The predictions are in, and as we mentioned in earlier blogs, a warmer-than-average winter may be upon us in the Mile High City. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA, for short), Colorado can expect a slightly warmer winter season, along with most of the mainland United States.
Now, this doesn’t mean we won’t see snow or freezing temperatures on the Front Range by any means, but we can at least expect snow to avoid sticking around near Denver and general temperatures leading up to and away from the dead of winter to be more pleasant than shiver-inducing.
Of course the winter outlook does not signal a long-term change in climate, but zooming out, data collected by NOAA’s office in Boulder from the past few decades does indicate a general ‘heating’ effect in the Rockies and across North America. In the roofing business, certain materials are best for certain climates, and the premiere roof in Colorado could change over time.
For now, that perfect material is most likely standard asphalt or EPDM shingles. They’re dependable, work in all types of weather conditions, are easily repaired, cheap and abundant. Other commonly used materials in denver are slate and even metal in some areas. Metal roofs are in fact great to have during heavy winters due to their sheer strength and ability to not only hold up snow, but also speed up that snow’s melting, putting less weight on your home structure throughout the season. Plus, they reflect light and heat, bringing down cost for you and your family. After all, homes eat up more energy heating themselves than cooling down in the summer months.
What we can say with confidence is if NOAA’s outlook is correct and warmer winter temperatures are on the way, Capital Roofing will be able to offer our full range of services to our customers throughout the winter months, without hesitation or hiatus. As mentioned in our last post, there are a plethora of repairs and even replacement work that’s easy to accomplish during the winter season.