The extreme weather conditions we experience here in Colorado, in the winter months, can take a toll on your property. At Elite Roofing we often hear from property owners, this time of year, interested in learning about their winter roof repair options. Simply put, some damage cannot be ignored until warmer weather prevails. If you suspect that you might be in need of winter roof repairs, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a closer look at repairs that can be completed now to ensure your roof withstands the winter.
Ice Damming Risk
Ice damming can cause major damage to your roof and the structure of your home. This time of year, it’s a good idea to watch for signs of ice damming and/or areas of high potential for ice dams to form. Ice dams are mounds of frozen snow melt that build up at the edge of your roof trapping future snow melt and causing water damage. Ice dams form when warm air leaking through a roof causes snow to melt. As it trickles to the edge of the roof, the cold edges cause the water to refreeze. Over time, ice dams build up and can become a much bigger issue. If you have had ice dams in the past, or you suspect that your roof is leaking warm air, it’s best to undergo a professional roof inspection.
If heavy snow buildup is an issue for you, it’s a good idea to consider a cleated system, also know as a snow guard. Designed to prevent snow from breaking loose and covering items below your roofline, a snow stop can protect your family’s safety as well as your property.
Installing heat tape in gutters is another great way to protect the integrity of your roof in the winter months. Designed to prevent blockages in gutters, downspouts and interior drains, heat tape can help prevent ice dams and water seepage into your home.
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These are just a few examples of proactive steps you can take to prevent damage to your roof in the winter months. At Elite Roofing we are always happy to help property owners extend the lifespan of their roofing system. From winter roof repairs to complete replacements, we do it all! If you’re ready to schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection, we encourage you to contact us today. Allow one of our highly skilled roofing inspectors to help you determine which repairs, if any, need to be completed to protect your property. Let’s get started!