Winterizing Your Roof: Four Roofing Tips for Winter

Winterizing Your Roof: Four Roofing Tips for Winter

As many Coloradoans know, winter comes quickly to mountainous regions. While there are lots of things to be done before the cold and snow set in, one area of a home that is often overlooked is your roof. Your roof is a critical part of your home’s exterior structure, providing warmth and protection from the elements, but how do you protect it from the harsh winters? At Martinez Roofing, we have more than two decades of experience combating Colorado’s winters and providing homeowners with valuable tips and support to winterize their roofs. Keep reading to learn more and contact us today with any questions you may have.

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Clear Clogged Gutters and Downspouts

Colorado sure is pretty in the fall, but unfortunately, those beautiful orange and red leaves make their way into our gutters and downspouts, blocking the flow of water. This not only can cause your gutters to sag and leave your roof exposed to extra moisture, but can also set up the perfect environment for bees, bats, mice, or other critters to make a home. To keep your roofing materials protected, it is always a good idea to clean them thoroughly before winter hits.

tree trimming

Remove Overhanging Tree Branches

Trees are a beautiful addition to your home’s landscaping, but overhanging branches pose a risk to your home’s roof. With heavy snowfall, ice, or even strong winds, these branches can break and fall, damaging your roof. Trimming these branches back can help you avoid winter storm damage and roof leaks.

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Ensure You Insulate Your Attic

It’s no telling how cold the mountain winters will be, but to be prepared, it is best practice to check on your attic’s insulation levels. Proper insulation reduces heat loss and prevents the formation of ice dams on your shingles due to keeping them cool, while the inside of your home is nice and warm. Martinez Roofing can help you properly identify your region’s R-value, allowing you to select the best materials for winterizing your roof.

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Inspect your Roofing Before Winter

A fall roof inspection is key in the steps of having a properly winterized roof. Professional roofing inspections can evaluate your roof’s overall performance and condition while checking for leaks, damage to the flashings, missing shingles, and other issues that could cause your roof to be less efficient.

If you are looking to be one step ahead of the Colorado snowfall, Martinez Roofing can help you winterize your roof. From roof inspections to roofing repairs and replacements, our team is fast, but efficient, providing you with excellent service to keep your home protected this winter. Call our team today to schedule your roofing winterization for this year!