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Arvada Roofing Company: Signs You May Need A Replacement


January 15, 2020

When buying or selling a home, one of the first things to consider is the roof structure and durability of the current materials. Often not given a second thought once the home is inhabited, unless an issue arises, knowing that your property and family are well protected can provide peace of mind. For this reason, when individuals view a residence they often want to know a few key characteristics about the roof overhead. In turn, if you are selling the property and understand there are reasons to go ahead and replace the roof, this action could generate increased value for your home.

The roof is a very important part of your house, not only does it protect the interior from all outside elements but it also can aid in the insulation capabilities of a home and influence the heating and cooling efficiency of a property. While this surface area doesn’t necessarily require daily care, there are some tips to take care of your roof available to homeowners. Following these simple aspects and administering a professional inspection periodically can not only help to avoid any major damage but also allows homeowners to get a head start on any potential needs associated with their roof.

During these inspections, should any of the following detractions be noticed - it may be time to consider applying a new roof to your home.

Shingle Damage
First and foremost, any exterior inspection should be conducted from the rooftop and not just at ground level. For this reason safety is an important feature and often professional assistance is needed. Do not put yourself at risk in an unnecessary manner to examine the roof of your property.

Shingle damage is one of the tell-tell signs that a roof is showing its age or in need of repair. Not only will this material begin to lose more granules as time passes, but any cracking or folding of the corners is also an indication the effectiveness of their integrity has been compromised. If you notice any missing or damaged shingles - from ground level or otherwise, then consider a professional inspection immediately.

Flashing Damage
While flashing around vent pipes and chimneys may tear or break away over time, this can also be a sign that the roof itself needs to be replaced. Often these materials are installed at the same point in time and therefore have been exposed to similar elements over the years. Once they show signs of age, then a replacement could be necessary.

While changing out only the flashing may periodically extend the life of your roof, only a professional should determine if this measure is worth completing if the entire surface will need fixing in a few years. If there is any issue, go ahead and fix the entire problem instead of simply putting a band-aid on one of the most important aspects of your home.

Interior Concerns
Another sign of potential issues with your roof may not even be noticeable from the outside. For this reason, a thorough inspection of the home’s upper levels or attic is necessary. Any daylight shining through could be a potential breach from the outside and may cause water to enter the home. In addition, these small openings could impact the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system. If problems are noticed inside, an outside fix may be the best solution.

Moss Growth
Similarly, unexpected moss growth on the outside of a roof indicates moisture is being trapped underneath by some method. Without proper ventilation, this can become an issue for homes regardless of their location. Typically only a concern in cool, damp climates, if your home has shaded areas then ensuring the roof is properly ventilated can help to avoid these types of issues. While the moss itself may not cause harm, it can be an indication of deeper issues and knowing how to remove moss from your roof, providing it will not return is a step in the right direction.

Angle Change
Any shifting of the roof or signs of sagging should be immediately addressed. This may be the result of rot and potential capability of a collapse. In addition, if the roof begins to sink then access may be limited and a professional should be contacted at once. Regular inspections, even visual from the ground level on a weekly basis, can help to notice any such shift in the pitch or integrity of the roof itself.

Age
Age is another concern for homeowners. While exposure to the elements and a home’s location will all impact the durability of a roof, over time all of these components will eventually break down and need to be replaced. Typically, you can expect a new roof to last 30-years and this is one reason that potential buyers want to know the age of a roof on a property. A big investment but one that not only serves to protect your home and loved ones but also requires little to no maintenance once installed. While exposure to different elements can alter this life expectancy, routine examinations can also help to avoid future issues or concerns.

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 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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Arvada Roofing Company Vinyl Siding Versatility


January 10, 2020

If you find yourself currently in the real estate market, constructing a brand-new home project, or considering a change to your own current residential materials - consider giving vinyl siding a try. This extremely versatile option offers the best possible return benefits to the consumer when considering all phases - ease of installation, ability to be replaced (should it ever be needed), upkeep, pricing, and more, you simply cannot go wrong with choosing this option.

Specifically there are a few key characteristics which set vinyl apart from other siding options to beautify your home. As a consumer, committing to doing a little research before purchasing a product - especially one in the magnitude of a real estate investment - can help to ensure you are not only getting the best deal possible but also something that will last and meet your desired expectations. Far too often, individuals comply with “expert” opinions on matters and do not get the precise results they hope to achieve.

Fortunately, the flexibility and other distinct options available through selecting vinyl as your exterior covering checks off a number of these different considerations. Before you buy, give vinyl siding a try.

Color
There are a number of different vinyl siding color options available to choose from so homeowners can select exactly what they prefer, no matter the specific shade or hue they want. When considering other homes in your neighborhood and the realization of creating some curb appeal all your own - colors can be found in order to reflect precisely what your heart desires or that which you have already developed in your mind’s eye.

