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Arvada Roofing Company: Causes of Premature Failure


October 15, 2021

Arvada Roofing Company: Causes of Premature Failure

Updating the roof on a home is an unwelcome task for property owners, regardless of when the time comes, as it feels like there is never a right moment to execute a full replacement. However, as one of the most important components in a home’s construction, ensuring that your exterior layer is up to the task of serving its purpose is critical. This barrier between all of Mother Nature’s elements and protecting your family is far too often overlooked until some type of issue arises. Raining outside? People don’t think about the work their roof is doing. Amid a blizzard? Again, the roof is a forgotten element of protection. It isn’t until a water spot appears on the ceiling or a few shingles are noticed to be missing that property owners begin to think about the cause and purpose of their protector. Don’t wait, having professional inspections can aid in preventative maintenance and alerting ownership of any potential future issues. 

How long a roof lasts depends on several different factors but average expectations are typically around the 25-year range. Making such an investment can pay dividends depending on where you are in the journey of homeownership and what plans are in store. If you’re looking at putting an older home on the market, replacing the roof may be something that can help entice buyers. If you inherited a relatively new barrier of protection, then simply arranging for inspections and following the guidance of professionals may assist in expanding the life of your roof. Regardless, there are unfortunately certain situations that could cause a relatively new roof to be replaced. If your overhead protection falls into one of these categories, then seeking help may be required.  

Pitch

The pitch of your roof can dramatically impact its suggested lifespan. If its slope doesn’t naturally move rainwater or snowmelt out away from the structure and into the gutter system then problems could easily arise. Examining all areas of your roof and knowing which may present an issue can go a long way in helping to keep you and those you love protected.

If water is allowed to accumulate on a repetitive basis then damage may begin to occur. If this is the case then you could easily be looking at a full replacement before getting the most out of your newly replaced or initially installed roof.

Ventilation

Ventilation also plays an important part in helping to keep your home safe while expanding the longevity of any roof structure. Improper airflow can not only cause water issues but this increased exposure could also lead to mold, mildew, or damage to its construction integrity.

Instead of having to prematurely replace your roof, regular professional inspections can help to identify any potential problem areas and address concerns. If you begin seeing discolored shingles, moss build-up, or other signs of decreased airflow, then quick action can help to avoid any excessive costs while also serving to maintain your property.

Flashing

As little attention is paid to roof service overall, flashing details are an even more minor component of the overall project. However, disregard for this material or improper installation could quickly lead to roof damage making full replacement a necessity. Moisture is an enemy of the home despite this outer layer being built to protect against it at all times. If not installed correctly, any rain, snow, sleet, or other precipitation from the sky may seep into the home in areas where the flashing has failed.

Surrounding vents, chimneys, and installed at construction angles, there is no area of the roof that doesn’t benefit from properly placed flashing. These should aid in helping to protect your home from water damage but if they are not used as intended, then replacement may be inevitable.

Craftsmanship

Poor construction could also lead ownership to find additional funds for a replacement after the “new” roof was installed. The saying, “You get what you pay for” didn’t just come about as in many cases this can be applied. Also remember, if you feel something is too good to be true then it may very well be worth examining a little closer.

Yes, roof replacement and repair can be expensive but ensuring that you are receiving quality service is even more important. Especially when well-executed installations can last multiple decades. It is at this point when homeowners begin to realize the value of craftsmanship and just how important it can be for a home.

Weather

Weather is one of the main enemies of a roof no matter when it was installed. Again, the average life expectancy is over a couple of decades but a severe weather event or the culmination of many over time could potentially put homeowners in the situation where a premature replacement is warranted.

High winds may cause shingles to disappear or worse, especially following a breach in the roof due to a fallen tree or limb. In some instances, a repair could be warranted but depending on other factors, the full replacement could become a reality.

The best preventative measures against any type of premature replacement are completing the annual professional inspection and ensuring quality craftsmanship. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, excellent service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any roofing or siding needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and siding installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any vinyl siding installation project, repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any roof inspection you wish to have completed.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your exterior building materials or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above-mentioned projects!

