Roofing in the front range.
Roofing your home in Denver, Parker, Greeley or anywhere else in the front range is a little different from putting a roof on in other parts of the country. Denver and surrounding counties are known for wind storms that can damage roofs and gutters, Brutal summer heat and frigid winters that can cause many shingles to become brittle over time. Ice and water barrier is not code everywhere but we highly recommend it on most homes in the denver and surrounding areas. The reason for this is if your gutters become stopped up and fill with water they will freeze and the water has a chance to back up underneath your shingles. Then when the sun comes out and warms up your shingles (much higher than the air tempature) the ice that is trapped beneath your roof will melt and leak inside your home. While it is not code in every city and town in the front range, It is pretty cheap for the damage it can prevent to the inside of your home.
What type of roof can you install?
We install all types of roofs from the most basic three tab shingles, All the way up to a designer slate roof. We will work with you to help you decide what the best roof for you home would be. In most cases people who are replacing their roof go back on with a similar roof. The number 1 upgrade we see is people moving from a three tab 20 year shingle to a 30 year architectural shingle. For areas that receive hail on a regular basis an upgrade from three tab shingles to architectural shingles is highly encouraged as it takes a larger size hail to damage them. They also seem to survive small hail later in their life compared to three tab shingles. After 10 to 15 years the smallest hail will often destroy three tab roofs while the architectural shingles hold up much better. Most manufacturers also have a line of “impact resistant” shingles which are tested to withstand hail up to a certain diameter at a certain wind speed. While these are not hail proof shingles they will fare better against hail and many insurances will offer a discount to your policy if you upgrade to these shingles.
How much will my roof cost to be repaired or replaced?
The price of repairing or replacing your damaged roof will vary quite a bit. The best way to find out is to schedule a free estimate! If you have an insurance claim your only cost will be the deductible listed in your policy. If you are not working with an insurance claim and just need a repair we would be glad to give you a free estimate but please be aware that for any roofing needs we have a $400.00 dollar minimum. If we did not install your roof and it has become damaged we will do our best to repair it but it many cases we can not warranty roof repairs on work that was not our own. In the event that you get a complete new roof the entire roofing system will be under warranty and any problems that come up will be fixed free of charge. The exception to this is a problem we may encounter when taking off your old roof. Sometimes if a home is old or if there has been some water leaking under the shingles for an extended period of time the decking can be damaged to the point that it needs to be repaired. If it is likely this will be an issue we will always do our best to let you know before we remove your old roof.