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Arvada Roofing Company: Vinyl Siding Installation Ideas


May 17, 2022

Arvada Roofing Company: Vinyl Siding Installation Ideas
Whether you are looking to enhance the exterior of your existing property, in the market to purchase something new to you, or beginning construction on a home of your own - exterior siding materials are likely to have a major impact on the decision making process. Not only do these surfaces create the majority of a building’s outward appearance, but they also serve as the first line of defense against all weather conditions. Protecting your home from the freezing temperatures of winter to the scorching hot days in the summer, whatever exterior construction material is utilized - it needs to be extremely versatile. Fortunately, there is one such option for homeowners that is not only versatile but durable, cost effective, and able to be used throughout the country in home construction.

Vinyl siding recently topped the cladding list and its popularity continues to grow. Improvements in manufacturing and technology have allowed an abundance of changes in siding construction and development. Today, there are a number of different ways homeowners can choose from to make it a part of their home’s exterior. With plenty of color options also available, there will be a siding out there regardless of your desired design style preferences. In fact, there are a number of different vinyl siding installation ideas for property owners to choose from for their home, office, or any other building.

Vertical Options

Vinyl siding has long been known for its horizontal layout. Spanning the length of an entire home in sections where it was installed, the familiar option has recently undergone a popular change. Today, many individuals are electing to install vinyl siding in a vertical pattern. Be it for a dormer, second-level, or any other portion of the home - utilizing a vertical installation pattern can dramatically change the outward appearance of a property. In addition, these smaller areas of installation may also be coupled with the more traditional layout to create a variety of different and unique looks. No matter your building design, there will be a vertical option available for either upgrading an existing siding material or electing to put the newer up and down designs into practice.

Bold Accents

Vinyl siding can also be used to create bold accents around the exterior of a home. Depending on the construction style of your residence, being able to incorporate the use of vinyl siding as accent pieces offers individuals plenty of favorable options. From mixing and matching colors to creating a sight line or separate focal point entirely, the opportunities are seemingly endless. For many, being able to set their home apart in an era of cookie-cutter construction and neighborhood layouts, these vinyl siding accents will accomplish this mission. If utilizing the traditional method of installations doesn’t appeal to your accent wishes, the abundance of color options available to make their own statement remains an option. Even if you don’t want to utilize the feature as a separate section along the exterior, selecting a bold vinyl siding color for the accent remains an option.

Texture

Another way to make use of vinyl siding on the exterior of your property is with textured pieces. One of the many improvements to this material in recent years, now homeowners can give their property a real sense of style thanks, in part, to the texture availability. Depending on the pattern of installation, textured pieces can create an entirely new look for the exterior of your home. Regardless of if you are updating an existing piece or installing something brand new, the opportunity to add texture to your vinyl siding will leave your home looking great.
Full Color Walls

The ability to enjoy full colored walls also exists when vinyl siding is selected as the construction material to be installed. Opposite of the bold accent availability, there are some homeowners who prefer a more uniform look and approach to their property’s exterior. If you happen to fall into this category, then vinyl siding is also for you. Instead of mixing and matching, individuals can select a common color and utilize installation literally from the ground up. Not only will this create a nice look, but it also continues to give homeowners the ability to control their design preferences no matter the size of their home.

Mixed Materials

Vinyl siding may also be used in combination with other exterior construction materials to create even more unique looks and features. When matching vinyl siding with brick, stone, stucco, or any other option, each of the remaining unique characteristics still apply but these mixed materials have the ability to create even more styles and design options for homeowners. For example, you may have a brick home with upper level dormer windows, overhangs, or a split-level design style. Many types of these constructions elect to utilize both either a brick or block base and vinyl siding for the upper portions of the home. Whether you choose to go with horizontal or vertical installations, the looks achieved through mixed materials can be especially rewarding.

Wrap-Around (full coverage)

Some houses only feature special construction materials on the front in order to create the look of a specific design style. However, with vinyl siding individuals can enjoy these special features around all sides of the property. Each installation option and feature is available throughout the home and at an affordable price, homeowners will be able to specifically design what they are looking for without fear of breaking the bank.

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 siding, gutter, or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been installing vinyl siding, completing gutter and roof installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any type of inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your existing siding materials, gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any siding, gutter construction, roofing job, 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: Hail and Wind Protection Practices


April 14, 2022

Arvada Roofing Company: Hail and Wind Protection Practices
Severe weather can cause damage to your home but there are certain steps individuals can take to assure they are putting up the best protection possible. While no one can predict just how a certain weather event may impact your specific property, knowing you have taken all of the possible measures to keep you, and those who live with you, safe is extremely important. As weather patterns transition seasons from ice and snow to heavy rains, wind, and thunderstorms the potential for hail to arrive also dramatically increases. These damaging ice stones falling from the sky can wreak havoc on your home, automobiles, plants, and virtually anything else in its way. Hurtling toward earth like supersized frozen rain drops, this weather phenomenon can be extremely unsafe. In addition, the likelihood of damaging winds accompanying these types of storms is all too familiar. Coupled with the recent seasonal change and uptick in severe weather, taking steps to provide protection for your home and family is more important now than ever.

It has been a few years since Colorado’s last major hail catastrophe but statistics still recognize the state as being one of the most prominent places for this type of weather to occur in the country. Given the mountain range and corresponding air temperatures, storms throughout both the spring and summer routinely possess elements necessary for hail production. This is not only bad for crops and other outdoor foliage, but it can (and routinely does) cause significant damages to personal property - such as a home or automobile. While you may not be able to prevent hail storms and high winds from happening, there are plenty of steps people can take in order to at least offer some form of protection - including a few preventative measures. 

Regular Inspections

Regular annual inspections are critical to the lifespan of your roof. Not only are these recommended much like humans visit their medical professionals each year for a physical, but it can also be important to survey the area following all severe weather events. Depending on how intense a storm was, completing another inspection may ultimately save you money. Much like individuals visit their doctor when ill, roofing companies can pay a visit to ensure your home remains protected following any suspected damage.
Routine Maintenance

Not only are inspections critical to keeping your roof in the absolute best shape possible but taking action in the event of any found damage is also helpful. Instead of leaving any suspect areas unattended, homeowners can rest easy knowing they are constantly providing the best safety and security for their families. Instead of only attending to your roof when a problem arises, understanding and executing all necessary routine maintenance will keep your roof ready to defend against the elements.
Repair/Replace

It would obviously be nice if a roof would last forever but unfortunately, that is not real life. Instead, homeowners can expect to get about 20 to 30-plus years of proper coverage, depending on the construction materials used, before having to think about a full replacement. However, once the time comes and signs of wear and tear begin to arise on a roof’s surface - taking immediate and professional action can help keep the suspected damage from getting worse.  
Material

Another factor which will mitigate damage amounts received from severe weather is the roofing material used. While each construction component has a list of positives and negatives associated with their installation, one factor homeowners should address is their ability to withstand hail storms. One common debate, regardless of a property’s location, is between choosing metal or another material. While metal roofs commonly withstand hail damage (depending on its size), a shingle roof will take more punishment, but rubber performs quite well during severe weather.

Tree Trimming

Trimming any low hanging tree branches or limbs back away from your home can also help in keeping the property armed for protection against severe weather. In fact, the complete removal of all large trees which may cause significant damage during a storm, could help side-step a potential disaster. From high winds toppling over these tall trees after rain has softened the earth, keeping your home and roof free of debris or damage is important.

Roof Structure/Design

Even the architecture of your home can play a critical role in potential hail damage from storms. Flat roofs covering large surface areas are more prone to damage than those with a high pitch. The angles make a considerable difference with hail falling from the sky but the wind is also going to play a factor in how hard and frequent any direct strikes would be occurring.

Homeowners Insurance

Another way to keep your home protected is through a solid homeowners insurance plan. Individuals living in areas facing multiple hail storms a year should ensure their coverage contains a clause addressing such an incident. By taking this preventative action, should a damage causing weather event occur, then any necessary repairs may be covered to some degree.

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 Debunks Common Myths


April 1, 2022

Arvada Roofing Company Debunks Common Myths
Home ownership can have many unexpected twists and turns, especially for those who are embarking on their very first property. From mortgage budgets to lawn maintenance and everything in between the four walls of a home, there are going to be many learning opportunities as time passes. However, all of the key components of a home aren’t necessarily located within the property, as both the roof and foundation are essential to any building's existence. Understanding the importance of these two areas and knowing how to manage their structural integrity as each endures years of Mother Nature’s elements is critical to helping stay away from any unsuspected surprises.

The average home maintenance costs across America varies considerably and is obviously going to be based on the home size, location, materials, etc. but there are few different planning ideas for these costs. Depending on each individual approach, homeowners can help budget for any unexpected events during their tenure. When searching for a property, one of the most often asked questions is in regards to the roof but far too many times this is also the last mention of such a vital component of the home. Understanding the importance of this structural building block and how to differentiate between fact and fiction when addressing any issues can be difficult to navigate. Fortunately, there are answers out there for many of the most common misconceptions regarding a roof and its surroundings.

Only Leaks Are Issues

One of the most common errors individuals make when thinking about their roof is that the absence of a leak indicates all is well. Often, this isn’t the case and when signs of a leak do appear it usually is the result of some far more extensive damage. If a potential breach or issue can be located and addressed prior to water finding its way into your home then this can save you considerable time, money, and be less of a headache overall. Should signs of interior water damage be found, even locating the leak can be another problem for homeowners. People often believe that wherever water is located a leak occurs directly above, but this is proved false more often than not. Water flows freely and coupled with gravity may be making its way around the structural components of an attic before showing up on the ceiling.

Dark Roof = Increased Power Bill

When in the market for a piece of real estate, there are those who believe homes with a dark roof will equal a high power bill. The thought originates from dark colors attracting and holding onto heat but evolutions in technology, manufacturing, and construction have all led to improved performances from roofing materials regardless of their color. In fact, the opposite may even be true as a dark roof can aid in the winter months with melting and potentially keeping ice dams from forming provided the surface is receiving proper ventilation.

Inspections Are Voluntary

Annual inspections should be taking place regularly but many forego these routine surveys. Compare these check-ups with receiving a physical for your personal health each and every year. By completing professional inspections, homeowners can help avoid major issues and potentially take action ahead of a certain problem. Far too often people are only concerned about the overall age of a roof and don’t think about the annual wear and tear a surface takes simply by existing. Monitoring these coverings on a consistent basis can help considerably.

Anybody Can Roof

If a problem does arise, believing it can be fixed by a do-it-yourself (DIY) project or your neighborhood handyperson can be a mistake. While both may be great at certain construction tasks, the critical nature of a roof and other varying components make trusting any repairs to a professional organization extremely important. Even when locating a company, remembering that references, insurance, and warranties play a huge role can be key to keeping your home protected or fixed in the best manner possible.

Cover-Ups Are Okay

If you have loose or missing shingles, believing they can simply be covered by new materials is an issue. Not only is this action simply masking the real problem, but it could also be causing even more damage to the structural integrity of a roof. Buildings are constructed to be rated for certain weights based on materials, pitch, location, etc., and adding anything new atop already existing coverings could increase the weight and cause a problem.

New Roof = 20 Years of Freedom

One belief is that a new roof equals at least two decades of worry free living. While this would be great, it’s unfortunately not true at all. Weather, especially when severe, can greatly impact the lifespan of a roof and it doesn’t matter if the installation took place yesterday or fifteen years ago.

Outside Evaluations Are Comprehensive

While examining the roof from outside and atop a structure is important, a full review should also include the area underneath. Be it a furnished level of the home or an attic, getting a look at  the inside is one way to protect the integrity of a roof. If your inspection doesn’t include a thorough examination of these areas then individuals should seek to find a second opinion.

All Roof Work Is Expensive

Finally, one reason people often put off structural examinations is due to the misconception that all repairs and work associated with a roof come with an extensive price tag. This is untrue and the opposite could actually result in paying lower costs depending on the inspection results. By actively monitoring the health and safety of your roof, the potential for locating problems and getting ahead of any issues is far more likely. Taking action sooner, rather than later, can be helpful for all involved parties. 