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Arvada Roofing Company Details Fall Preventions


October 4, 2021

Arvada Roofing Company Details Fall Preventions

Seasonal roof checks can be extremely beneficial for homeowners. Not only do they help target future needs which will be addressed, but they also help ensure proper roof maintenance and procedures to best protect your home. As a front-line defense mechanism against Mother Nature and other volatile elements, helping keep your roof in proper working order is extremely important. The seasonal changes aid to keep homeowners cognisant of arguably the most important aspect of their property. These routine checkups also can help property owners identify any potential issues and then take the appropriate steps to rectify any identified problem areas.

As important as proper roof maintenance will always be, it unfortunately often goes ignored by a majority of individuals until an issue arises. Of course, every homeowner is going to address an identified leak, stopped up gutter, or breach of the structure, but often causes of these issues could have been properly disposed of had someone taken the time to perform an inspection of the surface. Identifying issues doesn’t always come easy, which is another reason annual professional inspections are also recommended. Coupled with seasonal checkups from the homeowner, this maintenance schedule will help keep your property protected and its roof in solid working order. However, when the time for the homeowner inspection, gaining roof access is key to completing the task, and depending on the design style and structure of your property this can be a dangerous endeavor. Fortunately, there are numerous steps individuals can take to reduce the risk associated with accessing your roof. Falls are one of the most common causes of dangerous roofing accidents and homeowners should be aware of the risk that comes with accessing the top of their home. For this reason, some individuals may choose to have any inspections completed professionally, but if not, these areas should be highlighted to reduce the risk associated with any roofing issues.

Ladder Safety

Equipment used to climb atop a roof is often to blame for falls and other high-risk activities. Depending on the structure of your property, having a serviceable access point can be beneficial and also an important part of safely completing an inspection. Basic ladder safety comes first and foremost but there are other important aspects individuals should consider before making any plans for climbing atop their property. All footing should be solid and access angles appropriate for any ladder use. In addition, having the correct size apparatus to properly execute a climb should be examined before beginning the project. Angles and footing are both extremely important, along with having an extra person on-site to steady the ladder and be on alert in the event anything out of the ordinary occurs during the inspection process.

Weather

Weather also can play a critical role in the inspection process. While no one should ever risk accessing a roof in inclement weather, timing also plays an important part in the safety of all involved. Even recent rains could make footing for a ladder unstable or create a slick surface on the roof itself. Other factors may also hinder an individual's ability to access the roof, including high winds or extreme heat. In both instances, immediate roof access should be limited and the current patterns of all-weather in an area should be examined when determining the appropriate schedule for a roof inspection.

Line of Sight

Maintaining an appropriate line of sight after gaining roof access can also be extremely important. Unfortunately, edge awareness often isn’t given the priority it deserves when individuals access a roof. Depending on the construction of your roof type, there are items - chimneys, flues, vents, gables, etc. which may block the sightline of a person but understanding the overall layout is also important. Mapping out a plan for any inspection and understanding where you are in terms of any obstructive items, at all times, will help keep individuals as safe as possible while atop a structure.

Construction

The construction style of your home and roof can also play an important part in maintaining safety while either on top or gaining access to a property. The height of your roofline from the ground will determine what size ladder is needed for access unless there is another means of availability - including a deck or patio. This measurement should indicate the length necessary but also if there should be any extreme measures. Provided all things are relatively normal, then gaining access from one of these prominent entry points should be a viable option. Once atop the roof, construction concerns shouldn’t wane. The pitch and other factors associated with a roof can make navigating its surface extremely difficult. Even those layouts which have a uniform appearance can be risky when atop them completing an inspection - regardless of type.

Structural Integrity

If your roof has suffered some type of damage, either from a falling limb or weather event, then extreme measures should be taken before putting yourself atop the structure. Now, not only are you putting yourself at risk of falling off the building but if the construction components have been compromised, then falling into the property also becomes a concern. While homeowners want to examine the extent of any damage as quickly as possible, if the concern for structural integrity is presented, then it may be time to hire a professional before taking matters into your own hands.

Training

Ultimately, if there is any concern about being able to safely access your roof for a routine inspection then contact with a professional service should immediately be made. Not only does this take the risk out of your control but it also provides the opportunity to an organization with specific training associated with your situation, regardless of roof type, recent weather, site lines, or any other concern.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any roofing or siding needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and siding installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any vinyl siding installation project, repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any roof inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your exterior building materials or already have an issue, we are here to help.

Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above-mentioned projects!

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Arvada Roofing Company: Vinyl Siding Solutions


September 14, 2021

Arvada Roofing Company: Vinyl Siding Solutions

The exterior construction materials of a home not only add curb appeal but also typically become involved in a variety of other different factors. The material selected may add value to your home in addition to helping with heating and cooling costs. 

Whether you are weighing options when building a new construction from the ground up, remodeling your existing home, or switching out certain sections of already installed siding - there are multiple options available but only one that is versatile enough to give homeowners a solid choice no matter their design preferences. 

The love of vinyl siding is a relatively new concept when viewed over the entire history of home construction. However, recent advances in manufacturing technology have greatly enhanced the product for more readily available consumer usage. The flexibility of vinyl siding and a handful of other characteristics have moved vinyl quickly up the list of preferred siding options from homeowners across the country. Vinyl is so versatile that it can be used in any climate or weather conditions, making it perfect for your home no matter the location.

Vinyl siding on the market today offers a solution to many design concepts and questions or issues homeowners face. From a mix and match style, incorporating vinyl into eaves or other features of a home partially constructed of other materials to a complete vinyl siding installation for the full exterior - plenty of positives await those who decide it’s right for their project.

Vinyl Siding Needs

The exterior of your home needs to be constructed of a material which can withstand various weather elements, providing protection and security while also being aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, vinyl siding checks all of the boxes when it comes to securing a siding material that can not only keep you safe but also provide the look, feel, and design that any homeowner prefers. 

In addition to being a reliable product, vinyl siding has undergone so many improvements in recent years that texture, style, and design components are all now readily available. Instead of being limited to horizontal installations, there are also vertical and shingled models which only broaden the installation options for every individual. Each home is unique and no matter your preferred style there is a vinyl siding option which will meet your needs.

Vinyl Siding Advantages

The advantages of vinyl siding are almost too numerous to count. Not only is it a solid option for protection and able to immediately answer appropriate design components but it is also extremely durable and versatile. As mentioned, installations used to be limited to horizontal lines running the length of your home but now there are vertical, board and batten, or even shaped pieces which can be installed to meet your needs. This not only opens up opportunities for various styles but also helps to incorporate any other building materials that may be used during construction.

Vinyl Siding Colors

The color wheel of vinyl siding options available to homeowners has expanded significantly over recent years. Now, individuals can select virtually any color to meet their preferred design style. In addition, being able to mix and match different colors for varying aspects of a home can also significantly improve the overall look and feel of a property. 

Adding accents, various shades, and focal points is now an easy process as the available options for vinyl siding colors have vastly improved. These highlights not only speak volumes to the advances in siding construction components but also the popularity of its use throughout the entire world of real estate.

Vinyl Siding Maintenance

Another popular component of vinyl siding is the lack of maintenance necessary to keep it looking great for years to come. Unlike other construction materials which may require routine upkeep, vinyl siding is typically maintenance free after installation except for the occasional cleaning. As with anything, time can play a factor and while the integrity of each siding piece is likely to remain as effective as the day it was installed, weather and routine wear may cause a need for cleaning every once in a while.

Vinyl Siding Versatility

Vinyl siding is also an extremely versatile construction component for the exterior of any home. Even beyond its ability to be installed in a variety of different directions or colors, vinyl also can be used as a counter balance to other building materials. For example, some other construction components can be combined with vinyl siding to cover certain aspects of a home’s exterior. The eaves, overhangs, and upper levels are often areas where vinyl siding can be used to effectively build a solid outer layer with curb appeal and a comprehensive protective status.

Vinyl Siding Decisions

All of the preceding examples of flexibility in vinyl siding involve decisions which must be made during the construction process. From the installation method to color and style, there are numerous questions which must be answered when beginning any new construction project or completing a remodel. Fortunately, the always improving technology and abundance of new options make getting something to match your design preferences relatively easy for homeowners. Unlike in the past, no individual should have to settle for a less than stellar appearance which also provides a quality exterior and nice curb appeal for their home.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any roofing or siding needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and siding installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any vinyl siding installation project, repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any roof inspection you wish to have completed.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your exterior building materials or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!

