Winter storms have been impacting New Jersey severely over the past few months, and more storms are predicted. Multiple snow storms, melting ice, and refreezing cycles can fuel the development of ice dams. Ice dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and leak into your house. Ice damming is a frequent occurrence in this intense winter weather, but there are a few things you can do to minimize the chance of roof damage:
- Clear 3 to 4 feet of snow closest to the gutters and overhangs on your roof. A roof rake is helpful.
- If you have a flat roof, the weight of the snow could cause major damage. We recommend calling a qualified contractor to remove the snow.
- Have your roof inspected for damage after the winter season ends.
Following these basic tips can help reduce damage to your roof from snow and ice in the winter.