Hanging festive holiday lights is the perfect way to bring holiday cheer to your home. If not installed correctly, however, Christmas lights can cause damage to your roof and even personal injury if safety measures are not followed. To avoid headaches and start the holiday season off right, follow these tips from Muth & Company Roofing for decorating with holiday lights.
The sound of rain drumming on your roof can be relaxing and soothing – but hearing the banging of hail is another story! While hail is rare in many areas of the country, it’s fairly common in this part of Ohio, and the potential for spring hailstorms leaves many homeowners nervous. Hailstorms can cause significant damage to homes, vehicles and landscaping, so it’s no wonder that they are a little worrisome.
This time of year is ice dam season, so we want to remind you to keep an eye out for this problem on your Columbus Ohio roofing. Ice dams typically occur after snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Heat escapes from the interior of a home and melts snow on the upper portion of the roof. This melted snow runs down and refreezes when it hits the lower eave, where there is less heat loss. More water then backs up behind the ice dam, causing potentially serious roof leaks.
Here are a few signs ice damming may be happening on your roof.
• Icicles. Icicles hanging off gutters, from soffits or at the bottom of a roof valley are a dead giveaway that ice damming is occurring.
• Water damage along interior walls. Staining, wetness or rot that runs horizontally along the roofline at the intersection of the wall and ceiling likely indicates an ice dam.
• Siding discoloration. Discoloration of siding under the eaves (where water typically does not travel) may indicate ice damming.
Because snow must accumulate to a considerable depth on your roof for an ice dam to form, a simple way to stop damming now is by clearing snow from the edge of the roof. The experts at Muth & Company use special roof rakes to perform this task, preventing ice from damming by clearing the bottom two feet along the eaves. Never use hatchets, shovels or other tools as they could damage the roof surface. Call Muth instead for prompt, professional service at (614) 882-0900!
Stay tuned next week, when we’ll blog about permanent fixes for ice damming
Bad things never happen when it’s convenient. If your home suffered serious damage in the recent storm and needs repairs, Muth & Company Roofing offers flexible financing to help you jump-start your project. In conjunction with our financing provider Wells Fargo, we make protecting your home and family both easy and affordable. No need to hold off on making repairs or replacing your worn-out roofing system any longer … our Columbus roofers can get to work right away!
We make it simple to apply for financing and easy to extend payments to meet your needs – all with no money down. Choose from these attractive options:
• 12.9% fixed interest rate financing
• 6 months no interest, with regular payments
• Offers good through October 1, 2012
Don’t let the cost of roof repair cause you to procrastinate. Select Muth & Company Roofing to be your Central Ohio roofing contractor and utilize our convenient, affordable financing options! For more details, talk to a Muth representative. And remember, you may also be eligible for a tax deduction for your home improvement project. Call Muth & Company Roofing today at (614) 682-3060 for a FREE estimate on Columbus roof repair or Columbus roof replacement.