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Arvada Roofing Company: Metal Roof Myths Busted


August 21, 2019

Roofing materials often aren’t given the credit or due diligence they deserve for the job that they serve. Protecting the inhabitants of any given structure while providing a layer of protection for your property between itself and Mother Nature is an important role. So why don’t people pay more attention to their selections, available materials, and the roles each can serve when installed and maintained properly? Unfortunately, individuals only seem to pay special attention when an issue arises, but there is one type that has opinions ranging far and wide on both ends of the spectrum.

Metal roofing has numerous proponents in addition to those who would argue to never utilize this type of surface. The differences between traditional shingles and metal are many but the ability of each to serve as a qualified protectant of your property is without question. There are a few rumors out there about a metal roof but many can be dispelled with a little research. Consider each of these distinct characteristics of a metal roof and then weigh them in comparison to other types of roofing before making any decisions - particularly since this is a long-term investment with a considerable amount of responsibility. 

Color

Advances in modern technology not allow for homeowners to choose from a variety of different metal roof colors for their property or project. No longer are residents bound to a simple grey or shiny metallic material, in addition to a bright red which seems to also have been around forever. Today, choices between virtually any color imaginable can be achieved in an effort to create the exact style and look a homeowner hopes to achieve.

Depending on you personal preference, metal roofing materials may even be able to offer something that more traditional methods cannot. The extreme color options are typically not something that is achievable from a simple asphalt shingle but can be constructed using metal.  

Lightning

One hesitation from choosing metal roofing is the belief that these roofs are lightning magnets. Fortunately this isn’t the case and if it were, then why would so many people have chosen this material over such a long time period. Metal roofs are just as protective against storms and will not make your home a target for lightning anymore than choosing any other surface material might.

By being constructed of a non-combustible material, the effects of a lightning strike (should one occur) may also potentially be less than that of another roofing material. While obviously unpredictable, the notion that metal roofs attract lightning is false. 

Sound

Another hesitation many potential owners have is that a metal roof will be louder than any other surface. This is not necessarily the case and often metal roofs can be quieter, if not equal to any other construction material. 

Snow

Not only can a metal roof assist in getting rid of snow piling up on top of your property but it also allows for the prevention of ice damming. While stoppers may be a good idea to prevent snow from sliding off around certain areas - i.e. above doors, walkways, garages, etc. - the design of many metal roofs aids in the removal process. This not only helps to protect your home but also provides less wear and tear than other construction materials may allow.

In addition, the color selected can also have an impact on the energy bills depending on the climate for which it is exposed. While cooler climates won’t see as much change from darker to a lighter option, in most instances a lighter hue can help to reflect heat and keep your costs down.

Durability

One of the biggest differences in roof materials from other options to metal is the length of time exceptional service can be expected. For traditional shingled coverings, life expectancy ranges anywhere from 20 to 30 years depending on the environment, upkeep, and other factors. For a metal covering, owners can expect to receive nearly double, if not more, the amount of work after being properly installed.

Repair

Another useful component of metal roofs is their ability to be repaired simply and easily. While damage to the roof of this type is rare, should it occur, the fix is usually a simple replacement of the damaged section. Now that these types of roofs are being constructed to mirror other types of roofing options, the simple replacement can be both less invasive and more inexpensive than other materials.

The damaged section can be removed and replaced seamlessly without affecting other portions of the roof area. When this task needs to be completed on other materials, ensuring the replaced components fit seamlessly can be a difficult task, not to mention the color difference between a new patched portion and the remainder of a roof that has been exposed to the elements for another amount of time. With metal roofs, the ability to match colors and make a repair without it being noticeable can help to alleviate some stress from an otherwise intense situation.

