The main challenges a roof must face in the cold season are snow accumulation and ice formation at the edge of the roof as well as in the gutters and downspouts. These problems can cause damage, allow the appearance of water infiltrations and even endanger the safety of people passing underneath the eves. Landlords, tenants or renters’ associations are required to take the necessary measures to mark the perimeter and also to remove snow and ice from the roofs. However, there are many people who are not aware of the importance of winter roof maintenance and the fact that it protects their building.
For those who do not have the time or the necessary skills to do the roof maintenance on their own, there are many companies such as Colorado Superior Roofing that have exactly this object of activity: they clean and maintain the roofs, during any season. In winter, these specialists will free your roof from snow and ice and may also suggest you some special de-icing products.
The simplest method to avoid most of these cold season problems is to install a defrosting system on the roof, which is based on heated electric cables. The cables are mounted inside the gutters and downspouts, on the roof tiles and on the eaves, in order to prevent snow deposits, ice dams and icicles.