Most weather forecasts right now have some reference to ice or snow.
Ice, snow, freezing rain, sleet, etc… are always red flags for us in the Tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. However, many local residents don’t think much about the roof on their home and how these weather conditions can adversely effect this important part of their costliest investment.
We advise people to make sure gutters are cleaned of all debris, so that as the snow melts, it can be moved off the roofing materials and away from the house as quickly as possible. However, if excess snow and ice does not naturally clear due to long-periods of extreme temperatures and clogged gutters, it would be good to find a way to safely remove the buildup on the house. We do recommend extreme caution, as using ladders during this time of year can be very dangerous.We also recommend hiring a professional to do this if needed, instead of taking unnecessary risks.
The prolonged exposure to consistent moisture on roofing materials can cause damage to the shingles and lead to the growth of fungi as warmer temperatures arrive. This is even more likely if we have a wet spring season.
If your roof was already in bad shape, the combination of snow, ice and spring rains could be the final nail in the roof’s coffin. If that is the case, please call us for a roofing estimate. We’ll explain why we use the GAF Shingle System with a lifetime warranty and why it would be a great choice for your home.
MTB Windows & More specializes in roof replacements; replacement window installation (Andersen Windows); exterior door upgrades (Therma-Tru Doors) and siding replacement. The company employs highly-skilled professionals, trained by the manufacturers to properly install the finest-quality products. MTB is located in Clear Spring, MD and serves residents and business owners in Maryland (Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Keedysville, Smithsburg, Funkstown and east of Washington County into Frederick County, MD); West Virginia (Falling Waters, Martinsburg and Inwood) and into Virginia and nearby Pennsylvania. Contact us today online or call our Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161.