Professional roofers and homeowners to ensure longevity of your roof

To ensure that the roof you have is going to last a long time usually takes a combination of professional roofers as well as homeowner awareness to make sure that your roof will last.  Speaking with your roofing professionals can help you decide what you need to know about maintaining the roofing your area. Because many claimants are different some areas are much more humid where others are much more dry each can involve a unique set of awareness to ensure that your roof is going to last.  It also takes a great deal of looking for you to be able to be aware of any improvements that may need done to your roof. Many times when expensive damage has occurred it comes from a lack of taking the time to discover that the problem is occurring on the roof. When these types of leaks go unnoticed they can cause serious damage to your roof. This can lead to a increased amount of money that it will take to improve your roof or completely replace it.  Homeowners to take the time to often inspect and maintain their roof properly will usually have a roof that lasts much longer than those who ignore them completely. Professional RoofersMany times in order to maintain a roof you must be willing to get on top of the roof and remove debris or other items that may collect on top of it. This is one of the biggest items that many people by pass or may not be able to do for them. If you notice you have piling debris on your roof it may be worth your money to have it removed to ensure that your roof is not being damaged by the debris on top of it. Working with a professional roofer will help to ensure that you maintain your roof properly. If you cannot get to your roof yourself be sure to hire professional to do a close inspection every so often to ensure the damage is not occurring on the roof. Not only shed and inspection be done on the outside of the roof but the inside as well. Taking a look around the attic space can help to provide a visual to see if any kind of leaks are getting through the shingles.  Always seek professional advice when it comes to roof repairs that need to be done with the roof. Making sure that the roof is repaired properly and ensures that you will prevent damage from getting worse or continuing in the future.  Professional roofers also know how to ensure your roof is going to protect your home properly. Be sure to always seek professional advice and you can feel confident that your roof is going to last a long time. Most roofing materials only last around 20 years or better. The older your home gets the more important it is to focus on ensuring that no damages occurring and causing problems. If a roof is properly maintained you are much likelier to see more years out of the roof then when it is ignored or left unattended.

Hiring a professional roofer

When we originally purchased this home, we wanted to turn it around quickly and make it into a rental. Part of the work plan was to do all of the updating work ourselves, and keep the costs low by buying fixtures and all the housing components from the bigger box stores and doing only the improvements that we could do on our own, working on the weekends.  It turned out that some of the things that needed fixing were a bit harder than we had expected, and so we ended up having to hire a few people to work on the house with us.  The first disappointing discovery was that we were going to have to replace the roof. When we had the inspection done, it seemed like there was some leaking but we would not have too much trouble fixing it ourselves instead of hiring a roofer.  Once we actually got up there and into the crawl space in the ceiling, it became apparent that the damage was more severe than we originally thought, and we decided that instead of having to replace and fix leaks every winter, we would just get the entire thing redone.  It wasn’t going to work into our time frame to complete this roofing piece on our own, working nights and weekends on the house. So the first big expense that we didn’t expect originally was that we ended up hiring a professional roofer to put on a new roof. That cost set us back from our planned budget on the project, but it needed to be done and now we have a great second house with a brand new roof. So we won’t need to expect to replace or even fix this roof for several years to come. It was the best outcome, and the best of our options, but we had to work in a new estimated budget to cover it.  We also ended up having to hire an electrician to help us with some of the rewiring that needed to happen in different parts of the house. We wanted a laundry room added downstairs, and that could not happen until we rewired the house.  We were going to do it ourselves, but decided in the end the professional made a lot more sense than doing it any other way.  When all was said and done, we still did most of the work ourselves, and the different things we budgeted for actually came in at that price. It was just the addition of hiring the professional roofer and getting the entire roof replaced that we weren’t expecting or planning for.  But now that it is done, we are really glad that we ended up doing it. Even if we had to figure out where to get the money from to cover that additional expense. And the electrician was another necessary overage that we just had to make happen, in order to make sure that the house was completed and safe for renters to occupy.

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This roofing company has an outstanding reputation

roofingLike many people in America, the biggest investment that I have made was the purchase of my home. It took a long time and deliberation to finally settle on the perfect home for me. All the factors that come into home ownership had to align just right before I was prepared to make this decision. The house had to have a pleasing architectural appeal to it, it had to be located close to the city so I wouldn’t have a long commute to work, and the neighborhood had to be friendly and safe. I finally found the perfect home, but there were a few problems with it that I had to work on to make it the absolute best home for me. I’d have to say that biggest problem with it was the roofing. The roof had obviously not been replaced in a long time. It was your typical asphalt shingle roof, which generally only has a life span of about 15 to 30 years. I noticed that there was a lot of curling of the shingles in certain areas, and some had even fallen off. This had to be fixed, but unfortunately I don’t have any experience doing these types of repairs. Apparently most roofers agree that asphalt shingle roofs are the easiest to repair and maintain for inexperienced people like me, but it seemed like such a daunting task. What if I made a mistake and caused a leak to form? Or what if I fell off my roof while trying to make these repairs and seriously injured myself. These concerns led me to believe that the best course of action would be to hire an experienced roofer to do the work for me. It would certainly cost more to go this route, but the peace of mind and safety that I would experience would be well worth it.

