Roofing Services in Arvada, CO

The Roof Dr. has performed hundreds of re-roofs, gutters, paint, and siding jobs throughout Arvada, including Jefferson County & unincorporated areas of Jefferson County, Standley Lake, Pomona, Old Town, after many huge hail and wind storms. We are fortunate to have so many friends and family members here in Arvada! I am sure you are all tired of the door knockers, so please call us! We are proud to be Colorado natives, and we take pride in building Colorado, one roof at a time.

The Roof Dr. builds both residential and commercial roofs, no job to big or too small. We take pride in the fact that we can roof or re-roof any and all projects of any size, and any composition… The Roof Dr. also has a long lasting relationship with many vendors, supply companies, insurance companies, general contractors etc.

  • Platinum installers with Owens Corning
  • Master Elite installers with GAF
  • Master Shingle Applicator with Certainteed
  • Master Installer with Malarkey

Shingle Types Include

Oak Ridge, Duration, Storm Impact Resistant IR, Woodmoor, Woodcrest, Berkshire, Premium Cool Shingles, Grand Canyon, Natural Shadow, Timberline, ArmorShield II 2 ll,  Landmark, Grand Sequoia, Camelot, Woodland, Monaco, Presidential, IR, TL, Class 3, Class 4 IR Impact resistant shingle, shingles, Patriot, Symphony, Grand Manor, Carriage House, Solaris, Shake, Wood Shake, Tile, Clay, Concrete, Wood Shake look alike, devinci Roofs, Fancy Shake, Bellaforte Slate, Gallery, Multi Width Slate, Single Width Slate, Bellaforte Shake

 

Common Roof Fixes to be Aware


September 12, 2018

Over the lifespan of a roof, inevitably you will need to fix some component or portion of the structure. Weather, water, and other elements can wear down crucial parts of your roof, creating the need for a certain level of repair. Although roofs are designed to last as long as possible, especially if they are installed by professional roofing contractors in Denver, no roof is indestructible. Whether you have a commercial or residential roof, here are some of the common fixes to be aware of.

Missing Gutter Aprons

A gutter apron is the part of your roof that is specifically designed to direct water into the gutter system. If your roof is missing a gutter apron, it can present a number or issues which will need to be addressed over time. Because water isn’t being efficiently directed into the gutter system, it is likely that some of it will make its way underneath the shingles and will wick behind the gutter. Over time, the fascia, roof sheathing, and soffits will rot, creating a much bigger problem on your hands.

If your current roof doesn’t have a gutter apron, the best time to have one installed is when you are having new shingles installed, as it will allow a roofing contractor easy access to install the apron. However, if your roof is in optimal condition other than having a missing gutter apron system, you are able to slip a gutter apron under the existing shingles. With a small amount of roofing cement, you will be able to glue it to the shingles in order to hold it in place. However, you will have to remove the brackets to the gutters and then refasten them once the apron is situated.

Roof Cement Instead of Proper Flashing Work

Often times, sloppy roofing jobs will forgo installing proper flashings and will instead place roof cement onto the portions of the shingles where they meet other surfaces, including walls and chimneys. Flashings are meant to prevent water from seeping into the interior of your structure, and completing the necessary work to have functional flashings installed can take a degree of knowledge and craftsmanship that some inexperienced Denver roofing contractors lack.

Roofing cement will work for a period of time, but eventually will crack and create leaks, causing a need to continually fix the issue over the lifespan of your roof. While you can certainly continue to re-apply the roofing cement yourself, it is certainly an undesirable situation to have to deal with. Avoid having this unfortunate situation occur by hiring knowledgeable and experienced roofing contractors who will be able to install your roof flashings properly the first time.

