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Selling your home? What to do about the roof

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.

Source: http://blog.redfin.com/blog/2013/06/should-you-repair-your-roof-or-sell-as-is.html#.Uorg_JRARV4

 
2014 Roofing Trends

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.

 

 
Need a good roofer?

If you are a homeowner looking for a roofer in the Denver metro area, look no further than a Colorado Roofing Association member. On their website you can search for a professional roofer and rest assured knowing you are going to find a licensed and professional member who is an expert at roofing your home or building.

Colorado Roofing Association contractor members, upon joining the association, fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

 
Different types of roofing material

When it comes time to choosing a new roof, some key considerations are the type of material, style, color and of course, cost. There are many different types of roofing materials available now, including a lot of roofing materials that have a variety of green attributes, such as being ENERGY STAR rated or containing recycled content.

Here is a list of the most popular roofing materials, including key factors like cost, life span and level of sustainability so you can choose the right roof for your new home:

Asphalt shingles: Over 75% of American roofs have asphalt shingles due to low cost, ease of installation, and resiliency. Unfortunately, asphalt shingles have a low insulative value and a shorter lifespan than many other roofing materials available today. They are also made from petroleum products and are not usually recyclable because of the layer of fiberglass added to the shingles. Standard asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, longevity options, and price points and are always going to be your cheapest option for your roof, but they have the worst environmental track record.

House Style: Can be used for any architectural style.
Cost: $50 to $150 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 15 to 30 years
Green Factor: Least-green roofing option.

Wood shingles and shakes: Wood shingles and shakes can be purchased in cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods, cedar being the most costly. Wood shingles are cut by machine, while wood shakes are handmade and have a rougher look. Since most wood shingles and shakes only have Class C fire ratings or no ratings at all, be sure to check your local building codes before deciding on this type of roofing. You can purchase Class A wood shingles with fire-resistant treatment for an additional cost.

House Style: Ranch, cottage, bungalows, cottage, historic and contemporary
Cost: $100 to $165 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 30 to 50 years
Green Factor: A natural product, but very high maintenance, poor fire rating and they tend to rot, split and mold.

A great alternative to wood shingles and shakes are recycled synthetic shingles, which are made from plastic or rubber, mixed with recycled wood and are shaped to mimic wood shakes. They are lightweight, UV-resistant, fire-resistant, and long lasting. Some are comparable in lifespan to 50-year asphalt shingles. Though they generally cannot be recycled, due to their inseparable mixture of biological and plastic content, recycled synthetic shingles are still a greener material than real cedar shakes.

Clay & Concrete Tiles: Clay tiles are very heavy, requiring additional roof framing, but they are non-combustible and extremely durable. Clay roofing tiles can come in lighter colors, which adhere to the cool roof standards and can reflect well over 50% of the sun’s solar energy. Concrete roofing tiles offer elegant, enduring aesthetics for your home’s design and added value. Concrete tiles are very versatile and provide greater protection to the homeowner. These flexible tiles come in so many different hues, shapes, textures and styles that they don’t even look like tiles at all. Shingle, shake and slate are just some of the varieties of tile.

House Style: Mediterranean, European, Mission and some contemporary or ranch-style homes.
Cost: $300 to $600 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 50 plus years
Green Factor: If a local source is available, clay tiles are definitely one of the greenest roofing choices. Concrete is highly energy-efficient and can be made from a sustainable mixture.

Slate: Slate has a beautiful, distinctive appearance. Although very heavy, a slate roof is non-leaching and will last for hundreds of years. It is easy to repair and recycle. Because slate is often a dark color it isn’t recommended for high-heat locations.

House Style: Colonial, French, and Chateau
Cost: $550 to $1000 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 50 to 100 years
Green Factor: Excellent sustainable roofing choice. Quarrying and splitting slate tile has little environmental impact compared to the production of other roofing products.

Metal (steel, aluminum, tile and copper): Metal roofs are some of the coolest roofs around, both in temperature and style for new homes. Metal roofs are available in copper, aluminum, and stainless steel, and often have a high percentage of recycled content. They offer high insulation solar reflectance, and durability, often lasting twice as long as wood or asphalt. Metal shingles typically simulate traditional roof coverings, such as wood shakes, shingles, slate and tile. Aside from its longevity, metal shingles are much lighter than most materials and very resistance to adverse weather.

