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  • The Importance of Roof Snow and Ice Dam Removal in the Colorado Mountain Environment
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    The Importance of Roof Snow and Ice Dam Removal in the Colorado Mountain Environment

    Owning a house in the mountains of Colorado requires you to have maintenance performed on your home that other homeowners don’t have to worry about. Roof snow removal is one of them. You must monitor the depth of snow on your roof regularly and make sure there is not too much weight on the roof.

    When should you have roof snow removed?

    Trying to figure the weight of the snow on a roof can be subjective unless a section of snowfall may have been dry, warmer temperatures, drifting, or new wet snow, can increase the snow weight on the roof dramatically. We recommend you continually monitor your specific roof snow conditions.
    Here is a rule of thumb to help you determine if you may need to be concerned.

    Basic Calculation - (For a quick analysis only) This calculation uses 25% moisture density, which may be conservative. As a rule of thumb, saturated snow weighs about 20 pounds per cubic foot. The moisture content can range from about 1% to about 33% so snow can weigh from 1lb to 21lbs per cubic foot.

    (S)(1.25)=P
    S= Inches of snow on roof
    1.25= Weight of 1 sq ft of snow for each 1” of depth
    P= Pounds per square foot

    Example: My roof has 20” of snow, what would that equate to?
    (20”)(1.25 lbs/sq ft)= 25lbs/sq ft
    Any ice build up on the roof needs to be added. Use 5.2 lbs for every inch of thickness.
    You can also check your roof snow load by weighing a foot (12”) X one-foot (12”) square of snow cut from the roof.
    This will determine if your snow load s getting close to your design roof snow load.

    Flat roof, patio covers, drifted snow areas and ice buildup can be high-risk areas that would increase the weight per square foot. These conditions may justify pursuing snow removal.

    The roof drainage system should be checked to ensure it is not frozen or clogged with slush or ice buildup, increasing the weight dramatically.
    Be aware of the potential dangers of shoveling or raking snow from a roof. Factors such as a person sliding off a roof, falling off a ladder, over exerting yourself, or injury from snow sliding on top of you may occur if you attempt to do it yourself. This kind of work is best left to professionals.

    We recommend you continually monitor your roof’s snow conditions and have a plan in place as to how you will address snow removal, if needed.

    If you’re thinking about having the snow and ice professionally removed from your roof, we encourage you to take these three steps:
    Step #1: Make a commitment to yourself to get your roof snow removed properly. The longer they remain with heavy amounts of snow, the bigger the risk of damage to your property or person.
    Written on Thursday, 02 January 2014 01:06 in Tips Read 1308 times

Roofing Services

Flat Roofs

Flat Roofs

We install TPO, EPDM, Hot Rubber, Hot Asphalt Torch Applied, and Composite Waterproofing Systems.

Metal Roofs

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are becoming more popular not only for their benefits but also for their curb appeal.

Roof Accessories

Roof Accessories

From gutters and downspouts, to chimney caps, soffits, fascia and flashing, roof accessories enhance appearance and protection.

Shingles

Shingles

From asphalt and composite to steel, attractive shingles that are robust, fire resistant, and enduring.

Snow Mangement

Snow Management

Heat cables, snow brackets, gems and fences prevent hazardous and damaging snow accumulation on mountain roofs.

Solar Panel Systems

Solar Panel Systems

Alternate energy and higher energy efficiency is the way of the future, and here at The Roofing Company we are moving right along with the times.

Underlayment

Underlayment

Without a quality underlayment, water from wind-driven rain or ice dams can infiltrate under your shingles and severely damage your home.

Venting

Venting

in mountain regions that experience very heavy snowfall, the cold roof venting system is recommended..

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Awards & Recognition

2011 Colorado Roofing Association 2nd Place, Division IV, Outstanding Workmanship Award
2010 American Subcontractors Association of Colorado (ASAC) Excellence in Safety Award
2010 Colorado Roofing Association 2nd Place, Division II, Outstanding Workmanship Award
2009 North American Copper in Architecture Award
2009 Colorado Roofing Association 2nd Place, Division IV, Outstanding Workmanship Award
2009 National Roofing Contractors Association Gold Circle Finalist
2008 Colorado Roofing Association 2nd Place, Division IV, Outstanding Workmanship Award
2002 Colorado Roofing Association Outstanding Workmanship Award

Communities We Serve

Eagle County Grand County Routt County Jackson County Summit County Pitkin County Garfield County Rio Blanco Moffat County
Avon CO
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Vail CO

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