Time and time again we have seen a beautifully designed house only to realize that its roof is hurriedly done. No matching colors, no finesse, no longevity … no future.
Your children live below your roof; you operate your business under a roof. Scientific research and discoveries take place under the roofs of buildings. Roofs matter.
That roof on top of your home or office is not just another architectural nicety. It has endless significance that affects your house, home and livelihood. The roof is the building’s first line of defense from natural hazards such as lightning, rain, snow, ice, hail, fire, tornados and extreme heat. At the same time, it is also the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, the roof is subject to weather and other elements that may contribute to its decay and deterioration. Any risk of damage to the roof itself represents, by extension, a threat to whomever and whatever is sheltered within.
It is common knowledge that the roof serves to protect a building. For this reason, the roof design, materials selection, and installation should be handled with extreme diligence. A good roof will withstand the worst of storms, scorching desert sun, snow and ice and any other adverse weather.
Roof care and protection is very important if you are going to get the best out of your roof. This includes regular inspection, maintenance and repair. These activities should be a basic part of operational planning for your roof in order to prolong its useful life. If built and maintained properly, your roof will ensure do its job in protecting your life, family, business and possessions from damage. Always remember, a secure roof means a secure life. And we at A&H Roofing are here to make sure this rings true! Call us today.
A house is as good as its roof, and this is probably the reason why there are so many roofing options for your Denver home. The array of choices can be confusing at times. We often find many home developers asking the question, “What is the best roofing option for homes in Denver Colorado?”
All of a sudden March has crept up on us, and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to prepare your home, and your roof, for the new season.
The outside of your home probably took the most wear and tear from winter’s harsh weather. Snow, strong winds and ice might not have been kind!
Ideally you should wait for a dry day before conducting an inspection of your roof to reduce the risk of slipping and falling. Once you’ve determined it’s safe to make it up to the roof, there are a few areas to inspect:
This is a question we get from customers occasionally. With our weather conditions swinging from the cold and snowy to the hot and sunny, many homeowners wonder when the ideal time is to replace a roof in Colorado.
While we can’t narrow it down to a particular month, we do recommend that roof repairs or replacements be completed in the milder months, generally in the spring or fall. At A & H Roofing, however, we work in all types of conditions. Especially if your roof has hail damage, we will come out to assess the damage and work to restore your roof’s integrity as soon as possible.
For any specific questions, please feel free to give us a call or email us.
The bitter cold we have been experiencing lately in the Denver metro area can lead to some potential damage to homes from “ice dams.” This clip from Fox 31 has some valuable information you need to prevent serious damage to your roof and home.
Today your roof may be covered with snow and your gutters full of ice, but soon enough the spring thaw will be here and it will be time to think about getting your roof either repaired or replaced.
How do I know if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced?
In many situations, the decision to repair or replace a roof is an easy one. If a single, isolated leak is found that affects only a small section of your roof, repair is often the better choice; if old age has taken its toll on your entire roof, replacement is the obvious choice. Unfortunately, roof repair vs. roof replacement is not always such an easy decision. In many cases, the best choice ultimately rests not only on the damage that is done, but on the roofing material you’re dealing with (click here to read more). If you are unsure, call us at A & H Roofing to inspect your roof for you.
How do I find a reputable, affordable company?
Referrals, reviews, and online ratings should all be taken into consideration. Ask your friends and neighbors who they would recommend. Read Google reviews, and check out BBB ratings. You should also take note of how long a company has been in business.
Will my insurance cover the repair/replacement cost?
If your roof has sustained damage from wind or hail, chances are your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover the cost of the repair. A & H Roofing works with most insurance companies to find the best outcome for you.
How long will the process take?
This depends on the project; whether it is a repair to a small section of your roof, or a complete tear off and re-roofing. We can give you an estimate of time to complete when we inspect your roof and present your options to you.
Are there warranties/guarantees to protect me?
At A & H Roofing, all replacements are backed by our 5 Year Workmanship Guarantee. This ensures that the job is done correctly according to building code and manufacturer specifications. Read more about our warranties and guarantees here.
In the Denver metro area we see a wide variety of roofs – from asphalt shingles to shake to the more fire retardant kinds of roofing in the mountains.
Here is a look at some of the most popular types of roofs in Denver:
Now that the holidays are over and it’s the start of a new year, perhaps you are taking a look at some of your goals for 2014. Is one of your resolutions getting a new roof put on your home? If so, it would be a good idea to examine whether your roof just needs some repairs or a full replacement. Here are some basic guidelines to consider below:
Many homeowners question whether or not they can get roof repairs done in the winter, or if they can get an entirely new roof installed during the cold, wet, snowy wintry months.
Below is an excellent article written by Dale Shoemaker of Roof Time LLC, laying out all the professional advice for “could you, should you, would you” get a new roof in the winter.
In Denver, we never know what the weather will be like from one day to the next. Last week temperatures were in the teens and this week we are going to see temps in the 60s. One condition we can always count on in the Mile High City, though, is WIND. We get high winds sweeping down the mountains and across the plains frequently, and as a homeowner you know these types of gusts can cause damage to your roof and other areas of your home.
What type of damage can wind cause?
Wind damage can be broken down into two basic types: direct and indirect. Direct damage is when actual roofing materials are blown off, damaged or displaced. Indirect damage is sustained from objects blown by the wind into your roof or house, causing damage. These objects are referred to as ”missiles.” Missiles can include anything from roofing material that has been pulled loose to gravel, tree branches, objects in the yard, and more.
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We serve Denver, CO, and the entire Front Range area. From Castle Rock to Cheyenne, from Strasburg to Steamboat Springs. We also install complete roof replacements in the mountain areas of Eagle, Summit, and Grand Counties.
A & H does not take deposits, and never asks for any money down. Rather, A & H Roofing prefers payment upon completion of the job, and after the customer is 100% satisfied.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After turkey day, a lot of us put up our Christmas trees this past weekend and went shopping for great deals on Black Friday. Yes, wintertime is here! And with temperatures forecasted to be in the single digits this week, it’s definitely time to take a closer look at our homes and if they’re ready for some sustained cold temperatures.
Below is a list of the top 10 items to do to make sure your home is winterized:
Are you selling your home or are you planning to put your home on the market soon? If you’re unsure of how much work or money to put into your roof before selling, we have some guidance for you from professional real estate agent & blogger Chad Dierickx.
Should You Repair Your Roof or Sell As-Is?
There is one reason you might choose to spend money on your roof: to sell your home faster. Well-maintained homes have the potential to sell faster because they show better when people tour them in-person, and that’s one less concern for the buyer to take into account.
However, if you simply can’t afford the repairs or you don’t want to take the extra time you can choose to sell as-is. But if you choose to sell as-is, it might impact the final sales price. That’s where insight into the pace of the market and how your home compares to recent nearby sales will come in handy.
The “Real Estate News & Analysis” section of the Redfin blog and the neighborhood pages on Redfin are good places to find that information. If you’re lucky and sell in a competitive market, then buyers might be more willing to overlook minor maintenance issues with the roof to win the offer and it won’t make a dent in the final sales price.
Similarly, selling as-is and pricing your home lower to compensate could work in your favor to attract multiple buyers in a bidding war.
If your roof is beyond its useful life (especially if it has been pummelled by a meteorite), then you should replace it before you sell. Anything less cut and dried will require additional consideration into the level of repair, cost, market conditions, comparable sales, and how quickly you want to sell.