3 Ways Winter Weather Can Damage Your Home & Roof
South Carolina weather doesn’t seem like a concern when it comes to the state of your home and roof. Even in our mild climate, however, winter weather can lead to serious damage. Take a look at three ways weather can affect your roof this winter.
#1: The Temperatures
Between the heat and humidity in the summer and the cold weather in the winter, your roof can take a beating. The change in temperature can cause the shingles to expand and contract, leading to cracking and loosening.
#2: The Moisture
Moisture can cause some of the worst roof damage. Rain, sleet, snow, and ice can all work their way into small cracks and holes in your roof. The moisture not only messes with your roof material, but it can cause significant water damage inside your home.
#3: The Ice
Even with moderate temperatures in the coldest months, we still get ice in South Carolina. Ice can lead to ice dams, which are blocks in your gutters, causing water to back up and leak into your home. It can also build up on gutters and eaves, leading to sagging and breakage. And ice can work its way under your roof tiles, shingles, and siding, leading to loosening and lifting.
Your roof protects your biggest and most important assets – your home and your family. Don’t let the winter weather weaken or damage your roof or home. For an inspection to find out if you have any issues with your roof, shingles, flashing, or siding, contact the experts at Premiere Roofing today.