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How to make your roof’s wood sheathing and shingles last longer

The key to getting the most out of your sheathing and shingles’ life span is making sure your attic is properly ventilated and insulated. A well-ventilated attic prevents the sheathing from rotting and reduces the need to replace the roof more often.

An attic with proper insulation will also reduce the buildup of ice dams and save on energy costs. To learn more about this and other roofing tips, call your local roofing experts, A & H Roofing in Brighton, Denver, and all of the Denver metro area.

 
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Potential dangers of snow on roof and what to do about it

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!

Source: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/snow-on-the-roof-can-be-heavy-problem/article_948bff84-c3af-5650-99d5-205f387fd29c.html

 
How to protect your roof as an investment

Rain. Snow. Wind. Sun. Salt. It’s a wonder that some things last as long as they do with all the weather variances we face. The roof is the important building component when it comes to weather protection and is the one thing that significantly protects the investment of the owner, by protecting the structure. Maintenance-free roofing systems do not exist, because all types of roofs require a certain amount of attention.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the perfect time to start an annual maintenance program. The importance is obvious – to extend the service life of the existing roof system. You want to catch problems early or even before they occur. Comprehensive repairs not only make the roof last longer, but also provide cost savings to the facility’s owner.

Perimeter

Walk the perimeter of the building to ensure that any unsecured objects, such as trash cans, signs, tree limbs, and loose building materials cannot become airborne projectiles during high winds. Trees should have all dead or broken branches removed and should be trimmed away from the building to prevent possible fires or damage to the roof.

Edges

Roof edge details should be checked to ensure that they are tight fitting and properly sealed. Corners of the building are the most susceptible to wind and rain damage. Immediately fix anything that lacks integrity.

Drainage

All debris and loose materials should be removed from the roof. Leaf grates, if part of the roofing system, should be cleaned and secured in a manner that keeps them in place. Make sure there is no blockage of any kind in drainage areas. Look for cracks or leaking on all areas of the roof and repair as needed.

Rooftop

Check all sealants on penetrations and terminations. All roof mounted equipment (HVAC units, satellite dishes, antennas, duct work, etc.) should be secured in a manner which will not allow movement. If it can be moved by hand it will become displaced in a storm or with wind. All service panel doors should be inspected to ensure that they are properly fastened. Any missing fasteners should be replaced.

A thorough maintenance program will address problems at their initial stage, minimizing or eliminating damage to interior furnishings, equipment, building materials and finishes. In this way, building owners avoid expenditures and preserve their investment, from top to bottom.

Source: The World’s Best Roofing Blog

 
Roof Replacement Denver – Before and After

Below are some photos of a roof replacement in Denver that we recently completed. Notice what an amazing difference the new roof makes on the overall appearance of the home. Gorgeous!

The finished product is: Owens Corning Duration Storm, Onyx Black

 

Completely replacing a roof can be VERY expensive. In fact, the national average for a new asphalt shingle roof is about $21,500, according to Remodeling’s 2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report, of which you’ll recoup $12,800 at resale (59.5%). For high-end materials, such as standing-seam metal, the cost jumps to as much as $38,000!

Any roof over 20 years old unquestionably needs to be replaced. Other things to look for that may point to your roof being replaced are: cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing; shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering; worn areas around chimneys, pipes, and skylights; piles of grit from asphalt roof tiles in the gutters; or masses of moss and lichen. You can inspect your roof for any of these elements from the outside by viewing it through binoculars.

For the most part, repairing a roof is something you would do if your roof is leaking, especially if your roof is in relatively good shape. Then it may make more sense to to do a spot repair. You can usually repair a leak in a roof that is otherwise sound. The cost might range from $10, if you just need to squirt some roofing mastic into a gap alongside chimney flashing, to $1,000 to fix a leak in a roof valley.

Whether a replacement or a repair is in your future, an absolute must-do for any homeowner is to have your roof inspected and assessed once a year. This can keep you abreast of any emerging problems, which means you can nip any little problems in the bud before they become big problems that warrant an entirely new roof.

Call us at A & H Roofing to schedule an inspection and let us keep your house looking great and give you peace of mind.

 

The only predictable thing about the weather in Colorado is that it is unpredictable. However, there is one element you can always be sure of in Colorado throughout the spring, summer, and fall: HAIL.

