Roofing issues can happen anytime, but winter seems to be when they’re most common. If you live in South Carolina, prepare yourself by checking out these two common roofing issues you’re likely to see this winter.
1: Condensation in Your Attic
In the summer, when you have an icy cold drink in a glass on a hot day, the outside of the glass collects condensation. This happens because the warm air hits the cold glass. The same thing can happen when the warm air in your attic hits the cold air under your roof. Condensation in your attic can lead to damage on the underside of the roof, the interior of your attic, or it can lead to mold growth.
2: Icicles and Ice Dams
Icicles happen when the heat from inside your home melts ice or snow from your roof when it’s still cold out. The water drips down, freezing as it leaves the warm roof, creating the icicles. Ice dams occur when the ice or snow melts into pools of water that form on the eaves of your roof. When the pools freeze, they can cause a dam that blocks the melting ice from running off your roof. That water can leak into your attic and under your roof, leading to water damage inside your home.
Winter is a wonderful time of year, except when it’s the cause of roof damage. If you’re aware of the potential issues, you can be proactive about preventing them. For help keeping your home safe and your roof in tip-top condition in every season, contact the experts at Premiere Roofing.
Just want to thank you and your crew for the excellent job you did on my “sad” roof. It looks great & best of all, no leaks around the chimney. Bill was impressed with the post roof clean-up.