Arvada Roofing & Construction News

Arvada Roofing Company Offers Multiple Gutter Service Options


June 17, 2021

One of the most critical construction components of any home is the full gutter system. Although often overlooked by the typical homeowner, these components help protect your property from unwanted water damage both inside and out. Lining along the roofline and connecting to downspouts at various points, a properly designed system will keep your home safe for many years. However, just like anything else, over time the various usage and constant exposure to multiple weather elements may cause a decline in functionality. It is important to consistently monitor the gutter system or have a professional inspection conducted in order to ensure that everything is working properly and make any repairs or adjustments, if needed. Typically, a simple review each calendar season coupled with an annual inspection is enough to maintain a properly installed gutter and downspout combination to ensure water doesn’t begin entering the property through the roof or foundation.

Not only are gutters actually necessary but they can also be used as a neat design component on the outside of your home. Many individuals are concerned about the curb appeal of their property and with this comes two distinct approaches for gutter installation. While construction professionals will determine where downspouts should be located based on the roofline and property contours, the gutters will most likely run along every edge of the roof’s lowest sections. For instance, if a home has dormer windows or a two-tiered roof, then the gutter system may not be used on upper levels because of how storm and rainwater flows off of these areas and then into the lower roof’s gutter. Regardless, the two different approaches are either to have the gutter blend into the property’s color scheme or highlight the sightlines with a contrasting color. A personal preference, provided the installation is done right both will feature the same protective characteristics associated with any gutter system.

These include not only protecting your home from water damage by moving rain and snow melt away from the roof but also areas around the home at ground level. Unfortunately it is not enough to simply remove water from the roof’s surface but it must also be directed away from the foundation. If water was able to simply fall from the roof to the ground, then the build up from heavy storms or large amounts of rainfall, could then run into the basement or ground level of a house causing significant property damage. No homeowner wants to constantly worry about the possibility of having a flooded environment each and every time there is the threat of precipitation. Instead, correct these drainage issues and rest easy knowing that your home is protected with a properly functioning gutter system from Arvada Roofing Company, which provides a number of distinct gutter service options.
Full Gutter Installation

A free estimate is available for any type of gutter or roofing job, including the full service installation of a properly functioning gutter system. After reviewing and analyzing your property, a full design will be constructed in order to ensure that your home has the best possible gutter arrangement to keep it safe from water damage. Both gutters along the roofline and downspouts will be constructed and installed to precisely fit and maintain your property. 

Each and every job is unique. Even for those homes which have a similar exterior design, the location and ground level characteristics will likely cause a need for different gutter or downspout installations. From start to finish a full gutter system review and new installation or repair process can be completed, typically within one full day, in order to protect your home and provide peace of mind for any future weather events.
Gutter Material Only

Arvada Roofing Company realizes that some individuals prefer a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) method to home repair and improvement. For those of you who desire to install your own gutters, there is an available “chop-n-drop” option that provides the appropriate length materials on site for you to install.

This method allows for individuals to simply install pieces at their own pace and not have to worry with cutting or measuring the materials. However, there are some drawbacks to electing a DIY process including dangerous ladder work and the precision pitch required by gutters to maintain proper water flow.
Gutter Cleaning

Another important aspect of the gutter system is maintenance. This includes checking the gutters for debris and clearing any obstacles which may find their way into the gutter trough. Left unattended, water could be obstructed and cause significant issues. In the event a clog occurs, water may back up and spill out of the gutter over the side instead of through the downspout. This can cause flooding around the foundation of a home, potential for the excess water to penetrate into the living area, and erosion of the landscaping where the issue occurs. All could also lead to future issues, especially if left unaddressed for a long period of time.

Leaves are the biggest blockage concern for homeowners, making the fall season especially important to maintain proper gutter water flow. However, the potential for twigs, limbs, and other materials to infiltrate the system also exists during every month of the year.

