problems Philadelphia homeowner have with their roofs

After workers install your new roof, you may think there’s no more need to worry, but roofing sits out in the elements, and bad things can happen. We’ve dealt with almost everything that can happen to a roof, and we’re ready to help when you need us. 

The biggest problems that homeowners have with their roofs comes down to three things: storms, animals, and snow. Winds cause damage to shingles and can bring down tree branches. Animals nest in soffits and weak spots in your roofing, and snow can build up into large ice dams that weaken your roof supports. 



Keeping away the elements is the sole reason you have a roof. You’re going to want to make sure that your roof can withstand even the harshest weather—and Philadelphia is well known for having turbulent weather.

High winds can tear shingles from your roof or bring trees and branches down on top of it, which can ruin the integrity of your roof. Heavy rains expose cracks in your roofing and weaknesses in sealants, and significant snowfall can pile up snow faster than your roof can handle it. 

If you’ve had any of these problems, call a contractor like IC Industrial Construction to get an estimate. We’ve handled all kinds of issues in many different types of weather, and we specialize in repairing storm damage. 



It might be a surprise to consider small animals as one of the biggest problems you ever have with your roof. Squirrels and birds love to get in where they’re unwelcome. Animals exploit any weakness in soffits or shingles and build nests that can eventually cause extensive leaking, or even damage the integrity of the roof. 

You don’t want squirrels and birds to make your home into their home, even if you love animals. They make nests of your home’s insulation, and they aren’t clean, so their waste stays near their nest. Over time, this degrades the insulation in your roof, which can lead to a long list of other problems that will only get more serious if left untreated. 



Here in Philadelphia, we’re used to massive snowfall. Our roofs are built to handle it so long as they’re well-maintained. The trouble comes when a roof has uneven venting or heat loss, which builds up a dangerous level of ice underneath the snow. 

The dangerous ice build-up is called an ice dam, and it’s just as hazardous as a tree branch landing on your roof. If an ice dam builds up without being scraped loose or melting, it can start weakening roof supports. Let it go too long, and it can collapse your roof. 

These are three of the biggest problems Philadelphia homeowners face with their roofing. IC Industrial Construction has dealt with all these situations at some point or another. If you have any of these problems, please call us right away to schedule an inspection.