Ice and its formation (icicles) may give off an elegant appearance in time for the season, but are more detrimental to your home than you may think. Here at Clear Choice Roofing in Bloomington Illinois we instill appropriate measures when constructing your roof to ensure you are covered even in the most extreme conditions. Todays blog article will discuss how ice buildup can damage your roof, and proper steps homeowners/business owners can instill to protect their roofs integrity. Just as ice can cause supreme disaster on roads or generate slippery sidewalks, the roof protecting your family or employees can also be at risk.
Common unrecommended prevention methods that are currently in circulation are: laying melting salt on your roof or knocking off the ice yourself with a shovel. It is highly discouraged to perform either of these measures as your roof can be severely damaged and you may be at higher personal risk than you think. Melting Salt will deteriorate your shingles, leading to a larger problem than what was originally present. Damaged shingles allow for substantial leaks, and will cause more harm than regular ice build up on your roof. Simply knocking off the ice with a shovel is both dangerous and can also compromise the layout of your shingles and lead to very similar problems. There are organized techniques to removing ice from your roof that should only be completed by professionals who use verified equipment.
Icicles begin to form beneath ice damns that formulate at the final overhang from your roof. Despite their natural beauty or admirable length, the weight and build up of these structures can progress to a costly fix. Removing the icicles can relieve your roof of high pressure and weight, ensuring your gutters remain strong and water can continually run off the edge. The biggest factor to consider during winter months are ice dams, which prevent water runoff and create a pool of standing water that eventually freezes beneath your shingles. Chemistry teaches us that water expands under freezing temperatures, and these abnormalities become prevalent during seasons of freezing. Although you should be able to trust the structural integrity of your home, not all companies work the same, and some may not account for environmental factors.
At Clear Choice Roofing in Bloomington IL, our employees are trained to consider every seasonal extremity that will be imposed upon your roof. Our methods are uniquely taught within business training, and have been verified to withhold for the maximum possible lifespan. Consider a roofing company that features over 20 years of installing/repairing roofs in the Bloomington IL area, offering reassurance and reliability in your roof. We also recommend an inspection before the winter months arrive to guarantee that your roof will withstand the snow fall and freezing rain. Whether you are simply looking to take the proactive approach at an affordable inspection or eager to ask questions in regards to your roofs durability, do not hesitate to call 309-823-ROOF at any time. Find the areas of your roof that need extra protection measures before they evolve into costly repairs.
Dan earned our business by selling me on his value, explaining his business model to me, and walking me through the company history. My decision was locked in when he told me that it would take three days to do my roof the way he would want it done. All other contractors said that they could do it in one long day; this was not a selling point for me. When all is said and done, we now have have a great new rood, Dans’ team was awesome, courteous, professional, and cleaned up so well you would never know they had been at my house. If you know where I live stop by and take a look. In summary, high quality install, high quality product, and a fair price
Make the Clear Choice, and give us a call today for reliable roofing. We offer free consultations, over the phone question and answers, and are dedicated to providing the Bloomington Illinois community and surrounding areas with the services needed to ease your worries. Feel what its like to trust the roof that protects you and your family, and take the proper steps today to achieve that reassurance; even if it is just a quick phone call!
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