Flat roofs can cave in under the weight of built-up snow. Slanted roofs typically are less of a concern because the snow falls off and the pressure is not much of a worry. Cleaning snow off a roof can protect the roofing system and building from damage caused by excessive weight load. It is important to remove snow after a heavy storm to keep the damage to a minimum.
One of the biggest problems facing Montreal and surrounding area homeowners every winter is the dangerous buildup of snow and ice on roofs. Without roof snow removal, your roof can buckle under heavy ice and snow and damage your roof – or even the interior of your home in the event of a collapse.
The most common problem occurs when melted snow refreezes at the roof overhang. It can trap water under shingles or other roof finishing layers, causing leaks through the roof deck joints and nail holes.
To avoid ice damming roof leaks, roofing manufacturers recommend the installation of a waterproofing underlayment at a projected line of 3’ inside the exterior wall. That adds an extra layer of protection, to keep melting snow from seeping in.
Heavy snow and ice on a rooftop can:
- Block vital ventilation
- Warp eaves and damage fascia boards
- Damage shingles
- Plug gutters and spouts
- Create ice dams
- Get into the attic and soak insulation, ceilings and walls
- Cause structural damage to the building
But remember: removing snow or ice from your roof without professional help is EXTREMELY dangerous.
Luckily, Calfeutrage MJM Inc. specializes in rooftop snow and ice dam removal, for both residential and commercial clients, large and small! We safely remove snow and ice without damaging your roof.
Calfeutrage MJM Inc. has experienced snow removal professionals that can remove this potentially serious snow weight risk safely and efficiently to protect your roofing assets and extend your roofing life cycle.
Calfeutrage MJM Inc. offers EMERGENCY ROOFTOP SNOW REMOVAL. Our expert team can be at your site within a couple of hours. Snow removal for an average sized house ranges from $350 to $700 – which is much less than the cost to repair serious damage to your roof all that heavy snow can cause if left in place too long!
NOTE: if you wait too long to remove the snow on your roof, it can turn from snow to ice and the cost to remove it will quadruple.
Please contact us for a free estimate.