Finding a cat in a tree is one thing, but coming home to discover a copper thief can't get down from your roof is a whole different matter. Shockingly, theft and vandalism to roofs is more common than most people realize. Copper fetches a good price at no-questions-asked scrap yards and thieves desperate for money are willing to tear out copper from the top of your home to get it. Taking preventive measures to curtail copper theft is a must or else you could become a victim of a bizarre - and costly - crime.
Having buckled roof shingles is usually enough to destroy the aesthetic appeal of a home. Add to this the high costs of repairing such a roof, and the increased risk of blow-offs that buckling presents, and you end up with a problem that most homeowners would rather not deal with. The best way out of a roof-buckling problem is to prevent it. Here are tips that will help you do so.
Ice dams occur when water freezes on your roof, forming a physical barrier that prevents water from melting snow and ice higher up on your roof from flowing down through the gutter system. When this happens, water can pool on your roof, and soak through your shingles and into your home, causing interior damage and posing the risk of mold and mildew growth. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof: