There are all sorts of ways that we need to prepare for winter here in Colorado. From pulling out our warmer clothes and fuzzy jackets to investing in a new snow shovel and having maintenance done on our furnace, the last thing that any of us want is to find ourselves in a bind when the temperature is less than ideal outside. While many of the things that we need to do to prepare can be within our homes, there are various things that businesses need to do to prepare as well.

As the owner or manager of a commercial building, one of the first things that you need to take into consideration is the snow and how it will affect your building. Sure, this could be in the form of your parking lot or the muddy, wet tracks that are guaranteed to come through your front doors, but you also need to pay attention to your roof.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “It’s a roof! It can handle the snow,” we’ve got news for you. It can’t! You absolutely need to prep your roof to handle the various elements and storms that Mother Nature will surely bring. 

While the roofs of buildings are intended to provide us with protection from the elements, they do need some routine maintenance and preparation in order to do their job as best as possible. 

In today’s blog, the team at Denali Roofing — the Top Rated Local® Commercial Roofing Company in Fort Collins — will be going over a few of the things that you need to do to prepare your roof for the snow that’s to come.    

Roof Inspection

One of the only ways to know that your roof needs some help, before it has a leak or caves in and is in need of emergency repairs, is by scheduling routine inspections. During these inspections, a professional from a roofing company will come and determine if there are any areas of your roof that need some work, maintenance, or that need complete repairs. 

In some cases, these inspections may show that your roof is in great condition and needs nothing at all, which is the ideal situation.While that is what we hope for at all times, we know that there will be times where repairs or maintenance is needed. Ultimately, this is the most affordable and effective way to check the condition of your roof.

Snow Removal Plan

Being in Colorado, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to deal with snow during the winter. Each year, our snowstorms will look a little different, so it only makes sense that you create a new plan of attack for the snow built that you may experience. Creating a snow removal plan is a must. Essentially, your snow removal plan should factor in how much snow your roof can hold without there being any issues or damage done to your roof. Aside from that, this plan will set aside the time you need to determine how you’ll remove any snow that does build up in the case of a big storm. 

At the end of the day, even in the years where we see less snow than years prior, you can rest easy knowing that you have a plan on how you’ll tackle any snow that builds up on the roof of your commercial building. 

Get Your Roof Cleaned

The same way that a build-up of snow can affect the well-being of your roof, a build-up of other debris (like leaves, dirt, and broken off branches) can leave your roof lacking the strength that it needs to work as intended. This is exactly why we suggest investing in having a professional clean your commercial roof. 

When you hire someone to inspect your roof, they can give you an idea as to whether or not your roof is going to need to be cleaned. If it doesn’t, at least you know and can feel confident that your roof is going to be able to withstand any snow that comes during the winter. In the case that your roof does need to be cleaned, you can make sure that you get this done sooner rather than later so that you are fully prepared for the snow-filled months ahead.

Contact Denali Roofing for Help with Your Roof

Preparing your commercial building for winter is incredibly important. If you recognize the need for help in preparing your commercial building’s roof, look no further than the team at Denali Roofing. We are well-known for the commercial roofing services that we offer businesses in the Northern Colorado area. Whether you have questions regarding our services, you’d like to receive a free roofing inspection, or you’d like to schedule your commercial roofing services, contact our team today. We are always more than happy to help you!