Winter Roofing Tips
Toledo’s winter weather is capable of damaging our homes and roofs. Extreme temperatures, condensation, ice dams, icicles and heavy snow loads are some of the conditions that may damage structures and the contents inside, causing leaks to occur, roof braces to buckle and shingles to separate and go missing. But don’t worry: Toledo’s roofing experts at Frogtown Roofing are ready to stop and repair any roof damage and get your roof back to new!
Condensation occurs when a warm surface, like a heated roof, meets with cold winter air, drawing moisture onto the warm surface and collecting there. This extra moisture can leak under roof shingles, and through to attics, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Frogtown Roofing is able to perform a thorough check-up of insulation and ventilation to be sure that condensation is controlled, saving you thousands in damages to your roof and attic as a result.
Ice dams are collections of melted snow occurring when the upper roof area is surrounded by freezing temperatures, but the lower roof area is not. Ice collects when the melted snow freezes on the lower area of the roof, and ice dams cause further damage when gutters aren’t cleaned properly. The melted snow has nowhere to go, and while it tries to find the path of least resistance, it may very well find a crack or small passage into the attic. Careful insulation and good ventilation installed by Frogtown Roofing can halt the damage that melted snow can cause to the structure of your Toledo home and the contents inside your attic.
Icicles are caused when the sun is out and the temperature fluctuates slightly above and below freezing. It’s easy to imagine the damage a pointed icicle can cause to a person, a pet or property located below the icicle when it becomes too heavy to remain attached to the roof. We can install simple heating systems to stop dangerous icicles before they begin to form and review the condition of gutters so melted snow can flow down and away from the edge of a roof.
Get Your Pre-winter Roof Checkup Today!
A pre-winter roof checkup is a quick and easy way to stop winter roof damage and determine if your Toledo roof is ready to handle the cold weather of Northwest Ohio. Call Toledo’s roofing experts at Frogtown Roofing today to be sure that the Ohio winter causes no harm to the roof of your home.