Simply put, winter weather is hard on your roof. Heavy snowfall and below-freezing temperatures lead to degradation of roofing materials. Sudden roof contraction due to thermal shock from extremely cold weather causes deterioration, cracks, and splits in the surface. The Midwest, Northeast, and Great Plains are the main regions that experience the worst winter roofing problems due to frequent snowfall, freezing rain, and record-breaking low temperatures.
If you live in any of these areas and take the initiative to implement preventative measures, some damage is still inevitable because winter brings on a host of roofing issues that are out of your control. But the good news is, not only are many of these issues avoidable, but they’re also repairable as long as the damage doesn’t go untreated.