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As we all know, the real estate market in Denver is hot right now. If you are one of the hundreds of families shopping for a new home right now, make sure you don’t overlook the roof. A good conversation opener for your realtor and home inspector is: “Tell me about the roof.” Here are some specific questions to ask in regards to one of the most expensive aspects of a house:
- Type of roof – Roofs are made in several different styles and made out of a variety of materials. Make sure you know what you’re getting and what the maintenance costs might be.
- General condition – This should be examined closely at the time of your inspection by a certified professional, but take a look at the exterior of the roof and ask the listing agent about any noticeable damage.
- Age – How old is the roof?
- Recent repairs – Has the roof undergone any maintenance recently? Are there receipts detailing exactly what was done and how much it cost?
- Chimney - A chimney that has not been properly maintained can cause a lot of costly safety issues. Ask to see any documentation of regular maintenance, and be sure to have your inspector look for signs of a chimney fire. If a fire has occurred, it could threaten the structural stability of the chimney and may need to be replaced.
Stay tuned next week for our post for sellers: how much work/money to put into your roof before selling.
With 2014 on the horizon, now is a good time to start looking at roofing trends for the new year. Here are three of the big trends for 2014 that are beginning to surface:
1. Asphalt Roofing
Asphalt roofing is currently one of the most popular types of roofing material, with an estimated 80% of homes using it now, and in 2014 this trend will only continue to grow. However, a new type of asphalt roofing – laminated asphalt shingles – is expected to see a rise in use.
2. Green and Energy-Efficient Roofs
It’s no surprise that green and energy-efficient roofs will be more prominent in the year 2014. Commercial roofing companies have been moving toward more green options for some time, but now homeowners will begin seeing these trends also. In fact, in California, as of January 1, 2014, all new buildings must have solar-ready roofs according to the California Energy Commission. This trends will most likely move across the country.
3. Light Color Roofing
Since light roofing absorbs less heat from the sun and can help control heating and cooling costs it is also on point to become a growing trend in 2014. Pantone, a world renowned authority on color, has released it’s spring 2014 color report indicating there will be a resurgence in warm neutrals. Blues, grays, off whites, and other warm neutrals will carry into roofing as well as home décor.
For any roofing related questions for your Denver home, please call us at A & H Roofing.
A & H Roofing makes it easy to get an estimate for your roof repair or replacement in Denver or surrounding areas.
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Tonight some folks in Wheat Ridge not only experienced a good deal of hail, they were also treated to a power outage! Crazy September weather:
If you are one of the Wheat Ridge residents whose home was pelted with hail, give us a call if you notice any damage to your roof, gutters, or siding.
Small problems now can lead to big problems later.
Check out this aerial view of Wheat Ridge after the hail storm this evening:
Holy cow! Heavy equipment was called out to help with the clean up:
(Photos from 7News and TheDenverChannel.com’s Facebook page):
You may know that A&H Roofing is your local roofing expert, but did you know we also provide siding, windows and gutters?
We install all types of vinyl and steel siding, aluminum fascia wrap, and vinyl and metal soffit wrap. We also install all types and styles of windows.
And if you need gutters, we install 5″, 6″, and 7″ seamless gutters and downspouts, along with an array of custom, commercial applications. We hand cut all of our mitered corners for a cleaner, more professional looks as well as reducing the chances for leaks. Our gutter installer has many years of experience and has worked for us since 2003.
So the next time you need any work done on your home, give A&H Roofing a call or fill out our online estimate form.
Attention all Longmont, CO, homeowners – did you sustain hail damage to your roof with the recent storms? If so, we’d like to help. Call A & H Roofing for an estimate, or even just an inspection if you’re not sure if your home got damaged or not. Sometimes it’s the unseen damage that can be the worst. We are here for you. Give us a call at 303.659.8088, or fill out our online estimate form.
If you are a homeowner in Boulder, you may have experienced some hail damage to your roof a few weeks ago with the storms that came through. The Longmont and Lyons areas also got some hail. A & H Roofing is a family-owned company, and we understand the frustration caused by this type of damage. We’d love to help remove some of your stress. Give us a call for an estimate on getting your damage repaired… 303.659.8088
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!
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.
In Colorado it’s hard to predict what weather your roof will have to endure from one day to the next. We’ve got it all - from hail, sleet and snow to blazing sunlight – sometimes all in one day!
Filing an Insurance Claim:
1. LOCATE YOUR POLICY
Locate your homeowners insurance and policy number.
Claim Number (write it down)
Our mild fall/winter so far has given us some extra time to get our gutters cleaned! Now’s the time to get this pesky household chore taken care of, before the snow starts falling in earnest. Call A & H Roofing to come clean your gutters for you. We are affordable and trustworthy. Wouldn’t it feel great to get that “to-do” crossed off your list? Call us at 303.659.8088. We service the entire Front Range area.
Here are a few reasons WHY you should clean your gutters at least twice a year:
“Over time, organic muck builds up in rain gutters, creating a prime growing area for all kinds of things. Some gutters can become so built up with debris that small trees and ferns actually take root in the gutter muck. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year for this reason. Ignoring the task can create numerous problems, such as rotted fascia boards, water damage to the sides and roof of your home, and even foundation problems. To cut down the amount of debris you’ll have to clean out, make sure there are no trees or tall shrubs arching over the house. You will have less to clear out when you do clean the gutters. This can also help keep moss and ferns from growing in there as well.” (Source: http://www.professorshouse.com/Your-Home/Cleaning/General/Articles/Why-Should-you-Clean-your-Outdoor-Gutters/)
The first snowfall is fast approaching! Time to make sure your home is winterized. Follow these simple tips from eHow.com and your house will be in tip top shape for the extreme conditions coming soon…
It’s been raining and raining here in Colorado, from Denver to Westminster, Castle Rock to Boulder, and everywhere in between. At A & H Roofing we know that rain can mean leaks which can be devastating to your house. Even small leaks can cause massive water damage to the interior of your home. A solid, leak-proof roof is your first defense against thousands of dollars in damage. So checking your roof for leaks is essential to the protection of your home.
Finding a leak can be the trickiest part of fixing it, though. This is because often where you see the water coming out is not necessarily where the water is coming in. There is the actual location, where the water is seeping through your roof, and the apparent location, where you see the water splashing around in your house. To find the actual location, if you have an attic, the easiest way to spot the leak is to go up there on a rainy day with a flashlight and look around; the water will reflect light.
If you don’t have an attic or just can’t find the source of the leak in yours, you can check several places for problems with moisture or damage:
- Boots, the rubber seals that are around the electric service and plumbing vent pipes, air vents, and exhaust fan flashing
- Ridge cap
- Gaskets around pipes
- Gutters and downspouts
- Dormer valleys
You may not know what some of those things are or be able to reach them. That is where we come in. A & H Roofing can do a quick inspection of all those areas plus your attic and any other places we, in our decades of experience, have seen water sneak in. Not only can we detect your leak but we can also fix it quickly and often for a fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere.
Give us a call and let us help keep you and your roof safe and dry.
At A & H Roofing we believe in watching roofing trends emerge and keeping our own skills sharpened when it comes to roofing. After all, progress means better protection in our field. Believe it or not, roofing technology is making leaps and bounds with the advancement of space age materials and polymers. Also, as super computers get even more super we are seeing a constant rethinking of how a roof should be constructed versus how it always has been, and architects are able to use CAD based models to literally let their imaginations run wild with formerly impossible ideas.