Impacts of

Snow & Ice on Roofing

When you own property in Chicago – be it residential, commercial, or industrial – you come to understand the impacts snow and ice can have on your daily life – not to mention your roofing. As Chicago’s top-rated rooftop snow removal team we’re ideally suited to explaining why getting rid of that snow and ice accumulation can be vital to your roofing’s overall health and fitness. Call (312) 439-0556 today for answers about snow removal and a free estimate for our unbeatable service. Let’s take a look at the impacts snow and ice can have on your Chicago roofing and discuss each in detail to provide you with reasons behind our thinking.

There are four roofing areas to cover where snow and ice are concerned:

  • The Added Weight: Believe it or not, and if you’ve ever shoveled snow you believe it, snow and ice are heavy. Water, which they’re made up of, is heavy – just think of a gallon of water. Now, imagine that multiplied any number of times and you get an idea of how much all that snow and ice up on your roof can weigh. Even though most modern roofs are built to withstand these stresses, it’s best if they don’t have to for any length of time.
  • The Leaks Caused: If your roofing had any issues prior to snow and ice accumulation – like cracks or holes – then you can be certain you’re going to have leaks. As described above, snow and ice are heavy and that means they’ll force any cracks or holes open wider and let in as much moisture as they can. Add refreezing to this and you have a real mess on your hands that you can’t even repair until the snow and ice is removed.
  • The Icicles & Ice Dams: Yes, icicles are beautiful, but they’re also dangerous to your roofing and anyone walking underneath it if they happen to fall. The same can be said for ice dams which form along the edges of a rooftop when cold air refreezes the snowmelt. These dams can weigh hundreds of pounds and pose a real risk to your property – not to mention your health. These ice structures also pull down on the edges of your roofing and, over time, weaken it’s structural integrity.
  • The Gutter Damage: While it may seem strange to list your gutter system as an impact snow and ice have on your roofing, but it should come as no surprise. After all, your gutter system is a part of your roofing system. They’re connected and require each other to function properly. Ice that forms on your roofing can slide off into your gutter system which adds far too much weight to a system not designed to carry it. This can cause stresses and failures if not handled immediately by a licensed professional.

The rooftop snow removal service from Roofing by Hernandez can eliminate all of these issues with one simple service call. We employ only licensed and insured roofing professionals who bring decades of combined experience to your snow removal project, so you can rest assured you’ll be getting outstanding results at a price you can afford – especially considering the potential costs of ignoring all that snow and ice.

Chicago’s Trusted Snow Removal Contractor

Have you noticed ice and snow accumulation on your rooftop? Have you recently experienced an ice or snowstorm? Roofing by Hernandez specializes in snow removal services across Chicagoland and delivers spectacular results at amazingly low prices. So, make the call to Roofing by Hernandez at (312) 439-0556 for the highest-rated rooftop snow removal service in town!

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