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 Benefits


August 8, 2019

Whether you are in the market to purchase a home for your family or in the process of building a new construction, deciding what exterior material will provide the most benefit to your long-term use is extremely important. In today’s real estate market, there are multiple different types of materials that may be used for construction purposes and many offer their own certain set of benefits and advantages, depending on the material selected. Getting the most out of your money is often one of the most important aspects when considering a home purchase or any other transaction for those who wish to maintain their financial independence and stability.

While there are multiple exterior options to beautify your home, each comes with their own certain circumstances. From color variety to durability and maintenance, choosing an appropriate material, when given the opportunity to make a determination, can go a long way in providing happiness to the length of time that a property is owned. Knowing the pros and cons of each substance can allow for an informed decision about which material is appropriate for your particular situation and design process.

Vinyl siding is one such option and offers a variety of different benefits whether installed via a new construction or inherited during the purchase process and closure on a home. Either way, the following characteristics of this exterior material serves to not only protect the inhabitants and interior of its structure but also provide multiple other functional options to both the homeowner and his/her family.  

Color Options

The colors of vinyl siding available are seemingly endless no matter your personal preference or ultimately what you determine to be the best selection. Depending on your desired personal preference or matching your home to others within an already established neighborhood, knowing that you can achieve each of these goals through the use of vinyl siding is a distinct positive for building or using this material.

From all shades of darks to lights and with every color in between, the manufactured process of creating a vinyl siding material allows for homeowners to have their pick. Don’t settle for pre-existing natural selections and colors when the opportunity to have precisely what your heart desires is available.

Cost Effectiveness

Another prime reason for electing vinyl siding over other exterior construction materials that are in competition, is the cost associated with every corresponding aspect. From the initial installation process to upkeep and other routine maintenance, vinyl siding provides the friendliest option on your pocketbook throughout the life of a home or ownership for an individual.

Upkeep/Cleaning

Other commonly used construction materials - wood, brick, stucco, and more require regular care and upkeep in order to ensure that they are not only protecting your home appropriately but also ensuring that the energy efficiency of your current home remains intact. By utilizing vinyl siding as a construction option, homeowners can be certain that the only upkeep required revolves around the occasional cleaning to keep your home looking its best.

Installation Process

Vinyl siding can be installed quickly and efficiently within a short amount of time no matter the size of the home or area to be covered. Unlike other construction material options, vinyl siding installation is quick and easy once the walls are in place and insulation appropriately applied. Whether you are in a time crunch to secure your home or hoping to make a change within a given time period, choosing vinyl siding can be beneficial.

Repair

As with any construction material chosen for the exterior of a home, over time the exposure to the elements is going to require your attention. Depending on the material selected, repair processes are going to vary significantly. Fortunately, repairing vinyl siding is a relatively easy process for either the homeowner or a trained professional and far less intrusive than the repairs relegated to many of the other construction materials. 

Durability

While the durability of many construction components far exceed their predecessors, the upgrades and advances associated with vinyl siding now allow it to lead the charge. Not only has vinyl siding become more durable to the weather elements such as rain and hail but it also is now able to withstand the constant exposure to sunlight and avoid fading. Getting this extended versatility and long-lasting color achievements with this material is just another factor setting vinyl siding apart from its competition.

No Painting Necessary

Another key aspect to utilizing vinyl siding revolves around the ability to forego painting any portion of your home. Instead of having to either seal, stain, or paint your home when another exterior material is chosen, the election to go with vinyl siding not only gets you a long-lasting and desired color but also the ability to essentially - “set it and forget it.” Knowing that you don’t have to constantly monitor your home’s exterior for cracks, needed repairs, and reapplied colors can help to ensure that you are making the correct decision by going with vinyl siding.

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 Summertime Care Components


July 17, 2019

For many individuals, summertime signals the start of a much needed vacation season and a time of relaxing wherever the road takes you on your travels. Getting outside of your home and enjoying the nicer weather without a care in the world about day jobs or other work - especially any of those tasks associated with keeping up your current residence. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal situation for many homeowners as summer can be one of the most stressful seasons on your property’s roof. While it may consist of entirely different elements than the winter and fall seasons tend to produce, the challenges of summertime do extend to properly caring for your roof and need to be given their due amount of consideration.

