Winter and Your Roof – Things to Watch Out For

Winter is nothing new for the hearty Minnesotan. We’re used to cold weather and lots of snow. We also know winter can take a toll on many things and your home’s roof is no exception.

Ice Dams

Poor insulation – Snow melts during the warm daytime hours and refreezes at night or when the weather gets cold. The constant effect can cause an ice dam to form. You may notice icicles forming. They may be your first sign of an issue with a growing ice dam. If left unchecked, the ice dam can grow to become a hazard to your home in the form of a leaking roof.


A snowy winter can become an issue when it is too heavy for your roof to withstand. You may remember a few years back when many roofs in the area collapsed due the weight of the snow.

When snow piles up to this extreme point, you many need to consider removing it. However, be careful! Snow shoveling and snow rakes can damage shingles if you’re not careful during the removal process.


Wind can be an issue in any season. In a high windstorm, shingles can detach from your home leaving the home’s roof sheeting exposed. Without the protective shingle layer, your home is much more likely to experience leaking.

I Have Damage, Now What?

If you experience damage to your roof this winter, call Revive Restoration. Our crews are available year-round in the event of an emergency. We’ll work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best results possible for coverage. We are a trusted, locally owned, and operated company.

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Susan S.

I’m very pleased with the work done by Revive Restoration. Everything accomplished without a hitch. I would recommend them highly for any roofing job, mine looks fantastic! Micky did the communication with Insurance company which made it all very simple for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was for me. Thanks Revive Restoration for a job well done!

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Bon S.

Very late season and last minute scheduling on my part. Tear off & re-shingle of three roofs. Looks very nice! Clean-up could've been better, a few nails here & there and they missed cleaning the neighbors yard after the re-shingle (looks like they cleaned after tear-off though); the waste I picked out of neighbors yard was all new nails/trimming. Overall I'm satisfied with product and the service. Again the roofs look good. No damages noted.

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Mike T.

Truly one of the best contractors I have had the pleasure to work with. Fixed our storm damage in a timely manner with great communication along the way. Quality work. Really helped relieve some of the stress that always comes with these situations.

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