Roofing Services in Commerce City, CO

The Roof Dr. has performed hundreds of commercial and residential re-roofing jobs throughout Commerce City, Adams County, New Commerce City, Henderson and more. After the 2009 Hail Storm we helped many clients with rush and emergency storm damage, hail and water cleanup. Contact us for Commerce City roofing services today.

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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By Ken Medina - April 9, 2017

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Commerce City Roof Repair and Maintenance for Your Commercial Building

November 13, 2015

Since commercial buildings are subject to the same natural hazards and weather conditions as residential buildings, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your commercial building’s roof, as it’s the first line of defense in protecting the physical business from the elements. The following signs—both indoors and out—indicate that you may have a leak or other roof concern, and signals the Importance of Commercial Roof Cover Maintenance and Repair:
  • Water stains on a ceiling – indicates a water leak caused by a crack or hole in the roof
  • Unexplained mold or odors inside – sign of a roof leak resulting in water penetration
  • Standing water—or ponding—on the roof – can lead to premature aging or deterioration of the cover, which can cause rusting, rotting, leaks, issues with insulation, as well as weakening of the roof deck due to the extra weight from the water
  • Bubbles – indicates trapped moisture and can lead to leaks and a reduction in the effectiveness of withstanding wind
  • Gaps in the flashing or roof cover perimeter – can lead to roof cover failure during high wind, as well as water intrusion and mold
  • Tears in the roof cover, along with worn or cracking seams – allows water to enter below the cover
  • Loose lightning protection system, along with disconnected cables or aerials – can lead to tears or punctures in the roof cover and cease to provide the intended protection
  • Skylights that are not well-sealed, or cracked domed panels – can lead to leaks and allow rain or debris to enter the building
Through regular preventative maintenance and care, you’ll be able to keep your commercial building’s roof in good working order. Plan to schedule an inspection every six months—ideal times are in the fall and the spring—to ensure that you’re not accidentally sidetracked from the important task of maintaining your commercial building’s roof. Keep in mind the following tips as you or your Commerce City roofing specialists inspect the roof:
  • Inspect your roof after every major storm—whether involving high wind, hail, or heavy rain—as repeated storms can weaken the roof.
  • Look for signs of previous leaks or other problems to make sure repairs are intact.
  • Remove loose objects and accumulated debris, as a clean roof inhibits moisture from collecting and causing problems down the road.
  • Keep trees trimmed, and check the gutters and downspouts for leaves, twigs, and other debris to ensure proper drainage.
  • Inspect rooftop vents and equipment to make sure they are well-sealed.
  • After a hail storm, have your roof inspected even if you’re not sure any damage resulted from the hail.
The Roof Dr. specializes in quality residential and commercial roofing services. With over 43 years in the business, their roofing professionals can properly inspect, repair, or replace your Commerce City commercial building’s roof. 

Storm Damage to Northeast Denver Roofs

Storms can wreak havoc on your roofing in Denver – especially if it hasn’t been properly maintained. Many times, roofers in Denver take advantage of your predicament, but not with the Roof Dr. We understand that your home is your biggest investment and has more to it than just monetary value. We want to help you solve problems and take care of your home the way you would yourself. Call us for a free estimate if you have experienced something similar to one of our past clients – like Mitchell B.:

"I have a ranch house in the Parkfield section of northeast Denver that had been pelted by hail on May 21, 2014. My insurance adjuster assessed the damage and determined that a new roof would be approved. I chose Roof Dr. as my contractor. The sales rep showed me the options available, and I chose a roof with impact resistant Class 4 - Duration Storm shingles (lifetime warranty) with titanium felt underlayment and an additional ice shield. Those items were delivered and placed on the roof two days in advance of the installation - one hour delivery time. A dumpster to receive old roof debris and a crew of seven arrived at 7:30 am. July 3, 2014. The work was completed including the installation of a ridge vent and cleanup of the property and the gutters, and the dumpster was hauled away by 12:30 pm. The work was well done."
-Mitchell B.

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