Protecting your family, friends, and guests is always important and ensuring that you are taking appropriate steps to do so with regular roof maintenance can go a long way. Not only will it make certain that the home’s overhead covering is properly cared for but it also can produce a significant return on the real estate investment while providing years of routine casual care once a complete replacement has been issued. Don’t think just because the warming temperatures have you unthawing from a frigid winter that your roof is immediately good to go, because it’s doing the same, making summertime one of the best times to install a new roof or seek repairs after a complete inspection conducted by a qualified professional.

Sun Exposure

No matter where you live, the sun is going to have some exposure on the roof of your residence. The amount is what makes a difference and even in Colorado, this can vary from home to home - even within the same neighborhood. While direct sunlight won’t cause extreme damage, it does add to the normal wear and tear that a roof receives.

No matter if your roof is partially shaded, knowing that certain areas are exposed and have the potential for damage should lead homeowners to conduct a review of their current situation. While nearly all roofing materials used for construction purposes are built to last for decades, the amount of sunlight exposure and area of a roof that is subject could lead to a shorter lifespan.

Heavy Rainfall

Water damage is something that every homeowner fears, especially when the entrance point is coming from above through a roof or ceiling. This exposes everything underneath to potential damage and the factors that may cause issues even after cleanup. Mold and mildew are problems that can arise if a roof is susceptible to water damage and the amount of rainfall during the spring and summer months is often much more than received during other parts of the year.

While snowfall amounts are high throughout Colorado, the summertime rains storms can also lead to roof damage. Many homeowners consider the winter and work to ensure their home will be protected during these months but forget the potential damaging characteristics associated with a rise in the amount of rain and even downpours which can but the structural components of a roof at risk.

Hail Damage

Another summer issue that is not as prevalent during the winter is hail. Typically accompanying thunderstorms, hail damage can weaken the roof’s structural components and should be closely examined if subjected to this type of precipitation. While a professional observation may be needed to determine the extent of any damage, there are a few signs to spot hail damage that homeowners can recognize if they look closely.

These examinations should be conducted from the actual roof level and not on the ground. Simply looking up from ground level, much of the hail damage could go unnoticed as the removal of shingle material and other potential defects are often only the size of the hailstones which have come into contact with the overhead surfaces.

Increasing Heat

Heat exposure is something that can also potentially cause damage after repeated exposure. Similar to sun, there won’t be any sudden issues but repeatedly soaking up the sun and being subjected to heat is one of the factors that causes normal wear to a roof. Serving to keep your home protected from all of the elements, roof’s absorb an enormous amount of heat (depending on the amount of sun reaching the surface) and are consistently expanding and contracting based on the outside temperatures. These changes cause the materials used for construction to become compromised and can potentially lead to problem areas.

Repair Components

Any repairs needed that are noted during the summer months may be a bit more costly but leaving any signs of damage unattended could potentially cause bigger issues. If you suspect that a roof has been structurally weakened by any of the above elements then having a complete inspection ordered could help to not only reveal potential issues but allow homeowners to rest easy if nothing noteworthy is found. Either way, as property owners prepare for the winter months and snowfall, getting a head start on roof maintenance during the later summer is extremely important.

As the summer progresses, ensure that you and your family can rest easy and enjoy the vacation season instead of being worried about how well your home is protected. Taking the appropriate steps to inspect and repair any noted items allows for the continued protection of your home and all of the things housed underneath the roof structure. A critical component that often doesn’t receive the necessary upkeep, summer checkups aid in optimum protection.

Backed by decades of experience, Arvada Roofing and Construction has been providing quality roof construction and repair throughout the Denver area for nearly 20 years. Equipped with an amazing staff to handle any roofing job, no matter the size, our company will work to ensure you are pleased with both the design choice and end result of any roofing related project. Providing roofing services of all types in addition to siding and seamless gutters, we are ready to help. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate!
 
