Posts Tagged ‘Roofing’
It’s almost here – the night before Christmas – when Santa’s sleigh lands on your roof! Make sure your roof is ready. Are your shingles secure? Is your structure sound? If you have any doubts, give us a call at A & H Roofing. Ask about impact resistant roofing, which could help when the jolly old guy and all his reindeer land on your roof!
Merry Christmas from the A & H Roofing family to you & yours!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Looking for a roofer? Hail damage, roofs, siding, and gutters are all in our wheel house. Plus, we serve the entire Front Range area. From Castle Rock to Cheyenne, from Strasburg to Steamboat Springs. We also install complete roof replacements in the mountain areas of Eagle, Summit, and Grand Counties.
A more comprehensive list of areas that we serve include:
Arvada, Aurora, Bailey, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Bow Mar, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Cheyenne, Commerce City, Conifer, Denver, Englewood, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Golden, Highland Hills, Highlands Ranch, Hudson, Keenesburg, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Northglenn, Parker, Sheridan, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor
Call us at 303.659.8088 or:
If you are a resident of Denver or any one of Denver’s surrounding cities, including Parker, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Westminster, or Arvada, A & H Roofing is your local roofing expert.
What does being an EXPERT mean, exactly?
It means we have been in business since 1998. Prior to that, each of our founders, Tom Herman and Mike Aberle, had a long history in roofing. In fact, Tom Herman comes from a long line of family-owned roofing businesses. His father and all of his father’s brothers have owned their own roofing companies for years. You could say he grew up in the business.
It means we have our own in-house inspector for quality control along with the City and County inspector to insure the best quality job.
It also means all our crew leaders have been with the company for a minimum of five years. This guarantees quality of installation and assures that employees are not being trained on the job. We do not hire new installers when busy – we keep the same quality installers busy and loyal all year long.
Call us today at 303.659.8088 for all of your roofing, hail damage, gutter, and siding needs!
Wind damage to roofing is a very real concern for Colorado homeowners. At A & H Roofing we know this because we have seen and dealt with it.
The reason wind damage occurs is because although asphalt shingles are designed to resist damage from wind, all asphalt shingle roofs will deteriorate with age, and may eventually become prone to damage from wind. However, wind damage sometimes occurs when it perhaps should not – when the winds responsible for the damage weren’t truly “severe,” yet they were nonetheless responsible for considerable loss.
In other cases, wind damage may be attributable to more valid winds, but the severity of the loss will be greatly exacerbated by pre-existing conditions or defects in materials and/or workmanship. Workmanship: a good reason to hire A & H Roofing. We are experienced roofers who do the job right the first time.
A question we hear at A & H Roofing frequently is: Will insurance cover wind damage? The answer is maybe.
For example, siding or shingles suffering damage because of old age would probably not be considered a listed “peril” of homeowners insurance. The same logic might prevail when discussing the falling of a tree during a storm. Because a storm is listed as a peril (meaning it’s unpredictable), you would most likely be covered for all the damage, as well as the removal of the fallen tree. However, some of these coverages may have limits. If you want to avoid any possible issues, then take action early on to make your home less risk-prone.
Like in football, the best defense against wind damage is a good offense. You can avoid wind damage from a pre-existing conditioning by having A & H Roofing come out and inspect your roof when you buy your house and/or once a year. So give us a call and have us set you up for a relatively wind damage-free future.
We often get asked if a roof can be completely hail-proof. Unfortunately the answer is no. That doesn’t mean you need to replace your roof every time it hails or that there aren’t minor, often inexpensive fixes you can do to the hail damage once it occurs.
In Colorado, hail is a very real problem to roofs so investing in a hail-RESISTANT roof is a definite consideration. These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest. The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained.
A and H Roofing has been serving the roofing needs of people in the greater Denver metro area, specifically as your local roofing Parker experts, since 1998. Ask around, we have been your local roofing contractor in Parker CO with over 30 years experience.
A and H Roofing has established itself as one of the most respected roofing companies in Parker 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 Parker 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.
No money down!
A & H does not take deposits, and never asks for any money down. Rather, A & H Roofing prefers payment upon completion of the job, and after the customer is 100% satisfied.
We provide professional residential and commercial roofing, gutter, and siding services to the Denver and Northern metro areas of Colorado. No job is too big or small. We work with insurance companies and have over 30 years of experience as a Denver Colorado roofer. Quality you can count on at prices you can afford!
We treat your home as if it were our own!
We believe in doing things the right way! In this day and age a roofing company’s reputation means a lot. Everyone hears the horror stories about a roofing contractor that made people’s lives a nightmare. We do everything in our power to prove up front that we are the best possible choice for your roofing project. We provide recently updated references, are members of the Better Business Bureau , and we are always friendly and courteous. All insurance certificates and licenses are available upon request; ask us how we can help with your deductible. We are preferred contractors of many custom homebuilders, and leading roofing manufacturers such as Owens Corning, and GAF/Elk. Ask about our 5 year workmanship guarantee.
