North Carolina is notorious for its intense temperature swings. Just last week, the Triangle area experienced several days in the 70°s. Then, snow and temperatures dropping to the mid-20°s this week. While this may be the area’s only snow of the winter season, roofs may still be at risk due to the drastic fluctuations in weather. Water’s nature is to contract and expand. As a liquid, water can seep into small cracks where it may then freeze and expand. This causes the crevices to further stretch, crack or open. The same way potholes form on the highway, ice-dams can wreak havoc on a roof. Ice-dams may not be common in the Triangle area of North Carolina, but the same “freeze-melt cycling” may still occur without any obvious snow buildup.
Freezing rain, sleet, and rain that later freezes can all lead to the same issues caused by ice-dams. Homes are especially at risk considering the amount of wind and hail damage caused by the recent storms here in the Triangle. If you suspect storm damage to your roof, reach out to a roofing professional. Schedule an inspection to identify the damage before any leaks can occur.
The elements can be unpredictable, but Artisan is not. WinterGuard is included as a part of CertainTeed’s Integrity Roof System, which means Artisan always applies CertainTeed WinterGuard Ice & Water Shield on all valleys and roof penetrations during roof installations. Want to learn more? Contact us to schedule a free inspection or roof consultation!