In addition, these colors will last well into the future. Unlike other construction materials which need a fresh coat of paint every few years to ensure your home continues looking its best, siding rarely needs anything more than a good cleaning in order to return a like new reflection. Able to withstand the elements and resistant to fading, recent technological advances in siding material construction has allowed vinyl to rise above many other building material choices.

Durability
The overall durability of vinyl siding is second to none. Being able to get such a variety of color options in a material that can last for decades is a rare feat and something that should not be ignored. Most companies also offer a warranty on their siding surfaces which can range well over the time periods for a typical mortgage. Knowing that you will be covered in the event something were to ever occur - even after paying for the home in its entirety - is a significant benefit for selecting vinyl to cover your property.

Resilient to all types of weather - heat, sunlight, freezing temperatures, snow, rain, and nearly everything Mother Nature has to offer, the durability of vinyl is nearly unmatched by any other construction material.

Upkeep
Knowing vinyl siding is not only durable, but will last well into the future probably has you wondering just how much work and effort it takes in order to achieve these desired benefits. Not only are you thinking about the time and care it must take but also that you, yourself will be aging over the exact same time period. Fortunately, the upkeep required for vinyl requires little to no effort at all - regardless of the time.

Most siding maintenance recommendations are for an annual cleaning but depending on the exact location of your home and its exposure to any harmful outside elements - pollution, wind, dirt, debris, etc. - this can often be extended multiple years. Pressure washing siding can have benefits, if performed correctly, but usually a little soap and water is all that should be required in order to keep your siding looking brand new throughout the years.

Energy Efficient
The energy efficiency of vinyl siding can also help to reduce energy costs for a household on their property. Insulated siding creates an additional barrier from the outside elements over the framing and studs of a home. This keeps air - both warm and cold - from escaping the interior of a residence but also from penetrating into the home. During the cold winter months, knowing that your property is properly insulated from the outside-in, can save considerably in potential heating costs.

A great option for any construction purpose, knowing vinyl siding also serves as an energy efficient product on top of the many other unique characteristics simply puts it well ahead of any other siding selections available.

Warranty
During any home building project, individuals will find some construction components to be backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, while others do not have this guarantee. Fortunately for many of the vinyl siding materials, an extended life warranty is often issued. This can give homeowners peace of mind knowing that their investment is well protected into the future. One of the few siding options which can truly guarantee consumers get precisely what they are looking for - vinyl should be given due consideration if you are currently in the market for a siding material.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for many 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 new construction project - if needed, as well as provide any inspection services you may need. 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 while providing 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 estimates on any of the above mentioned projects!
 
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Arvada Roofing Company Lists Potential Signs of Damage


December 26, 2019

Your roof provides one of the greatest protective barriers for your home or property from the outside elements available. However, it is the one aspect of a home that is often not given the consideration it deserves unless there becomes an issue with its integrity. Instead of waiting for a problem to arise, periodic professional inspections can help to eliminate the need for a large, expensive repair after something bad happens. While not all inspections are going to prevent certain things from occurring, planning ahead is best considering this outer layer is responsible for keeping you and your family, dry, warm and safe year around.

Common reasons for roof leaks include age, ventilation, and areas around openings covered by flashing. These spaces should be given extra consideration but there are also some interior signs that may point to potential problems. Understanding and recognizing these can often allow steps to be taken in order to limit any further damage but are also evidence of a breach already occurring and should be quickly remedied. 

If you notice any of the following issues, both inside or outside the home, then consider ordering a professional opinion immediately. Depending on the time of the year and upcoming weather patterns, treatment may be necessary in an effort to avoid major damages or even a horrific collapse.

Water Puddles
Unexplained water puddles forming on surface areas could be an indication of a breach in the roof structure. While not all signs will be as obvious as a leak dripping straight down from the ceiling, any puddles without an immediate cause should be inspected. 

Puddles may form along the base of a wall and the water could be draining from above, inside, without any exterior signs. In addition, windows or doors could be leaking as well but the main concern is finding a discernible source for the pooling that is taking place.

Drywall Cracks
Cracks in walls can be caused by a number of different issues regardless of the age of your home. In newer homes the issue may be a result of settling over time but depending on the shape, size, and characteristics around these cracks there could be a much larger issue. Instead of just reaching for the puddy and adding another coat of paint, consider if there is something more dangerous at hand.

If the crack is becoming discolored around the edges then it could be the result of a water leak. Depending on where the crack is located in a home, the cause could be a breach in the roof structure. Locating and determining the exact cause of any cracking is vital to keeping your home protected.