Residential and Commercial Roofing Services
We install all types of roofing from asphalt shingles to commercial flat roofs. Our work includes small repair jobs, all residential, all the way up to large commercial projects. Roofing types include: all asphalt shingles, wood shake, tile, metal (exposed fastener, standing seam, and designer stone coated metals) including custom metal applications, custom metal flashing, flat roofs (EPDM, TPO, Modified, Build-ups, Tar and Gravel), roof inspections and roof certifications. We install only top quality materials with all roofing projects. We have our own in house inspector to ensure a top quality job on every project.
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. We take pride in giving our customers a quality job that they can enjoy for years to come.
We install all types of vinyl and steel siding, aluminum fascia wrap, and vinyl and metal soffit wrap. We install all types and styles of windows. We have professional installers that can accomodate all homeowner needs.
A & H Roofing proudly services the greater Denver area including Westminster, Thorton, and Lafayette
Our service extends well beyond the greater Denver metro area, A & H Roofing serves the entire Colorado Front Range area from Castle Rock to Cheyenne, from to Strasburg to Steamboat Springs. We also install complete roof replacements in the mountain areas of Eagle County, Summit County, and Grand County.
A & H Roofing comes to your area!
A & H Roofing is a family run company with over 30 years experience.
A and 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.
Founders, Mike Aberle and Tom Herman, both have a long history in roofing prior to starting A and H Roofing. Tom Herman comes from a long line of family owned roofing businesses. His father and all of his father’s brothers have owned their own roofing companies for years. You could say, he grew up in the business.
Mike Aberle and Tom were high school friends. They worked together during summer breaks throughout high school and college for Tom’s fathers roofing company. “We work so well together, that after completing school, starting a business together just seemed like the right thing to do.”
We Are Different From the Competition
Quality Control.We have our own in-house inspector for quality control and the City and County inspector to insure the best quality job. As a smaller oriented business, our crew leaders have been with the company for five years. This guarantees quality of installation and assures that employees are not being trained on the job. We do not hire new installers when busy – we keep the same quality installers busy and loyal all year long.
Safety.We are committed to quality and safety: all of our safety training, contracting and consulting is done through Lancaster Safety Consulting.
Customer Service.Throughout our years in business, customer service has been, and is our number one priority. We are a home town business with expectations of the highest quality and workmanship on all of our projects. All of our employees and customers are like family to us. As a family, we instill in our employees that quality is the most important part of any job. Because we are like a family, everyone working for us has been with us for a minimum of 5 years.
Continued Training. We are continually striving to learn more about the roofing trade, techniques, and technologies by attending training courses through the Colorado Roofing Association, Air Vent Seminar, and other organizations such as Lancaster safety.
Roofing material options.
Asphalt Shingles are the most commonly used roofing surface and are also the least expensive option. Asphalt shingles made of fiberglass that’s been impregnated with asphalt and then given a surface of pebble like granules. They come in two basic styles: standard single-thickness and a thicker, laminated version. The standard type costs roughly half as much, but the laminated shingles have an appealing textured appearance. Also, the single thickness shingle typically last 15 years whereas the laminated version last 25 years or more.
Wood shingles were the main choice of roofing material for centuries and are still a good option. It is important to note some area’s fire codes prohibit the use of wood shingles. Usually made of cedar, redwood, or southern pine, shingles are sawn or split. The life expectancy of wood shingles is in the 25 year range but they cost about of twice as much as asphalt shingles.
Metal roofing is a very durable but often expensive roofing material choice. Some varieties are installed as shingles, but others are manufactured for seamed roofs consisting of vertical lengths of metal sheeting. The biggest benefit of metal roofing is the longevity. Metal roofs stand up well against the harsh condition of the Colorado front range.
Tile roofing, made from half-cylinders of tile, is common on Spanish Colonial and Mission styles homes. Tile roofs are very durable but are expensive and heavy.
Slate is among the most durable of all roofing materials and will outlast the roof it sits on. Extremely durable, but expensive and heavy, slate is not a common roofing material.
Making the Choice
Often times the shape of the roof on your house will determine your choice of roofing material. You’ll want to consider not only the cost of the roofing material but also the texture, weight, and durability of your options. For help more help choosing the proper roofing material, please Contact Us.
“I had a couple of my neighbors stop by and compliment our new roof that was installed by my long time friend, Mike Aberle. After talking to my neighbors, I realized that the other roofing company was not doing everything they should be doing in acting in clients best interests. We received an extra $7000 for depreciation that no one else in our area was getting. This extra money allowed us to get the upgraded hail resistant roof (Lifetime) . There was no extra cost to us at all. This roof also cut down on our insurance rates. A and H roofing comes to you with an extreme referral from me as being the best roofing company on the planet. If anyone has any questions, please call me on my cell.