Should The Snow On Your Roof Be Melting?

Many of us generally consider melting snow to be a positive thing, leading to safety on the roads and in our everyday lives. That notion when applied to your rooftop is not as black and white.

The winter months will generally give you many indications of the structural integrity of your roof. When snow begins to melt on your roof check your surroundings. Ask yourself, is the snow laying on the street melting as well? On my car? Most importantly, on my neighbors roofs? If your roof is ahead of the game compared to your neighbors and snow lying on other objects, that is a tell-tale sign that not all is well with your rooftop. The reason for this being problematic is that an abnormal amount of heat being expelled from your home through the roof is a sign of damage or imperfection that would very well lead to further problems for you.

Now that we have covered what to look for and why, let's discuss some common problems that can be causing heat discharge from your home.

Missing shingles - Shingles missing from your roof can lead to heat being dissipated, leading to higher electrical bills, and most importantly can further structural damage by allowed the elements in to your home.