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New Year Checklist for Your Denver Roof


January 2, 2019

The new year is upon us and with it comes plenty of opportunity for growth, change, and resolutions. At least, we’d like to think the new calendar year will provide us with the opportunity to make the changes we seek, even if we end up forgetting about them come February. While you may not normally think of having a checklist for your roof when the new year arrives, now is a great time to keep your roof in mind, as you won’t want to have it fall into disrepair as one of the most intense parts of the year when it comes to weather will be upon us. If you’re looking to keep your Denver roof in top shape in 2019, here are some helpful tips from your Denver roofing contractor.

Regularly Inspect Your Roof’s Surface

Ok, you’re not going to want to become overly brave or bold when this procedure, as you should certainly wait until the weather and timing is right to climb up a ladder to inspect the surface of your roof. But it’s extremely important to monitor the surface of your roof to make sure it is not falling into disrepair. Winter time is one of the most crucial period’s for your roof, as the excessive amount of snow, ice, and melting can combine to create havoc for your shingles and other elements of this critical part of your property.

Although you may be able to see certain portions of your roof from the ground level, especially issues which are the most glaring or obvious, there are plenty of issues which can arise that won’t be readily apparent to you without being at eye level. Climbing up a roof is certainly not for everyone and if you’re concerned about the current condition of your roof or just want to have it inspected regularly throughout the season, consider contacting your local Denver roofing contractor to take care of the dirty work for you. The last thing you want to have happen is to become injured as a result of a routine roof inspection gone terribly wrong.

Keep an Eye on Your Nearby Landscaping Features

Beyond having a regular inspections performed, either by yourself or by a trusted roofing professional, another vital aspect of your roof’s overall health will be to take into account the nearby landscaping features on your property. Your favorite front yard tree may be in need of a serious trim, especially if you haven’t had one performed in many years. Limbs and branches are a serious threat to your roof, and if your tree is overgrown it will be much more prone to dealing with fallen limbs from weather-related incidents.

Indeed, one of the most common ways in which your roof will become damaged is from limbs or branches falling onto the surface of it. This can happen due to wet and heavy snow landing on even the most healthy and freshly-trimmed trees, which means it’s important to take extra precautions when dealing with these issues. The last thing you want to have to worry about is having significant repairs performed to you roof during the winter months. If a branch is heavy enough, it can bust through the surface of your roof and create much larger repairs to deal with than a simple roof fix.

Investigate How Water Flows Off of Your Roof

A common way in which a roof will become damaged is due to water pooling in certain areas of your structure. You may deal with these types of issues because of a number of factors, such as a poorly constructed or designed home or simply having a roof which becomes warmer than you would like. If water is pooling in a certain part of your roof, inevitably it will eventually freeze and create damage to your roofing shingles and other vital components of this structure. 

As a way to prevent such undesirable outcomes from occurring, it’s important to consistently monitor your roof to ensure that such incidents don’t happen. If it is a day in which the air temperature is above freezing or even an especially sunny day (which Colorado has no shortage of during the winter), walk outside your house to observe how the melted ice and snow is flowing off your roof and into downspouts. If it’s flowing well into drains and downspouts, it’s a strong sign your roof is in good shape with regards to water flow. But if you are concerned with the current state of your roof’s water drainage, contact a professional as soon as possible. 

Familiarize Yourself with Your Roof

Are you one of the many Colorado residents who recently purchased or moved into a new property? If you are, congratulations! Now it’s time to relish homeownership, even with the tasks which aren’t the most glamorous or desirable, but certainly are an important part of your duties as a homeowner. If you are unaware of the last time your roof was replaced, contact the seller or attempt to find out through other means in order to determine how old your roof is.

If your roof is older than ten years old, you will certainly want to be mindful of performing regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that you get the most out of your roof. Purchasing a home can certainly drain your savings account, and the last thing you’ll want to have to deal with is to spend an excessive amount of money having your roof fixed or repaired. 

If you are in need of roofing services for your home or office, avoid doing it yourself and hire professional and competent contractors to get the job done. In this area, The Roof Dr. has you covered. We offer both residential and commercial roofing options for whatever your situation may be. We are a Colorado owned and operated business, and have been building roofs in the Denver metro area since 1971. Our team of qualified and experienced professionals are there to ensure the job is done as efficiently and affordably as possible. If you are need of a roofing repair or replacement, or you simply have questions about our services, contact us today!