Just because the real heavy snows do not generally hit residential neighborhoods in the Denver area does not mean that your roof is safe from damage. While heavy snowfall is a leading cause for damage, it is the cold temperatures that will cause a serious amount of damage to any system that already needs to be replaced. With winter quickly approaching, you may be wondering if now is the time to repair or replace your shingles or roof all together. Read on and find out why scheduling your repairs with a trusted roofing contractor may be a great idea at the beginning of the winter season.
Cold Temperatures Can Cause Damage to Your Shingles and Gutters
While there are more than 300 days of sunshine in Denver, the temperatures can still get very cold in the winter. In the mild winters, the average temperatures in Denver are reported between 45 degrees and 60 degrees. These low temperatures are a drastic change from those in August and September. When the temperature drastically changes, it can cause damage to materials like the base of the roof system and shingles and gutters.
If you already need to replace the system, waiting for the winter to pass is not always a great idea. The winter conditions will only turn your bad system into a worse system. The shingles will continue to expand and contract as it the weather gets warmer and cooler. This can cause the materials to crack and warp and lead to a new roofing leak at the worst possible time of the year.
Make Sure Your Gutters Are In Working Order
If your gutters need replacing, this can cause even more damage. When you have damaged gutters during the winter they must be repaired immediately. These systems are designed to guide melting snow away from the home. And because the snow generally melts within a day or two of hitting the ground in Denver, these systems must be functioning properly. If the systems are damaged or need to be replaced, they can cause even more damage by leading to leaks.
Professionals Contractors Are Trained to Install in the Winter
You might think that choosing to do a replacement in the winter is not an option. This could not be further from the truth. The professional contractors at Jenesis Roofing are trained to complete installations in the winter and would be happy to do the work for you in any season. While it is cold, the cold temperatures are much more comfortable to deal with than the scorching heat on top of a roof in the summer. If you have been making excuses as to why you should not make the investment now, this is one you can cross off of the list today.
Jenesis Roofing is a top contractor in the Denver area offering repair and replacement services during winter. If you want to address problems with your system before water starts to freeze and temperatures start to fluctuate, schedule your appointment immediately and get the peace of mind you need to enjoy the cozy winter months.