If you are a Colorado homeowner looking to protect your investment on your next roofing revamp, a logical and pragmatic consideration should be hail resistant shingles, especially when you consider wind and hail damage results in an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year.

For hail resistant standards one should look to the The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), a nonprofit association that engages in communication, education, engineering and research whose mission is to reduce deaths, injuries, property damage, economic losses and human suffering caused by natural disasters.

The IBHS tell us: “If you are replacing your roof covering with new asphalt shingles, make sure they have a Class 4 rating under Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 2218 standard. A Class 4 rating tells you a sample of the product did not crack when hit twice in the same area by a two-inch steel ball. The UL 2218 standard is a useful method for testing impact resistance, but it isn’t perfect and works better for some roof coverings than for others.”

They go on to say, “It is very common, and quite acceptable, to install a second layer of shingles over one existing layer. However, if you are in a hail prone area we would suggest that you strip the existing layer of shingles, prior to installing a new layer. The shingles are more prone to hail and wind damage when a second layer is installed over the first.”

The biggest deterrence from investing in a hail resistant roof is in fact the cost of the investment itself. Some estimate it costs an average of $1200-1500 more than traditional shingle roofs (material costs only – labor costs would be the same).

Nonetheless, when youe roof does require replacement in the next few years, living in Colorado, you should consider products that reduce your exposure to loss from hail and make sure that the discount you receive on your insurance policy is enough to recoup some or all of the additional expenditure over a reasonable period of time.

The decision is not purely economic. You also have to consider the potential time, inconvenience and mess of replacing a damaged roof vs. having to do nothing at all, should a severe hail storm occur.

As with many decisions in life, knowledge is power; a consultation with A & H Roofing is a solid start in your decision making process. We have over 30 years combined experience helping prudent home owners, like yourself, keep their investments safe and looking great!

 
Happy 4th from the A & H Roofing Family to Yours

The 4th of July holiday, as every American knows, is a time to reflect on our great country, the trials it faced becoming this nation, and ultimately the fruits of those trials: freedom. Many will head to the cemeteries to see loved ones who fought and died defending the American ideals we have grown to cherish and love… American ideals like equality, freedom of speech, and the pursuit of happiness for ourselves and those we love.

 
Fire Resistant Roofing in Colorado: A Real Consideration

With the recent advent of the wildfires burning in Colorado and the upcoming fourth of July holiday on its way we would like to talk a bit about fire resistant roofing. Although a forest fire or stray firework setting your house ablaze is unlikely, A & H Roofing wants you to be informed so you can make the very best decisions now and in the future.

Fire resistant roofing is nothing new and is ever changing. Here are a few options and ideas for you to consider:

- Although stunning and very popular, wooden roofs do not adequately protect your home from fire. In fact, homeowners with wooden roofing could pay extra high insurance premiums

Of course we know the aesthetics of your house are very important to you; so don’t rule out that beautiful wood roof yet. If you do decide to go with wood roofing, consider using any of the three classes of fire retardant pressure treated cedar roofing materials available; A & Roofing can help you know which ones are available and best for your house.

- Tile products, which are often used, are fire safe but have a significant disadvantage: the heavy tile products carry a large cave-in risk in the event of an interior fire or even seismic activity. Firefighters are trained not to go into a tile-roofed building that is on fire, because of the risk of cave-in of the heavy roof.

- Metal roofing has a more modern visual appeal and is a fire safe alternative for residential and commercial applications and is 1/20th of the weight of most tile products.

We have spoken before about sustainability so an additional benefit beyond being fire resistant: metal roofing products are often made form recycled materials.

Your roof and its level of fire resistance is definitely your first and strongest line of defense against air born fire hazards.

Here are some other tips on how to keep your roof and home protected from fire danger:

  • Remove dried vines from the side of the house
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Sweep your roof of any built up debris
  • Prune shrubs
  • Remove dead leaves

Also, you should store firewood and flammable fuels at least 30 feet from the house. Any plants that can dry up and burn easily should be kept away from contact with the side of the house.

For additional information on any of these roofs or practices, give A & H Roofing a call at 303.659.8088 and let us give you advice and peace of mind about important roofing matters like your roof’s level of fire resistance.

