Signs That Snow Could Be Damaging Your Roof
When bad weather strikes, it is important that your roof can withstand it. After all, heavy rain, strong winds and snow are hard to predict with absolute certainty in the UK and your property may be vulnerable to damage without the correct defences in place. Here at Valent Roofing, we want our readers to be armed with all the knowledge they need in order to take care of their roof during every season. Read on as we go over a few signs which suggest that snow may be damaging your roof…
When snow falls in large quantities, the weight of it can put a lot of pressure on your roof. In fact, it can even cause a roof to cave in on itself. Even though this is statistically unlikely, it is important that both residential and industrial property owners are able to recognise the signs of damage. Luckily, sagging of the roofing material from inside is the most obvious sign that heavy snow may be causing damage and you should have your roof inspected immediately if you discover it.
Snow is not only a problem when it falls in large quantities. After all, even the smallest layer will eventually melt, and if your roof has not been maintained adequately in order to prevent moisture damage, you could find that snowfall causes a leak in your roof. In fact, melting snow can actually do more damage than rainfall because it can invade your property via your roof and cause a lot of gradual damage over time.
Although it is rare, the weight of snow can actually damage the interior of a property too. This is often found in old residential properties where the sheer weight of the snow on the roof and surrounding structures can put pressure on the walls; this causes cracks to develop in the plaster around windows and door frames. Although cracks can be caused by other issues like subsidence, after heavy snowfall it is important to question whether your roof may be the cause.
Although there are weather conditions that are far more brutal than snow, it is important that property owners recognise how damaging it can be without the necessary precautions and expert knowledge. After all, spotting the signs of a leak early on can make a roofing repair much cheaper and easier to carry out! To find out more information, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts and speak to a member of the Valent Roofing team today!