With the recent ice storms that have been predicted to hit in the coming weeks, it’s important to make sure that your roof is in the best possible condition. There are many ways to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape, and to help prevent ice build up on your roof in case another storm hits before the spring season rolls in. Here at Quality Assurance Roofing, we pride ourselves on providing the best ice roof damage repair in the Houston area, but we’ve also compiled some suggestions you can perform on your own to help with ice build up prevention in order to keep your roof in pristine order.
Using a Roof Rake
Use a roof rake to brush all ice and frost off of your roof immediately after a storm event. Letting the ice build up and settle on your roof can cause for weight and moisture damage. Purchasing a roof rake at any local home improvement store is a great investment, as it can be used to rake the ice and frost off your roof in the winter time, as well as any leaf and debris build-up the entire year-round.
Make Sure to Clear Your Gutters
Remove as much ice as possible from your gutter. Ice buildup in the gutter can cause for serious structural damage to the material your gutter is comprised of, as well as cause damaging buildup of excess water and debris. By clearing the ice from your gutter, you will allow for a more fluid flow. Much like when your gutter is clogged with leaves and other natural debris, ice can cause your gutter to stop functioning, which can lead to moisture build-up and damage to the edges of your roof.
Always take extreme care and caution when removing frost and ice from your roof—this can be an extremely dangerous task. If you are concerned about the state of your roof and fear it may need to be repaired, contact Quality Assurance Roofing today and we’ll come out for a free inspection for your home’s roof.