Have a wonderful and safe fourth of July holiday!

Fire resistant metal roofing

 

A and H Roofing has been serving the roofing needs of people in the greater Denver metro area, and specifically as your local Littleton roofing experts since 1998.

Ask around – with over 30 years combined experience, we are your preferred local roofing contractor in Littleton CO.

A and H Roofing has established itself as one of the most respected roofing companies in Littleton and the Front Range of Colorado. Expect a roofer that will treat your home as if it were our own. We have a keen understanding of the Colorado environment and its effect on roofs.

We specialize in beautiful roofs to match classic Colorado style homes. Ask our Littleton roofing professionals about contemporary and traditional styles for our south Denver homes.

Services For Your Home

Besides providing quality residential roofing services, A and H Roofing specializes in the sales and installation of high quality gutters and siding.

5 Year Warranty on Workmanship

When you hire A and H Roofing, you’re entrusting your home’s future to our company. We take that trust seriously. We’ve worked hard over the years perfecting the construction experience and the final results you will enjoy for years to come.

We believe our commitment to you should be unparalleled. That’s why we offer the strongest warranty in the business. Simply stated, A and H Roofing stands behind all of our workmanship for as long as you own your home.

Getting estimates? Call us and compare at 303-659-8088 or submit our estimate form for your Colorado roofing project.

 

A and H Roofing has been serving the roofing needs of people in the greater Denver metro area, and as your local roofing Longmont experts, since 1998. With over 30 years combined experience, we are your proven local roofing contractor in Longmont CO.

A and H Roofing has established itself as one of the most respected roofing companies in Longmont and the Front Range of Colorado. Expect a roofer that will treat your home as if it were our own. We have a keen understanding of the Colorado environment and its effect on roofs.

We specialize in beautiful roofs to match classic Colorado style homes. Ask our Longmont roofing professionals about contemporary and traditional styles for our Boulder County homes.

Longmont CO Roofer - A and H RoofingServices For Your Home

Besides providing quality residential roofing services, A and H Roofing specializes in the sales and installation of high quality gutters and siding.

5 Year Warranty on Workmanship

When you hire A and H Roofing, you’re entrusting your home’s future to our company. We take that trust seriously. We’ve worked hard over the years perfecting the construction experience and the final results you will enjoy for years to come.

We believe our commitment to you should be unparalleled. That’s why we offer the strongest warranty in the business. Simply stated, A and H Roofing stands behind all of our workmanship for as long as you own your home.

Getting estimates? Call us and compare at 303-659-8088 or submit our estimate form for your Colorado roofing project.

 
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TAMKO Roofing Denver Colorado

Most people think that a new roof is nothing more than just nailing up some shingles. We know better – so one of the roofing brands we use is TAMKO Roofing in Denver Colorado.

About TAMKO Building Products, Inc.:

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, waterproofing products, composite decking and railing systems, and cements and coatings. Our more than 65 years of success is the direct result of teamwork, enduring relationships with customers, suppliers and employees, and our commitment to Six Sigma continuous quality improvement with its foundation based on the total quality management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

 

Metal Roofing Denver

A and H Roofing provides full Metal Roofing in Denver Colorado.

Here is a complete list of our services:

A & H Services

  • 5-year workmanship guarantees
  • Free replacement estimates
  • Storm specialists
  • We work with all insurance companies
  • Licensed and insured
  • References available
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Family has served Colorado for over 50 years
  • Senior discounts
  • Veteran discounts
  • New roofs
  • Re-roofs
  • Composition roofs
  • Shakes roofs
  • Tile roofs
  • Designer metal shingle roofs
  • Roof build ups
  • Modified roofs
  • TPO roofs
  • EPDM roofs
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Roofing certification
  • Siding, windows, and more…

 

Memorial Day is on the last Monday in May and honors those men and women who lost their lives serving their country. What we celebrate as Memorial Day today, began at the end of the Civil War. Family members of the many soldiers slain in battle would visit the grave sites of their fallen relatives or friends and decorate the graves with flowers.

It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired.

But most of them were boys when they died. They gave up two lives – the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their county, for us. All we can do is remember.

Ronald Wilson Reagan
Remarks at Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
November 11, 1985

 

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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.