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 siding, gutter, or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been installing vinyl siding, completing gutter and roof installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any type of inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your existing siding materials, gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any siding, gutter construction, roofing job, 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 Roof Repair: Causes of A Leaking Roof


February 27, 2022

Arvada Roof Repair: Causes of A Leaking Roof
A roof is one of the most critical construction components of any residential property. As the top layer of protection from all of Mother Nature’s many elements, this key piece sustains a lot of wear and tear from exposure over the years. Fortunately, most roofing materials are now built to last anywhere from 15 to 30-plus years without needing replacement, however, there are always going to be instances where homeowners find something may be wrong. One of the most common issues with a roof is leakage and evidence of such an event can often be startling for homeowners. Appearing as a discolored wet spot on the ceiling or atop the drywall, seeing signs that something is wrong up above should warrant immediate action.

Roof leaking repair tips come in all shapes and sizes but something of this magnitude should always be left to the professionals. Not only will you then be able to rest easy knowing the issue has been repaired, but with something as important as a roof - making matters worse with a do-it-yourself attempt - could end up costing you considerably. For example, many signs of water damage do not actually present themselves directly underneath the cause of an outside leak. If you simply decide to shore up the above exterior by replacing a few shingles, the actual problem may not be eliminated at all. Then, the next time there’s any rain or snowmelt, more water damage appears and it may be over what has already been repaired. Finding the source of the leak and targeting repairs to ensure there are no repetitive issues is the only way to actively protect your home. Unfortunately, there are a variety of different culprits which may cause a leaky exterior.

Installation

Faulty installation, either as part of a new construction or roof replacement, can often lead to a leaking exposure. Depending on who performed the work, there could be inadvertent or improper actions taken, leading to faulty overhead protection. For this reason it is always important to utilize the work of professionals and especially those that have a quality reputation or come with quality recommendations. A professional service will be alongside you every step of the way, with no surprises, a proper timeline, and guaranteed work.

Shingles

Over time, shingles can become detached from the roof or damaged due to everyday exposure of the elements. This may lead to a potential leak in the roof and could cause damage depending on the severity at a point of entry. While a full roof replacement may not be necessary once the breach is identified, it’s always important to receive a professional recommendation on the best course of action for repair. In addition, annual inspections may help to locate these potential problem areas before an actual breach in the roof occurs.
Valley Seals

Different areas of a roof may be more at risk than others and valleys are at the top of this list. These spaces where the pitch points of two different elevations come together can be especially vulnerable to leaks. Due to the nature of their locations and propensity for water to often travel these crevices, if the seals are faulty then leakage is a real possibility.

Flashing

In similar fashion, flashing helps secure all areas of a roof where there is need due to a warranted construction breach. Vents, chimneys, and other roof protrusions from the home require a protective layer around them to help keep water from entering the property. Unfortunately, if these flashing materials degrade over time then the chance of water coming through becomes a real possibility.

Chimney

A cracked or damaged chimney may also lead to water exposure under the roof. If it is determined inside water resulted from an area without a true roof cause or identifying characteristic, then a chimney could be the culprit. As another construction component that breaches the roof out of necessity, all measures should be put in place to ensure the potential risk for a leak is avoided.
Pipes

Plumbing vent pipes also can be responsible for roof leaks if their collars become damaged or deteriorate after installation. These necessary construction features are noticeable on every roof and ensuring that yours aren’t the cause of any leakage is extremely important for protecting the home.

Neglect

Owner neglect can also lead to living below a leaky roof. As one of the main components of a home, roof inspections and upkeep should warrant a lot more attention. However, often these layers of protection aren’t surveyed until an issue arises. Conversely, homeowners can help to eliminate these issues by completing routine inspections and addressing any problem areas before a true leak does emerge.

Weather

Even with expert installations and routine inspections, a roof must still be able to withstand the impacts of Mother Nature and, unfortunately, this is not always the case. High winds, hail, ice dams, and other weather elements can put any home at risk for the potential formation of a leak. In the event there is damage and a leak ensues, a professional remedy once it is safe to do so should obviously be sought.

