Winter-proof your Colorado Roof in 3 Steps

With cool weather around the corner it is never too early to think about preparing your home for the upcoming winter with the help of your roofers in Denver, Colorado. Colorado winters can be brutal on your entire house; your home’s roofing system is at particularly high risk of damage. Snow buildup, debris, and cold winds can turn your poorly prepared roof into a big rotting mess in a matter of months.

Preparing your roof for the winter with the help of a professional roofing contractor can help you save thousands of dollars, lower your energy costs, and protect your home until the spring. Consider enlisting the help of your local roofer in the Colorado Front Range for some of your projects.

Here are three ways to winter-proof your Denver roof:

  1. Have Your Roof Inspected Having your roof inspected by a professional Colorado roofing contractor is a great way to start the winterization process. While you may not have noticed any roofing issues throughout the year, increased pressure from the snow, extreme temperature changes, and poor maintenance can exacerbate small roofing problems such as minor shingle cracks and flashing damage. Denver roof contractors are specially trained to look for weaknesses in your roofing system and can make the repairs that can’t wait for spring.
  2.  Clean and Protect Your Roof From Debris Cleaning your roof before winter can help you avoid additional maintenance later on, which can be dangerous if your roof is covered in snow and ice. Cleaning your gutters to ensure proper drainage is a must. Also, make sure that there aren’t any branches hanging directly over your roof—these branches can become heavy with snow and break, potentially causing damage to your roof. Branches that hang over your roof also allow easy access for animals, especially raccoons. Throughout Colorado especially in the Foothills, pine needles can and should be a major concern for a homeowner. When pine needles dry out they became a serious fire hazard. A roof covered in pine needles can quickly ignite and cause detrimental damage to your roof and possibly your home. If you live in the Golden, Boulder, Evergreen, Morrison, Lakewood or Littleton area contact Roof Worx to ensure debris is removed from your roof.
  3. Check Your Attic for Proper Insulation and Ventilation Without proper levels of insulation and effective cross-ventilation, summertime heat buildup in the attic can result in a wasteful and costly strain on a home’s cooling system and on your comfort. In the cold months of winter, harmful ice dams can form if your attic is poorly insulated and ventilated. A well-insulated and ventilated attic helps to keep your home comfortable and dry all year round.

For more information on preparing your roof for the winter, contact Roof Worx your local roofing experts at (303) 353-1825 to learn about our roof installation and gutter services today. Roof Worx, Thornton Colorado.