Gutter Screens

In order to combat potential blockages, gutter screens can be installed to help protect water flow and maintain a high quality system. These porous covers allow for water to flow freely into the trough while keeping leaves and other materials from clogging up the water pathway. Even though this greatly enhances the effectiveness of your gutter system and aids in eliminating potential blockages, a thorough inspection of the system's materials should still be routinely conducted in order to ensure that everything is functioning properly.

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 gutter or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been 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 gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any 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: Energy Efficient Measures To Consider


June 2, 2021

Energy efficiency and sustainability measures have been gaining momentum in recent years on a global scale. However, many homeowners typically only get concerned about the efficiency of their home when heating and cooling costs increase significantly. For this reason, a majority of people really start paying attention over two different seasons every year - summer and winter. Typically the times where the most extreme temperatures occur, depending on where you live, the costs associated with maintaining comfortable conditions within your home can vary considerably from other portions of the year. Electric companies have tried to combat the energy use and price fluctuations with a variety of different features and methods but there are also some steps homeowners can take to ensure they are putting themselves in the best position possible.

Adjusting temperature settings on the thermostat is one of the most popular ways individuals attempt to control their costs but used in combination with a variety of other factors, real progress can be made. By understanding your surrounding environment and its climate, other factors can be predetermined in order to effectively regulate the ambient temperature of your property. Not only will this provide a more comfortable living environment but it can also keep your power bill from increasing significantly when the outside temperatures are either extremely hot or cold. The good news is each of these suggestions works in conjunction with the others to help effectively reduce your costs. 
Roof Damage

Any type of roof damage will play a role in impacting your heating and cooling expenses but obvious destruction should be remedied immediately. From missing shingles to breaches in this outer protective layer, every instance where the roof isn’t functioning properly has a negative impact on your home. For this reason annual professional inspections are recommended in order to address any issues prior to them becoming significant problems. If caught and fixed early, the corresponding influence on your power bill should be minimal but if left ignored or unfound it could be the culprit behind a price increase.
Insulation

Insulation is most commonly referenced when dealing with heating costs but its use can also help to regulate cooling temperatures when installed properly. Over time insulation may shift in the attic causing certain areas to become exposed and thus not properly protected. A quality roof inspection should always include the interior upper levels of your home or attic in order to look for any damage, mold, mildew, or improper insulation. The type of insulation used often varies but its effectiveness should not be questioned. Correct insulation installation and use results in helping to keep your home cool in the summer months but warm during the winter by either preventing the passage or storing heat.
Ventilation

Proper ventilation also plays a critical role in helping to regulate the temperature of your home. In addition to helping eliminate the potential for any ice dam formation in the winter, a quality ventilated roof will also keep your home warmer underneath. In the summer, air flow should continue to be a priority in order to help move stored heat outside the home instead of into the living space. 
Color/Reflection

Depending on the general climate where you live, the color and reflectivity of your roof can also play a vital role in helping to keep your energy costs down throughout the year. For colder climates, having a dark colored roof can help to absorb heat and elevate temperatures in and around the roof surface for melting purposes and warming temperatures within the dwelling. Opposite, hot climate residences should seek lighter color roofing materials in order to assist in reflecting the heat and maintaining a cooler temperature underneath. For moderate climates, a neutral color can work to aid in both the winter and summer months. 
Sunlight

Energy efficiency doesn’t just stop with a well maintained roof as there are a number of various factors homeowners can control within their residence to assist in keeping electric costs low. One of the main ways to help control the inside temperature is to effectively control the amount of sunlight entering a home. While this may be beneficial during cold winter months, the same heat infiltrating a home during the summer can cause cooling costs to skyrocket. One way to help control this issue is with the use of blinds or curtains. Depending on if they are open or closed, the sunlight may or may not assist in heating or cooling a home when properly maintained.
Thermostat Setting

As stated, controlling the thermostat is one of the most effective ways to manage your energy use during the peaks of hot and cold temperatures over the course of a year. Not only should you minimize the range of degrees when moving from one setting to the next (i.e. move from 72 to 70 in lieu of 72 to 65) but effectively managing when the home is occupied can also be beneficial. Allowing the home to be a little more hot or cold when uninhabited can help to reduce costs as the unit isn’t working to cool or heat a home in which no one is currently occupying. This not only gives your system a reprieve but also can have an impact on your monthly power bill and usage.

