Snow and ice present real opportunities to roofing companies, such as Chicago-based Champion Roofing  to warn customers of the dangers, and expand services. But while there's opportunity at hand, it's best to know the warnings from the Better Business Bureau  and differentiate your service calls from visits by scammers.

In regions where the winter weather is unexpected, it's criticalto understand the real causes of ice dams. It's an insulation and air sealing problem, not a roofing problem - a fact that may be hard to sell to client's experiencing wet ceiling and apparent leaks. Smart roofers refuse to chip ice from roof edges, knowing it will only damage the roofing and flashing, making matters worse.  And above all else, be sure your crew is taking take every precaution to its ensure safety on snow-covered roofs.