House Style: Bungalow, ranch, contemporary, cottage
Cost: S starts around $100 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square) but can run up to $600 for coated steels and copper.
Life Span: At least 50 years
Green Factor: Very green because they are highly energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Fiber Cement: Fiber-cement composite tile is composed of concrete, clay, and wood fiber. This mixture is both durable and fireproof and often shaped to look like shakes. Fiber-cement tiles are not as heavy as regular concrete tiles so they don’t need extra-heavy roof structures. Fiber cement is available in a variety of textures and colors and is very durable — as long as you don’t step on them or live in very cold climates because they can crack.

House Style: Works with any architectural style
Cost: $500 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 20 to 30 years
Green Factor: Can be recycled, are non-leaching and make a good base for water collection.

Source: http://www.thehousedesigners.com/articles/roofing-material.asp

 
5 tips to keep your Colorado roof lasting longer

Here’s a very useful article from AngiesList.com on how to extend your roof’s lifespan:

When you pay for a new roof, it should last 20, 30 or even 50 years depending on the materials used. You can help your roof reach its maximum lifespan by making sure your attic is both insulated and ventilated. Keep your gutters clean and have the roof inspected every few years or after a major storm.

 
Heavy storms Saturday – hail damage?

“The Eastern Plains and Front Range spent most of Saturday under severe weather warnings, with hail, high winds, and heavy rains pelting the region.” – The Denver Post

Everyone along the Front Range experienced some major storms Saturday evening. There were even some tornado touchdowns, although they were short-lived.

If you live in one of the areas affected by these storms and your home sustained water or hail damage, give us a call. Headquartered in Brighton, CO, we live and work in your neighborhood!

A&H Roofing
Hail Damage Experts
303.659.8088

 
How to increase the lifetime of your tile roof

This article about the tar paper under tile roofs was interesting for us since we emphasize to all of our tile customers the importance of a better underlayment (“High temperatures can cause roof damage” - http://www.abc15.com/dpp/weather/weather_news/high-temperatures-can-cause-roof-damage#ixzz2VpqXXFtn).

The article states that “On tile roofs, the heat causes the underlying tar paper to dry out, which makes it become brittle and cracked. This is the portion of the roof that is the final barrier to keep water from leaking into your house,” and adds that standard tar paper tile roofs will last 10-15 years.

At A&H Roofing, we install a tile roof system with a 2-ply SBS superior underlayment, along with double flashing all penetrations through the roof and custom metal flashing to conform to each individual home. These differences add cost to a tile roof installation, but also add many years of service life to the roof system.

In short, a lifetime tile with standard installation realistically has only a 10-15 year roof life, whereas our tile roof system is a lifetime tile with a lifetime roof life.

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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.

 
Best Roofing Contractor Denver

Residential and Commercial Roof Specialists. Family Owned. Call for Estimate.

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.

 
Roof damaged by heavy snow/ice?

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!

 
Best roofing company Denver

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:

AHROOFING.COM

 
5 Amazing Roofs

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.

 
Choosing the right roofing material – roofing options

So it’s time to get a new roof and you have no idea what type of roofing material is best for your home. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our page, “How to Choose the Right Roofing Material,” where we describe all your options from asphalt shingles to tile roofing.

 

 
Your favorite local Denver roofer

Overwhelmed by coupons in the mail for garage door companies, carpet cleaners, and roofers? Let us help you pick at least one of those without a long, drawn-out decision making process…

A & H Roofing has been in business, serving the entire Front Range of Colorado, since 1998. We are different from the competition, are passionate about customer service, and are fully insured and accredited. We also offer a 5 year Workmanship Guarantee.

 
Roofing Denver FAQ’s – Roofing Questions and Answers for the Denver metro area

Roofing Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is natural attic ventilation and does it work?

It’s possible to use natural forces to ventilate the attic and save on the cost of operating electric fans.

Here’s how: As wind moves against and around your house, it creates an area of positive and negative pressure. They key to proper ventilation is understanding where the pressure is.

Place intake vents in areas of positive pressure. Place exhaust vents in areas of negative pressure. This is how you can create continuous airflow through the attic and match the attic temperature with that of the outdoor air.

Wind force is by far the most effective way to ventilate an attic. Still, don’t overlook the “thermal effect”: Hot air rises, which will always create air movement inside the attic.

The most critical part of the attic for constant air movement is the roof sheathing because it is the hottest part of the attic and radiates heat into the attic.

Solution: Place exhaust vents at the top of the roof, and locate your intake vents around the soffits.

 

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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.