The combination of melting snow and coming rains could damage Central Indiana homes, but one contractor told Fox59 News how Hoosiers can avoid the need for major repairs.
With the slow melt, Berry Allen of KAB Construction said snowy rooftops are a concern. If possible, Allen recommended using a gentle roof rake or broom to brush off as much snow as possible from the shingles. If left on the roof for too long, the snow can melt during the day, allowing water to slide underneath shingles, and then refreeze overnight. That causes the water to expand and damage the shingles.