Water Damage
In ceiling tiles or dry wall coverings, any discoloration or spotiness should be inspected at once. If a roof begins to leak it may not be immediately noticeable from the exterior and only after water has begun to penetrate inside the home can it be spotted. At this point, an immediate repair is necessary and depending on the current weather, potential steps can be taken to limit the amount of damage. 

While the water stain cause could be associated with leaking pipes or another breach in the home system. Getting to the root of the issue before administering any repairs is key. As a homeowner, you want to ensure that the potential for any recurrence is nullified before proceeding with a repair. While these seemingly obvious signs are often the result of water build up above for some time, immediate action can still limit any lingering long-term effects.

Mold
Mold issues are often the result of damp and humid environments created in a roof due to a lack of proper ventilation. If you notice any mold beginning to build up on the ceiling or in the attic, then professional help is needed immediately. Similar to the water stain, don’t work to correct any damage having already taken place until the exact cause has been determined. Once this has been addressed, then eliminating any mold build up that has already happened can take place. 

The dangers of mold in a home not only can affect the health of its inhabitants but this can be a costly repair in order to ensure that any spreading has been properly eradicated. Like most issues, these cases can often be handled quickly if given proper attention once any initial signs are discovered.

Discoloration
Another indication of a potential roof leak is the discoloration of ceilings, walls, or tiles within a home. Typically caused by constant exposure to water, any dullness, browning, or reddish coloring beginning to appear on lighter surfaces should be properly examined. 

While this could be the result of other factors, water can speed up the process and once a homeowner notices a change, then action should be taken. Acting, instead of waiting to see if the situation worsens can save money, time, and a lot of headache in the long run. Should you notice any of the above issues, seek professional help immediately to determine a cause and solution.

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 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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Arvada Roofing Company Energy Efficiency Tips


December 11, 2019

Winter is fast approaching and ensuring your home is ready for the cold temperatures ahead is extremely important. While a lot of individuals pay special attention to their energy efficiency during the heat of summer, often the same care is not provided when the weather turns colder even though it should also be a priority. Sealing up doors and windows can help to reduce the cost of heating your home but one of the most important factors associated with the overall energy efficiency of your dwelling is the roof. Yes, the outer protective layer up above, keeping you safe from rain, wind, hail, snow, ice, and cold plays a vital role in not only keeping out the elements but also ensuring that heat stays inside during the winter and cool air circulates all summer long.

The functions of a roof cannot be overstated. While many individuals rarely give a second thought to arguably the most important aspect of their home - until there is some type of issue - preventative care and regular check-ups will not only help to protect you and your family but also avoid any potential major repairs that could occur. By getting out in front of any problems often the repair costs are far less and saving money is always important. Ensure you do the same by preparing for the cold with these tips and ideas for your home this season.

Insulation

Ensuring your home is properly insulated can go a long way in aiding the overall energy efficiency of your property. Insulation helps to slow the rate of heat transfer and its purpose is extremely beneficial in both hot and cold climate homes.

Located in the attic or upper levels of a dwelling above the ceiling, this material keeps warm air from escaping, essentially trapping the heat within a home. In addition, the cooler air filtered through the roof doesn’t find its way down and into the home. As the weather gets colder, keeping your family warm, inside, and protected begins with an adequate level of insulation for your property.

Ventilation

Likewise, proper roof ventilation can also make your home more energy efficient and help to avoid the likelihood of ice dams forming along the eaves of your property. As snow and ice builds up on a roof and then begins to melt, if a roof isn’t properly ventilated then the eaves can tend to refreeze and create a pooling area for the melting snow above. This is dangerous and can lead to leakages if left untreated. A quick professional survey of your home can ensure that you have enough vents allocated for the space underneath and that your roof is prepared for the elements.

In addition to energy efficiency and the ability to withstand ice dam formation, serviceable ventilation procedures help to keep air moving over head and disallow for the build up of moisture or stagnant air. Depending on if your home has a second-story, certain types of rooms, or just an attic space, this can help to eliminate any moisture damage or mold issues. 

Material

From metal to shingles and everything in between, the type of materials selected for construction also have an impact on the overall effectiveness of your roof. While there are positives and negatives to every surface selection, a professional recommendation can be made based on your current climate and other outside factors. Choosing the appropriate roofing material for your particular situation can go a long way in helping to reduce your costs of heating and cooling a home. 

Color

Coinciding with roofing materials, the color of a roof also plays a pivotal role in energy efficiency. Today, the most energy efficient roofing systems are known as “cool roofs” which covers a variety of different colors and materials. These materials absorb less of the sun’s energy and effectively reduce the amount of heat being connected to your home. 

A good option in both the winter and summer months, lighter colored roofs typically have this effect and depending on your current situation, there could be an easy fix to transforming your current roof into a “cool roof” to up the energy efficiency associated with your home.