With this in mind, I set about to find the best roofing contractor to do this work for me. I wanted to make sure that they had plenty of experience in the industry and that they had a good reputation for professionalism and good craftsmanship. In my search for the right company, I learned about J&K Roofing. They have been in business for 20 years and they are well respected in the community for a number of reasons. The first thing I heard about them was that they were very quick. This kind of project would take months for an amateur like me to finish, but J&K Roofing is known to get residential roofing projects done in only a few days tops. Another great thing I heard about this company was their policy of leaving a clean work site behind. No one wants to clean up after a construction project, and I’m no different so this really appealed to me. So I called them up to learn more. I was quite pleased to hear that they offer free estimates on roof repair and replacement, so I am quite eager to have them over to get started.

JK Roofing

13551 W. 43rd Dr.

Unit J

Golden, CO 80403

(303) 425-7531

New roofing makes our house look new again

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Owning a home can be a lots of work and can cost you a lot of money. Just remember that when you are searching for your first house. Many people might take the price of the home and deduced that they will be able to afford the mortgage payments. What they may be leaving out of the equation though are things like mortgage insurance, higher utility costs and the inevitable repairs that are constant for homeowners. Many times just when you think you are over the hump and expensive item will break forcing you to spend thousands on it. This was the case in our home last year when our water heater broke and it cost us nearly $6000 to replace. We had originally planned to use that money for an extension on our house but those plans have been pushed back indefinitely.

This year the expensive ticket item for repair is our roof. We have been putting off getting new roofing for about four or five years now but a few harsh winters and blistering summers have really tested its strength. We have concluded that our skyrocketing utility bills for heating and air conditioning are partly due to having old windows (something to be fixed next year) and partly due to the deteriorating condition of our roof. So, like any other fix that is beyond our capabilities we had to call in the experts for an estimate. We ended up working with a company called Roof Corp. Inc and even though we would have rather spent money on something other than roofing, they made it worth our while.

The guy we worked with at roof Corp. ink must have sensed our dismay over the project and he did his best to cheer us up with competitive pricing and a guaranteed timetable of completion. When we were able to step back and put things in perspective it became clear that these were things to be thankful for. Many times working with contractors and builders can be more frustrating than living in a construction zone because of their poor communication skills. You can tell that these roofers really stressed the importance of communication so there are no false expectations or hopes.

We actually got such a great deal on our roofing that we were able to upgrade our roofing tiles to a wood shake style. This style of shingle goes very well with our rustic themed home and they would use for the tiles matches the colors and surrounding area perfectly. The roofing company made it easy for us to select samples and we were even able to set our appointment online.

A few days after they’ve begun the project our home was completed and it looks better than ever. We are always getting compliments from the neighbors and from family who come into visit and each time we hear something like that it makes it feel like our money was well spent. You should give them a call and see if their price point is competitive.

Roof repair on a metal roof

My company was hired a few years ago to put a metal roof on an old house outside of town.  At the time, metal roofing was new to us, and we weren’t quite sure what we were doing on that job. There were several different and unique angles on that old roof as well, with many non-standard chimney sizes and pipes coming out of the roof in weird angles and spaces. I’m sure it was because the home was old and had several irregular additions that had been put on over the years. We did our best at putting on a professional metal roof, and we are pretty proud of ourselves in the end with the result. It looked great, and the observer from the ground could not really see any of the weird designs that we had to come up with to get around some of the things sticking out of the roof.  But just a few months ago, after the major wind storm that rolled through for a few days, I got a call from the current resident to say that the roof had leaked and they were having a hard time finding the area where the water was coming in. So for the last few months, we have tried to do our best at the roof repair, trying to figure out where the water is getting in, and why it is leaking in the first place. We are much better and more experienced at putting on metal roofs now, as that was our first really large metal roofing project. So we didn’t think it would be that much of a problem, but it has turned out to not be so easy. We finally think that we located the exact location that the leak is originating from, which took us a few weeks of trial and error. But now that we have that pinned down, the roof repair things that we have tried have not seemed to work. There is something about the way that we originally wrapped the metal around the large chimney that hasn’t worked out so well, and we can’t unwrap it unless we pull up the metal panels. As the metal panels are all sealed onto the next panel, that would mean actually redoing the entire roof. That isn’t going to work for us, so we have to figure out how to keep the water out of this space without redoing the work in a different way.  The most recent roof repair that we tried is the sealant that often works in really difficult areas. We are also going to cover that part of the panel with some water repellent ice shield. I’m somewhat confident that this fix is going to work for the long haul, but you just never really know. We are watching it, so that there is no damage caused under the roof when it does leak, we are drying it and fixing it in time. But we aren’t sure if this will work, and we need a permanent fix this time around.

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How Roofers Can Help To Exterminate Rodents

roofingRodents on the roof can quickly become a health hazard to occupants in the home, and larger rodents like raccoon and mice can cause structural damage, especially on wooden roofing shingles.

