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Freezing and Thawing Aggravates Issues

The Cycle of Freezing and Thawing Can Ruin A Roof

Your Roof May Be Suffering The Effects Of The Freeze/Thaw Cycle

Once winter has ended and temperatures begin to rise, rapid temperature fluctuation can aggravate existing roofing issues. It’s common to encounter new leaks, largely as a result of the freeze/thaw cycle. As temperatures rise, water can become trapped in small cracks or holes in the roof. Then, when the thermometer drops again, those areas of water freeze and expand, opening up a void between the surrounding roofing materials. This allows more water to collect, continually worsening the problem.

The Longer The Cycle Continues, The Worse The Damage Gets

This cycle affects all types of roofing systems, from shingles to membranes and metal. It can also affect any part of the roof that has collected moisture, including the decking and the insulation. The freeze/thaw cycle can happen on a daily basis, meaning the damage to your roof could spiral out of control quickly. These problem areas can be found early in the season during an inspection, allowing you to fix them before they get out of hand.

Let Our Professional Roofing Team Save You Time And Money

With the freeze/thaw cycle, the longer you wait, the worse your roofing problem gets. Have small cracks and holes in your roof repaired sooner rather than later. Since spring is an ideal time to have your roof checked, give yourself peace of mind this season and call your local Great Lakes Roofing location to set up an appointment.

Don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Great Lakes Roofing at 800-871-5151. We’ll take care of your roof and keep you dry for a lifetime.

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Roof seams pop during the freeze/thaw cycle