Keeping Your Roof and Deck Safe This Winter

Keeping Your Roof and Deck Safe This Winter

It is not uncommon to find homeowners that do not think about the safety of their roof and deck during winter. It is to your advantage to ensure that all is well before the snow falls. That alone can prevent so many problems. However, you still need to be vigilant about the welfare of your roof even as winter progresses.

The roof and deck are exposed to snow and when there is a snowstorm, your deck is likely to be affected. It is advisable to ensure that every part of your home is secure, especially since this season poses more risk to your home in terms of water damage. The following post gives information on a system that can protect both your roof and deck:

AcryShield Roof Systems Provide Protection Against Extreme Wind Uplift and Severe Hail Damage over Structural Concrete Decks

In light of the recent hailstorm in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, which caused extensive damage to rooftops due to marble-sized hail, we want to remind you that in November of 2015, we obtained FM Approvals for resistance to extreme wind uplift and severe hail damage over structural concrete decks.

The FM 4470 Report National Coatings has obtained, affirms that multiple AcryShield elastomeric roof coatings meet FM Approvals’ requirements for Class 1-990 windstorm classification and Class 1-SH hail damage resistance when applied over structural concrete decks. Using various AcryShield base and top coats in order to create an elastomeric roof coating system, will deliver a roofing system that can withstand wind uplift and resistance to severe hail damage. Read more at National Coatings…

Old house in a mountain village. Winter landscape

As the post above describes, the roof system described is effective in protecting both rooftops and decks against hail damage. This will be beneficial in keeping the condition of your home in perfect condition.

If you do not have such a system installed, you can talk to your roofing contractor about it. In the meantime, you will do well to inspect your decks to ensure they are safe from risk as described in the following post:

Failing decks are a common problem for property owners and managers. When decks are inadequately waterproofed and maintained, rain and moisture can cause severe damage. Repairs are not only costly but can also become a huge disturbance to tenants and owners.

What do you look for during a deck inspection? Many tell-tale indicators exist and must be attended to quickly before further damage occurs.

When evaluating floating decks, the proper slope should be no less than .˝ per foot. An obvious sign of improper sloping is the puddling of water on the deck’s surface. When a deck is properly sloped, water from moisture or spills should run directly to the drains. Read more at Life Deck…

prague - st. nicolas church and rooftops of mala strana in winter

As the post describes, your decks need to be adequately waterproofed if they are going to survive moist conditions, including winter.

As winter wears on, you still need to keep a watchful eye on the welfare of your roof. The following post describes how to do this:

3 ways to help protect your roof from collapsing under the snow

RICHMOND, Va. — With more than a foot of snow on ground across Central Virginia, the roads will continue to be a mess. But there is another snow hazard you might not recognize immediately. The weight of the snow on your roof.

“One square foot of snow accumulation on a roof can weigh as much as 21 pounds per square foot. On a one thousand square foot house this can be as much as 12 tons of extra weight,” Henrico Fire Lt. Danny Rosenbaum said.

Some warning signs that a roof may be stressed…Read more at WTVR…

Country house in winter evening

As you take the necessary steps to ensure your home is safe, you will need the assistance of professional roofing contractors to clarify any issues you may not be sure about.

If you are looking for a roofing company in Vienna VA that has a comprehensive roofing system that includes roof and deck protection, do not hesitate to call us today!

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