While we don’t have to deal with it very often here in Austin, TX winter storms can cause a lot of damage to your roof. Issues like thermal shock and ice dams have the potential to cause leaks.
Thermal shock occurs when there is a sudden, drastic change in temperature and expansion or contraction occurs. This can cause shingles to warp, crack or tear. If moisture gets into to even a tiny space, it can freeze and expand creating a larger gap for water intrusion. Ice dams are caused by areas of water or snow freezing and creating a space for water to pool. This occurs on the bottom edges of your roof. These ice dams can cause damage to your shingles and even your gutters. The standing water can back up under your shingles and cause leaks on your roof which can lead to damage to the decking and interior damage.
If you suspect that you have roof damage from the winter storm or have seen evidence of water damage in your home, call a professional roofing contractor like J-Conn Roofing to come out and do an inspection of you roof. Regular inspections and repairing items right away prevent extensive damage from occurring.