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Arvada Roofing Company: Repair, Patch, or Replace


April 3, 2020

One of the most significant aspects of any property is the roof. While homeowners may not typically consider it as something that needs common care, due to the durability of many building materials, a little upkeep can go a long way in ensuring that not only you but your family, and belongings are well protected. While there aren’t too many different methods for upkeep, an inspection can help to locate any potential issues which may cause problems in the future. Getting ahead of any potential issues can not only help to keep you protected but also result in financial savings due to precautionary measures in lieu of costs associated with repairs.

Homeowners can expect their roof to last approximately 25 years depending on the material and amount of exposure from differing elements associated with Mother Nature. Ideally, most installations would last three decades but typically a complete replacement is needed prior. If your roof is younger than this but sustains a bit of damage then there are other repair options available. While most roofing materials will protect a home against wind, rain, hail, or any other natural elements, if there are extreme measures, damage from trees, or debris then analyzing the damage and constructively organizing a plan of action is necessary. For all types of concern, there are three main areas associated with returning a roof to its original state.

Repair

Roof repair costs can range from a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand, depending on the extent of the damage or area in need of repair. Typically, these types of projects extend from shingle damage resulting from high winds, a falling tree limb, or some other type of object. In addition, hail can cause the need for a homeowner to complete a repair to an area that may have been damaged as the result of a serious storm. However, following an inspection, if one particular area is in need of repair then it’s possible the entire roof could be covered for replacement under your homeowner’s insurance.

The repair process typically involves stripping away all of the damaged materials and then installing new items. This can easily be blended into the existing roof and is often left without any type of eyesore which may be created by a less than stellar implementation of the process. Getting a quality job completed not only allows homeowners to rest easy knowing that they remain protected but also that their roof will not show signs of wear or previous damage once the repair has been completed.

Patch

Utilizing a patch only calls for a special condition and may result in the roof showing outlying signs of a repair project, unless professionally completed. One common occurrence for implementing a roof patch is due to a leak. Not only is this a less expensive way of targeting the problem and finding a solution but it also allows for a quick and speedy fix. Once you have noticed a leak, whether it be from discoloration appearing on your ceiling’s interior or the result of an inspection, getting the problem patched and completely repaired is crucial. Not only can this help to eliminate the possibility of further damage but it also is easier on the budget than a complete roof replacement.

There are many different causes of roof leaks ranging simply from age to storm damage, but being able to get them repaired quickly is essential. Locating these can be a difficult task, especially if you have an odd shaped roof or something a little more unconventional than standard practice in terms of pitch and placement. Due to the nature of leaks and how water tends to trail down the interior of a home before finding a drip point, the noticeable stain which eventually shows up inside the home may not be the result of a completely overhead patch necessity. 

Replace

While there are a number of things to know before replacing your roof, the extent of potential damage or outlying age may require such a procedure. Doing so not only guarantees that you have sufficiently covered the entire exposure area but it also allows for a complete “reset” of sorts on your property. With an average life expectancy of new materials expanding decades, electing to complete a full replacement is beneficial. While this is also the most costly form of a repair, the end result can be the most beneficial and well worth the price tag. 

Instead of periodically having to perform patch jobs, going ahead and replacing the entire exposed surface can sometimes be a better option depending on your current situation. While every instance is different and there is not a single answer that can remedy everyone’s issue, receiving guidance on what should be targeted and which form of action is best for your given situation can be very helpful.

Repair, patch, or replace - three options for dealing with all of the potential problems, issues, and damages which can occur on a roof. Knowing your available options and choosing the appropriate measures will help not only to allow individuals a quick remedy but also one that will leave their property protected and safe for years to come. 

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we can handle any and all gutter, roofing, or siding needs for your home. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and gutter 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 now 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 gutters, 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 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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Arvada Roofing Company: Spring Maintenance Checklist


March 18, 2020

Spring is right around the corner and while that means warming temperatures and a return to the growing seasons, it can also signal an important time in the life of your roof. Typically something that many homeowners don’t think about until a problem arises, taking a few simple steps to ensure your home is protected can go a long way in keeping something from happening down the line. While not every issue is going to be preventable, there are a number of problems which can either be avoided altogether or at least, have their impact marginalized by a homeowner who is proactive in their appreciation for roofing importance. The outer layer protecting your residence, belongings, and those you love from Mother Nature and outside elements, consider following these guidelines and steps to ensure everyone is taken care of this spring.

As a homeowner, knowing the age of your roofing system is critically important. Not only does this help determine how much attention should be warranted for different components of the checklist, but it also allows those doing the inspection to notice if any unwarranted signs from simple aging are apparent. Knowing how long you can expect a roof to last will help in this area. However, different roofing systems and materials allow a bit of variance in their lifespan, however, most newly installed roofs will typically last anywhere from 20-30 years with regular wear and tear.

