Winter in NJ brings snow, and as the inches pile up, many homeowners wonder if their roofs can handle the added weight.
Depending on when your house was constructed, differences in construction materials and the age of your roof, the answer to that question can vary.
Thankfully, there are some warning signs you can look for to determine if there is too much snow on your roof and when you should call a professional NJ roofing contractor.
Noises Coming from Your Roof
The first question to ask yourself as the snow piles on your roof is whether or not you hear noises. If you hear creaking, cracking or popping noises, there’s a good chance that the weight of the snow is compromising the structural integrity of your roof, and it should be removed immediately to stop further damage.
Leaking or Water Spots on Your Ceiling
If you notice visible leaking or rings of water spots on your ceiling, the snow has compromised your roof, and the melting water is penetrating the inside of your home. Water penetration from holes in your residential roof can cause mold, mildew and water damage. If it is left to leak, it can eventually compromise the supporting wooden structures of your roof, resulting in the need for costly repairs.
If you step outside and notice visible sagging in your roof, this is an emergency. Your roof is collapsing under the weight of the snow. You should immediately call a professional roofing company to assess the structural damage and identify the best solution for you.
Winter Roofing Repair Services in NJ
If you notice structural damage or water spots and rings on your ceiling, you should call our professional NJ roofing company for snow removal, an inspection of your roof and a repair estimate. Remember that removing snow from your roof yourself can be dangerous and is better left to professions.
Our roofing company can come out and inspect your roof as soon as the roads are safe to drive, and we can repair your roof in the winter. We also recommend calling your insurance agent to see if snow damage is covered on your policy. If it is, we can work with your insurance company to repair the damage to your roof so that you and your family can stay safe and warm all winter.