It’s almost that time of year and snow will soon be packed on your roof and around your home. This can cause serious property damage and it’s vital to understand how to avoid these problems.
When the snow begins to fall, many people will make a mistake with the snow falling on their house that could eventually cost them time and money or worse. The problem of snow sliding off the roof and onto the ground below.
You might not think about the snow on the roof hitting the ground too often, and even if you do, you probably just wish that it would fall to the ground already and quit weighing down your roof, or worse, do damage to it. But roofs are designed to withstand an amazing amount of snow, so that’s not the real danger. The real problem is when the snow hits the ground around your house.
You see, that snow hitting the ground creates a wall around your house and when the rain falls, it has no choice but to go towards your basement. Besides, the snow itself is wet and that water is also around your basement. Both of these contribute to damaging your basement.
One of the best solutions for this is to combine a great gutter system with a snow retention system, which works like a turret to keep snow from coming down and landing in big piles that will turn the rain and snow moisture towards your foundation and basement and make your home last longer.
If you have any water damage or basement leaks, call Hammerschlag Construction today. We offer free estimates and we’re always here to help. Call now – 416-662-9263