Snow & Ice Dam Removal Services in Bergen County, NJ
Winter Roofing Services – Commercial and Residential Roofing
SERVING BERGEN COUNTY, MORRIS COUNTY & ESSEX COUNTY
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Winter weather can wreak havoc on your roof. Even though roofs are designed to carry a substantial weight load, heavy and drifting snow and ice is never a good idea to leave untouched on your rooftop. When it comes to how much snow and ice your roof can handle there is no set rule as every home and commercial building is built, designed and insulated differently.
Roof tops that are older, have had problems in the past, or are flat should be more of a concern for snow accumulation. Homestead Roofing offers rooftop snow and ice removal in Bergen County and Passaic County during the winter months on a contractual, as needed, or emergency basis. We have the right experience, know how, and equipment to safely and quickly resolve your rooftop snow concerns.
Potential Roof Damage from Snow & Ice | Why You Need to Remove Snow & Ice from Your Roof
- The best way to prevent ice dams which can cause leaking and damage is by keeping your roof as snow-free as possible
- Melting snow from ice dams can backup under your shingles and seep into your home
- Heavy snow pack causes undue stress on the roof deck and supporting infrastructure, and poses the danger of collapse
- Snow and ice can slide off the roof in large, heavy chunks and potentially damage landscaping, walkways, vehicles, and people on the ground below
- The bottom layer of snow on a roof can melt and refreeze when it runs over the roof’s edge if there is an unblanced temperature difference between the roof and attic
- Cracks and seams can be created as a result of weeks of snow and ice pressure damaging shingles and underlayment and as a result allow water to enter the home
Why Hire a Professional Roofer to Remove Snow & Ice Buildup
All the reasons listed above are solid reasons to remove snow and ice build-up on your residential or commercial roof. But trying to free your roof of ice and snow yourself is dangerous. Slippery, icy and windy conditions make climbing on your roof hazardous. And flimsy “snow rakes” simply can’t reach high enough to do any good.
At Homestead Roofing we provide professional snow and ice cleaning for roofs of all types. Our team is experienced in safely and efficiently removing snow and ice dams on any type of roofing in Bergen County and Passaic County, NJ. We’ll work quickly and safely to remove damaging packed snow and crusty ice so that your roof can do the job it was designed for: protecting your home from the elements.
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How Much Snow is Too Much?
Regardless of the amount of snow on your roof, it is ideal to keep your roof as snow-free as possible to prevent the formation of ice dams. Ice dams can’t form without snow so by removing snow accumulation on your roof you are preventing ice dams from forming and causing leaking and other damage to your roof.
But a good rule of thumb when it comes to knowing when you need to get serious about removing snow from your roof is that one square-foot of snow that’s one-inch in depth weighs about a pound. If your roof has 12 inches of snow on it that could easily amount to thousands of pounds of stress on your roof. This doesn’t even factor in the weight of any ice dams that may form as a result of leaving the snow on your roof. Just a single cubic foot of ice weighs 57 pounds and a typical ice dam can weigh thousands of pounds.
Minimizing the stress on your roof is a great way to minimize the risk of roof leaks, cave-ins (the latter of which occur more frequently than you might think) and other roof damage due to snow and ice accumulation.
If you think your roof might be at risk of snow and ice damage call us today to schedule your free estimate.
We provide professional winter roofing services in Bergen County, Essex County and Morris County in NJ.