Warmer weather raises risk of leaky roofs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Rising temperatures are melting the snow that fell across West Michigan last week, and that's keeping roofers busy fixing leaks.

The owner of Weather Shield Roofing Systems in Grand Rapids, Nate Bush, explained what makes the recent weather pattern so dangerous when it comes to the integrity of your roof. 

"The snow drift on your roof, that's adding additional weight. When rain comes on top of that, it trickles down through the snow," Bush said. "That rainwater will pool beneath the snow. That inch or so of water covered by the weight of the snow creates pressure."

If left unchecked, that pressure will create a leak. 

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