Understanding the Effects of Winter Weather to Your Roof

Roof damage caused by weather elements may not always be easy to spot. In some cases, it takes a while before signs of damage appear. That said, it's a must to be proactive when checking your roof, as any irregularity  "big or small"  can lead to long-term problems. Professional roofing contractors often recommend having your system checked after every weather event. 

Colorado Roof Toppers, your go-to local roofer, explains how winter elements such as ice and snow, and summer damage such as hail, can cause damage to your roofing, along with tips to prevent it.

Hail Damage

Hail damage is one of the most difficult issues to address on your roof. This is because depending on the size of the hailstones that fall on your roof, the problem can be tricky to spot and may even take longer to manifest. When it does, though, issues such as punctures and cracks may show, which can compromise your roofing's structural integrity as it can easily let moisture to infiltrate your roof. A prompt residential roof replacement is needed to address significant damage caused by hail.

Ice Damage

When water freezes on your roof, it can cause huge problems for your entire roofing system. Why? The significant ice buildup can cause ice damming.  Ice damming can cause damage to your roof deck, and soffits if water and ice barrier is not installed under the shingles.   With that in mind, make it a point to schedule regular roof maintenance and when you have a roof replaced, be sure to ask about water and ice barrier.

Snow Damage

Apart from melting and refreezing on your roof edge, snow sitting on the roof and collecting in certain areas, can lead to damage and leaks. As such, be sure to have water and ice barrier installed under the shingles in critical areas such as around chimneys, and skylights where snow tends to collect on the roof.  An expert roofing contractor like Colorado Roof Toppers can help address these issues.

If you need any help with your roof this winter season, you can always turn to Colorado Roof Toppers for the best results. Give us a call at (720) 378-1901 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve residents from Fort Collins, CO, to Erie, CO and other nearby communities.

by Denise Bart January 06, 2021