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Winter Dangers for Your Roof

The roof of your home plays an important part in energy efficiency as well as in protection against the elements. If you have lived in Chicagoland for more than one winter, you know that the elements can get awfully cold and snowy. Your roof is your home’s defense against cracking ice, heavy snow, and cold winds.

Here are just a few dangers to keep in mind as we head into another Chicago winter season. If you don’t think that your current roof is up to the challenge, don’t wait until you see major damage before investing in a replacement. The team at Rusco is ready to help you choose a roof that will complement your home’s aesthetic without breaking your budget. We can even have your new investment installed quickly so that you are ready for the upcoming winter.

Heavy Snow
A hallmark of our area is heavy, wet snow. This type of snow is much more dangerous to your roof than the lighter version, as heavy and wet snow can lead to significant roof damage quickly. If your roof has missing or broken shingles, you are at an increased risk for damage caused by snowstorms. Your damaged shingles could also lead to leaking or water damage.

Cold Temperatures
With or without snow, our area is guaranteed at least a few days of temperatures that are below zero. These frigid temperatures make our home’s heating system work extra hard, which can increase energy bills. If your roof is old, it may not be insulated as well as it could be, which means your furnace will have to work even harder to keep your desired internal temperature.

Snowy Skylights
If your home has a skylight that is damaged or in disrepair, you may see leaking this winter as well. Snow and ice can cause skylights to leak into your home, giving you an extra unwanted task to deal with this season.

If you need a new roof, or if you aren’t sure that your current roof can last another winter, give the team at Rusco a call. We are available to help you make the best decision for your home and for your budget. Our roofing and skylight selections are the best in the Chicagoland suburbs, and our friendly installation team will have you confident in your home’s winter protection in no time.