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 vinyl siding needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing 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 gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any 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: Summer Care Checklist


May 21, 2021

The seasonal change provides a great time to complete a roof examination to ensure that your property remains protected. Not only is the roof your layer of protection against all of Mother Nature’s elements, but it also plays a vital role in the heating and cooling of your home. Proper ventilation is key and this is even more prevalent as the temperatures begin to rise during the summer months. In addition, routine inspections coupled with an annual professional review can also assist in noticing any signs of potential problems which may become serious issues in the future if left unattended. Fortunately, when caught early, many roof issues can be easily fixed without having to break the bank in order to cover the cost of repair. Not every situation warrants a new roof but keeping a close watch on your property throughout the year can really help.

Depending on the construction material and location, most homeowners can expect their roof to last anywhere between 20-30 years on average. Weather elements, including sun exposure, can all have an impact on the lifespan of your roof but proper maintenance is critical and far too often homeowners fail to keep a close watch on this particular component of their structure. However, if you remember that as each season changes another roof inspection should be completed, then it will aid in ensuring that you get the best return out of your materials. For summer, there are also a few key areas that need to be addressed in order to keep your home protected now and into the future.

Gutters

Gutters are a critical component of your home and should always be included when completing a roof inspection. Not only do you want to keep dirt and debris from building up within the trough but also clear the roof of any foreign materials which could ultimately cause a problem. In addition to the roof line gutter system, also check to make certain downspouts are flowing freely to keep water moving effectively away from your home’s foundation. After snowy winters and spring rains, maintaining the gutters effectiveness throughout the summer months is just as important to help keep your home from sustaining potential water damage from any heavy rains.

Attic

Although odd to consider the interior of a home as part of the roof inspection process, it is here where potential damages can be first revealed in order to deal with problems before they become major factors. Not only should you keep an eye out for any daylight peeking through the roofline but the appearance of mold or mildew could also indicate another issue. If you suspect there is a roof leak somewhere, remember that water will flow along surfaces and to inspect the entire area instead of just assuming the culprit lies directly above a puddle. Often, water may be seeping through one area but then traveling along the rafters or pitch of the roof before finally falling to rest in a certain spot. Remember, looking inside can help to pinpoint any problem areas from the exterior layer.

Mold

Mold and moss may begin to appear on certain areas of your roof depending on where it is situated on the property and if it is receiving enough ventilation. Often, the areas affected are shady or underneath overhanging tree branches which may be keeping the sun from reaching the surface area. If you notice mold, moss, or mildew beginning to grow then quick action should be taken before it becomes too big of a problem. While its existence won’t necessarily impact the roof’s integrity it can degrade the shingle materials quickly and shorten the overall lifespan so removing moss from the roof should always be a priority.

Shingles

A quick scan of the shingles on your roof both from the ground level and atop a property can also help to reveal any potential problems. If you notice that certain areas are sustaining damage or missing shingles then a replacement or repair may be in order. Fortunately, if the damage is confined to a particular area then measures could be taken to avoid any further issues. For example, if you have a tree branch which is coming into contact with the roof repeatedly during windy days, this constant scratching may potentially cause shingle damage or removal. If this is the case, simply cutting the tree back could quickly help to protect your roof. If there’s no noticeable cause, then it may be time for a professional inspection to examine the damage and search for a remedy.

Vents/Seals

All vents and seals should be examined to ensure they are intact and functioning properly. Around exhaust pipes, chimneys, solar panels, or skylights, these areas are often the subject of leaks and if a weakness is caught early it could help to avoid a potential disaster down the line. When atop your roof, quickly give these areas a thorough examination to help keep your home protected.
Insulation

Insulation plays a pivotal role in helping to control the heating and cooling costs associated with maintaining your property. Without it, not only could the entire HVAC system be in jeopardy but your bank account is also going to take a significant hit trying to maintain a comfortable temperature within the home. As the summer months begin to heat up, controlling this cost is even more important and insulation is a helpful tool in this battle. When checking the interior attic or upper levels associated with your roof, double check to see if three are places in need of additional insulation or where it may have shifted to reveal underlying materials. If found, having more insulation material added or adjusted to keep your home protected may be necessary. 