Hail Damage to Your Shingles

In Colorado, hail damage to roofs is about as common as a clear, sunny day. As we’ve seen the last few years, hail damage can truly create havoc to your roof and can leave it in utter disrepair. Recent hail storms in 2017 and 2018 have shown the power of mother nature to create a massive amount of damage, requiring large repair costs and creating a serious headache for businesses. Even smaller-sized hail can cause significant damage to the surface of your roof, eventually requiring repairs. While a major hail storm can certainly cause major damage to your roofing shingles, the more likely scenario is that the hail will simply knock granules off the surface of your shingle. At first, this isn’t that bad of an issue, as the shingle itself isn’t damaged enough to warrant a total replacement or repair.

However, over time the UV rays from the sun will begin to damage and eventually destroy it. Roofing shingles contain a protective layer of granules on the surface of the shingle, which a smaller hail storm can certainly puncture. Over time, more granules will eventually fall off as there will no longer be a protective granule layer over the shingle. If you believe your home has recently experienced a hail storm, it is a wise idea to have a professional roofing contractor come out to your property to assess your roof for any potential damage. As with any issue, the sooner you are able to address it the better.

Improperly Installed Chimney Flashing

A chimney flashing is installed on the surface of your roof to prevent water from seeping into your chimney, eventually making its way down into your attic and causing issues such as mold and other forms of water damage. It is crucial to have chimney flashings that are installed properly to avoid this unfortunate scenario, as a correct chimney flashing setup will eliminate any of these unnecessary headaches. Although the best scenario is to always have your chimney flashings installed correctly, this is not always the case, especially if you hire the wrong roofing contractor.

A correct chimney flashing will include the presence of both a step flashing, which runs along the side of a chimney, as well as counterflashing, which fit into grooves in the chimney to cover up the step flashing. Improper chimney flashing installations can often exclude the presence of counterflashings or will have an overall shoddy setup which is bound to allow water to find its way into your attic, especially after an intense Colorado thunderstorm. Inspect to see if your chimney flashing installation is faulty by looking inside of the chimney for any signs of water.

If you are in need of roofing services for your home or office, avoid doing it yourself and hire professional and competent contractors to get the job done. In this area, The Roof Dr. has you covered. We offer both residential and commercial roofing options for whatever your situation may be. We are a Colorado owned and operated business, and have been building roofs in the Denver metro area since 1971. Our team of qualified and experienced professionals are there to ensure the job is done as efficiently and affordably as possible. If you are need of a roofing repair or replacement, or you simply have questions about our services, contact us today!

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Sherry Ross

New Wood Moore designer roof by The Roof DR & Owens Corning

By Ken Medina - April 9, 2017

 Sherry Ross, 

New Wood Moore Owens Corning designer shingles, synthetic felt, ridge vents, color-coded drip edge, step flashing  and all other metals. Loveland Colorado. You have a beautiful home and thank you for allowing us The Roof DR. To help you through the process of dealing with your insurance company.

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs in Arvada


Installing a new roof with strong and superior shingles can substantially improve the appearance and value of your home. However, you often must first determine which type of shingles to utilize when designing your new roof. Many people are choosing metal roofing shingles because of the many benefits that accompany the material. If you want to install or upgrade your ideal roof, you should learn about the pros and cons of the metal roofs that top Arvada roofing companies provide.

Pros


Durability

A significant advantage of metal roofs is that the shingles are very durable. This is especially important in Colorado, as the roofs tend to get bombarded with heavy snow falls during the winter and then pummeled with intense hailstorms during the summer. Whereas regular asphalt shingles are susceptible to incur damages from inclement weather conditions, metal can withstand powerful storms without experiencing any problems. For instance, the metal shingles can hold heavy loads of snow, withstand powerful gusts of wind, and endure severe hail stones without the shingles becoming cracked, torn, or dislodged. As a result, metal roofs feature a superior longevity in which the metal shingles can last longer than most other types of shingles.  

Versatility


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Arvada roofing companies can also provide you with a plethora of options when selecting your new roof. You can choose from a diverse range of different styles, designs, patterns, and colors when designing your roof. The versatile options should allow you to easily find a metal shingle style that is most conducive for your roof and appealing to your aesthetic preferences. The adaptability of the metal roofs is also beneficial, for you should be able to find a type of metal shingle that matches the other features of your home and that compliments the surroundings of your neighborhood.

