You can have roofing problems no matter where you live. However, in Colorado, there are climate factors that you have to include in those wear and tear problems that can cause even more issues than you would normally experience. Altitude can affect your roofing structure. Wear and tear on your roof comes from air pressure, solar radiation, temperature, density, oxygen, and atmospheric water vapor.
Snow can also affect your roof. It’s based on insulation, pitch, slope, and ventilation. These factors are related to how well, and how long your roof can maintain its structural integrity. If you notice cracked walls, interior doors popping open, loud cracking or popping noises, major leaks, and sagging ceiling joists then you should get those issues taken care of as soon as possible.
With the amount of snow received in Colorado is good to know that a roof that is correctly insulated and ventilated and properly installed with a higher pitch will normally be more durable than a roof with a lower pitch roof. If you notice that the snow accumulation on your roof is starting to pile up, then you should definitely get it removed to prevent any damages.
Sun exposure can also affect the integrity of your roof. There are about 300 days of sunshine in Colorado along with increased altitude in certain areas that can damage roofing materials faster than the same exposure at a lower altitude. This will make shingles become weak causing them to lose their protective qualities. The sun can also cause decoloring, making your roof look older than it is.
You should be performing regular roof inspections to your roof or evaluating whether a major storm caused any damage. This will help maintain the performance of your roofing materials and prolong the life and integrity of your roof.