How Colorado Weather Affects Roofs
Colorado weather is tough on roofs. Between the large temperature fluctuations throughout the year, damaging storms, and the mile-high sun, Colorado weather affects roofs in several ways. These can significantly shorten their lifespans.
The lifespan of Colorado roofs is shortened by weather conditions like sub-zero temperatures, blistering heat, hail, heavy snows, torrential rains, and high winds.
Colorado Weather and Roofs
Colorado isn’t known for extreme weather, but our mix of blistering summer days and sub-zero stretches in the winter expose homes to extremes. Over time, that can take its toll on roofing materials. So watch for extreme weather events to damage your roof, and inspect it if you fear it suffered weather damage.
- Colorado’s most extreme weather condition is present every day of the year. Just like it’s easier to get sunburned in Colorado, it’s easier for the sun to damage your roof. With fewer ultraviolet rays filtered by the atmosphere, your roof soaks up more of the UV rays that degrade it. Expect your roof to deteriorate faster than similar conditions at sea level.
- Humidity, or the lack thereof, can also affect your roof. When coupled with the sun’s harsh glare, our dry air can accelerate the decay of asphalt and shake shingles.
- The Front Range and Eastern Plains are both known for sudden blasts of extreme weather. These storms frequently generate 60-mph winds and hail. Storm damage isn’t always immediately visible, so call a qualified inspector or estimator to look closely at your roof after a storm.
- Our warm winter days are great for melting driveways. Still, the resulting overnight freeze can damage roofs when they don’t feature adequate drainage. Poorly draining rooftops – including roofs with gutters clogged with debris – lead to ice dams, which can damage roofing.
- More of an issue in the high country than along the Front Range; the weight of snow can damage your roof or the home underneath it. Correctly pitched roofs will usually shed most snow. However, removing snow from your roof may be necessary when accumulation is particularly heavy or wet.
Colorado weather affects roofs all year long. If you fear your roof is succumbing to the climate, call B&M Roofing of Colorado today at 303.443.5843 or use our Free Estimate request.
Why Get a Roof Inspection?
A new roof can prove pretty costly. But, with regular roof inspections, you can expect your roof to last longer. So, savings are significant.
Roof inspectors look for wear and tear on your roof. They can accurately estimate the life of your roof. They will make recommendations regarding necessary repairs. Certified roof inspectors can identify unsafe areas and poor-condition roofing. Roof inspectors will look at your roof’s internal and external components.
B&M Roofing Colorado: Colorado Extreme Weather
At B&M Roofing, we inspect your roofs for the Colorado wheater and offer you durable materials to be used on your roofs. We will also provide you with preventive measures in the spring before the hail season.
Call us today at 303.938.9642 to schedule a visit from our emergency repair team, or visit our leak repair request page to submit your information and have one of our team members contact you.
Our 24/7 support line is here to help immediately with emergency roof repair. Calling sooner means less of a wait and more opportunities to repair before extensive damage is done. We offer work throughout Colorado, including:
- Colorado Springs
- Fort Collins
- Rocky Mountain areas
- Surrounding states, including Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska