There may be some joys associated with a Coloradan winter; memorably sharp and bright days that bring the landscape alive. However, it’s not always like that!
One of the many difficulties our climate might challenge you with are ice damns in your gutters. This is especially true if leaves or other debris have built up, giving those freezing crystals something to cling on to.
The problem with this is that your system then fails to cope with melting snows, leaving a deadly runoff which can quickly overflow onto your foundations.