Is Snow On My Roof Good Thing? What you’ll probably notice is that some roofs will retain snow for many days following a storm, while other roofs will be bare in no time. So if your asking Is Snow On My Roof Good Thing? Seeing that snow melt away or watching it stick around for a few days, may surprise you to know that snow that stays on your roof is actually a good indicator that your home is well insulated and properly ventilated. This is not the case with commercial roofs, they are a whole different story.
Of course you want all that snow on your roof to melt eventually but that should be determined by the outside temperature, not by the temperature inside your home. If you do notice that snow on your roof is melting much faster than your neighbor’s, it’s likely caused by heat that is escaping into your attic and melting the snow from underneath. This is an indicator of poor insulation. In fact, the temperature in your attic should match that of the outdoor air, not the temperature inside your home. When an attic floor is covered with a thick layer of insulation, the thermostat will keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature without having to overwork your heating system. But when insulation is minimal, the heat rises and escapes into the attic making your heater work overtime. This means your utility bill will likely take a hit.
Another possible concern is heat in the attic. What happens is the snow starts melting off your warm roof, then refreezing during runoff as it hits the colder eaves. This leads to ice damns, or the formation of icicles to the untrained eye. While icicles might look pretty while sparkling on a sunny, winter day, these icicles are actually the symptom of a much deeper problem. If the water from your roof is freezing as it hits the eaves and gutters, that means ice damns could be preventing the rest of the runoff to properly drain out the downspouts and drain away from your home. Water trapped on your roof can lead to all sorts of problems in the health & longevity of your roof. So the next time the weather calls for snow, take some time to make some observations and consider taking a peak in your attic to determine how well insulated your home actually is.
If your asking Is Snow On My Roof Good Thing?, please e-mail us today. Along with roofing, we offer Kitchen Cabinet Refacing, Basement Finishing systems and more. We serve homeowners in Exeter, Stratham, Epping, Brentwood, Hampton, Manchester, Nashua and other surrounding cities.
We’re fully licensed and insured, and our installation professionals have an average of 15 years of industry experience. When you turn to Benchmark Home Improvements for your roofing needs, you can rest assured that you’re doing business with one of the most reputable and experienced home re-modelers in the area. In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of our work, we include a labor warranty on the installation we perform.