When people from out of state think about the weather here in Colorado, they tend to think the state gets a lot more snow than it actually does. Especially here in Denver, the weather can certainly disappoint if you are hoping to make snow angels on a regular basis. However, what many non-locals do not realize is just how unpredictable the rest of the weather around here can be. Due to this, it does not take long to learn that you need to have your roof prepared for a wide assortment of varying weather conditions. If you are planning on moving to the area, it is helpful to know about all the ways Colorado weather can take a toll on your roof.
From the tremendous thunderstorms, to the iconic “sun showers” that happen throughout the year; this is definitely a city that has experienced all styles of rainfall. And when it does rain, it tends to hit hard. At least for four to five minutes, then the sun comes out. Always remember to keep up with small roof repairs each year in order to avoid having to get an entire roof replacement. Waterproofing is also a key element to be included in annual inspection to ensure that no moisture is breaking the seal and damaging your shingles from underneath whatever weatherproofing is already in place. It is key to be thinking not only about your roof, but about your rain gutter system as well. Having a professional roofing company that can repair or replace roofing as well as install a fully functioning gutter system is a nice thing to know about.
Many people tend to forget that Denver is located in a rather arid region of the United States. The atmosphere is extremely dry, especially for those who are not used to this kind of climate. Therefore, many of us can easily forget about how the dryness can take a toll on our homes. If you have wooden or asphalt shingles on your house, be wary of the dry climate. If you don’t keep up with typical roof maintenance, your shingles can easily dry up and become prone to further damages. This can easily be avoiding by specific weatherproofing suitable for dryer climates. Be sure to ask about preventative measures when you are thinking about roof care.
Everyone knows that hail can be one of the most damaging forms of regularly occurring weather. You never really know when it is going to hit or how long it will last. Hail damage is in fact the most common form of roof damage around. The notorious summer monsoons in Denver can bring about frightening flashes of violent hailstorms, leaving hundreds of unsuspecting homes and vehicles damaged. Hiring a local roofing company that is familiar with this kind of weather can be really beneficial for the condition of your roof in the long run.
There are several local companies that are specialized in both residential and commercial roofing, that know the local weather well. Campbell Beard Roofing has been operating out of Denver for twenty years, and no one is more familiar with roof damages coming from Colorado weather.