This season’s first snow is coming. Is your roof ready?
The freeze/thaw cycle can lead to leaks
The “freeze/thaw cycle” is exactly what it sounds like – periods of freezing temperatures broken up by warmer thaw temperatures. This cycle aggravates existing roofing issues.
In this cycle, water that’s trapped in little cracks or holes in the roof expands when it freezes. Surrounding materials expand with the water/frost/snow too. After the thaw, more water can collect there, which will freeze again and expand the void even further.
This cycle affects all types of roofing systems
From shingles to membranes to metal, all roof types are effected by the freeze/thaw cycle. It can also affect any part of the roof that has collected moisture, which includes the roof deck and insulation. Clogged drains, low laying areas, and poorly sloped drainage are especially areas of concern.
Remember: when the freeze/thaw cycle repeats itself day after day, the damage to your roof accumulates rapidly. Have small cracks and holes in your roof repaired before the damage is irrepairable.
How To Help Prevent Freeze/Thaw Cycle Damage:
- Keep gutters flowing freely
- Ensure no drains or scuppers are blocked by fall leaves, debris or build up.
- Have us inspect your roof to for free
Give The Roofing Experts A Call If You Suspect a Leak
Great Lakes Roofing offers 24/7 emergency roof services. If your roof has cracks, holes or leaks, call your local Great Lakes Roofing branch to assess the damage and schedule a repair.
Don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Great Lakes Roofing Corporation at 800-871-5151. We’ll make sure your roof stays watertight.