Snow Damage

Snow Damage Roof Repair

Snow damage is no stranger to anyone living in Colorado and it’s usually during this time of year when we start to decorate our house with snow-like decorations.

When it snows, those pretty little icicles that hang from your roof are the icing on the cake of your decorating – but they can actually lead to some very not-so-pretty roof damage if you aren’t careful. As weight can be a serious problem, the worst damage usually comes from melting snow and ice.

Each part of Colorado sees different amounts of snow at anytime during winter months. While Highlands Ranch may get five inches, Fort Collins may only get one. Meanwhile Colorado Springs get four inches and Denver only gets two.

Ice Dams

Colorado is no stranger to quick-changing weather, going from snowy to sunny within a day, which is the main cause for ice dams.

As snow storms come through different areas within Colorado, they leave snow on roofs, and then the sun comes shortly after and warms things up again. This can spell disaster as snow buildup and icicles prevent melting snow from draining off of your house, creating pools of water on your roof.

The insulation keeps the inside of your home warm, while ventilation systems keep your attic cool. This is a destructive combination for the snow on your roof, as it keeps the snow from completely melting.

How to Look For Ice Dams

Near the edges of roofs and gutters, look for blockage and freezing that may be causing little-to-no water drainage.

How to Prevent Ice Dams

  • Rake—From the ground, rake your roof and knock off all excess snow and icicles that aren’t melting fast enough.
  • Ventilation—Proper attic ventilation draws in cold outdoor air and flushes out warmer attic air, cooling the attic and the roof in the process (we can talk about other options like turbines, too).

We highly suggest you stay away from trying to shovel your roof, as this could also cause damage to your roof.

CAREFUL, it’s also not safe to get up on the roof yourself to check for ice dams. If you need an expert to come and inspect your roof for ice dams, call Parker Roofing Contractors and we’ll inspect your roof for FREE.

Near the edges of roofs and gutters, look for blockage and freezing that may be causing little-to-no water drainage.

I have nothing but praise for Parker Roofing Contractors. They recently worked on our roof replacement, and the attention to detail was simply exceptional. They left no stone unturned in ensuring the longevity and durability of our new roof. Scott and Owen are true professionals and demonstrate a level of expertise that is unrivaled in Parker, CO.
Carlos Ogando
Parker Roofing Contractors surpassed all our expectations. Scott and Owen's attention to detail was exceptional. They not only provided us with a stunning new roof but also took care of our gutter repairs. Our home's curb appeal has increased dramatically. We highly recommend them.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Do About My Roof? We get that you’re not always keeping tabs on your roof, so when you finally have to deal with it you have a lot of questions that need to be addressed, which is why we are providing a few answers to frequently asked questions:

If you ignore repairing or replacing your roof when there are signs that its integrity has been compromised, it will lead to damaging the entire structure of your home as it becomes more exposed to the elements, which will deteriorate the siding, interior and foundation.

If you’re noticing leaks, your roof has already been compromised. It is recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) that you get your home’s roof inspected at least twice a year – preferably every spring and fall season. Inspecting the roof for certain signs will help prevent total roof damage, signs like:

  • Missing or cracked shingles
  • Blistering or peeling paint
  • Soggy, damp shingles
  • Leakage in the attic
  • Chimney leaks

There are many other signs that your home’s roof needs replacement. We can help find and point them out (if any). You can get your roof inspected for FREE by Parker Roofing Contractors.

A roof has an average lifespan of about 20 years. It may vary depending on the roof material and roof type, as some materials have a longer lifespan and some roof types and materials don’t last as long. We will gladly help you choose the best roof material and type for your home.

It’s always best when replacing a roof to TEAR OFF the existing one rather than ROOF OVER the old one. Most of the time we recommend your old roof be completely removed, as we need to address the root of the problem before covering it up again. Unless the initial roof is a single, problem-free layer (which we check for), it’s best to avoid having more problems in the future by removing the old roof. We will inspect your roof for FREE to see whether your old roof is worth keeping on or not.

It’s hard to give an exact answer without looking at your roof, as the time it will take depends on the type of roof. With most residential properties, we are able to replace a roof anywhere from one day to a week. The best way to know is to get a FREE estimate on your roof.

We STRONGLY recommend you don’t do this, as the labor and logistics are sometimes overwhelming for the untrained and inexperienced. It’s also very unsafe to be up on your roof without proper equipment and training. We can give you estimates and options to choose from before replacing or repairing your roof.

What is the best car? As this is a subjective question, we wish we had a simple answer for this – what may be best for your neighbor’s roof might not be best for your roof. It depends on your roof’s pitch, shape and style. We can give you a better answer to what is the best roof for you after inspecting it for FREE.

Great question. We supply plenty of certifications, credentials, references and awards to help you feel comfortable that Force 5 Roofing is a Colorado local and that we’re here to protect our community as best as we can. It’s best that you as a homeowner do your research and homework to find out that Force 5 Roofing has the best of intentions. See what we mean.

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Need to schedule a service or have questions about our offerings? Reach out to us through our various contact points. Our team is ready and eager to assist you. We value your time and promise to respond promptly and professionally.

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