Your roof is responsible to protect everything inside your building, so don’t assume it will be in good enough shape to make it through winter. Especially because winter in Colorado can be particularly unpredictable, you have to make sure that your roof is designed and constructed to the right standards so it can stand up to the worst possible weather condition. Here are a few steps to keep your roof safe this season:
#1 Conduct a Pre-Winter Safety Inspection
A professional roof assessment is added assurance for your roof. It is important to have your roof contractor inspect your roof’s framework each year. Inspections are scheduled to catch the small stuff before it becomes a big issue. During our inspection we will check your roofs:
- Roof Flashing
- Signs of Damage
For commercial buildings, ensure your roof is protected all year long with our preventative maintenance plan (PVR plan). Our PVR plan provides members with:
- Biannual multi-point inspections (to catch the small things, before they become big issues)
- Reduced hourly rates
- 24/7 priority response
- Detailed reporting
- Help with insurance claims
#2 Have the Roof Repaired if Your Inspection Finds Damage
Your fall roof checkup may have revealed that your roof needs repairs or even replacement. It’s important to resolve any problem your roof might have before the cold weather arrives.
#3 Clear Out Gutters and Drains
With moisture coming down on your building in all forms, it is important to make sure all the water has a place to go. Having water sit on your roof can cause major issues and headaches. Make sure to clear the debris (leaves, sticks, nests, etc.) from your gutters before they are trapped under a layer of snow. The debris can break down and cause mold and others kinds of damage to your roof system. To ensure the water/snow run off has a place to go, regularly checking your gutters and downspouts can be super helpful.
#4 Check Attic Insulation and Ventilation
The weather is about to get a whole lot colder in the coming months. One of the many ways to protect the integrity of your roof, stay warm and save on utility costs is to have good attic insulations and proper attic ventilation. Proper insulation keeps the surface of your shingles colder, which is key to preventing ice dams and the damage they can cause.
#5 Monitor Your Roof
During the winter, it’s a good idea to monitor your roof. If you do suspect a problem, give us a call. We will come out and take a look—don’t risk climbing up on an icy roof by yourself. Instead, be sure to entrust any winter repairs to a roofing professional.
Peak View Roofing offers a free inspection to help you with your winter roof preparation, just give us a call 719-380-ROOF to schedule. We inspect, repair, clean, and remove snow from you’re roof.