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Arvada Roofing Company: Inspection Checklist


September 9, 2021

Arvada Roofing Company: Inspection Checklist

Homeowners often perform routine tasks to keep their residence in the best shape possible. Cleaning, painting, performing yard maintenance, and other responsibilities all combine to ensure that a home perseveres without decay. However, there is one area on the property that unfortunately many individuals forget about when performing regular upkeep duties - the roof. From changing air filters to staining a deck, or pressure washing a driveway there are many tasks that when accomplished periodically help to keep things in good working order.

A roof protects everything underneath from the outside elements and also assists with the heating and cooling of a home. For these reasons it should also receive annual inspections to help avoid any potentially damaging situations should weather or something else causes an issue. Full home inspections are typically only ordered when buying or selling the property but taking a look at your roof can help not only potentially prevent a catastrophe but also keep your home and its inhabitants protected. Not only can a professional inspection highlight signs you need a new roof but it can also address areas in need of possible repair.

Not every situation is going to be extreme and there are certainly plenty of preventative steps which can be taken to benefit homeowners and fit necessary repairs into their budget. In fact, a proper roof inspection will not only cover the outer protective layer of your home but also the interior areas closest to the roofing material, whether that be a liveable upper story or simply an attic. Thorough inspections will include many of the following, if not more, to help keep your home protected and address any needed areas of concern.

General Observation

The first things noticed will be general observations which may also have even been the culprit behind a homeowner making the call for a more thorough examination. Some damage (i.e. missing shingles, structural deficiencies, or tree damage) may easily be viewed from the ground but just because you may not notice anything out of the ordinary, roof integrity could be compromised. After an initial inspection of the roof from the ground, searching for debris and potential causes of any damage, the appearance of any debris on a roof will also be noted.

Roof Specific

The type of roof on your structure will determine exactly what signs of damage may exist particular to your residence. For example, sloped roofs may be observed for the condition of its surface - usually, shingles of some variety - which can be examined for granular loss or potential causes of missing pieces should any be found. Metal roofs may show damage more readily noticeable to untrained professionals with dents and/or corrosion occurring throughout the upper surface. A flat roof is more prone to industrial markets or urban living but it too has specific areas of concern when serving as the focus of an investigation. A flat roof’s coating condition or the appearance of any cracks should be properly addressed.

Roof Features

Roof features will be unique to every home, but they should all be examined equally while completing a proper inspection. From skylights to gutters and everything in between, the varied features of a roof make each inspection different but all additives should be observed for potential signs of damage or other concerns. Drains, vents, chimneys, and the entire gutter system should be shown to be working properly to help avoid water damage from rain or snowmelt during the winter months. Spring and summer both make for the perfect time to perform a professional inspection before the temperatures dropping and leave causing potential debris or snow preventing a proper examination of the roofing elements.

Exterior Condition

Observing any areas of concern among the outside walls should also be addressed during an inspection. If drainage issues or something else is causing a problem, then discoloration of an area or staining could occur. While the focus is obviously on the roof itself, there are many indicators of an issue both inside and outside the home. For this reason, checking the exterior condition of these spaces and any ground issues - such as drainage - should be part of a roof inspection.

Ceiling

Moving inside the property, ceilings may expose an issue before it is noticed anywhere else. Cracks, stains, leaks, mold, mildew, etc. can all be signs of a problem with the roof. If one or more of these are noticed, checking above the area is critical but individuals must also remember that water tends to flow freely and a breach in the outer layer may not be revealed simply by looking up once any puddle or dampness is noted.

Interior Condition

Similar signs of potential damage looked for outside should also be reviewed on the interior in either the ceiling or on walls. Cracks, in particular, may be the result of a home naturally settling but they could also be the product of a larger issue. Should you notice any cracks beginning either from the interior ceiling line or above door jams, then they should be professionally examined. Doing so may prevent a much larger repair bill down the road.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any roofing or siding needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any inspection you wish to have completed.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your roof or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above-mentioned projects!

