One of the biggest problems facing Toronto 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.
Did you know?
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, Juffs Roofing 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.
Juffs Roofing offers emergency rooftop snow removal. Our expert team can be at your site within a couple of hours. Snow/Ice removal for an average sized house ranges from $499 to $699 – 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.
Juffs Roofing is an insured, professional rooftop snow removal specialist. Our experienced roofers not only remove the snow, they do so without accidentally damaging your roof in the process – a real risk if you hire non-roofing professionals.
Ice dams happen again and again for a variety of reasons: poor insulation, inadequate ventilation, and a lack of waterproofed underlayment.