Here in Northern Colorado, roofs can take a lot of damage, especially in the colder, winter months. You may not think about it regularly, but making sure your roof is well-maintained, especially in the winter time can save you a lot of time, hassle, and money in the long run.
Here are 4 ways you can protect your roof against the ice, snow, and storms of winter.
Watch for Repairs
It’s always important to maintain your roof, but especially in the winter time with the harsh snow, ice, and storms that hit Colorado, you want to make sure you are keeping an eye on damage. If you see signs that something needs fixing, don’t put it off! Those small repairs can turn into costly big projects quickly, so take care of roof leaks, missing shingles, and other roof damages quickly.
Clean Your Gutters
When your gutters get clogged by fallen sticks and branches and other debris, it can quickly lead to drainage problems. When the water can’t properly drain off your roof, you will quickly run into other problems like ice dams, roof leaks, and potentially more serious problems. You want to prevent water from pooling and sitting on your roof and one of the best ways you can do that is to make sure your gutters are clean so they can do their job to divert melting water away from your house.
Heat rises straight to the attic of your house. When your attic gathers all of the heat from your house, it can create problems on your roof, like ice dams, which can cause a lot of damage. Check that your attic is properly insulated and while you are up there, make sure to check for air leaks.
Protect Your Pipes
If your home has pipes in the ceiling, then you have to take extra precautions to make sure they are properly protected. Make sure that any exposed pipes are insulated to prevent them from freezing, bursting, and creating water damage. Opening cabinet doors to allow heat from your house to keep your pipes warm can prevent them from getting too cold. If you are worried about a certain pipe freezing, you can keep that sink slowly dripping. The movement of the water will help to prevent freezing.
When you need help with roof damage in Northern Colorado, contact us for your free estimate!
Crazy Horse Roofing specializes in roofing and gutters in Northern Colorado in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, & more, and we believe in treating every customer like they are family. We know how important your roof is in keeping your home and your family protected and safe, so we will do whatever we can to make sure your roof is safe, strong, and sturdy.