Father-daughter roofing team talks ice, snow damage in Odessa

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ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Ice is turning into slush fast.

“Right now, a lot of people are calling and saying they have leaks,” said Raul Zamora, founder of Top Boss Roofing in Odessa.

With warmer weather on the way, the problem some Basin homeowners are seeing is when that ice melts.

“It’s urgent. It’s very urgent,” said Rene Zamora of Top Boss Roofing.

Raul and Rene are a father-daughter team. They invited ABC Big 2 to see their work at a house by 2nd Street. First, they got to work on a chimney stack.

“Creatures try to get in there. The vents, they try to get in there, because it’s cold out here,” Raul Zamora said.

Cold air can enter a home that way, too. Zamora screwed down the chimney stack with rubber grommets and some two-inch screws. The second task was to cover several wind turbines on top of the roof to keep hot air inside the home.

But there are bigger issues expected. With ice and snow leftover on Odessa rooftops, Zamora said that can be dangerous to older roofs. Ice and snow can cause shingles to crack, which can lead to leaks, then sheet-rock damage.

Rene Zamora says snow and ice affects all types of rooftops.

“Metals and shingles, then mainly specifically on those flats,” Rene Zamora said.

Flat roofs are especially at risk of damage because snow and ice can turn them into a so-called swimming pool.

Top Boss Roofing is located at 2408 W. 2nd Street in Odessa.

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