Inspection

In the event that a problem is noticed during a routine personal examination, it may be time for a professional service. Not only can they assist in helping to find a cause for any issue, but they may also be able to provide a remedy which is much more cost effective. Avoid trying to do too much yourself, especially when dealing with something so important, and leave any solutions up to a professional service.

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 Reveals Curb Appeal of Vinyl Siding


May 10, 2021

How your home looks on the outside is extremely important for a variety of different reasons. Depending on its precise location the construction style, colors selected, and other general aesthetics are likely to match surrounding properties in some regard. Rarely does a residence truly stand out from those immediately surrounding it without some type of obvious or meaningful trait. Fortunately, even with the simplistic nature of matching architectural schemes and layouts, there are still ways for homeowners to express themselves without risk of causing any major uproar. If you live in a neighborhood accent colors can make a true difference in addition to textures and other unique features. Depending on the construction material of your home, the ability to alter or change some features may be somewhat limited, but vinyl siding offers an array of distinct characteristics which should appeal to a wide audience regardless of where your home is located.

Vinyl siding offers many great benefits which individuals can enjoy immediately upon installation. Sturdy materials, a wide array of colors, and different textures all allow individuals to find the precise look they hope to achieve regardless of their exterior design preference. If unsure about what exact look you want for the outside of your home then consider taking ideas from neighbors or other similar properties in your immediate area. If the location of your home is more private, then any look you achieve is not quite as likely to cause an adverse response as something truly bold in a close-knit neighborhood setting. For some areas, the existence of HomeOwner Association (HOA) rules and regulations may limit exactly what can and cannot be implemented but others may have more free range on how they can spruce up their home’s exterior appearance.

Curb appeal is real and can have a considerable impact on your home’s property value. No matter if you are currently in the market for a new home or may be in the future, ensuring that your property at least maintains its worth is always important. With all of the unique aspects associated with vinyl siding, you’ll be sure to send a positive message and create a priceless appearance for your place with its installation.

Color

Recent improvements to vinyl siding have extended far beyond its make up and deep into the color wheel. Available in a wide variety of different hues, vinyl can be created to fit whatever slice of the rainbow you wish to emulate on your home. From subdued earth tones, to natural greys, or even a more vibrant choice - there’s a vinyl siding out there to fit your needs.

Style

The different styles of vinyl siding range from more traditional horizontal installations, to vertical pieces, shake and shingle, or even round-cut siding options. These may all be combined or used individually to create any unique look you desire. Depending on the architectural components of your home, certain style types may lend themselves more freely to a certain individual design but ultimately it’s a homeowners preference for which option of vinyl siding to install.

Texture

Improvements to vinyl siding manufacturing has also led to the creation of textured surfaces which can mimic other construction materials or give your own a unique aesthetic. These subtle changes offer detail which, depending on the scope of your implementation, can potentially improve the curb appeal of your residence. Although some of the minor texturization may only be observed when viewed up close, a full scale project offers the opportunity to improve the exterior look of your home when utilized correctly. 

Accent

Vinyl accent pieces are also commonplace on properties which may be composed mostly of another building material. Even brick homes often feature some type of vinyl siding as soffit, a particular accent piece, or on the front or side of a building to fill certain areas. These spaces can be constructed with a complimentary vinyl siding color, depending on the brick, or a contrasting selection to create more of a focal point on the property. 
Trends

A few design trends which are gaining popularity in 2021 include opting for darker colors and incorporating wooden accents. Both looks can easily be achieved with vinyl siding and upgrades or changes to your existing property should also be implemented without much time or obstruction. As vinyl continues to move forward, in terms of its own construction, expect the uses for homeowners to only expand well into the future.

