Water leaks are a common roofing concern after falling snow or heavy rain. Untreated leakage will destroy your home structure and your personal belongings inside your house. Water streaming from the ceiling and water spots on the ceiling or walls is the most visible sign of a roof leak. A leak in the ceiling can create a puddle of water on the floor. Soft spots found on the ceiling or walls are another clear indication of a roof leak. Moisture can be observed on a wall or ceiling in places where leakage is only starting. Dips in the roof surface can cause water leaks which trap excess snow or melt ice on the roof. Do you want to learn more? Visit jaggroofing.com/4-winter-roof-damage-problems-you-need-to-address/.
When your attic has above freezing temperature it can cause the snow on the roof to melt and run down the sloping roof. When the snow falls down the hill, as it reaches colder areas of the roof it will refreeze. If this cycle repeats for a couple of days it builds an ice dam that traps water behind it. This water pond can cause shingle damage. It may also cause damage to the shingles on the roof from ice accumulation. Routine snow removal from your roof could also cause shingle damage.
Winter can bring many problems to your roofing system. Here are the most common: Ice damming occurs when ice has built up on the gutter or melting snow gets trapped under the ice causing water to go back up the roof, penetrate the shingles and then enter the attic usually at the exterior walls of the house.
This occurs when the homeowner would definitely have moisture in the attic and sometimes major stains on the ceilings but the source of the water was condensation. One such situation is that a homeowner is experiencing water stains on the inside of the exterior wall and where the walls meet the ceiling and assume that they are experiencing ice damming. It turns out that the insulation is simply an inch or so short of covering the entire ceiling and the exterior walls. Any bare drywall can be a source of heat loss to your house and condensation in your attic. Be sure that everything is covered with insulation including your access panel which is commonly neglected by homeowners.