Larger rodents can also cut through more than the roofing alone. They can also target other areas in the home’s infrastructure, like the plumbing or electrical wires. Not only can this problem end up costing you hundreds and thousands in repairs, more than likely an electrical compromise means that there is some risk of fires being started. This is a very preventable problem when you detect rodents and pests early on the roofing.

Even smaller insects and pests like termites can create hazard, havoc, and make you feel utterly uncomfortable in your own home. Even more, you may feel very uncomfortable allowing other visitors in your home due to embarrassment. Having rodents in the home is usually a sign of poor hygiene and cleanup skills but this isn’t always the case. Call in a roofing contractor or pest control agency to see how effectively this issue can be tackled. Here are some tips: 

Wash your roofs at least once per year, to get rid of seeds, food and other items that would likely attract pests. If you live in a location that’s frequented by pests, be sure to power wash the roof more than once per year. A quick cleanup with a bleach or non-acidic solution will likely do the trick. You can also use a garden hose to get the job done.

Birds – in consideration of birds, even though our fluffy and feathery friends are charming to hear in the morning time, or as the sun sets – that is if you’re a nature person, chances are their bird droppings will attract pests too. Be sure to ask a roofing company to install mesh shields and other solutions for keeping birds off the roof. Of course, there’s nothing really you can do about fly bys and this is inevitable. You can power wash your roof to remove the droppings. These residue are furthermore acidic in nature, and cause damage and early oxidation of the roofing.

Start Early – the sooner you detect a roofing system, the greater your chances of complete elimination. Pests are infamous for reproducing at a much faster rate – creating hosts upon hosts of the same problem.

If you notice raccoons – be sure to consult with a health professional as these animals carry the deadly rabies trait.

What A Roofing Company Can Help Do:

The roofing company can present traps to catch certain types of rodents – if this is a type of specialty service offered.

Furthermore, the roofing company will have connections with other local professionals including pest control companies and other general contractors to handle the problem – when it escalates to a case of emergency.

Call around to a professional company as soon as this issue becomes noticeable. As mentioned earlier, one or two rodents can quickly multiply into an army – causing even more damage than can ever be anticipated. 

The Best Way to Protect Your Roof is to Have Roof Repair Professionals Inspect It on a Regular Basis.

roof repairWhether you are trying to resell your building or home or you want to keep it for as long as possible, you need it to remain fully functional.  People are not likely to buy a house or building that is in disrepair, and no one wants to live in a dysfunctional house or building, either.  It may seem difficult to keep up with all the maintenance that is necessary to keep a home or other building in good condition, but it is well-worth the effort.  A big part of keeping a building in good condition is keeping its roof in good condition.  The roof protects the interior from a vast array of harmful materials and weather conditions.  You do not need to be a roof expert to take care of your roof either.  The best way to protect your roof from harm is to have roof repair professionals inspect it on a regular basis.  Even if you go up on your roof frequently, you should still have the inspections done regularly.  Roofers know what to look for, so they will be able to identify problems that you may not be able to identify.  There are all different kinds of materials that roofs can be comprised of, and not all roofers deal with all kinds of roofs.  That is why it is best to hire the right roofers for the right kind of roof.  You cannot hire residential roofers to repair a commercial roof.  This is because residential roofs are typically made of wooden support beams and asphalt shingles.  Commercial roofs typically have metal support beams and different kinds of roof coverings.  Some commercial roofing companies also deal with residential roofing, though.  The only way to know for sure is to ask.  All roofs are different, and commercial roofs tend to be more diverse than residential ones.  The different styles of roof seen around the world and across the country often reflect the weather conditions common to those regions.  Regions that experience heavy rainfall or snowfall typically have sloped roofs.  This is because the slope enables the snow and rain to fall off the roof more easily.  A big, flat roof with a poor gutter system allows rain to accumulate in large quantities on your roof.  This can be very bad and can even make your roof sag due to the weight and moisture.  That is why flat roofs are typically found in arid regions.  If they are found in temperate regions, they should have a very good gutter system.  In general, commercial buildings are likely to have flatter roofs than houses.  Many large commercial buildings in any region have flat roofs.  This is fine as long as the gutters are functional.  Significant problems can occur if the gutters are damaged or become clogged.  Without a way to drain the water off of the roof, it can collect until the pressure causes leaks to form in your roof.  If you own a commercial building, it is of the utmost importance to get your roof inspected regularly by commercial roofers.

Hire a roofing contractor with a proven track record

I buy and sell homes and something that I often have to repair on homes is the roof. In my experience in repairing or replacing roofs I have learned that there is nothing more important than hiring a good roofing contractor to do the jobs for you. What makes a good roofing contractor? In my opinion, experience. The more experience a roofing contractor has, the better they will do a job for you. There are just certain things with roofing that cannot be taught overnight so be weary of any company that has not been a round for a long time.

I have been working exclusively with JK roofing now for over 15 years in my real estate ventures. They have been in business for almost 30 years and there is nothing they have not seen or done in the roofing industry. I consider them to be quite the innovative roofing company because they offer the best customer service and some very interesting new products that other companies do not have. They have something they call Decra stone which is a coated steel product.

