There’s a lot more to your roof than just shingles. There are several components that work in correlation with your shingles to keep your roof dry and in good condition. Your Denver roof system includes ventilation, underlayment, gutters and downspouts, insulation and starter shingles. All of these components work together to protect your Colorado home and extend your home’s life including landscaping, foundation and the roof.
Make sure your Colorado roof has proper Ventilation
This is an example of a wind turbine vent. Wind turbine vents work by a blade catching the wind and spinning to draw out heat and moisture. For best results these vents should work in correlation with soffit vents.
There are a lot of other venting options for your Denver roof including turtle vents and ridge vents. A common misnomer is that you should cover your vents in the winter. This is FALSE! If you cover the vents, hot air gets trapped inside and your roof is cold. The temperature variation between your roof and the temperature inside can lead to ice damming. Roof Worx can assess your roof and assist you with making an educated decision for your Colorado roof.
Your Denver roof needs Underlayment
Underlayment is a must in cold climates like Colorado. A popular underlayment option for your Denver roof is synthetic underlayment. Synthetic underlayment like TITANIUM UDL25 PLUS is 8 times lighter and 20 times stronger than #30 felt.
Your Denver gutters and downspouts
It’s extremely important for your Colorado home to have gutters and downspouts. They are essential for moving water off your roof and away from your home’s foundation. Always ensure your Denver gutters don’t get clogged with a debris included leaves or dirt like seen below.
If this happens water can’t flow properly. Colorado’s fall weather is approaching, so have a Denver roofing contractor take a look at your roof and ensure your Denver gutter system is working properly.
Colorado insulation is key!
Not only can insulation possibly lower your heating and cooling costs by 25%, but it is also essential for your Denver roof and attic. The proper insulation levels help keep moisture from damaging your decking and shingles.
Why does my Denver roof need starter shingles?
Starter shingles are extremely important for your roof’s installation. Some roofing contractors will take short cuts and try to use cut up shingles, but these don’t provide the adequate wind resistance especially for some of those fierce Colorado wind and hail storms. Starter shingles use a high-quality, properly positioned adhesive that will tightly lock your shingles in place to help prevent blow-off.
Make sure your home has a complete roofing system by calling Roof Worx today for your free 14 point inspection at (303) 353-1825.