The weather conditions during winter can be exceptionally hard on a roof due to heavy snowfalls, ice dams, and freezing rain that can cause major damages. When this happens, it’s always best to take care of those issues as soon as possible by calling your roofing contractor.

However, if there’s any possible reason not to contact a roofer, make sure that you know what you’re getting yourself into. Getting on an icy roof during or after a winter storm to do repairs is a dangerous task. It requires several tools, materials, and equipment that may not be needed as much during any other season.

Here are some of the things you’ll be needing to get the job done.