This product is very appealing to me because it can be made to look like wood shake, asphalt or even terra-cotta tiles. The steel is much more weather resistant and can be fastened to the roof more securely so you do not have to worry about losing as many tiles during bad weather.

However no matter how many new products and amazing things they have in their showroom, the strength of JK Roofing will always lie in its customer service. They truly care about you and your project and they want you to be happy every step of the way. This was never more evident when the salesman came to our house and showed us some samples of what the tile and the new steel tile material looked and felt like. He had forgotten one of the colors that we were interested in and he made the effort to drive all the way back to the office to get it. We told him he didn’t have to but he insisted because he wanted us to be confident in our purchase. You just don’t see that kind of customer service much these days anymore. To me, I feel compelled to be loyal to a company that treats me with respect. I am sure I am not alone in the fact that I don’t know much about roofing. Therefore, I have many questions and it is always appreciated when someone answers them without any attitude or seeming like they are being put off.

At the end of the day the roof that JK roofing installed for us is simply marvelous. Our home has never looked better and best of all it was done hasslefree buy some real experts in their field. We are constantly being complimented on how nice our house looks after the new roof was installed. JK Roofing, the bets roofers you can find anywhere! Give them a call today and they’ll surely impress you with their selection and service.

Replacing Your Roofing Every Few Years is a Good Idea.

roofingToo often, homeowners do not take care of the necessary roof maintenance.  This can cause your roof to deteriorate, but it can also cause problems in other areas of your home. As the roof is one of the main barriers protecting your home from harm, when it is damaged, the rest of your home is exposed to more damage.  There are a few smart things you can do to keep your roof and your home in good condition.  Replacing your roofing every few years is one good idea.  It is not a particularly expensive procedure, and it can be greatly beneficial.  Even a waterproof, well-installed roof can deteriorate over the year.  That is why they make roofing relatively simple to replace in a matter of a couple days.  By keeping up with this bit of maintenance, you are taking a big step towards protecting the rest of your home from water damage.  Depending on what type of climate you live in, your roof may be exposed to different kinds of hazardous weather.  If you live in a temperate climate, you are lucky enough to have to deal with different bad weather every season.  In the summer, there are thunderstorms and hailstorms.  Hailstorms are probably the worst.  They can destroy a brand new roof, in some cases.  That is why many people get their roofs inspected after serious hailstorms.  Getting an inspection after a major storm is smart.  That way, if your roof has been damaged, you will know about it right away and be able to fix it.  If you find out about the damage immediately, it will probably be much easier to repair than it would be if you did not find out as quickly.  Most professional roofers provide these inspections for a very low fee or even for free.  Some people still do not get the inspections after every storm.  At the very least, you should get an inspection once a year, ideally in the early fall or late summer.  That way, hail season is over, yet winter has not started.  Winter brings a new set of troubles, with regards to your roof.  If your roof is damaged from the summer hailstorms, snow and ice in the winter will cause leaks.  Even during the coldest parts of the year, the ice an snow may still melt as a result of the heat generated by your furnace.  If there is even a slight crack in your roof, this water may leak in.  If this happens, it may go on for a very long time, since snow and ice often stays for weeks on end.  That is why it is far better to get your roof inspected and, possibly, repaired before winter.  Though it is sometimes best to invest in roof repair, in many cases replacing your roofing is advisable.  One of the biggest reasons this is the case is the fact that you need to replace your roofing every few years, anyway.  It may be prudent to do it all at once.

Choosing the Color of Your Roofing

It may seem odd to think there is something more behind choosing the color of your shingles than just the ascetic appeal to it. While yes, the color will really pull together the whole look of your house, it will also help keep your house insulated! Sounds crazy right? Choosing the right color of your roofing though can actually end up saving you a lot of money!

roof repairWell if you live in a really warm climate where the weather is hot most of the year and you do not have to worry too much about the cold, then you should consider investing in a lighter colored roof. You can choose any lighter shades all the way up to white because naturally white reflects and this well help reflect the heat from your house. Thus, keeping it much cooler during the hot summer months. This would be ideal in such places like Texas. It has been shown that choosing the right roof can actually effect the temperature in your attic from twenty to forty degrees! I have to say as someone who lived upstairs in a two-story house in Texas that was poorly insulated and had a black roof, it can make a huge difference.

However if you live in a place where the winters are harsh and long and most of your energy bills go to keeping your house warm, then you should invest in dark shingles. This is because dark shingles will help absorb heat. This extra heat will keep your house that much warmer and will save you in your pocket book on a monthly bases. Another thing to consider is actually the aesthetic appeal. We live in a world where looks are everything, and for market purposes it is important that the roof matches the color of the house. You would not want to buy a green painted house with a white roof would you? You have to admit it would look a bit odd. Professional roofers can help you decide on what shade of black or simply what color to use when choosing the color of your tiles or shingles. Keep in mind that this can actually greatly affect market value.

Believe it or not, you will also want to consult with the homeowner’s association for your neighborhood next time you want to a full roof repair or roof replacement. This is because many neighborhood associations put a restriction on what colors you can choose from. Personally I would never want to live within a homeowner’s association, but sometimes it can not be helped. Another thing to consider is the fact that lighter colors tend to help make the house look bigger. While darker colors make the house look smaller. This is all an illusion on the eye of course but it is important to consider.

