The Effects of Melting Snow on Your Roof

The whole country has been gripped in the midst of an arctic blast recently, with snow and blizzards leading to hazardous driving conditions and the closure of thousands of schools. Whilst for most the worst of the snow has now passed, additional problems will now be caused as the snow begins to melt; one of which is the increased risk of leaks in the roof of your domestic or commercial property.

Here at Abbey Roofing we are experts in all things roofing related and thought it would be useful to run through why melting snow causes such problems and what can be done about it.

The Problem

The snow that has collected on the roof of your property will soon begin to melt as the temperatures steadily begin to rise and the warmth from your home heats it up. With the amount of snow we have endured recently, there is clearly going to be a considerable amount of water produced once the snow melts, which of course needs to go somewhere.

Most will run off the roof and into your guttering, however due to the sheer quantity, there can be a significant strain on your roof and the water could run into particular areas of weakness.

This can lead to significant problems as water that has escaped into your loft space has the potential to damage wiring, therefore creating a fire hazard and also seeping through to create damp patches on your ceilings, affecting the aesthetics and potentially developing a health hazard.

The Resolution

To resolve these problems, you need not worry as we at Abbey Roofing are on hand to help. With over 25 years of experience as roofing contractors serving, Oxford, Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, you can be confident that we have dealt with the problems associated with melting snow previously and will know the best solution to your problem.

All that is left is for you to contact us as soon as you notice the problem so we can resolve it before it escalates and becomes a far more damaging and dangerous issue. Get in touch with us by calling the number that is local to you at the top of the page.