Roofing Services in Boulder, CO

The Roof Dr. has performed many commercial and residential re-roofs, siding installation, gutters, paint and more throughout Boulder, Boulder County, Broomfield, Lafayette, Spanish Hills, Louisville and more. High wind, storm and hail damage, we re-roof for all types of situations in Boulder.

The Roof Dr. Builds both Residential & Commercial Roofs, know 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 and general contractors.

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.

3 Sources of Boulder Roofing Leaks - Understanding Flashing

While most people aren’t aware of the many different components that make up your roof, it is important to know the different parts, their function, and what you can do to keep them maintained. One Boulder roofing material that is of great importance but can be at times ignored is flashing. Usually made of a rubber, plastic, or metal, flashing protects your home from unwanted water and the damage that comes with it by surrounding the joints on your roof. With advancements in setup and technology, many older houses tend to have issues with poorly installed flashing years ago. It is important to know the areas to look for issues and address them immediately to prevent damage. Look for flashing problems in these three most common areas:

Skylights: Due to the nature of a skylight, the problems that can come along with it are typical. Most of the time, the problems are due to lack of knowledge of the installation, causing spacing and openings to create opportunities for water to infiltrate your home. If the flashing has cracked or separated, it will need to be replaced. It is difficult to find the source of the issue when not experiencing heavy weather, so have a professional inspect the area thoroughly.

Valleys: Panels of roof meet and come together in an area called a roof valley. Leaks can happen in these areas particularly because of the amount of wear and tear they experience, despite the use of flashing. When the materials on the surface of the roof become worn, it can affect the flashing as well. Any replacement in this scenario is more extensive and requires an expert.

Chimneys: Many times the issue with leakage near chimneys happens to be due to the caulk being worn or cracked. When this is the cause, it is a simple solution to re-caulk the area. However, if the flashing in this instance is cracked or damage, it can lead to much more extensive damage. Leaks from chimneys tends to be the most troublesome and difficult as it can cause additional damage like mold, warping, or stains. This area would require a thorough inspection by roofing professionals to determine the correct course of action to solve the issue.

If your home is more than 20 years old and you aren’t sure when the roof was last inspected or maintained, it is important to assess the situation before any major damage begins. If you could catch a problem before it occurred, you could save yourself a great deal of money and stress. Typically, metal flashing does last as long as a roof – somewhere around 20 years. Be sure to keep up with regular inspections to ensure rusting or other issues are not occurring as well. Be sure to call The Roof Dr. to assess your situation and make sure you are prepared for the next season! 

Roof Repair in Boulder - Understanding the Different Types of Shingles

Replacing Roofing Shingles

Roofing companies in Boulder specialize in replacing and repairing shingles located on the rooftops of commercial or residential structures. Most homeowners rarely look at their roofs and have no idea what the shingling material is composed of, but there are numerous varieties. When making a repair to shingles, the same type of material in a matching color is used to maintain the appearance of a building. However, when it is time to replace a rooftop, homeowners can opt to change to a different shingle material or color while at the same time upgrading to energy efficient shingles. 

Slate and Wood

Your local roofers can explain the different types of roofing shingles to help with making a replacement decision. Slate shingles are made from sedimentary rock that remains a dark gray color to provide a natural appearance that many individuals enjoy. This material is fire-resistant and is appropriate for harsh winter weather conditions. Shingles made of wood also offer a natural appearance for a building but require specialized treatment to make it water-resistant and fireproof. It is easy to paint wood shingles an assortment of colors or cut the materials into interesting shapes.

Energy Efficient Materials

Roofing installation experts can also use asphalt shingle materials that are popular in this area because of its low price. Asphalt shingles are made of organic or fiberglass materials that are durable during heavy rainstorms. Asphalt shingles can also reflect sunlight, making the material appropriate where there are diverse climates. When selecting roofing material, experts must consider the slope of a roof along with other architectural elements such as pinnacles or gables. Due to Colorado’s cold winters and hot summers, customers wanting a new roof for a building must consider choosing energy efficient materials that are long-lasting.