While winter weather and spring weather are very different, they can both cause significant damage to your residential roof. Winter roof damage is the most obvious: it delivers snow loads and ice onto your roof. If the snow isn’t removed or dealt with, ice dams can form, especially if you have a sloped asphalt shingle roof. Then, melting snow can leave water damage on your roof and in your attic or top floor. Heavy snow loads and ice dams should be removed as quickly as possible when they appear. Then, in the spring, your contractor can assess the level of snow and ice damage on your roof and repair it effectively during warmer weather.
However, even though spring temperatures are more conducive to roof inspections and repairs, Midwestern spring weather can still cause roof damage. For example, the St. Louis area often experiences hailstorms, which can leave severe hail damage on residential roofs. This damage expresses itself in different ways on different roof types. For instance, hail damage leaves holes in slate and clay tiles, but it just knocks granules off of asphalt shingles. Luckily, Kirberg’s roofing technicians can handle hail damage just as well as snow and ice removal, so we can successfully repair your residential roof in the spring.