Winter Effects on Your Roof in Iowa

Iowa winters can wreak havoc on your home’s roof. When heavy snow falls on your roof, it can cause a lot of damage. It can lead to collapse or leaking. The winter can also cause freeze-ups and ice damming. All of these conditions can cause damage to your Iowa home’s roof. Brincks Exteriors are local experts for all types of storm damage including those types of damage caused by winter storms.

Another issue is nearby tree branches falling onto your home’s roof due to the snow weighing them down. Excessive ice and snow speed up the aging process of your roof by putting pressure on it and causing water damage. Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except in the eaves and areas where there is no attic. This causes melted snow and ice backs up and flows under the shingles and into the home, leading to leakage.

Signs of Roof Damage in Iowa

There are some obvious and subtle indications that your roof has been damaged. Some of these signs are:

  • Leaks
  • Dark spots
  • Cracking noises
  • Icicles hanging from gutters
  • Sagging roof
  • Pressure cracks in the interior walls
  • Doors and windows that are hard to open

Let the professionals at Brincks Exteriors inspect your home and determine if you are in need of roof repair or replacement.

You can also prepare your roof before the harsh Iowa winters come. Check air leaks and inadequate insulation in your attic or crawlspaces. Also, check loose or missing shingles before the snow comes. Look for cracks in flashing or tar and examine the chimney vents and skylights. Also, make sure to clean out your gutters on a regular basis. Removing snow from your roof can also cause damage to your roof if you don’t have the proper tools.

Brincks Exteriors are professionals in roof repair and installation in Iowa. We will examine your roof and determine the best solution for your repair needs or decide if you are in need of a new roof. Roofing repair can save you time and money. But if your roof is 20 to 25 years old, it may be time for a replacement anyway.

If it is determined that you are in need of a new roof, we can install asphalt and wood shingles, metal roofs and flat roofs. We use the best products for roof repair from manufacturers such as:

  • Tamko
  • CertainTeed
  • ABC
  • GAF

When winter wreaks havoc on your Iowa home’s roof, contact Brincks Exteriors. We take pride in our work and make our customers a priority. With our experience and use of the best products in the industry, you can be assured that your roof repair or replacement will be done right and will last for many years to come. Do not hesitate, contact Brincks today.

Learn more about these roofing options:

Flat Roofing
Asphalt and Wood Shingles
Metal Roofing

Products We Use:

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featured customer reviews

New Roof Looks Great

We hired Brincks Exteriors to install a new metal roof on our home. They got back to us very quickly to measure our roof and provide us with a quote. The crew was extremely friendly and the roof looks great. We’re very happy that we switched to metal! We highly recommend Brincks Exteriors!

Beverly - Des Moines

Storm Damage Repair

We had a very bad hail storm that damaged our roof, windows, siding, and many other parts of our property. We called Brincks Exteriors for an estimate on roof repair, window replacements, and to fix damaged siding. Jason was able to provide us with a quote to fix all our issues and gave us different options…

Tom - Carroll, Iowa


Our office needed a new roof after a hail storm damaged to the point where we began to have roof leaks. After having a great experience, we hired them to redo a flat roof on one of our other office locations.

Jeff - Green Bay, WI


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