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Arvada Roofing Company Construction Questions to Ask


June 19, 2019

There comes a time in home ownership where the need to address certain areas, make improvements, or repair general maintenance issues will become prevalent. For siding, gutter, and roof repair, the timing of these needed fixes often reflects initially on when the installation process occurred. Typically these components of a home are built to last but depending on when you take over ownership - the need for a replacement, general inspection, or modification could be warranted. If this is the case, then consider asking the following questions before selecting someone or their company to complete your repairs.

Avoiding DIY (do-it-yourself) projects is something to consider for a variety of different reasons. No matter if you have experience in a particular area, there are still reasons to seek the assistance of a qualified professional service to complete the task at hand. In addition, knowing which other questions to ask before deciding on a specific company or service for your home improvement needs is a critical factor to consider. Making sure that you are not only going to get the best return on your investment, but also a quality finished product that will leave you worry free for years to come is an important issue. Before beginning any home improvements, especially those involving something as critical as the roof of a residence, follow these steps as a guideline to ensure you receive the best possible service available.
History

The difficult part about establishing history is that someone has to give you an initial opportunity. Unfortunately, when it comes to home repairs and replacing something as critical as the roof, most homeowners find it difficult to be the guinea pig for such a project. Instead, and rightfully so, finding a company with an established history of service in this particular area is important. 

No matter if it has been ten or twenty-plus years - knowing a company has been performing the same duties that will be needed at your home on other properties throughout an established time period is an important factor. Not only does it show a commitment to quality service but also that their practices have been established and passed on from one homeowner to the next over a certain timeframe. This fact in and of itself eliminates the need to be apprehensive about the groups business practices and performance.
References

A long history of established business practices can either be solidified or dismantled from a personal reference or testimonial. Regardless of if your business has been in service for years the ability of personal influence and sharing of experiences from one customer to the next can either help or hinder the current state of your business. By seeking out these personal recommendations, a homeowner will know that they are getting the best possible services no matter what type of home improvement project they need.

The reasons behind testimonials being powerful not only serves to point out a history of successful services but also the emotional attachment between individuals. Seeing, reading, or hearing about a similar scenario to the one with which you are faced and finding positive results can be extremely important. These practices help to ensure that you are making the correct decision for your home and for those whom it houses.
Recent Projects

Another component to consider before making a determination on a home improvement project is the comparison of recently completed projects. No matter the amount of established history or quality reviews, if possible, you should personally check out the work done on recent projects. 

Not only does this display a continued work ethic and consistency in the field of home improvements but it also allows you to get a first-hand look at what their most recent work has produced.
Similar Projects

Likewise, getting a look at similar projects can also be beneficial. Depending on the need for your property - looking at the completed project from a similar repair, modification, or remodel on another home can be a positive experience. 
Timeframe

The construction project timeline is also something that should be addressed prior to beginning any project of this variety. Not only is this important in terms of how it may affect your ability to access your home but understanding the timing and overall impact can be critically important. 
Cost

No matter the preceding outcomes from an in-depth analysis about the project about to take place, every homeowner is going to be concerned about the price. Establishing a true bottom line and knowing what potential unforeseen expenses may arise during the course of a project is important.

Before starting work, a company that will be up front about the initial cost, in addition to what may take place that could affect the final price one way or another is not only a solid business practice but something that can make homeowners feel at ease about the amount of money they are going to put into a rebuild, remodel, or upgrade.
Guarantee or Warranty

Quality contractors warranties can also be something that could influence the determination about who should complete a specific project. Also an important component when weighing the options between a DIY project and one that should be addressed by a professional, the established length of time that a warranty or guarantee for the services rendered established can help to determine which party should be selected to complete a task. 

