You never know what a Denver winter is going to bring. While we’ve had a few snowfalls this year, there have been prior winters where we got little to no snow until mid-spring. On the other hand, does anyone remember the blizzard of 97’? That was some serious snow that very few people planned for.
Regardless of the winter that we’re predicted to have, it’s always good to know what your roof needs when the snow does decide to fall. Today we’re going to cover a few of the things that you can do to ensure that your roof remains in good condition this winter.
Stay On Top Of Debris
When snowstorms happen, it’s not uncommon for there to be additional debris that winds up on your roof. Whether it’s tree branches or leaves, you need to make sure that you’re staying on top of the debris that is collecting on your roof. In fact, you can even be proactive with the cleaning of debris and ensure that it’s done long before the snow storm occurs.
Trim Your Branches
One of the biggest causes of roof damage, especially when the weather starts to get bad, are the branches that hang over your roof. When the weight of snow is put on branches, the chances of them snapping and falling onto your roof are pretty high. Rather than suffer the consequences of a heavy branch falling on your roof, schedule a professional tree trimmer to come out to your house and take care of them for you. Not only will this leave you with less work this winter, but it will ensure that your roof remains in good condition.
Clean Your Gutters
We’ve talked a little bit about how much debris building up on your roof can damage your roof, so it should be no surprise that we’re going to be talking about gutters! Your gutters are made to catch debris build up, but when they get too heavy, they put additional weight on your roof. When you add the weight of snow or even the water of melted snow, your roof has quite a bit of pressure placed on it. That’s why we suggest cleaning your gutters in advance. While it’s simply good practice to get into, it’s also a great way to ensure that your gutters don’t cause any issues this winter.
Clean Snow Off Your Roof
When snow does begin to fall, it doesn’t take much for it to start building up on your roof. While it may not seem like a huge deal, too much snow on your roof can make it difficult for water to drain into your gutters. If this happens, you wind up with built up water on your roof and added pressure. Not only can this cause your roof to start caving in, but it could leave to some pricey water damage. For that reason, we always suggest cleaning any snow off your roof it is within four feet of your gutters. If you’re not up to the job or you’d rather be inside, there are snow removal professionals that can get the job done for you!
Schedule an Inspection
Being proactive is one of the best ways to avoid issues with your roof. Scheduling routine maintenance and having a professional come out and inspect your roof are both fantastic ways to get issues taken care of sooner than later. As you may have expected, the winter season isn’t exactly the best time to schedule huge roofing projects or major maintenance. For that reason, we always suggest having your roof inspected in the months before winter so that you can ensure all of the moisture and storms that mother nature is sure to bring don’t do too much damage to your roof.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had a professional come and look at your roof, contact the team at Endeavor Exteriors. Our team of roofers have been in the industry for years and have been fortunate enough to provide the Denver area with high-quality roofs and roofing solutions. We’d be happy to provide you with some insight on your roof and advise you on any repairs or maintenance that may need to be completed. Reach out to our team today, and we’d be happy to get something scheduled for you.