Before Hiring a New York roofing contractor, make sure they are Licensed and Insured
When the state gets hit with yet another record lake effect snowfall, New York roofing contractors have their hands full fixing roof leaks. It may be hard to imagine your roof could leak in the middle of winter, but homes with poor attic ventilation are at risk when the weather is freezing. If you have ever heard of an ice dam on a roof, you know exactly what we're talking about.
When there is not enough insulation or air circulation in the attic to keep it as almost as cool as the surface of the roof, the snow on the roof melts. When it reaches the edge of the roof it forms a ridge called an ice dam. As the snow continues to melt, it can't get past the ridge of ice and backs up under the shingles. This is how your roof can leak in a blizzard. Preventative roof repair for this situation is simple - increase the amount of ventilation in the roof with roof vents or power vents.
In the summer, poor air circulation in the attic leads to excess moisture accumulating to the point where it condenses. This encourages the growth of mildew and black mold, both very harmful to the structure of the house and to the people living in the house. Once the roof sheathing rots, you are looking at a total roof replacement.
The state is at the mercy of the dry, cold air mass from the northwest and the warm, humid air mass from the southwest. It's a juggling game to keep your roof in good repair under these conditions, but experienced New York roofing contractors can handle all types of roof repair issues on the spot. Remember to schedule a roof inspection for your home at least once a year.
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