Why is it important to remove snow from my roof?
There are a few important reasons to have Lansard Bros. Roofing remove excess snow from your roof that will help prevent interior damage and possibly even structural damage to your home.
Blocked vents/ ice dams
Snow accumulation on your roof can prevent the vents from exhausting warm air. The warm attic melts the bottom layer of snow, which freezes at the cold eave and causes ice dams. The ice dam traps melting snow and water leaks in under the shingles and damages your home.
One of the familiar sights we’ve all seen in winter is a series of icicles hanging off of an eavestrough! This is usually caused by an ice dam. If left alone, the weight of the constantly growing ice dam can damage or even tear the eavestroughs off of the roof. The best thing is to remove the snow from the roof and expose the ice to the sun. The ice dam will shrink due to the UV rays.
Snow accumulates on your roof over the course of the winter and although it seems light and fluffy while it is falling, it becomes very heavy on the roof when it melts and freezes! By removing the snow from the roof when it accumulates to around 12” thick, you will greatly decrease the chance of structural damage to your roof.
As simple as it seems, removing snow from your roof can cause a lot of damage if not done properly. Some damages we’ve seen are broken vents and pipes, missing or damaged shingles even axe cuts where ice dams had formed! Not to mention personal injury from falling off the roof!
Take advantage of our snow removal service which includes:
A qualified, fully insured two person team
The proper training and experience to prevent damage to your home
The proper equipment to do the job right
We will remove the bulk of the snow from the roof
We will then clear the sidewalk of snow that is removed from the roof
Remove ice from the eave and eavestrough if it can be done without damage
Clear snow off of ice dams to allow the sun to remove them if damage is likely