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, siding, or gutter needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been installing vinyl siding, completing gutter and roof installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any type of inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your existing siding materials, gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any siding, gutter construction, roofing job, 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: Winter Gutter System Protection


February 14, 2022

Arvada Roofing Company: Winter Gutter System Protection
Winter can be a harsh season and its toll isn’t simply relegated to making an impact on individuals, animals, vehicles, and other items. Mother Nature can also take a toll on physical property and with fluctuating temperatures, major snow falls, resulting melting, ice, and winds, ensuring that your property is protected and able to handle these constant shifts becomes increasingly important. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take in order to protect their homes, but many of the best options need to be addressed prior to something occurring. These steps can be put in place to put your home in the best possible situation, but there are a few areas that may be addressed, even in the dead of winter, depending on current weather conditions. 

A home’s gutter system plays a vital role during each season of the year, but especially during the winter months. While many individuals may only associate gutter functioning with spring time and the corresponding abundance of rain showers, the truth is winter can require even more from the gutters. Regardless of the timing, gutters are actually necessary and play a vital role in helping to protect a home from any potential water damage. Especially during the winter, having a fully functioning and comprehensive gutter system can really allow homeowners to rest easy knowing that their property will remain protected regardless of what Mother Nature may have in store. 
Insulation / Venting

Believe it or not, ensuring your gutter system is functioning to the best of its capacity actually begins inside the home. Attic or upper level insulation and venting can make a huge impact on the ability of your roof line to appropriately and effectively melt snow, ice and aid in any water runoff to the gutter system. If your roof isn’t ventilated properly, then it can significantly prohibit the ability of this surface to handle all amounts of winter precipitation. Annual roof inspections can help ensure your roof is always ready for the winter months, and every season of the year, by checking underneath the outer surface for the necessary materials to provide ventilation and insulation measures keeping the roof and gutter system performing at an elite level.
Ice Dams

Ice dams are one of the most disastrous winter elements for a home, roof, and gutter system, occurring during these colder months. Forming when there is not an appropriate amount of ventilation or insulation around the roof, these naturally built barriers can cause water to pool and ultimately either seep into the upper levels or trickle down to the foundation of a home. Ice dams typically form just above the gutter line on the eaves of a home and instead of water flowing down into the trough and then away from a property’s foundation, ice forms creating a barrier to the gutter system. In turn, this water backs up on the roof and has no method of escape, potentially causing major issues for a homeowner.
Ice Blockage

Similar to ice dams, blockage can also occur in the gutter trough itself which may also cause potential damage to a property. If ice forms in the actual gutter, then the same type of water backup can occur when melting begins or if temperatures fluctuate and any winter precipitation turns back into just rain. While the potential for damage is less than that of ice dams, since the water won’t be pooling on the actual roof’s surface, depending on the amount of rainfall or water backing up, the overflow due to any blockage could be troublesome.
Ice Build-Up

Ice build-up can also occur in the gutter’s downspouts normally used to help move water away from the foundation of your home. Depending on the weather patterns and winter precipitation received, if ice builds up in the downspout - preventing water from flowing freely - then flooding is a likely result. Basement and first-floor water damage occurring from the inability of a gutter system to effectively move water away from a property’s foundation can be a real headache for property owners. 
Falling Branches

The weight of snow and ice building up on tree branches can sometimes cause them to break. In the event any of these branches are above the roof of a home, then damage to a property is possible. Depending on the exact location, falling limbs could cause damage to a home’s gutter system triggering even bigger issues. If the gutter becomes detached from a roofline, then melting and water movement away from a property will be extinguished. If this occurs, getting any damages quickly and effectively cleared and repositioned is extremely important provided the weather cooperates for a repair.

Low Hanging Branches

Low hanging branches also have the potential to cause an issue for gutter systems when winter weather occurs. Even tree limbs which may not initially appear as a threat can be damaging when their location changes due to the weight of snow or ice. Coupled with high winds, these branches could also tear gutter systems from their installed locations. Again, any repairs should be made immediately in order to help minimize any potential damage.

Clearance

Gutter clearance can help keep the system functioning effectively during the winter months and throughout the entire year. Even if you haven’t had a chance yet to clear your gutters of debris, it’s not too late. Fortunately, Denver winters often fluctuate between weather conditions, leaving opportunities to clear gutters of any ice or debris and helping ensure your property remains protected throughout the season. In addition, annual roof inspections can also aid in property protection for your home or place of business.

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 siding, gutter, or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been installing vinyl siding, completing gutter and roof installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any type of inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your existing siding materials, gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any siding, gutter construction, roofing job, 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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