As the winter season unfolds,there are so many things to look forward to, like delicious holiday meals, quality time with loved ones, and cozy evenings by the fire with a stunning winter scene outside. However, for homeowners, this winter wonderland can pose a silent threat to one of the more crucial elements of their home – the roof. A buildup of snow on your roof can lead to a range of problems, which is why it is important to understand the risks and be proactive with roof maintenance.

Install Heat Tape

One of the primary concerns with snow accumulation on the roof is the added weight. Fresh snow may appear light and fluffy, but as it builds up, it can put stress on the roof. This additional load has the potential to weaken your roof and compromise the structural integrity of the entire system. Flat or low-slope roofs are especially susceptible to this issue, as the snow is more likely to accumulate without naturally sliding off. A great way to combat this problem is to install heat tape on your roof. Bear Creek Roofing can install heat tape that helps melt snow and ice from key areas of your roof.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

Another common issue associated with snow on the roof is ice dam formation. When snow on the upper portion of the roof melts and then refreezes at the lower edge, it creates ice dams. These dams can block proper drainage, causing water to pool on the roof. Over time, this trapped water can cause roof leaks and water damage to the interior of your home. A way to prevent this issue is to schedule regular roof inspections, especially before the winter snowfalls begin. Our team at Bear Creek Roofing can identify any areas needing a quick roof patching before winter sets in.

Remove Excess Snow

Snow removal is a crucial aspect of winter roof maintenance. While it may be tempting to let nature take its course, removing excess snow can prevent the accumulation of weight and reduce the risk of ice dam formation. However, it is important to exercise caution when removing snow so you do not damage the roof or harm yourself during the process. Contact our team at Bear Creek Roofing to learn more about removing snow from your roof and preventative measures we can help you with.


By being proactive, homeowners can feel confident their roof will withstand the winter months, providing a reliable shelter against the elements for years to come. For additional information, or to schedule our roofing services, contact Bear Creek Roofing today!