Snow Removal Services - Bend, OR Only
Removing snow from your roofing is a crucial part of keeping your home in great condition throughout the winter months, but it's also a job that needs to be performed by a professional. If the snow is removed in an improper fashion, it could lead to the formations of ice dams in the future, so it is important to have any snow removed from your roofing by a qualified professional. At McMurray and Sons, Inc., our Roofing Contractors offer professional snow removal services that you can always depend on.
Removing from snow from roofing is very different that shoveling or plowing snow from driveways, roads, and sidewalks. Heading out and on to your roof is extremely dangerous, so it's very important that your always rely on a professional for these services.
Call us today to schedule your snow removal services, and we'll be looking forward to assisting you.
When Is Roof Snow Removal Necessary?
Most of the time, it's a good idea to have snow removed from your roofing after every six inches of snowfall. This will prevent excessive snow from every building up on your roofing, so ice dams will have a much smaller chance of forming. Every roof is different, and you can't completely eliminate the chance of ice dams forming, but this every-six-inches rule is a good guideline to follow.
If your Bend home's roof has never had any problems with dams and your only concern or removing snow is keeping your roof from collapsing, then you could wait until around a foot of snow has accumulated before you have it removed.
Ice Dam Prevention
Ice dams form when three conditions are in place: snow cover, freezing outside temperatures, and heat loss from the roof. The snow at the top of your roof will melt because of the heat escaping from your home. As it runs down the roof, it comes, once again, to freezing temperatures. When it refreezes, you’re left with an ice dam.
The primary cause of the snow melting is heat loss from your roof, but sunlight can also contribute to this. When temperatures are as low as 14° F outdoors and 23° F in the attic, for instance, enough sunlight can be transmitted through six inches of snow to cause melting to occur.
By removing any accumulated snow from your Bend home's roofing as soon as possible, you'll be able to prevent ice dams from ever forming.