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Arvada Roofing Company: Exterior Component Considerations


August 30, 2021

Arvada Roofing Company: Exterior Component Considerations

Homeowners are faced with keeping up their property’s appearance and there are numerous exterior features which require routine maintenance in order stay in the best shape possible. Not only does this upkeep help to improve or maintain the curb appeal of a property but it also ensures that those who reside inside remain protected. Yes, a positive outward appearance is obviously important to most people but an ability to keep inhabitants safe is critical to everyone. Fortunately these features are able to accomplish both, yet most individuals fail to implement a plan for maintaining a solid foundation. Instead, it far too often isn’t until something does break that proper care and repairs are eventually made. By acting first, homeowners can avoid simply having to react to any negative experience.

Many renovations are actually worth their cost and those implemented outside the home can especially pay dividends. No matter whether you are planning to remain in the home for an extended time period or looking to sell, knowing if it’s better to repair or replace certain features can be a worthwhile investment. Essentially the exterior of a home is divided into three different components - the foundation, siding, and a roof. Each of these plays an important part in the protection and appearance of a home but all should also be given the care they deserve. Forget about waiting to find a small leak in the roof, crack in some siding, or foundation issue and make certain routine inspections are completed on each, in addition to any necessary maintenance. Taking these simple measures can keep your home protected as these three different features are vital to both the curb appeal and safety of your property.

Vinyl Siding - Repair/Replace

Vinyl siding can be used in a variety of different ways depending on the other construction materials, style, and design of your home. For some, this siding will make up the complete walls from foundation to the roof of an entire property. Others will utilize some other material, typically brick, for a majority of the exterior but vinyl often still plays a role in some capacity. From eaves, overhangs, and soffit, vinyl can be found on many homes, regardless of their overall price point, across the country.

The durability of vinyl and recent improvements in manufacturing also make it an extremely popular choice. Unlike in the past, when vinyl was only available in limited colors and its origin was questionable, these new modifications and availability of colors make it an excellent choice for individuals regardless of their design preferences. However, there are factors which can cause damage to your siding, including extreme heat (gas grills, cooking too close), pressure washing, lawn maintenance, rocks, and weather. In the event that any of these have damaged your siding, then either replacement or repair is likely necessary. Due to the nature in which vinyl siding is installed, typically a small replacement “patch” or pieces can be arranged in order to alleviate any cosmetic issues while maintaining structural integrity. If the damage is major, then a full replacement may be in order and while this could be a worse case scenario, with vinyl it could also be an opportunity to dramatically change the outward appearance of your home by selecting a new color or design style.

Gutters - Repair/Replace

Gutters are another exterior feature which often go overlooked until there is some type of issue. Despite this construction component being designed to run along a roofline and help move water away from the property, systematic failures can cause damage to both a roof or the foundation of a home. If downspouts are blocked or there are other issues with the drainage system, water often pools around the home and eventually finds its way into the interior basement or living area. This can not only cause property damage but the increased water exposure also makes the presence of mold, mildew, and spores more prevalent. 

Fortunately, there are certain steps homeowners can take in order to ensure they remain protected. From completing routine inspections of the entire system to installing seamless gutters or guards, the ability to keep yourself protected is available. In the event that weather or wear over time plays a damaging role with your gutters, there are opportunities to either repair or replace sections in lieu of having to change out the entire system. Doing so can help to cut costs while also serving to keep your property protected inside and out. 

Roof - Repair/Replace

Finally, the roof plays a critical role in both protection and curb appeal. Essentially one of the largest surface areas on any property, proper upkeep of the roof should be a major priority for homeowners. When purchasing a new property, a roof’s age is often one for the first questions asked of a realtor or owner but once the real estate is sold, it seems buyers often forget about their concern for this important outer layer served with keeping all of Mother Nature's elements at bay. Similar to these other exterior features there are opportunities for both repair and replacement options when/if something out of place is ever noticed. Knowing the difference and relying on a professional to assist and lend an opinion about which option is best can be extremely important for those who are looking to keep their place safe and stay on budget. 

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in all three of these important exterior features, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any and all roofing, siding, or gutter needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and siding installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any vinyl siding installation project, repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any roof inspection you wish to have completed.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your exterior building materials or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!

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