Overall you have to keep in mind that roofs are quite the investment but are well worth it. So choose carefully and be sure to get your roof inspected annually while the weather is warm to prevent small damages developing into devastating ones!

I Needed A Comprehensive Roofing Company

I asked for a moment as I looked over the menu, after a few seconds I ordered a number five with a coke and I was told to pull around to the first window. I stopped and paid the woman at the window and then proceeded to the next one where I waited briefly, then took off after I was given my coke and my bag of food. I drove back to the development, the model homes were the only homes that had been built yet and I needed to set my office up in one of them. I parked the car, grabbed my coke and my bag of food and got out, I walked around and opened the bag on the trunk and took my cheeseburger out, then I reached in and pulled out the napkins, the ketchup and fries. I lined three ketchup packets up and split them open in one motion between my thumbs and and index fingers, then I squeezed their contents out onto my unfolded burger wrapper. I grabbed some fries, smeared them in ketchup and stuffed them into my mouth as I looked at one of the model homes, I chewed and repeated as I scanned over the remaining three. Either today or tomorrow, I’d have to hire a roofingroofing and gutter contractor that could handle this entire development, we planned to have every lot sold within three years and there was a unified building code. Certain features needed to be made of and constructed by a specific manufacturer or supplier in order to maintain uniformed integrity standards within the building community. For some reason, my boss had already proactively jumped down my throat about hiring the right roofers for this job because there was a special kind of tile they were going to be using on the roofs of all the homes, and whoever I found to do the job was going to have to prove that they have had a lot of experience with it. I’d heard nightmares about some of these guys out there who were padding their bids by 30% to cover the costs of broken tile because they didn’t know how to do certain angles and cuts correctly. My boss had probably heard the same things or dealt with it personally so he was probably trying to help me more than anything else, I bet that he didn’t mean to spit in my face when he was yelling at me about hiring the right roofing contractor. You’d think that it’d go without saying, when dealing with a commercial or residential roofing contractor, that some kind of warranty or roof repair guarantee came with the product and installers but you had to ask. It wasn’t smart to assume anything in this business, some people were vague and ambiguous intentionally, so they could try to use it to their advantage and try to stick you with a purchase order you didn’t really agree to. I’d been in this business a long time and the swindlers came in all shapes, colors and sizes and I could spot one from a mile away.

Denver Roofing Does The Best For You

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If you find yourself looking for the best Denver roofers, you have come to the right webpage because we are here to help you determine which company you should hire for your roofing repairs.

There could be a plethora of reasons as to why you will need a roofing contractor. Whether your roof collapsed in lieu of recent storms or snow blizzards or if you have experienced significant termite damage, you need someone who will be able to assist you in the best ways possible. In order to get the best roofing contractor on your side, you will need to ensure to come up with a list of questions to ask each potential contractor.

The hiring process can seem like a long, drawn out pointless experience. However, what you may not know is that when you have planned out the questions ahead of time and have chosen top of the line contractors, you will see the difference in quality. When you hire a subpar contractor who has minimal experience or has little to no certifications, you will have a low quality repair. You can see certain imperfections that will almost require you to hire a new person to do the job the correct way.

Sit down with each person that you fully intend to hire to get the best perspective on them. Get to know them as a person. Even though you might be thinking to yourself, “This person is just a roofer,” this person has the potential to fix or ruin your home further. You need to know what type of character the person is so that you can be reassured to have the best services provided to you. Shady characters should be avoided at all costs because they might shortcut the process to save money on their end and profit more from you. Even though you are paying a high quality price, you may not be getting the same high quality work you deserve.

Even more, you need to ensure that the person you intend to hire is going to be able to handle the job. In order to know this, they must have certifications or licenses that give them the advantage over the competition. When a contractor is serious about his work, he will go the extra mile to ensure that you are getting the best services. Going to a school that will certify him or license him will reassure you that he knows what he is doing.
Although education is not always everything when it comes to your roofing in Denver, it will help make the experience more pleasurable. Along with experience within the field, you will easily be able to figure out who can and cannot do the job adequately for you.

Contact all prospective contractors and ensure that you get the definitive answer you want from the contractor before hiring them. Denver roofing contractors are in abundance, so that means there is one out there that will fit all your criteria and give you the best experience.

