to major plumbing issues that can also negatively affect your roofing.
The simplest solution is to call for help if you suspect ice damage to your roof. CM Roofing offers premier roofing solutions to all of our clients. Give us a call today to talk about roof repair.