As spring approaches and the weather allows, your Denver Roofing company wants you to consider each of the following to protect your property from any potential roofing hazards.

Gutter Cleaning

It’s important to clean your gutters and the spring makes perfect sense for completing this task. All fall and winter the weather hasn’t cooperated for completing many outdoor tasks but gutters have continually been collecting leaves, twigs, and other debris. These actions can leave gutter systems clogged and perhaps on the verge of a serious issue when heavy rains arrive. 

Instead of waiting, go ahead and ensure your gutters are clean and free of any potential blockages. As the spring showers begin to occur, your water will flow freely from the roof, into the gutters and down away from the home.

Routine Inspection

A roof inspection obviously involves being able to examine the shingles or other materials from atop the property but taking a look inside the building is also required. Begin your inspection within the home’s interior, either along the second story or in the attic to see if any discoloration in the ceiling tiles or within the upper levels are noticeable. This could be the sign of water leaking through and should be given appropriate attention if discovered.

Safety is also important when conducting a roof evaluation as getting atop the structure is necessary. While some damage may be noticeable from the ground level, a thorough examination involves taking a look at the shingles or roof covering directly.  

Remove Limbs and Debris

While completing the inspection and atop the property don’t forget to remove any loose limbs or branches which may have come to rest on the roof during the winter. Not only will this keep these items from trickling into the gutter and causing a blockage but it can also take stress off the roof itself.

Trim Trees

Take note of any excessive build up of twigs or tree limbs while on the roof and consider trimming or taking down trees which could cause damage to the property in the event they ever fell. Storms and damaging winds can cause larger limbs to break, in addition to toppling older trees or those which may have been weakened by earlier weather.

In addition, any tree limbs which come in direct contact with the roof or sides of a home should be eliminated. The constant contact and movement created from winds could potentially cause a bigger issue and can be avoided with early detection and removal.

Mold and Mildew

While algae stains on asphalt shingles is not a common occurrence around the Denver area, any home which is subject to large amounts of shade has the potential to build up a damp atmosphere where mold and mildew can thrive. While these are a significant eyesore for homeowners, the damage is, in fact, minimal but should be taken care of before the problem becomes too large for a simple solution.

Maintaining proper air flow from the roof and attic or second-level of a home, coupled with a clean and clear area above the surface can help to eliminate any concern for mold, mildew, or algae buildup.

Flashing

Finally, take a look at any flashing components of the roof to check the solidarity of these materials. Installed where either vent pipes or some other structure - chimney, exhaust, etc. penetrates the roof itself, this material keeps moisture from breaching into the home.
Any absence of such material or places that have been peeled back or may be broken should be replaced or repaired immediately. Instead of waiting to find out there has been a piece of flashing missing when a spring rainstorm allows water to penetrate into the home, taking steps now to ensure there is a tight seal around all such areas can pay dividends in the long run.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we can handle any and all gutter, roofing, or siding needs for your home. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and gutter 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 now 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 gutters, 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 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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Arvada Roofing Company: Gutter Upkeep Benefits


March 5, 2020

One of the most critical components of a home involves something that many individuals often do not even pay attention to when looking to purchase real estate. Even those who reside within their own properties typically need something to go wrong before paying attention to one of the most critical construction pieces on any building. Not only does this system help to protect both the physical structure and shield away potential harm from the interior but they serve many more useful acts as well. What is this magical part of any building or home? 

The gutter system.

The cost of repairs after water damage can vary greatly depending on exactly which areas of the home were affected and how severe the damage. Protecting your home is important but unfortunately, many individuals don’t pay attention to their gutter systems until it’s too late. Once a problem has arisen then home owners will address any potential gutter issues during the state of repairs but a preemptive check of the system or replacement could help to save money in the long run. There are multiple options available for either switching out part of your existing gutter system or even implementing a full installation, as advances in technology have greatly impacted the way gutters can more efficiently help to protect a residence or even commercial property.

Consider each of the following advantages to keeping your gutter system up to date and ready to serve your home - now and into the future.

Protect Your Home

An efficient gutter system serves first and foremost to protect the home. While knowing all about gutters can be beneficial, understanding at least the importance of moving water away from the structure and foundation is essential to seeing why a working gutter system is critical. If water begins to build up around the foundation, flooding can occur within a basement or first level of homes. If the gutter system is free and clear of debris, then water can move away from the building as intended.

This helps to both protect the home and foundation from constantly being wet or under water. Moisture build up can cause other concerns - mold, fungus, mildew, etc. - and ensuring you have a dry home helps homeowners to rest easy.

