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How Snow and Ice Damage Your Roof

Your roof is as important as the foundation of your house. It is important to take action to prevent damage and resolve any issues as they arise. In the winter months, you should be extra cautious of how the weather can impact your roof. Snow and ice can undoubtedly harm your roof, leaving you with costly repairs.

Ice dams hanging off of shingles and gutters
Blocked gutters in the fall may lead to ice dams once winter arrives.

What happens to my roof after it snows?

Snow can accumulate on your roof and cause damage to your house without warning. If you had significant snowfall, the weight of the snow could lead to leaks, cracks, or buckling. Other wintery mixes like sleet and hail can create more visible damage. If snow is heavy enough, it could cause your roof to cave in or buckle underneath itself. Any stress on your roof could need repair.

How bad are ice dams for my roof?

Ice dams can have the biggest impact on your roof. Ice dams are common in the wintertime. When rain runs down the roof, it will freeze if the temperature drops to 32 degrees or lower. As a result, water would not be able to flow properly, causing it to back up and leak water into the walls, ceiling, and roof. These ice dams are more common in roofs that lack proper attic ventilation.

How can I prepare my roof for harsh winters?

If you want to be worry-free this winter, call Ken-Z Roofing for all your roofing needs. Our roofing experts will be able to inspect the damage and provide solutions for any issues. With over 30 years of experience, your home will be in good hands. Call Ken-Z Roofing at 815-395-8244 for your free 12-point inspection and estimate.


Ken-Z Roofing is family-owned and operated in Rockford and is just a phone call away. With 30+ years in the roofing industry in the Northern Illinois area, whatever your roofing needs, we are your local, professional roofing contractor you can TRUST. Call us today for your FREE 12-point roof inspection: 815-395-8244. Be worry-free with Ken-Z!


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