My friend Jack had to get some roofing help because he’s stubborn

One of the craziest things I’ve seen in the last year is my neighbor’s hot tub.  My neighbors, Mary and Jack, are great.  But they aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.  For Christmas, Mary wanted a hot tub.  So Jack decided that he would put a hot tub in the roof of their house.  It was the most ridiculous idea that I’ve heard in years.  But, it almost worked, emphasis on the almost.  Instead, Jack ended up paying thousands for roof repairs.  Jack isn’t the most handy man that I know, but he thinks that he can do anything that he sets his mind to.  That’s a good trait to find in someone, but not always.  He found a used hot tub on Craigslist and thought that he was saving money by getting on for so cheap.  The next thing he did was cut a giant hole in his roof in order to place the hot tub right above his bedroom while Mary was away visiting friends in California.  I should have told him that it was a bad idea when I say him out there with a chainsaw.  But, I thought that it was so funny that I couldn’t help but watch.  He isn’t a bad carpenter.  He built a large deck underneath the hole in his roof to sit the hot tub on.  It seemed like he built it well.  He also put in a rustic staircase through which to access the deck and the hot tub. He hired a crane to come in and drop the hot tub into the hole.  That had to be the expensive part.  I didn’t ask him how much it cost because I was embarrassed for him.  When people drove by as the crane was dropping the hot tub into the roof, several of them stopped.  One was a contractor that gave Jack his business card because he knew that Jack was going to need roofing help sooner or later.  Jack laughed at him and didn’t take his card.  He would come to regret that later.  When it was all said and done, the biggest issue was that Jack didn’t know how to seal up the roof around the hot tub.  I told him that he should have kept the contractors card.  He didn’t find it that funny.  He did end up looking on the internet in order to find professional roofers to come and seal it up for him.  The roofers thought it was pretty funny.  Although, Jack didn’t think the bill that they gave him was funny.  Eventually, Mary came back and the hot tub was finished.  She was very excited.  On Christmas Eve, they filled up the hot tub for the first time and soaked in its hot water while sipping champagne underneath the stars on a chilly night.  Unfortunately, the hot tub that Jack had bought wasn’t in very good condition.  The tub broke, which sent a ton of water down in their bed room.  I think it might have ruined their Christmas.

Learn About Homeowners Insurance And Roofing

roofingMost homeowners’ insurance will cover roofing but there are some exceptions to most policies. These include:

  • Older Homes – say you bought a home with beautiful slate roofing, but the home is about a century old. The home appraiser gave the go ahead for the sale of the home, but also recommended that a new roof will be in order soon. Maybe you purchased this home out of sentimental value or fell completely in love with the character of the home. Even so, and despite the fact that you just purchased the home, the insurance provider may not pay for the replacement just yet, because there were no warranties issued with the purchase of the home. You may have to wait out an entire cycle of ten to twenty years before the homeowners’ insurance covers anything related to roofer repairs.
  • Storm Damage – because each year there’s some susceptibility of damage from storms and winds, there may be limits to when and how much the insurance policy will cover. The fact is that if each repair were to be handled by the insurance provider, chances are bankruptcy would transpire for the company. Instead a simple solution for getting the roofing resistant to storm and hail damage would be to ask about impact resistant roofing. There are many types of roofing systems that are built to be flexible – for enduring high wind speeds during storms. In addition, hail resistant roofing is perfect for areas with a lot of hail.
  • Total Cost Coverage – consider damage that may have occurred to the roof, and the insurances stipulates that coverage is offered for this occurrence once every ten years, will they fix the whole roof or just the parts that were damaged? In many cases, the roofing company will tell homeowners that most insurance policies only cover a portion of these replacement costs. One way to handle an unexpected roofing replacement bill – if you do not currently have the savings or insurance to do so is with a home repair loan. You can visit your local bank to learn about interest rates and the terms of payment.

To cut down on the cost of insurance, research the local vicinity to find what homeowner’s insurance providers look out for when offering discounts. As an example, if you’re taking out auto insurance, the insurer will usually slash fees if there are anti-theft features and alarm systems on the car. Similarly, when there are certain materials, like hail resistant roofing in areas like Denver for instance, chances are that discounts will usually be in effect.

Homeowners can furthermore plan around manufacturer’s warranties and average life spans for roofing. You should plan for a complete replacement every twenty years or so. More common and cost-effective tiles will need to be replaced more often, such as vinyl or asphalt shingles for instance.

By conducting frequent maintenance also, homeowners can protect themselves – and their roofs from premature aging. The homeowner can possibly extend the life of the roof by up to ten to twenty years in most cases – with thorough inspections and maintenance.

The Best Times To Set An Appointment With A Roofing Contractor

roofingYou’re often told to schedule an inspection with a roofing contractor once per year. However, how can you make the most out of this time, so that seasonal changes are catered to?

Consider:

Spring – which brings a fluster of leaves and pollen on the roof. Should you call the contractor then to clean the roof and clear the gutters?

Summertime – what about the scorching heat? In most cases when driving around town you’ll see a flurry of roof repairs being conducted on neighbors’ homes. The price typically escalates and there’s less chances of you seeing a roofer the same day or week you call. On many occasions during the summertime, you’ll have to set appointments well in advance, because it may take weeks for the roofer to get to you. The early bird catches the first worm, and if your insurance or budget doesn’t allow you to schedule an inspection until summertime, be sure to call during the spring months to setup an on-time scheduling.

Fall – is also a busy season for roofers. The gutters need to be cleared in preparation for wintertime, as leaves fall and clog the gutter systems. This is also an excellent time to look for leaks as the weather cools down a bit – but not to the point of freezing temperatures.