Personal Touch

Adding a personal touch is always an option for homeowners when deciding to change the look of their home. Remember, the curb appeal of your residence will influence property values but this is your home and it should also be a reflection of those who live inside. Again, depending on the exact location of your property the flexibility with this option may be limited but individuals should still be able to express themselves through their home’s appearance. Adding a new colored vinyl siding, accent pieces, or even replacing older siding with textured options all remain good choices for homeowners in today’s market.

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 vinyl siding or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing siding 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 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 Questions Answered


April 16, 2021

Home ownership can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, however, with it comes increased responsibility. Maintaining and protecting your property from damage is something every individual deals with as they venture into the wide world of real estate ownership. Whether you are purchasing a new starter home, moving to a different location, or have inherited a place all your own, ensuring that you and those with whom you reside are safe is obviously extremely important. Routine maintenance and upkeep plays a large factor in securing a level of protection as you not only work to create a warm and welcoming environment for family and guests but also maintain the investment incentive.

One area of a home that plays a vital role in helping to remain damage free is the gutter system. Yes, this outline of material is often never even given a thought when purchasing a home but it is here where the first battle in defense against potential water damage begins. The gutter not only serves to help water transition off the roof efficiently but it also connects to a downspout in certain areas serving to move all water away from your home’s foundation. In fact, there are even different types of rain gutters which can be installed onto your residence that can aid in the overall look of your home. Choosing both the correct design and appropriate material are all considerations homeowners should think about when choosing how to protect their property from potential water damage. While it may not be one of the most exciting aspects of home ownership, knowing that you have a well maintained and functional gutter system can truly help to avoid a disaster down the line. 

Purpose

Water pooling around the foundation of your home can steadily seep into the property causing damage and, depending on what’s inside, major issues. If you have a finished basement, the water could be catastrophic causing the flooring to be replaced or issues with the electricity of certain rooms where any significant amount of water entered. Depending on the exact amount of water, anything floor level or slightly higher could also be subject to flood damage. Although hard to fathom, the issue may not have anything to do with the structural integrity of your home but the functionality of its gutter system. A correctly installed and properly aligned gutter will help to move this water out and away from the foundation. Designed in a way to coincide with the landscape of your home, gutters keep water moving, not allowing it to either overflow into a puddle from the roofline or back up at the ground level.

Pitch

The pitch and design of your roof will have an impact in determining where and how gutters should be installed. In addition, any eaves, dormer windows, overhangs, etc. should also be taken into consideration in order to avoid having areas which may not need gutter placement, but work with the existing construction design to formulate a plan for optimal water flow. Once established, the track should be examined from all areas of the rooftop to ensure where the best fit for gutters will be located. This then turns into an installation component as the pitch of a gutter should be so slight that it isn’t truly noticeable from the ground level but still able to serve its functional purpose. Depending on the length of your roofline where gutters will be installed, the decision can then be made to either run water in one direction or two, from a midpoint located along the path.

Seamless

Seamless gutters allow the water to flow freely toward a downspout and away from the home without self-inflicted obstruction. Instead of being pieced together bit by bit, seamless gutters are one continuous piece seamed at the corners so as to not restrict water flow. In older models, the joints where smaller individual gutter portions are placed together created an area where water may seep out of the trough or debris could easily become stopped causing a backup. 
Downspout

Downspouts are typically located along the corners of a building and serve a vital role in the function of a gutter system. These portions of the overall configuration help to move water effectively off the roof down the ground level and then away from a home’s foundation. Not only is it important to ensure that these areas are free and clear of any obstructions but also that they are not damaged to where a restriction in the water flow may be created. Depending on your surrounding landscape, downspouts may also be connected to more piping which continues to transport water either above or underground away from the structure. This aids in helping to eliminate any pooling and keeping your property safe and protected. 

Additions

There are many different additions available to homeowners which can help to create a more functional gutter system. These include installing a gutter guard protection system which keeps leaves, debris, twigs, and other material from becoming trapped and creating a clog to a rain barrel that collects water alongside a downspout location for alternate usage. 

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 gutter or roofing needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been 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 gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any 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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