Winter Damage to Roofs

winter-roof-damageThough winter 2016 has seemed, at times, like it may skip us all together, our quintessential Colorado winter weather is finally. Here at Elite Roofing, we often hear from property owners once the first major storm hits. These property owners have realized their fears have come true, their roof will not withstand another Colorado winter. If you are concerned about an aging or damaged roof, we encourage you to take note of today’s post. We may very well be able to help you avoid a roof emergency or worse yet, more extensive damage to your residential roof or commercial property.

Potential Winter Damage to Your Roof

If your roof is on its last leg, the impending winter can prove catastrophic for a variety of reasons including:

Ice Dams & Formations

Ice dams form when warm air from inside a structure causes shingles to warm and snow to melt. As the melt drips to the colder edges of the roof it again freezes, forming a dam. During this process snow melt can leak under shingles and seep into your home through weak leakage spots. As this cycle continues, ice dams and formations continue to grow. The melting and refreezing of water in and around your shingles can cause expansion and contraction, a perfect storm for extensive damage to an already compromised roof.

Heavy Snow Accumulation

The sheer weight of snow accumulation on a roof can prove dangerous. Wet snow and snowdrifts are typically the culprits. When the weight becomes too much a roof can begin to leak and creak and even sag. If you found yourself worrying about the compounding weight of snow fall on your roof last winter, it might be a good idea to get ahead of the problem before this winter hits.

Attic Condensation

As a roof piles with snow and ice dams form, there is often another issue lurking just below the surface. Your attic ceiling may very well be covered with excessive moisture from condensation. This buildup of condensation can compromise the structure of your roof and lead to mold and even rotting wood.

Schedule a Roof Inspection Today!

If you fear that winter weather could be the final straw for your roof, there is no time like the present to act. The cost of repairing an already failing roof can be much higher than simply replacing or repairing it ahead of time. Should your roof begin to leak or allow warm air to escape, you will face additional unnecessary expenses.

At Elite, your go-to Denver roofing company, we proudly offer complementary roof inspections. As leaders in Denver roofing, we have the knowledge and experience to help you determine if your roof will withstand the winter or if now is the time to fix or replace. With absolutely no obligation, your roof inspection will give you the peace of mind you deserve before it’s too late.

Schedule your inspection today!

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