It’s normal for a homeowner to want to make sure that their property is in top shape at all times. After all, your home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. As such, making the most of your investment means taking care of your property. And when it’s winter, this can mean being on the lookout for issues prevalent during the season, like frost on your roof.
When Is Frost a Problem?
Given frost is a natural occurrence during winter, it’s not always a cause for concern. So, before you start panicking and calling roofers, take a step outside your home and take a look at your neighbors’ roofs. If all the roofs look the same as yours, chances are you have nothing to worry about. If you, however, observe that all the other roofs on your street have frost and yours doesn’t, then you could be looking at a ventilation and insulation issue.
Frost melting on your roof means your roofing system is too hot, meaning warm air is not being properly vented out of your home. High temperatures are bad news for roofing systems because they hasten deterioration.
Other Possible Roofing Issues During Winter
Melted frost shouldn’t be a problem if your gutter system is not clogged. Otherwise, you could be looking at leaks as water ponds in your gutter troughs or ice dams as the water refreezes. If your roofing system itself has been damaged, it can also be letting in water before it makes its way to your gutters. This is why it also pays to have a roofing company check on your roof before winter begins.
Planning a Roof Replacement?
Since 1980, Century Roofing and Siding has been providing the very best in home exterior solutions, including roofing, ensuring all your needs are met. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a FREE estimate today! We serve Ottawa, ON, and the surrounding communities in Ontario.