Signs that the cold weather is damaging your felt roof

With the cold weather well and truly in full flow, your felt roof could be showing some signs of wear and tear. The cold weather, as well as snow, hail and rain, can cause a range of issues with any roof. But what are the signs that the cold weather is damaging your felt roof? Well, here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading roofing experts, and this is our guide to help you identify the signs that your felt roof is struggling with the weather.

What are the key signs that the cold weather is damaging your felt roof?

The most common signs that your felt roof is struggling in the cold conditions include:

  • Ponding- ponding is a term used to describe the build up of water in a large puddle formation on top of the felt roof. This occurs when the roof does not have enough of a gradient for the water to slope off, or when increased snow and ice causes a build up of water on the roof, creating a small depression. This can increase the load on the roof, and cause leaks, as well as bowing.
  • Large chunks of ice or snow falling from the roof- large chunks falling off the roof in one go can indicated that the roof is struggling to cope with the weight of the snow on top, and this can lead to structural problems like bowing and broken guttering.
  • Breaking gutters- During the winter weather, gutters are under heavy stress attempting to drain the water, and overnight this can even freeze. This increases the pressure on your guttering system and can cause breakages, and cracks in the guttering pipes.

If your felt roof is showing signs of cold weather damage, you should be sure to contact a professional roofing team. For more information or advice about winter roofing problems and your property, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Roofing.