Winter may be the best time to relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee but you should also be on the lookout for roofing problems, especially as the temperature grows colder. As your primary defense against harsh elements, your roof may need extra attention and care to withstand winter threats.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–In today’s post, Sentry Exteriors, one of the most reliable gutter companies in the area, discusses common roofing problems that you may encounter this winter. 1. SleetSleet often occurs when snowflakes melt into raindrops in a wedge of warm air well above the ground. It then refreezes in a layer of freezing air just above the surface, which results in frozen raindrops or small ice pellets.2. Freezing RainOn the other hand, freezing rain takes place when the wedge of warm air aloft is much thicker. This allows the raindrop to survive until it comes in contact with the cold ground. A coating of ice then forms on whatever the raindrops contact. It is said to be the most harmful form of precipitation because it forms a solid sheet of ice. Contact your local roofing contractors freezing rain happens for a thorough roof inspection. 3. HailHail is common during thunderstorms. It often appears like chunks of ice in areas with warm conditions. The size of the hail varies, depending on the strength of the thunderstorm. 4. GraupelUnlike hail, graupel is much smaller with a diameter of 0.08 to 0.2 of an inch. It is soft and can fall apart easily in your hand. Turn to Sentry Exteriors for your roofing and gutter installation projects. We offer a range of roofing systems and gutter guards to help safeguard your home all year round. Call us today at (434) 333-7753 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Lynchburg, VA, and other nearby areas.
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