Have you ever left a can of soda pop in the freezer too long? The same water-expanding principles apply to your roof, and can cause major damage if not addressed. Extreme Midwest temperatures cause severe and unpredictable winter storms, causing many property owners to wonder when to worry about snow on the roof. Winter can be unforgiving to your roofing system, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a worry-free winter. Use our 3-step winter roof survival plan to keep your roof in great shape all season long.
Step 1: Schedule a Roof Inspection
Before the winter months hit, schedule a commercial roof inspection. Ideally, you want to inspect your roof after the leaves have fallen but before the snow hits. It’s important to clear your roof of debris so it doesn’t freeze and clog your drainage systems, causing costly damage to your roof membrane. Cold weather can already cause your membrane to become brittle and crack, and the last thing you need is a pool of water freezing and melting all winter long just because you have a few leaves stuck in your drain.
NIR’s trained professionals will inspect every aspect of your roof, checking for small tears and fixing leaks before the winter hits, saving you thousands of dollars in costly repairs while also extending the life of your roof.
Step 2: Prepare a Snow Removal Plan
We all love the way beautiful powdery snow sparkles in the morning sun, until we have to scrape it off our windshields, shovel it out of our driveways, or slip on the sidewalk. These same icy conditions are up on your roof as well, especially as freezing snow turns into hard chunks of ice. Heavy ice layers can pile up in drifts, merging into ice dams and damaging your rooftop, gutters, and siding.
NIR can quickly and safely remove that snow and ice for you, sparing your roof and your budget in the spring. Even if you have a new roof, you’ll still want to schedule regular snow removals for the winter, cutting down on when to worry about snow on your roof.
Step 3: Relax and Enjoy a Worry-Free Winter
When is it time to worry about snow on your roof? Never, when you work with NIR! Once you take the necessary steps to ensure your commercial flat roof is cared for, you can enjoy a worry-free winter. NIR has professional, friendly, knowledgeable roofers that get the job done right every time.
We are available 24/7 for emergency services, especially when you take advantage of our mobile app! Use this convenient app to do everything from scheduling your end-of-season inspection to requesting commercial roof repair. Contact NIR today and sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while we take care of your roof.