Winter Weather Blast a Reason to Call a Trusted College Station Roofer

Winter weather continues to plague many US cities. In Bryan and College Station, Texas, the frigid temperatures wreaked havoc on road conditions along the highway connecting the two cities. An article from The Eagle reports:

“Emergency crews responded to multiple vehicle accidents as bridges and overpasses iced over. In Bryan, the southbound Briarcrest Drive entrance ramp to Texas 6 was closed for a while as workers cleared a rollover accident there.

College Station officials closed the Harvey Mitchell Parkway overpass at Wellborn Road in both directions just after 9 a.m. The Texas 6 exit to Texas Avenue was also closed, and traffic was backed up. Both areas were reopened just before 11 a.m., Lt. Charles Fleeger reported.

The Texas Department of Transportation said road crews were working to clear bridges and overpasses of ice, but motorists were asked to use caution and drive slowly. Conditions were more severe in College Station, TxDOT spokesperson Bobby Colwell wrote in an email.”

Although poor road conditions grab the headlines during inclement weather, snow and frigid temperatures can take its toll on roofs, especially if they haven’t been maintained properly. Experienced roofing contractors in College Station, TX warn residents to be on the lookout for the following signs of winter roofing damage:

Winter Weather Blast a Reason to Call a Trusted College Station Roofer

Ice Dams

Ice dams usually form when there is blockage along your gutter system or when shingles near the edge of the roof are warped or curling. These dams prevent snowmelt from reaching the gutters. In many cases, ice dams redirect snowmelt into a home, resulting in severe water damage to the interior.

Icicles

Icicles on the edge of a roof may be pretty to look at, but they can be very dangerous as they can break off at any given moment, harming anything or anyone below it. At the same time, icicles can also indicate the presence of ice dams.

Creaking in the Attic

Snow can easily accumulate on roofs, especially if they have low slopes. This extra weight can be dangerous as it adds pressure on the support of the roof, which can cause the attic ceiling to creak and sag. If ignored for too long, there is a high chance of the roof caving in.

If you notice any of the signs mentioned above, do not hesitate to call a reputable College Station roofer like one from America’s Choice Roofing. These professionals can help you assess the extent of the damage and determine whether you need to replace your roof or if a simple patch job will suffice.

(Source: Winter weather stalls morning commute in Bryan-College Station; The Eagle; February 6, 2014)

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