Wintertime – is one of the slowest seasons for roofers to work on these slippery and snowy surfaces, however, you may still need an on-call roofer just in case the snow needs to be removed due to the weight and risks of it collapsing. Calling a roofer during the off-season may be furthermore more expensive, however some services or repairs can’t wait – especially when a leak has been detected. One of the other most common services performed during the wintertime is roofing insulation to keep a drafty home at bay.

The answer to the question of the best time to repair a roof or set up an inspection, all depends. The most common determining factor is the type of service being performed. To give an illustration:

Roof Replacements – are best when the temperatures are moderate, such as the end of summer or beginning of fall. This is because the roofer will need to comply with temperature requirements when installing to prevent expansion or shrinkage. The contractor may furthermore leave the material out for a day or two to allow the materials, like asphalt, slate and wooden shingles to adjust to the temperature outside.

For Roof Coatings – this will usually be applied during the beginning of summer to prevent oxidation from extreme heat.

The top recommendations for homeowners is to consult with the roofer to determine the best schedules based on cycles of repair and services. The roofer will have an estimated timeline regarding when certain repairs will be needed, and as such make accurate recommendations. For quick cleanups, a garden hose can be used to wash down debris and bird droppings. You can also use a heavy spray in the gutters, but be careful against slip and fall accidents.

The Flood Caused A Need For Roof Repair

Times were changing and so was the weather. I’ve lived here my whole life and have never really seen the kinds of weather patterns that have begun to develop here in the last decade. We got more rain this year than we ever have before, there seemed to be flash flood warnings all summer long, luckily my house was located on top of a mesa. A bunch of houses washed away when the river overflowed into the valley and millions or dollars of damage was caused. It definitely made me think that I needed to get flood insurance, if it happened again, I could see the entire base of this mesa eroding away and getting washed away with everything else. Surviving would be the immediate concern but knowing that insurance was going to handle it if I ever lost this house was a comforting feeling. Hail was the main culprit this year though, in terms of the damage caused to my house. I had to replace two windows and it looked like the roof needed repair as well, I didn’t know what, if anything my home insurance would cover so I was going to need to talk to the roofer about that.roof repair

I was watching the news while clipping my toe nails this afternoon and saw that the recent storms and the damage they caused had officially been declared a national disaster, thus the areas affected were going to be receiving federal relief funding. This was a good thing because most of the people affected, didn’t have flood insurance and a lot of people completely lost their houses. The death toll had risen to 5 and there were still people missing, some flash floods came so fast that people just got swept up and washed away, it was so sad. I had to deal with these thoughts and still manage to get through my day, I was  bothered that I needed my roof repaired but was grateful that I still had a roof, others weren’t so lucky.

I hadn’t got out of the house much since the storm so I decided to get the leash and get the dog out for a walk. It was a nice day, the sun was shining and the air was clear. I walked down my long, private driveway and opened the security gate, I then proceeded to walk down the street. It wasn’t long before I got to the bottom of the mesa and was shocked to see the extensive damage that the flood had caused inside my own neighborhood. At the very least, every one of these homes had water damage, it looked like some were shifted from their own foundations. There were plumbing, carpet cleaning, utility and roofing trucks everywhere with employees and home-owners alike scrambling around franticly. The storm had passed but it definitely left a world of hurt behind in it’s wake. It’s times like these that’s it’s easy to feel fortunate but I needed to remind myself that I needed to recognize how fortunate I was everyday, not just after a disaster like this.

Where To Buy Roofing Contractor Tools And Guides

Denver roofingRoofing contractors who are seeking avenues to purchase tools and also building guides can do so through one of the following means:

Online – is one of the fastest places to conduct research on prices and availabilities. Sites like Amazon and eBay are popular sources for getting quality products at low prices. You can also order directly from industry sites in the roofing industry. In addition, there are sites that allow roofers and other construction experts to purchase products secondhand, and based on the grade of the condition. Some examples of sites to check include Craigslist or Liquidation.

Home Improvements – popular home improvement sites are a central line for those who work in the roofing industry. There, customers including independent homeowners, are able to get materials like asphalt, shingle, slate, metal and wood roofing. The choices are widespread, and it helps to see the physical product in store also.

Roofing Companies – in the local area may be seen as competitors to independent roofing contractors, but nevertheless, these companies have many networks in the industry that allow them to trim the cost to the consumer. There’s usually no middle man involved from the manufacturing step to laying products on the shelf, as many have expanded to create these products on their own. Included are recycled roofing materials that are offered at a much lower rate than buying brand new. These can come in a range of materials and are of supreme quality. Most roofing materials including shingles will last approximated ten to twenty five years.

Catalogues – seem antiquated, but subscribing to a credible industry magazine helps many a Denver roofer score discounts that are not available elsewhere. In addition, catalogues will usually include up to date industry knowledge to help improve your craft.

Some of the most popular roofing tools include:

A power nailer – which gets the job done ten times faster than hammering single nails in each shingle by hand. Roofers also exert less energy when using power tools. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration however recommends that roofers remain as alert as possible when handling these tools to prevent injury.

A ladder – is one of the basic roofing tools needed to actually reach the working surface, and return to the ground. Roofers should check each rung periodically, especially if the ladder is a few years old.

