In the past couple of weeks we had some major rain and hail storms all across the Front Range and Denver metro areas. Give us a call if you would like us to assess your hail damage. We will work with your insurance and make sure your home gets pieced back together.
Call us: 303.659.8088
Panels that both reflect sunlight and incorporate layers of nanostructured photonic crystals are envisioned as a way to more cost-effectively cool buildings and homes by sending heat back into space. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded a $400,000 grant to Stanford researchers to pursue the concept, which would in essence reverse the process common in traditional solar hot-water panels.
Read more about this new roofing technology at MIT Technology Review online
A few facts about Brighton, CO: a city of about 34,000 people, Brighton was incorporated in 1887 and is named after Brighton, England, UK. Brighton was originally founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. Now it boasts two Vestas manufacturing plants, a wind turbine blade factory and a nacelle manufacturing plant, which are valued at $290 million and generate over 1,000 jobs.
Located slightly northeast of Denver, Brighton enjoys all of the usual Colorado elements: wind, sun, hail, snow, all of which can cause a great deal of damage to roofs. But from small businesses to large companies, Brighton business owners know that A & H Roofing provides the best commercial roofing services in Brighton.
If you have a patched roof, or cracked, curling, or missing shingles, these are indicators that your roof may have been installed improperly or that you need your roof repaired or replaced. Here is a great blog post from Reuben Saltzman, a second-generation home inspector with a passion for his work. In this post, he explains how to thoroughly inspect your own roof for any roof problems:
In Colorado, we are accustomed to a lot of severe weather, including high winds and hail. But how do we compare to other states?
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Denver demands a lot from its roofs. The elements here in Colorado are extreme – high winds, lots of snow, pounding sunshine.
A & H Roofing understands the special roofing needs of Colorado homeowners. We have been in business since 1998, and are proud to say we have over 30 years of experience in the roofing and gutter industry.
A & H does not take deposits and we never ask for any money down. Rather, A & H Roofing prefers payment upon completion of the job, and only after the customer is 100% satisfied.
Modern roofs offer more resilience to extreme weather
Here are some things to know about “modern” roofs and how roofing practices have changed over the years. Thank you to DailyHerald.com for a great article, and to Betsy Kosowski of Kosowski Roofing in Chicago for the great information to pass on to our customers!
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With all the recent snowfall, now may be a good time to get your roof checked out for possible damage or leaks. The last thing you want is for a weak roof to make for a leaky spring or summer! A & H Roofing has been in business since 1998, and we are your local roofing experts in the Denver metro area. Give us a call today at 303.659.8088 or get an estimate for work you think may need to be done to your roof. We also do gutters and siding!
Now that Daylight Savings Time is in full effect and the days are starting to feel a little warmer, we are getting the bug to start our spring cleaning projects.
Here is a great video from DIY expert The Real Tim Jones on spring cleaning tips for your roof, including gutter cleaning, bush trimming, and penetration inspection:
Xero Flor, the exclusive distributor of patented, multi-layer technology by the same name (XeroFloor Green Solutions) that was developed in Germany, has landed a contract to turn the roof of the massive 292,000 square foot Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York into a green roof with natural green Sedum. These projects are a lot more than sod or dirt, seed and fertilizer.
While financial terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, a spokesperson for Xero Flor said the deal “is a big one.”
Working with independent farms across the country, Xero Flor grows its product to the regional needs of the customer so the Javits project Sedum will be grown over a period of nine to 12 months in upstate New York.
Xero Flor recently covered its own office building in Durham with Sedum grown at a North Carolina farm.
The company is the brainchild of Dr. Clayton Rugh, an Ohio State graduate with an extensive background in plant research who decided back in 2002 to locate the company in Durham, liking Triangle lifestyle.
So what does the multi-layer Xero Flor process do?
As David Aquilina, the media spokesperson for Xero Flor, explains it:
“Xero Flor acts like a big sponge,” thus cutting down tremendously on storm-water runoff. Given the size of the Javits project, that’s a lot – an estimated 6.8 million gallons a year.
The field of green also cuts down on energy costs by insulating against heat and cold by 26 percent.
For example, when it’s New York City hot, instead of 120 degree heated air circulating over a roof, Aquilina points out, Xero Flor keeps the air pulled into air conditioning systems at the ambient temperature.
Then there is the matter of saving wear and tear on the roof itself. Aquilina says the Xero Flor helps roof structures by shielding them from solar radiation.
Big projects are nothing new for Rugh and company. A Xero Floor has covered the big Ford Motor Company River Rouge Plant – the biggest such project to date in the U.S. – for nearly a decade.
So here’s a tip of A & H Roofing’s cap to Durham-based Xero Flor where going green means doing so quite literally.
Attention homeowners. Do you have a T-Lock roof? Unfortunately, this type of roof is no longer being made and therefore cannot be legally repaired.
If you have a T-Lock roof, you may want to consider replacing your roof before the end of the year. Or at the very least check with your insurance company about their remaining coverage for this type of roof.
Give us a call today; we’re happy to help if you have any questions about T-Lock or any other kind of roofing.
Piles of snow on top of a home or business can lead to property damage, personal injury or even death.
Given the forecast of more snow in Denver this week, we are urging our consumers to be aware that problems can arise after a storm passes. Heavy loads of ice and snow can create a number of issues with a home, including causing a roof to collapse, especially on flat surfaces, and springing a leak in a residence from ice dams that form on the edges of the roof and in gutters.
“Water damage losses is one of the top losses in the state,” State Farm Insurance spokesman Dave Phillips said. “With this heavy snow, followed by temperatures rising above freezing, then if it refreezes you get an ice buildup,” which results in water seeping in.
But while the insurance company wants to inform people of the potential dangers of heavy snow left on roofs, it did not recommend that residents or business owners climb up to remove it.
“If it’s a serious enough problem, you need to get a professional or roofer out there to take care of it,” Phillips said. “The roofers have the apparatus to get up there and inspect for any damages.”
But there is something residents and business owners can do themselves: Invest in a roof rake, which is basically a rake that can be extended to brush off excess snow and ice from a roof and gutters from the ground.
“It’s a safer way to take care of the problem,” Phillips said.
Too much accumulated snow and ice can result in a sagging ridgeline, drooping ceilings, jammed doors, cracked walls near the center of the home, and creaking sounds.
Also, we recommend that residents check their natural gas meters to ensure they are clear of snow and ice.
The gas pressure regulator vent needs to be kept dry and clear of snow and ice at all times to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup.
Customers should gently remove snow or ice from the meter and any associated piping. Avoid using a snowblower near a meter.
In addition to being potentially dangerous, a snow-covered meter can lead to a loss of service and the freezing of inside pipes as a result of lost heat.
Feel free to call A & H Roofing with any questions before the snow hits!
A & H Roofing has been in business since February 1998, and we are proud to say we have over 30 years of experience in the roofing and gutter industry.
A & H Roofing has a no money down policy that means you pay upon completion, and only after you are 100% satisfied. We treat your home as if it were our own. We believe in doing things right and thus all replacements are backed by our 5 Year Workmanship Guarantee.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and our services:
Here’s a litte fun for your weekday: 5 amazing roofs from across the world.
Imagine having a pool or a garden on top of your roof. Sure beats thatch and mud!
After you’ve enjoyed this post, give us a call at A & H Roofing for all your roofing needs (we do gutters and siding, too): 303.659.8088.