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Sioux City roofing

January 28, 2019

How Snow and Ice Impact Your Roof

Winter in the Midwest. From driving over roads covered with ice and slush to shoveling snow day after day, it can put a lot of stress on homeowners. But it also puts a lot of stress on your roof. In this blog, you’ll learn about three of the main issues that homeowners need to be aware of regarding how snow and ice impact your roof. Added Stress. Did you ever wonder why almost every residential roof today is pitched, rather than flat? While it has become the norm, pitched roofs serve a very functional purpose by helping snow slide off and preventing other material from collecting on top of it. This is important because snow is surprisingly heavy when it begins to collect. While this added weight is likely not going to cause your roof to collapse, it may be adding stress that is not good for its long-term health. Icicles also contribute added weight […]