Why Is Winter Roof Maintenance Important?

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New England faces all the harshest weather conditions, especially in the wintertime. Anyone who has lived in our neck of the woods knows that roofing in Dracut and Lexington, MA can be impacted by the snow, hail, wind, and other elements that we commonly face. By keeping up with winter maintenance, you can avoid these common damages.


For a variety of reasons, leaks can quickly become a concern for homeowners. High winds mixed with rain, snow, sleet, and other elements can damage shingles and even take them right off our homes. Skylights can cause further problems for homeowners as they can be more susceptible to leaks and condensation. These problem areas can seep into our walls and cause noticeable damage to our drywall.

Structural integrity

To start, snow isn’t always a fluffy and light dusting over our homes. It can be wet and dense, and some roofs are not prepared for the extra weight. Secondly, melting snow can cause ice dams and further potential water damage. This water contact can lead to fungus, mold, rot, and other concerns that can make for a dangerous building. The extra stress added to our homes can cause even more damage down the road.

There are quite a few ways to make your roof safer this winter. Small items like clearing snow with a roof rake, removing debris, trimming back surrounding trees, inspecting for sags and problem areas, and hiring a professional snow removal service can help you get ahead of these issues before they become a bigger problem for your home.

Fortunately, Adam Vaillancourt Roofing is here for your snow removal and roofing replacement needs. We use superior products, quality craftsmanship, and the best roofing specialists to ensure your roof lasts longer than our competitors.

With more questions about our services, call us today at (866) 636-0006.