4 Snow Stop Mistakes You Might Be Making

Calgary Roof Snow Stop

As winter quickly approaches, not many people think about how they can stop snow from collecting on their roof of their home so that it doesn't damage it. If you're reading this article, you are one step ahead of the crowd. Be ready for this upcoming winter by keeping these four common mistakes in mind, that have so many people at a disadvantage when it comes to snow retention.

In this article you’ll be provided with 4 tips to help guide you through your snow retention process by considering:

  • The importance of insulation
  • Inspecting and maintaining your gutter system
  • Picking quality products
  • Choosing reputable companies who provide good warranties

Tip 1: Check your roof's insulation

People forget that insulation is an important component for snow retention. If your roof is damaged or the quality of your insulation is poor, your roof may be prone to ice dams. The problem with ice dams is that the water from melted snow will back up behind the dam and eventually ruin your ceiling if not properly dealt with. A good way to help the flow of water from your roof to your gutters is to preserve your insulation is to ensure that your gutters and downspout are well maintained.  

Learn more: Gutter System Maintenance

 

Tip 2: How Are The Gutters?

The process of properly protecting your roof begins before snow even touches it. First check if your gutter system is properly installed and well maintained. Your gutters help the water flow freely off your roof so when you neglect necessary gutter maintainance it can lead to a frozen downspout. When the downspout is frozen it can lead to a back up of snow and as it melts the water builds up around your roof and can leak into your house. Without proper maintenance of your gutter system, you automatically set up yourself up for failure this winter.

Learn more about our Alu-Rex products  

 

Tip 3: Quality is the best policy

People tend to think that as long as the gutters exist nothing else should matter, but that is highly untrue. Whether you plan on installing snow guards on your roof or want to replace your gutter system, always choose quality products. Not all contractors are going to have the knowledge to understand the changing Calgary climate and that snow guards are not a one size fits all product.The same quality standard goes for your home's gutter system. With a well installed gutter system it will guide water and snow off your roof minimizing and potentially eliminating the problem of a damaged roof due to snow build up over the course of the winter.

Tip 4: Reputation and Warranty

Not all contractors will understand the needs of your home and the temperature variation Calgary experiences on a daily basis. When it comes to your home remember that cheaper products may not be better for your home in the long run. Choose a reputable company like Chinook Exteriors with the expertise to guide you through the snow stop process and prepare you and your roof for this upcoming winter season. Aside from the reputation of any contractor, ensure that there is a solid warranty that comes along with their service. Businesses such as Chinook Exteriors use quality products such as the Alu-Rex gutter management system, backed by a 5-year warranty and partnered with Gentek who provides a 40 year warranty with all of their products. When you trust your home to quality businesses such as Chinook Exteriors, they ensure your happiness as a client and the quality of work they do.

Chinook Exteriors also provides the following convenient services to help ensure your home is well maintained and protected for Calgary's cold winter ahead: 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Line
  • Eavestrough
  • Soffit
  • Fascia
  • Siding

Want to learn more?

Contact us today at 587.999.7170 to receive a FREE Quote on your next project.


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