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Protecting Roofs During Winter Storms

With winter weather on its way, many homeowners find themselves wondering what they can do to protect their roofing materials in Bergen County, NJ. If you’re concerned about your roof shingles standing up to ice and snow, then watch this video for tips on protecting them this season.

If left to accumulate on top of your house, the weight of snow can cause damage to your roofing materials. Also, as the snow melts, seeps downward, and refreezes, it can create ice dams in your gutters that cause water to back up and damage your roof shingles. One way to help prevent these issues is to use a roof rake to remove the snow by pulling it down onto the ground. While doing this, work from the ground, avoid power lines and watch out for the snow as it falls.