Safety Gear – including goggles, guardrails and harnesses are essential to every professional roofer’s kit. These prevent injuries that are not only costly, but ones that can be life changing too. A harness for instance helps to break a fall from a high surface. Most are already aware that such falls can result in death, brain injuries, paralysis and other serious conditions. It’s therefore in the best interest of roofers to invest in safety gear.

For roofers who are just starting out, investing in basic tools of the trade can get their feet in the door, and the tool kit can be filled up gradually. Other non-tangible tools that are needed include licenses, registration documents and insurance.

You Should Have Commercial Roofers Look Over Your Roof Every Year.

commercial roofersMaintaining a residential or commercial building is a lot of work.  If you want the building to last, without needing major repairs, you need to keep up with all the minor maintenance along the way.  If you repair everything as soon as you notice the slightest bit of damage, you will save yourself money and reduce your stress levels in the long run.  Some parts of your house or building are not visible to you on a daily basis.  Your roof, for example, is not something that you can observe closely on a daily basis.  That is why you should have commercial roofers look over your roof every year.  They will actually go up on your roof and look around for any signs of damage.  It is smart to request this service every year, since a lot of bad things can happen to a roof over the course of a year.  If you live in an area that experiences frequent hail storms, you should be aware of the risks.  Hail can dent cars and windshields, and it is no friendlier to roofs.  Even a brand new roof can be severely damaged after just one significant hail storm.  In many cases, roofs need to be replaced entirely after a severe hail season.  The benefits of roof inspections are great.  They can reveal even the most initial stages of deterioration, so you can repair your roof before significant damage occurs.  Regardless of whether you own a home or a commercial building, roof inspections can save you a lot of stress and money.  Residential roofing and commercial roofing are a little bit different, but some companies can handle both commercial and residential roofing work.  Different materials and equipment are required for commercial roofing than for residential roofing.  In general, replacing a residential roof takes less time than replacing a commercial roof, since houses generally have smaller roofs than businesses.  The style of roof is often different, as well.  There is a little bit more diversity among commercial roofs than residential roofs.  Residential roofs are all fairly similar, whereas there is a great deal of variety among commercial roofs.  Some commercial roofs are flat, while others have a slope, like residential roofs.  Flat commercial roofs need to have a very good system of gutters.  If not, water will collect on the roof with nowhere to go.  These conditions often lead to leaks.  Leaks are a common problem for both residential roofs and commercial roofs.  There are a variety of different factors that can lead to a leak.  A leak will form if even one small portion of the roof is not completely waterproof.  Any small crack or hole in the roofing material will allow water to seep in.  This can deteriorate a roof incredibly quickly.  Unfortunately, unless you know what to look for and walk around on your roof regularly, you will not know you have a leak until it has gotten fairly bad.  Getting the necessary inspections done by a qualified roof repair company will alert you to any leaks much earlier.

A Great Roofing Company For Your Roofing Needs Is In Denver

Denver roofingIf you are in need of a great roofing contractor or a group of great roofing contractors in Denver, Colorado then look no further than J&K Roofing in Denver, Colorado. This a company that has been doing roofing contracting work since 1984 and they only hire the most professional and responsible contractors and employees who know just about everything there is to know when it comes to roofing, especially roofing in the city of Denver in the state of Colorado. One of the many things that makes this roofing company special and unique and stand out from the other roofing companies in the city and in the state is that they are committed and dedicated to working with all of their customers and clients and are widely recognized for all of their great work and excellent customer service. This is a roofing company that is not only dedicated to making sure that they are designing and building excellent roofs for commercial and residential buildings but that they are also providing outstanding customer service to everyone who comes to them with their roofing project. This company knows how to handle and work with customers and they want to make sure that you know this and can count on them and trust them when it comes to your roofing project, no matter how big or small it may be. This is a roofing company that is dedicated to you and want you to be satisfied with your project. You can depend on J&K for all of your Denver roofing needs.

If Your Roof May Have Experienced Hail Damage, You Should Probably Have Some Denver Roofers Inspect It For You.

Denver roofersDenver is a growing city, and there are a lot of new homeowners living there.  If you are a new homeowner, there are so many things that you have to maintain and inspect.  Being negligent can end up costing you a lot of money.  One of the most important things to remember to pay close attention to is your roof.  If your roof may have experienced hail damage or other kinds of damage, you should probably have some professional roofers inspect it for you.  They will be able to determine what repairs, if any, are needed.  If you do not need repairs, then you can relax for now, knowing that your roof is not damaged.  On the other hand, if they do find some damage, you will have the advantage of being able to repair it before your roof begins to leak.  If your roof is leaking, you should not panic, of course.  You should get ahold of some roofing contractors right away, though.  You will be much better off if you deal with the leak as soon as possible.  Water can wreak havoc among furniture, electrical equipment, and upholstery.  Getting your leak fixed saves you a lot of hassle in the long run.  The best time to hire roofers is before winter starts, since roof repair in Denver is difficult in the winter.  Call a local roofing company as soon as possible if you think you have a leak in your roof, hail damage, or an other roofing problems.