Six days until Christmas. Chances are your tree is lit and decorated with an assortment of colorful bulbs and ornaments, your stockings are hung, and your children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of that jolly, red suit clad, merry gentleman that will bring them their heart’s delight neatly wrapped in a bow.
Sure, it’s fun to join in the festivities and joke about what Santa may or may not bring, and we all know that no matter how late we stay up, we won’t see him sneaking down our chimney or through a window. And we all wonder whether or not he really enjoys those cookies and milk that we left out for him (we’re all guilty of leaving him the slightly burnt edged ones that no one else would eat). But we’re ignoring the darker and more serious side of Santa’s little joyride with his sleigh and reindeer.
“Up on the rooftop, click, click, click!” That’s right. Santa lands his sleigh and all those reindeer right on top of your house every December 24th. Do you have any idea what kind of damage those steel runners and reindeer hooves can do to your roof? There’s the issue of loose or ripped shingles, cracked wood, sagging beams—not to mention the mess that those reindeer leave behind!
All kidding aside, the winter season can be extremely tough on your roof system. Both residential and commercial roofs can develop issues from the added stress of heavy snow, frigid temperatures, and ice dams. (If you would like to learn more about ice dams click here to read an excellent article about the subject)
Then when the temperatures rise and all the snow melts, the leaks begin to pop up. Please remember that roof repair is not something you want to put off. Minor leaks can turn into serious and expensive issues if they are left unattended. And if this winter is anything like the last 2 years then we are in for some brutal blizzards here in Kansas City and the surrounding areas... Return of the Snowpocalypse!
If at any point during the winter season you have some concerns or issues with you roof please don’t hesitate to give us a “jingle” and we will be happy to help out... The pun is definitely intended :)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
From the Entire JR & Co. Team