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How To Deal With Common Winter Roofing Issues

While it may be true that the south is known for its mild winters, we do get freezing weather during the winter months. Therefore, planning for possible issues should be at the top of your to-do list.

For example, snow and ice can paralyze a southern city. What’s more, roofs can be affected by plunging temperatures, ice, and above all, extra rain and storms. These conditions can wreak havoc on roofs, beginning with overloading the drainage system to straining the roofing materials through expansion and contraction.

Indeed, knowing whom to call in of an emergency will ease any concerns. It’s important to realize that a little planning can minimize the impact on your roof and prepare you for the worst possible case.

Consequently, before the bad weather, have your roof inspected or add Baldpates Construction in your phone list in case of an emergency. Call (770) 728-9412 or request a quote here.

Drainage Issues

  • Frozen or Clogged Drains and Scuppers
  • Trapped Melt Water
  • Ice Damming

Signs of Roof Overload

If you see or hear any of these signs, evacuate the building immediately:

  • Sagging ceiling tiles or boards
  • Ceiling boards falling out of the ceiling grid
  • Sagging sprinkler lines and heads
  • Sprinkler heads defecting below suspended ceilings
  • Popping, cracking or creaking noises
  • Sagging roof members, including metal decking or plywood sheathing
  • Bowing truss bottom chords or web members
  • Doors and windows that can no longer open or close
  • Cracked or split wood members
  • Cracks in walls or masonry
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Excessive accumulation of water at non-drainage locations (especially on low-slope roofs)

Before the coldest weather hits, check your roof for issues and winter readiness. In the meantime, check out this article for some maintenance tips or call (770) 728-9412, or request a quote here.

Specializing in multi-family, commercial, and residential construction, renovation, and restoration, BCG offers the ultimate solution for apartment/condo renovations, a full roof replacement, new siding, new gutters, and exterior painting. With a comprehensive background with managing larger-scale projects, BCG is prepared to ensure that your project is completed on time and budget. Our experience in working with projects of all sizes is second to none, and our commitment to detail is what helps us stand out above the rest.

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