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle all roofing needs and a variety of other construction projects. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof installations, evaluations, and 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 Reasons to Avoid DIY Projects


June 5, 2019

Everyone always wants to do all they can in order to save a little money. No matter if you’re shopping for an automobile or simply picking up the weekly load of groceries, it seems all humans are looking for a deal. Scouring the newspapers in order to find a coupon, simply spending the money on something that you find a coupon for, or attempting to get the best possible price from a dealership - everyone’s in search of the best possible bargain.

The same applies to home improvements, construction and remodeling but for these changes it always seems someone has a great idea or way they can save you money. Unlike going for groceries or buying a car, nobody is going to produce these goods for you, when it comes to building something or making a repair, it seems everyone has some type of input. Nosy neighbors want to offer their services, family members who you haven’t spoken to in years offer their two cents of advice - it just appears that do-it-yourself (DIY) projects may be a solid option, but are they worth the headache? 

The answer is no.

Unless you are a trained professional, attempting to complete odd jobs around your home can end up being more costly than productive. Even if you think someone assisting has experience or has completed a similar job before, there are still many disadvantages to trying to complete this work on your own. Instead of setting out on a project and then ending up having to call in a professional, simply start with a reputable source and allow the experts in the field to handle all of the work.
Dangerous

For starters, many construction projects can be extremely dangerous - especially when dealing with roof repair or gutter assembly. These projects take place at various heights and if you don’t have the proper equipment for safe access, both can be extremely dangerous.

Unless you have some type of experience working at unsafe heights above the ground then consider picking up the phone and making a call, instead of someone else having to do the same for an ambulance should something go awry. It is so much better to be safe than sorry.
Warranty

Another costly impact of DIY projects is the absence of a warranty. No matter how skilled you are at completing a particular project, there are no guarantees. If you have a professional service complete the job then often it is guaranteed for a specific time period should there be any future issues.

In addition, depending on the construction project taking place, even some of the materials that may be used on the worksite could have their warranty voided if not installed by a licensed individual. For example, if you are attempting to replace the windows of your home, the warranty may be no good if they are not professionally installed. Instead of having to worry with reading all of the fine print, a simple call for a professional service installation can help to ease any fears of future issues.

Time and Money
Everyone seems to be busy these days and even if you manage to find time for diy projects, it often ends up not being enough. You set aside a certain window of opportunity in order to complete a task like repairing a gutter that has come unattached from the eaves of your home. Seems like a simple enough fix until you are actually involved in the process. 

Your 15-minute fix ends up lasting an entire weekend or having to be extended until another free weekend opens up because of multiple setbacks. Turns out the clip that holds the gutter in place has fallen loose and can’t be found, this requires finding another. The hardware used for attachment may have also been lost and getting the right materials for repair takes time. Then there’s getting something to reach it, elevating the danger potential depending on where the gutter is located, and other issues. You finally complete the project and then when it rains the gutter overflows because it isn’t set to pitch allowing proper water flow to the downspout - now the entire project starts over. This is just one example of how something that appears to be a simple repair turns into a costly project in terms of time and money. Avoid all of the hassle and let someone else do it for you.  

Headache
Finally, even if you’ve considered all of the potential downfalls plus the time and money characteristics of something that needs to be done. There is still the simple fact that it may not be worth the headache. While this may differ slightly from project to project, there is still the fact that having a professional complete the job is often the best solution.

Compare each upgrade or improvement needed to making a sandwich. You may have all of the necessary ingredients and the time in order to make one yourself but they seem to always taste better when you have someone else fix it for you. The same can be said of many do-it-yourself projects around the home. There is no need to put yourself at risk or spend precious time and money on something when you can get the same thing accomplished by a professional service for a similar cost - and have the guarantee of a warranty or assurance that should anything arise in the future it will be handled accordingly.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle all roofing needs and a variety of other construction projects. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof installations, evaluations, and 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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