Recent high winds and even snowfall has hit the Denver metro area over the past week. As we all come to grips with the change in weather, the damaging winds serve as a reminder that severe winter weather is just around the corner. For most Coloradoans, the winter months are a favorite time of year. Broncos football and snow sports are quintessential elements of winter in the Rockies. However, winter is also a time to be vigilant. Not only do we have to be cautious when driving in winter conditions, we also have to protect property from inclement weather.
High Winds Hit Denver
Steady winds between 13 and 25 miles per hour, along with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, and a relative humidity around 14 percent, proved to be the perfect storm. In addition, temperatures fluctuating from 15 to 20 degrees in a matter of hours, has made it very apparent that Colorado winter is headed our way.
Here at Elite, we have been hearing from homeowners who fear that wind gusts and dramatic changes in weather have compromised their roofs. However, we have good news! Now is the ideal time to act. Those who choose to replace their roof before the first major snowfall of the season will start the winter off right. If you are considering a new roof, consider this:
- Those who replace their roof before the winter chill sets in will enjoy a more energy efficient home. Meaning it will be easier and cheaper to stay warm this winter.
- The federal government is offering tax incentives to those who replace their roof with an energy efficient alternative before December 31, 2016.
Still not convinced that now is the time to replace your roof? Discover why this is considered the ideal time to update your Denver roofing system in our recent post on the topic.
If your home was recently hit with damaging winds, we encourage you take precautions today to protect your home. Before the Colorado winter kicks into full gear, now is the time to schedule a roof inspection. As the leading providers of Denver roofing services, we are here to help you determine if your roof is equipped to weather another winter. Allow one of our experts to assess your roof and help you protect the integrity of your home.
Originally posted 2016-10-07 10:47:37.