Thermostat Setting

The thermostat setting also plays an important role in keeping your energy costs and usage regulated. While programmable and energy saving thermostats are suggested to increase your savings, also knowing exactly what type of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) unit your home operates under is important as the savings could be offset by an inefficient system. 

Fans

Ceiling fans and attic fans can also play a role in reducing energy expenses within a home and work hand-in-hand with the HVAC and roofing systems. Operating fans during both the winter and summer months can help to keep proper air flow throughout a property and ensure the upkeep of energy efficiency under roof.

Routine Exams

Finally, routine roof exams can be used to keep your home protected. By quickly noticing any potential deficiencies and taking care of them properly, homeowners can avoid a costly repair bill should a potential break down occur.

Have a professional survey your roof and provide their own tips for increasing your energy efficiency specific to your property today. Doing so will not only keep you warmer as these cold months approach but they can also save the impact on your pocketbook as well.

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 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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Arvada Roofing Company: Gutter Cleaning Tips to Protect Your Home


November 25, 2019

As the seasons change and temperatures begin to cool, the leaves and often many twigs will begin to fall from the trees located above and around your roof. While it can create a beautiful and enjoyable scene, left unattended these items may cause unwanted issues to your property. Ensuring your roof and especially the gutter system are working properly prior to the winter can save a homeowner considerably in the long run. Ahead of winter weather, when the gutter system is often needed the most, a quick inspection and assurance that your home is prepared can be extremely beneficial.

Winter gutter maintenance is potentially more important than any other time of the year. While many simply associate gutters with rainfall and their ability to move rainwater away from a home’s foundation, they seem to be forgotten about for snow and ice melt removal. These same features that work particularly well in the spring, also serve a critical role in the winter months for year round coverage and protection of your home.

Before finding yourself in a situation where the roof begins to leak or ground floors begin to flood, consider taking steps to ensure that your home and gutter system is properly maintained and prepared for the upcoming winter season.

Benefits

The importance of gutters and their ability to function effectively essentially serves as a protective barrier for your home. Working to keep water away from the foundation and from pooling on the roof or in other areas, a properly working gutter system is vital to a homeowner. 

Left unattended, any type of clog or build up of debris could cause the water to pool and either begin to leak through the roof or not move away from a property and simply build up along the foundation. When this happens, the water often begins to seep through the walls and into the interior of a property. Water damage can be devastating and is often difficult to clean and repair once there is an issue. Instead of having to react from something that potentially could have been avoided, taking the time to reap the benefits of an inspection or gutter cleaning can help save you considerably as these issues can be avoided.

Spot Check

A simple spot check of your gutter system should be regularly completed to ensure that no obvious blockage is occuring. If you notice plant life growing from your gutters or sticks, limbs sprouting from the eaves of your home then it is obviously time for some type of action. These can often be completed from the ground level provided a more thorough inspection is completed at another time.

Routine Maintenance

These types of inspections should be part of the regular routine maintenance component for a gutter system. Considering the importance of a gutter and the benefits reaped by functioning properly, even an annual inspection from a professional can be beneficial. Similar to how you routinely take an automobile in for oil changes and tune-ups, the same style of care should also be applied to your home - including the gutter. Doing so can not only help to notice any changes to the system but also spot potential issues and get them repaired before there is an issue.

Safety

If completing your own spot check and inspection then accessing the roof becomes necessary. While a general overview can be completed from the ground on gutters and downspouts, it will take either checking the roofline from a ladder or above while on the roof to conclude a full examination.

First and foremost, these should never be attempted alone. Having assistance and someone on the ground during the process can aid in an inspection. Working together, the two can not only check after one another but also provide help in the case of any incident. Ladder safety should be followed at all times and individuals should never attempt anything with which they are not comfortable, especially when there are professional options available.

Seamless Gutters

The installation of a seamless gutter system can also help to avoid any blockage issues. Often the culprit for backups and debris piling up within a trough, seamless gutters are constructed of one piece cut to fit its exact positioning. Instead of different sizes being placed together in order to span a certain section, a seamless unit will not have these overlaps. 

The benefit is a clean and clear path for water and any potential hazards - leaves, twigs, dirt, etc. - to travel and then escape through the downspout without getting stuck. 
Screen Installation

Another option for homeowners is to have a screen or gutter barrier installed to keep larger items from falling into the water catching units. Doing so still allows rainwater and snowmelt to trickle into the system but leaves and other hazards are kept out. 

Even if utilizing a seamless system or gutter protection, a regular maintenance schedule and monitoring for any issues should be maintained. While these do provide a sizeable protective opportunity, the potential for hazards still exists. 

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 and all roofing, gutter, or siding needs. If your home needs a repair, new installation, or you are simply looking for guidance and assistance on a project, we can help. 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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