Roof Damage to Look Out for During the Winter

Roof maintenance must be done in any season. Although it is assumed that before the arrival of the cold season you have prepared the roof for severe weather, during winter you have to make sure the roof remains fully functional, despite potentially massive snowfall, strong wind, frost etc.

Here’s what you need to look out during the winter.

Have Denver roofing companies perform visual checks of the roof cover and make sure there are no water leaks in the attic. Snow, as well as freezing and thawing can aggravate roof vulnerabilities that have not been identified so far and you will certainly not want them to get worse. If you notice signs of moisture, call a Denver roofing specialist immediately.

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Check the pluvial system. The water resulting from the melting of snow must be evacuated as far as possible from the facade of the building, so gutters and downspouts must be functional. Sometimes the weight of snow or ice accumulated in the drainage system can cause damage, so it is good to keep an eye on it.

Last but not least, check the attic windows. They are just as exposed to environmental factors as the roof. In this regard, make sure that the area around the windows is clean and that there is no problem with the closure or the sealing frame. Do not forget to check the insulation around the attic windows because this area has the greatest heat loss potential, during the cold season.

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