Protect Your Landscape

Not only does an efficient gutter system move water away from the foundation to protect its structure but the path also helps to eliminate damage to the surrounding landscape. Many homeowners work hard to secure nice plants or bushes planted around their home and clogged gutters could cause major damage.

If the water path is blocked from escaping then heavy rains can cause the water to spill over the sides of a gutter and fall to the ground below. These “waterfalls” can cause serious damage by eroding the ground or even smashing any plants that lie beneath. Repeated occurrences could also create a ravine which would flow back toward the foundation and could be an area that may leak in the future. 

Protect Your Roof

Not only are gutter systems useful in the spring when there is traditionally more rainfall but winter precipitation is also in need of removal. Ice dams can be a major concern in cold weather climates and ensuring that a gutter system is fully operational in an effort to help prevent any such case is important. 

Clean gutters are needed in order to keep water flowing and seamless systems help tremendously. Not only does this prevent dirt and debris from piling up to create a jam but it also keeps the system free from potential spots where ice could form. While the dams occur on the rooftop, making certain the water - once melted - can escape freely and away from the home helps to avoid any potential roof leaking issues. The longer an ice dam holds up, the water underneath melting could enter a home’s top floor or attic if unable to move freely into the gutter.

Increased Lifespan of Roof and Gutter System

Knowing how long you can expect your roof to last may only be increased through proper gutter maintenance is important. Any investment when dealing with a piece of property is important and knowing that you are making a conscious decision to not only protect the building itself but everyone who lives underneath its roof and the belongings held within, can make focusing on the gutter system extremely important.

Both the lives of each can be extended by properly cleaning and maintaining the gutter system throughout its duration. Keeping it free and clear of any debris not only helps to ensure that water will flow through the system, down downspouts, and away from the property but it can also extend the life of your roof. Instead of ice dams causing water to pool and sit in place, or blockages to keep dirt and debris on top of a home, the increased lifespan achieved through gutter upkeep is relevant and important.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we can handle any and all gutter, roofing, or siding needs for your home. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and gutter 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 now 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 gutters, 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 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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Arvada Roofing Company: Selecting A Vinyl Siding Color for Your Home


February 19, 2020

There are a number of different measures to consider when purchasing a home, some of which include price range, style, roofing and construction materials, in addition to other critical factors - like location. While some building materials may change in appearance simply by adding a new coat of paint, a rising trend in real estate construction has involved the use of vinyl siding for many different features on a home including the main portion of outside wall construction. Fortunately, these types of properties can also undergo a change in color and appearance, if so desired. Replacing any current vinyl siding may come as simply a matter of preference if involved in the purchase of an existing home - due to its primary feature of long lasting durability - but should you be involved in the process of building a new home then there are also plenty of other siding decisions to be made. 

The benefits of vinyl siding are remarkable. Not only can this material withstand many of the weather elements to which it will be exposed but modifications in the development process now allow for a wide range of color options and shades available to consumers. Also, these siding materials can hold their color and have been adapted to fit into many different types of construction models. Entire houses can be built using vinyl siding or applied as accent pieces and eaves, which also remain possibilities on brick and other types of homes.

Whether you are considering a change from your existing vinyl siding or part of a new construction project, each of the following should be considered when choosing a specific color or combination.

Neighborhood
One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a new siding color is the location of the home and surrounding properties. While you don’t necessarily have to commit toward “cookie-cutter” homes, it is probably best not to create something that may stand out beyond belief with the surrounding community. In fact, there may even be housing authority restrictions associated with an HOA or something of that nature.

For these reasons, it is recommended that homeowners select something comparable to their neighbors when changing vinyl siding colors. Doing so will result in a home that both you and your neighbors will be happy to have in the neighborhood. In the event your home is isolated, then feel free to choose whatever colors make you happy.

Style of Home
Certain house styles also coordinate themselves better to be fitted with vinyl siding than others. Cape cod, colonial, ranch and home additions all lean themselves more toward this option than other possible selections. Siding can also be combined with brick or other materials to help cover certain areas to create different looks. Whatever your opinion as a homeowner, choosing the right color and siding options that best correlate themselves with your current home style is best.

In the event you are adding onto a property, often vinyl siding is the best bet as an outer layer. Not only can a color be selected to best match the existing structure but this is often one of the fastest methods for completing such a project in a timely manner.

Amount of Surface Space
Another consideration for choosing vinyl siding is the amount of space to which it will be applied. Long, wide ranging spaces can lend themselves to being covered with vinyl siding more quickly and efficiently than many other types of materials. Depending on your available budget, siding can also provide a more economic option than something else. 

