Before a heavy snow or winter storm, it is very important to protect your roof from snow and ice build-up. But why? And more importantly, how?
Let’s start with the “why.” As we have discussed in earlier posts, too much snow can lead to the formation of an ice dam. An ice dam forms at the edge of your roof and keeps melting snow from draining. The water gets backed up behind the ice dam, which can cause roof leaks and flooding within your home. This can lead to serious damage to your property and valuables, some that may not be able to be replaced (like pictures, mementos and more). A leaky roof can be very expensive to replace and be a big inconvenience.
Even if you make it through the winter without any damage, you’re not in the clear. Melting snow can cause severe damage to your roof and ceilings. It can cause the materials to warp and even cause roof rotting, all of which are much more expensive to repair than the cost of being prepared in the first place.
Now on to the “how.” The best way to protect your roof is to have products like Weather Watch or Storm Guard, which are leak barriers installed in all valleys of the roof and around all areas where leaks are likely to occur (pipe jacks, chimney flashings, etc.). At Robbins Roofing, we offer both these products as well as others that can be installed over the shingles for added protection.
For more information or a free quote, contact Robbins Roofing. We have more than 60 years combined experience in the Oklahoma area. If you chose Robbins Roofing, you are choosing quality craftsmanship and great service. Robbins offers unmatched warranties, including the System Plus and Golden Pledge warranties. The System Plus is an extensive warranty that covers a large portion of the roof. It covers the entire roofing system and installation labor for 25 years to lifetime. The Golden Pledge is our highest quality protection that covers all aspects of the roof. Both warranties, as with all of our warranties, are free to transfer and come with Good Housekeeping Protection.