As we reach winter, it’s important to make sure your home is prepared for colder temperatures and potential weather events. One area of your home that can be particularly at risk during the winter is the roof. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can all take a toll on your roof, potentially causing damage and leaving your home vulnerable to leaks and other roof issues, like condensation damage.
Wind can harm shingles too (pulling shingles up and off the roof), and it can blow debris into your roof and siding. Holes and leaks soon follow. These winter roofing issues can become a real headache!
Spend ten minutes trying to shovel a lot of snow off your sidewalk and you quickly will gain respect for how much snow really weighs. That light, fluffy substance is a lot heavier than you might think and can cause roof issues for your home. When snow and ice accumulate on your roof without draining properly or melting, that weight can put a strain on your roof deck. Ice dams also become a winter roofing risk- just another addition to the potential roof problems in winter.
One way to protect your home during the winter is by using GAF asphalt roofing. As the leading manufacturer of roofing products, GAF asphalt shingles are designed to provide superior protection for your home.
Another key benefit of GAF asphalt roofing is its durability. Asphalt shingles are able to withstand extreme weather conditions, including heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. This makes them a great choice for areas with harsh or unpredictable winters (like Cincinnati), as they are less likely to become damaged or worn down over time. Not to mention, GAF roof shingle colors come in so many options and styles.
In addition to their long-lasting durability, these roof shingles also offer excellent protection against leaks, which are a common problem with traditional asphalt shingles. GAF shingles are designed with a water-resistant layer that helps prevent water from seeping through. This allows you to avoid potential roof problems in the winter which could cause further damage to your home. This is especially important during the winter season, when heavy snowfall, ice, wind and storms can create the perfect conditions for leaks to occur.
Sometimes a winter roofing replacement is possible but it’s largely dependent on weather conditions. It’s best to get your new roof installation before the weather turns too severe, but if it’s too late in the season for a full replacement, you can get expert advice on what to do in the meantime.This also allows you to lock in your quote for a spring roof replacement. A new roof can even increase your home value.
If your roofing is old (exceeding the average asphalt shingle lifespan of 15-30 years) or you’re noticing problems, the right time to call a professional is now, before the issues compound. The ideal weather conditions for installing a roof are what you might expect: not too cold, not too hot, and clear of precipitation. Learn more about identifying when to replace your roof.
When you’re dealing with something as important as your home’s exterior, choose a company that you can trust to do the job right. Our professionals at LeafGuard of Cincinnati are GAF-certified Master Elite roofers, which means we can provide a 50-year non-prorated warranty. That warranty covers both the labor and materials on your roof replacement. Only 3% of roofers nationwide have earned that distinction, and continuing education ensures that our experts remain at the top of their field.
When you’re ready to take the next step in replacing your roof with GAF asphalt shingles, contact us today. If you’re ready to streamline your roof installation call now at 513-880-8385 for a complimentary estimate and roof inspection from our trained professionals.
Bonus: learn more about how storms damage roofs and what you can do about it.