Cons


Noise

A disadvantage of Arvada metal roofs is that the material can emit relatively loud noises during storms. Whereas asphalt or tile shingles can generally absorb and muffle the sound of rain drops, the texture of the metal roofs tends to reverberate and echo the sounds. For instance, during rain or hail storms the roofs might emit loud ringing, prattling, and dinging noises. However, you can muffle the noise by having your roofing experts apply certain products that can better absorb the sounds, such as insulation materials, structural barriers, and solid plywood sheathing.   


Affordability


Having premier Arvada roofing companies install metal roofs is also slightly more expensive than other materials. Many factors cause the relatively higher costs of metal roofs.  The metal materials are generally more rare and expensive to accumulate, the manufacturing process to cut the metal into stylized shingles is more difficult, and the installation can take more time to complete. As a result, the material and labor costs usually require you to pay slightly more money for metal roofs than for traditional asphalt roofs. However, the purchase can be cost-effective and save you money in the long run because the material can increase the value of your home and remain intact for an extensive period of time without needing to be repaired or replaced.  


Contact The Roof Dr. to handle any of your roofing needs. Our expert staff has over 40 years of experience and has acquired a prestigious reputation for providing superior roofing services throughout the Arvada area. We can provide comprehensive services for residential or commercial roofs, we have access to the best sheet metal available, and we can install or upgrade your roof to enhance the beautiful appearance and lavish atmosphere of your home.
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Managing Mold Formation in Your Arvada Roofing Materials


Arvada has experienced a hot and humid span of summer this year with all the afternoon rain storms in the early summer months. Unfortunately, this is a prime environment for mold to grow – especially in hard to examine areas within and below your Arvada roofing materials.

Mold spores love to grow on materials that contain cellulose such as paper, drywall, and wood.

Mold is a problem that if not taken care of right away, can cause major damage. As soon as you notice a leak in your roof, call for a professional roofer to inspect the area and provide an estimate right away. Moisture from a leaky roof can find its way down deep into the interior of your home. The mold can attack the fibers of the wood structure and weaken them with rot as it progresses.

To prevent mold, always repair leaks as soon as possible and keep your home well ventilated.  No one wants to face a premature roof replacement, so as soon as you see a leak, contact The Roof Dr. to ensure that your home and family don’t become victims of black mold. It’s also important to remember that most home owners insurance doesn’t cover the cost of mold damage, so it’s imperative to keep up with routine Arvada roofing inspections. 
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Spring or Summer Replacements or Repairs to a Building’s Roof


Why it is Important to Hire Licensed Building Contractors
Roofing companies in Denver are in high demand as the weather warms during late spring and early summer. While many homeowners have avoided calling The Roof Dr. during cold weather, now they are noticing problems that need repair to prepare for next year’s icy snowstorms or repair the recent freeze. Many Arvada homeowners are unaware how complex roofs are with different designs to create an attractive appearance while keeping rain and snow from entering a building. To ensure roofs are remodeled and repaired correctly, it is imperative to hire quality roofing contractors.
A Functional and Beautiful Roof Increases a Property’s Value
Roofing repair experts in Arvada can help customers select materials that make a home or business look good to increase its value on the market. While many of our customers never think that they will sell a property, the reality is that roofs are designed to last approximately 20 years unless a disaster such as a fire occurs. That means that the customers contacting The Roof Dr. may make some life changes that require putting a property on the real estate market and should take measures to ensure roof stability, because buyers definitely want a beautiful and functional rooftop.
Improve the Energy Efficiency of a Building with a New Roof
The roofers Denver residents trust work for The Roof Dr., providing excellent customer service that includes sticking to a planned schedule and cleaning the worksite. There are huge improvements in roofing materials that include better insulation for every season to keep a building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Many manufacturers are creating shingles and roofing surface materials in attractive colors designed to improve the appearance of the exterior of buildings. 
Contact the experts at The Roof Dr. and get an estimate for your repairs today!
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