Before the cold season hits, you want to prepare your roof and home to avoid damage and potential danger. Not only is it difficult to fix a roof in winter, but it can also be risky. Rocky Mountain Roofers, an expert roofer in Fort Collins, shares useful tips to prepare your home for the colder months.


Gutters on shingle roof without gutter guards, clogged with leaves from surrounding trees.

Unclog Your Gutter

Your gutter should lead melted snow and rainwater away from your home’s foundation and your roof. If leaves, twigs, and nests block any part of your gutter, water won’t drain through properly. Water pooling and leaks could damage your home, and ice dams could form on your roof in winter. Make sure your gutters are in good condition and clear of any debris by the end of fall.

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Inspect Your Roof

Your roof takes quite a bit of damage over the year, especially with the hail and rainstorms we often experience in the Colorado Front Range. To best prepare your home for winter, give your roof a thorough inspection. While you can do a quick inspection yourself, we suggest getting professionals to do the job. Rocky Mountain Roofers offers roofing services that could help you detect possible issues that are easy to miss, as well as solutions to quickly and affordably repair them. Contact us today to climb up the roof and see if you need to patch up or replace some areas.

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Perform Needed Repairs

Be proactive by getting repairs done as soon as possible. Snow, rain, and wind take their toll on your roof. Check your existing roofing before winter hits to make sure it’s not warped or loose. Secure your shingles and replace them if needed. Check for other vulnerable areas in your home that could lead to serious property damage and cost you more money later on.

Roofer installing asphalt shingles on house with hammer and nails.

Complete Roof Replacement Projects

Is your roof more than 10 years old? Are you starting to see some noticeable wear and tear? How about leaks in your ceiling? Get a much-needed roof replacement before the weather turns cold. Having a sturdy roof saves you from more serious property damage. We can supply you with affordable roofing that aligns with your budget, and work with your insurance company to make the claim process easier.


Make sure your home can bear the brunt of winter. Address minor problems to prevent extensive repairs that compromise the integrity of your roof. Leave your roof maintenance, repair, and replacement problems to Rocky Mountain Roofers. We are a trusted, fully insured, and experienced roofing contractor in Fort Collins. As a client-centered company, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality service and keeping clients happy. Learn more about our services and schedule a free inspection today.