Whenever a new year comes along, we are interested to see what is trending and popular in our industry. As a homeowner, you are bound to be interested in the latest and greatest for the interior and exterior of your home. Of course, as a roofing and siding company, we are eager to share with you the trends in roofing and siding for the coming year.
Vinyl siding remains one of the most popular choices among homeowners for their home’s exterior finish. And no wonder. It is protective, durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing. Vinyl siding can last up to 20-40 years, which is quite a long time. If, however, it is time to re-side your home, or you want to freshen the color of your current siding, here are some color trends to consider that are in vogue for 2015 and beyond.
We have had a great deal of snow in Denver over the past couple of weeks! In fact, we have already received five inches more snow in January so far compared to the full month of January last year, according to the National Weather Service.
While the ski resorts are enjoying the benefits of all the fresh powder, here in town we are wondering just what to do with all the snow and ice on our roofs and in our gutters.
The good news is, most residential roofs are required by building codes to withstand the heaviest snows for that particular part of the country. Home improvement expert Jon Eakes says, “Theoretically, if your roof is built to code, it’s built to support more than the normal load of snow and ice.”
If you concerned about the weight of excessive snow and ice on your roof, however, here is how you to know if you might have a problem. When doors on interior walls begin to stick, that signals there’s enough weight on the center structure of the house to distort the door frame. Ignore doors on exterior walls but check interior doors leading to second-floor bedrooms, closets, and attics in the center of your home. Also, examine the drywall
It’s that time of year – time for year-in-review lists and articles on emerging trends for the upcoming year. Since we’re a roofing company, it seems only fitting that we put out a list of the trends we are likely to see popping up in the roofing and siding industry in 2015.
1. Gray Roofs
National color expert Kate Smith predicts that gray will be the rising color choice for roofs across America in 2015. Working with DaVinci Roofscapes, Smith believes aging baby boomers and their complete comfort with growing older will lead this marketplace trend.
“Refined and elegant gray is not only accepted in today’s society, but an extremely popular choice,” says Smith, president of Sensational Color. “From embracing natural graying hair to topping off the house with a gray slate roof, it’s hard to go wrong with gray.”
2. Environmentally Friendly
In both the residential and commercial markets, roofing demand will also be supported by consumer interest in environmentally friendly products. Such items as light-colored roofing tiles and membranes, metal roofs, roofing
Ah, winter in Denver…sun drenched sixty-degree days followed by arctic temps and blustering winds. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for what the elements can bring, especially the havoc they can wreak on your home. One often overlooked area is gutters.
The purpose of gutters and downspouts is to divert water away from your house and protect your home and foundation from the effects of pooling water. With snow and sleet being a very real part of our lives during a Colorado winter, we need to be on top of our gutter maintenance. And not only in the spring, when it is easier to haul out the ladder.
On the contrary, it is even more important to be checking your gutters for debris and ice buildup in the winter. As ice expands, the damage to fascia can be severe and a cracked foundation may require thousands of dollars of costly repairs.
Here are some tips from HGTVGardens.com on inspecting and cleaning your gutters during the winter months, which could end up preventing expensive damage: