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December 17, 2021


Natural Factors


4 Reasons Why Your Roof Needs Snow Guards For The Winter

Winter is coming, and you know what that means? Snow! As you are getting your cars, clothes, and house ready for winter, you may also need to check if your roof is winter-ready. One way to make sure your house is winter-ready is by checking if your roof has snow guards. Snow guards are tools that are used on rooftops to allow ice and snow to melt completely. They are also used to prevent roof avalanches. Roof avalanches happen when ice and snow drift off the roof all in one shot. Roof avalanches can cause damage to your property, and people or animals walking by your house. If you still are not fully convinced on buying snow guards, read on to discover the four reasons why your roof needs them this winter.

  1. If You Live In An Area Prone To Snowfall

Do you live in an area where the snow never seems to stop coming down? If you answered yes, then you might need to look into buying snow guards. Constant snowfall means constant piling up of snow on your roof. If roofs have increased piles of snow, without snow guards, this piled up snow creates a greater chance of experiencing a dangerous roof avalanche. If your house seems to go through multiple snowstorms per year, you should consider getting snow guards to prevent your property from getting damaged.

  1. If You Have Small Children Or Animals

If you have small children or animals that like to play outside in the winter, snow guards would be helpful to ensure their safety. If you do not have snow guards, there is a greater risk of having the snow drop off the roof all at once. When your children are having snowball fights while running around the house, you can keep them safe by using these guards on your roof.

  1. If You Have Metal Roofing

Do you have a metal roof? If you have a metal roof, you might have wondered why snow and ice drift off your roof so easily. Metal roofs generally have smooth surfaces, which make them extremely slippery when it comes to snow or ice. Metal roofs in the winter are prone to creating roof avalanches, which makes it even more necessary to buy snow guards.

  1. If You Want A One-Time Purchase With Long-Term Protection

Snow guards are a one-time purchase that provides long-term protection. This means that if you buy snow guards once, you most likely will never need to buy them again! Compare this one-time purchase with the amount of money you would be spending on fixing your property from the roof avalanches that happen a few times per year. Damaged property can cost a lot, so by making this one-time purchase, you will be saving money while providing long-term protection for your house.

If you need extra help getting your roof winter-ready, the roofing experts at Turnbull Roofing and Renovations Ltd can help protect your roof from potential damages caused by the upcoming snow season. If you are looking for a trusted roofing company in Oshawa or Ajax, call us at 905-579-ROOF (Oshawa) or 905-686-ROOF (Ajax), or email us at info@turnbullroofing.com