According to the Colorado Climate Center, Colorado winters are characteristically dry, with sporadic episodes of wind-blown snow. Moreover, during winter, Colorado also experiences variable temperatures that range from extreme cold to warm.
As dry and cold season draws nearer, Denver roofers advise Colorado residents that this is the perfect time to have their roofs inspected. As you set about putting up your Christmas lights and décor, take the time to give your roof a pre-holiday once-over at the same time. This will save you the trouble of having to go up for an inspection on a different day. When you have your roof inspected, look out for these problems and fix them right away:
Roofs, like most materials used in housing, age and deteriorate over time. Most shingle-composed roofs become more vulnerable when they hit a decade or so old. Tile roofs, on the other hand, may experience weakening after 15 years or so.
Around two months back, Denver was severely affected by heavy rains and hail. If you haven’t called a roof expert in yet to perform a roof check, it may be best to have it checked now, before the snow sets in. Please don’t wait for another hail storm or a snowstorm to hit your area before deciding on having your roof checked. Another storm may be the last straw for your roof.
Your gutters’ condition is important to should know, as ineffective gutters may being causing damage instead of preventing it. A lot of things depend on the condition of your gutters; left unchecked, sorely under-maintained gutters can encourage the formation of ice dams—which can lead to devastating consequences. If your gutters are unkempt, your roofer will most likely notice and can arrange a professional cleaning for you. If your gutters are well-maintained, you can give yourself a pat on the back.
Insulation and ventilation-related problems.
This is also part of a roof check-up. The attic is the nearest section of the house to the roof itself, and proper insulation and ventilation in this area can affect your home’s energy efficiency, as well as give rise to a host of other potential problems. Good insulation, for one thing, can help in the prevention of ice dams.
Make a habit of getting your roof inspected each time the season changes or anything weather-related occurs. Call AquaDuct Roof & Gutters, one of the top roofers in Colorado Springs, and let us help you with your roofing issues.