Trim Colors, Eaves
Similar to adopting differing paint schemes on a property, vinyl siding can be combined with other colors along different parts of a home. Using these varying combinations allows for homeowners to create a sense of personality along their property. Often eaves or the trim areas of a home will be completed with a contrasting color option to the main features of a home.

Recommendation guides for painting the eaves of a home correlate this option to coincide with different roof styles and designs based on your individual property. Depending on the natural layout and location of your home, finding the appropriate color can be a tricky task. Ultimately, it comes down to exactly what each homeowner prefers due to the wide range of color options available with vinyl siding.   

Get On-Site Samples
Another process which can help property owners in choosing a specific vinyl siding color is to look at options on site. By providing different samples and getting to view them in exactly the natural light that will be reflected on a daily basis could help sway an individual’s opinion one way or the other. 

Different color combinations can also be viewed and compared to one another exactly as they will be seen. This keeps artificial lighting from becoming an influence in the decision process and perhaps avoids making any mistakes when choosing a vinyl siding color or combination 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 can handle any and all roofing or siding needs for your home. 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 now 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 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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Arvada Roofing Company: Questions For A New Installation


February 5, 2020

Home ownership can be one of the most rewarding experiences for many individuals but with it also comes a grand sense of responsibility. Not only are you providing for your own needs and security but also potentially those of your family and/or pets. Protecting them and continuing to support their needs is critically important and upkeep of a residence is just one of the many factors associated with this type of endeavor. One of the most critical components for protecting your home is the roof but unfortunately, it’s something that isn't given much consideration on a typical day-to-day basis although it definitely needs to be given due respect. Not only does it serve as a barrier to shelter from outside elements but a roof can also impact the heating and cooling costs associated with a home. Whether you are constructing a new residence, or purchasing an already existing property, there are a few important questions to consider about the roof structure.

There are a variety of different roofing materials to choose from which will largely be impacted by the design and size of your property. From metal to shingles constructed of various different materials, choosing the right roof for your home is a critical first step in the process. However, even prior to selecting exactly which type of material will be installed overhead, there are still a few other factors to consider. The following questions should be asked of any quality contractor in order to ensure you are making the appropriate decisions and best investment for your home.

Repair or Replace?

If not involved in a new construction project, the immediate question should be whether your roof is simply in need of a repair or complete replacement. Depending on how many of the number of signs you need a new roof are present and the extent of any damage should quickly let you know if repair is even an option. If not, then replacement should be considered immediately to avoid any further potential damage.

Surprisingly, the need for a new roof overhead may not even be noticeable from the exterior - especially from ground level. Make certain a qualified individual has taken a look at your roof from both on the surface and within the home’s attic or second level in order to provide a quality review and analysis.

How Long Will It Take?

One of the first questions most consumers want to know once they have determined that a replacement is necessary is how long will it take. Undergoing a roof replacement can be a bit stressful for homeowners as they feel exposure to the elements could be harmful to the underlayers or cause damage to their property. For this reason, the timing of a replacement is often contingent on a number of varying issues - first of which is the weather. 

Once a timeframe is mapped out and the weather is cooperative, then typical expectations are from one to three days (maybe more) depending on the size of the overall project. All roofs are created differently and must be designed for the specific property they are protecting which may create varying amounts of time for completing any project start to finish.

How Long Will It Last?

Immediately after learning how long it will take to complete the installation, the next question is how long can you expect your roof to last? Obviously, replacing a roof completely is an investment and homeowners want to make certain they are making a worthwhile upgrade to their residence. Depending on the age of your preceding roof, it is often an easy decision because of the amount of time new materials can provide protection.

While the overall amount guaranteed will vary by material, the typical roof is serviceable for approximately 20 years. Broken down over that time frame, the amount can easily be seen as a worthwhile investment and is obviously something that is needed if the preceding structure is showing signs of being compromised. Knowing in just a week’s time something can be installed which will last for decades and is a solid upgrade is the correct decision should your home be in need of a new roof.

Can I Protect It?

Finally, by committing to making such an improvement on your home you’ll obviously want to know if there is something you can do in order to protect it. Even though the typical timeframe for a roof is two decades, weather exposure and the amount of wind, including other Mother Nature elements can either strengthen or weaken this anticipated longevity. 

While you can’t control the weather, there are a few steps individuals can take in order to protect their investment. These include, removing any trees which have limbs hanging overhead or could cause significant damage should they fall onto the house. While shade may be a priority, low hanging branches and other debris can cause issues not only for your roof but gutter and drainage systems as well. Regular inspections and taking precautionary steps to prevent the formation of ice dams in the winter can also extend the life of a new roof structure.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality roofing service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any and all roofing 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 now 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 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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