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Winter Prep – Ice & Water Shield

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Winter Prep – Ice & Water Shield

Like any other season, winter brings its own to-dos. Holiday preparations are one thing, but add in colder, wetter temperatures and things really start to pile up. If you are a homeowner, you understand how much of an impact the season can have on you. This is not just from a chore perspective, but also from a financial standpoint too. From your energy bill for your home to the cost to winterize your pool or garden, every last bit adds up.

Time and time again, we have covered the importance of roof maintenance, and we will continue to do so. Do you know why? Because that’s our job. This week, we will cover how important ice and water shields are for your roof, your property, and your wallet.

In our territory in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico & Louisiana, winters are majorly different than they are in the northern states. Snow isn’t as much of a threat, but it is always an outline. As opposed to more northern regions, southern states worry more about “unpretty” freezing weather elements like sleet and black ice. Both can cause severe damage to your home and roof, just like snow, but ice and water shields can help protect against all winter threats.

Ice and Water Shield is a waterproof oil product that goes underneath valley section shingles to prevent substantial water damage due to weather or climate conditions. It simply acts as an additional layer between the roof deck and the shingles. During the winter months, cold rain and snow can penetrate through the shingles and seep directly into your home. This can lead to severe decay and immediate wear and tear on the external and internal sections of your home. Slight leaks can form, which can lead to major updates that are needed to fix your roof structure and also the walls and ceilings inside.

Ice and water shields are installed specifically in valley areas in the south. This prevents these gathering spaces from allowing funneled moisture to infiltrate and harm the top surface. Though it can be used across all portions of the roof, it makes more sense to save money to only add the shield to the more popular areas. This is because precipitation and moisture are more likely to collect.

Ice and Water Shield prevents unplanned repairs and roof replacements from happening, and could be a financial saver in the long run. A protective roof blanket is worth the extra money to install on your roof. This will act as a protective blanket for your roof deck and your home, especially during the unknown winter months. Most roofing companies will charge an arm and a leg to make any repairs during the winter months. This is because the unpredictable weather changes that come with the winter season make it even harder for the necessary repairs to be made in a timely manner. Save time and money on costly winter repairs by installing an ice and water shield on your home!

Before booking your next roofing job, be sure to talk with each roofing company you’re considering and get their feedback and advice on what precautions and extra measures, like ice and water shield, need to be taken for your home or business. No roof is the same, so trust a company that has experience under its belt like Absolute Roof Restoration!

Interested in our services? Contact Larry Latimer at (903)477-6138 or Arturo Garcia at (903) 879-2039 for a free estimate.

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