Roofing Services in Denver, CO

The Roof Dr. has performed hundreds of re-roofs, gutters, paint, and siding jobs throughout Denver. Including unincorporated areas of Denver in Arapahoe, Jefferson County and Adams County! We are experts in the Cap Hill, Congress Park, Wash Park, and all of Denver! Be careful as most of these older homes have spaced decks, or planks, decking and re-decking is a must per ICC, IBC, Denver Code, and Manufacture Installation Instructions! Beware the insurance adjuster who does not understand or know about decking, as well as contractors that don’t fight for you! I am sure you are all tired of the door knockers, so please call us! Thanks! We are proud to be Colorado Natives, and we take pride in Building Colorado 1 Roof at a time. 

Denver Roofing Professionals: Fall Cleaning Checklist for Your Roof and Gutters


January 17, 2018

You’ve know that you should be utilizing a spring cleaning checklist for your roof and gutters, but you shouldn’t skip out on a fall cleaning checklist either! Fall brings about noticeable change throughout the Denver area, including the beautiful colors of the landscape and some seasonal temperature changes. It’s essential to do a fall check up on your roof and your gutters to make sure your home’s first line of defense doesn’t have any previous summer damages and is ready for old man winter.

A fall cleaning check up to your roof is one of the most important chores before the winter season. Your roof is a huge investment; let the Denver roofing professionals help you ensure it’s in tip top shape!

To The Roof!

Fall is one of the best times to get up on your roof, and for good reason. The weather and temperature are perfect as it’s not too hot, nor is there any ice on the roof that you’d have to worry about. The summer sun is often too strong and becomes dangerous, so it’s best to stick to the cool, fall temperature.

When you’ve made it safely onto your rooftop, inspect your roof for trouble spots and any noticeable wear and tear or damage. Be on the lookout for bubbles, cracks, missing patches, missing shingles, splits, and any noticeable damage. The roof’s membrane is crucial, so check for any deformity in any of its layers. Go around and inspect the seals around vents, chimneys, skylights, fans, vents, or any other opening in the roof. You want those seals to be tight and show no signs of weak spots.

Grab a broom or have a friend hand you one when you’re on the roof so you can sweep away debris that has gotten trapped on the roof, such as leaves, sticks, dirt, pebbles, from previous storms or wind.

To The Gutters!

A clean, clog-free gutter is essential for proper drainage. Grab a ladder and go around your entire roof’s gutters and clean them. Remove all debris that you can find as they can clog up your gutter and mess up their functionality. A clogged gutter can lead up to water build-up which in turn increases the threat of a possible roof collapse. That’s something we definitely don’t want, so clean those gutters!

Safety Is Key

If you don’t feel comfortable getting up on your roof and doing your own inspection, you can certainly ask a trusted roof contractor to come on over and do the check-up for you. For example, here at The Roof Dr., we’d be more than happy to come and help you assess your roof before the winter season settles in. Remember, roofing and gutters aren’t the only thing to do some fall maintenance on. Read up on your fall home maintenance checklist.

If you want an expert to perform a thorough inspection for you, schedule an inspection with a Denver roofing specialist today! When you spot damage, be sure to call us at 720-606-ROOF so we can properly fix your roof and keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the fall AND winter season!
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Denver Roofing Professionals: Hazards Of Working On A Roof In Winter


January 3, 2018

We’ve had snow, freezing temperatures, and blistering winds - we are in the midst of winter. As a homeowner or a professional in the roofing industry, working on your roof in the winter can be extremely dangerous. In the Denver area, we experience just about everything: snow, ice, and blustery winds which basically means approach your roof with caution. Learn more about winter roof preparation and when to contact the professionals. Keep reading for the hazards of working on a roof in the winter!

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

This one is pretty obvious, but snow on a roof is definitely hazardous. Snow not only covers your roof, making it impossible to work on the bare roof, but it also disguises other potential hazards including snow and ice. Now, one thing you also need to think about when you see snow on your roof is snow load. After a blizzard or snowstorm, a large amount of snow piles up on your roof which can be extremely heavy. If you were to take the trek up to your roof, or have a professional do it, combining their weight and equipment along with the weight of the amassed snow will spell a collapse in your roof. In the winter. Which, no one wants, ever. If you do need to go up to your roof after a snowstorm, be sure you know your roof’s capacity first!

Invisible Hazards

While some hazards are more visible, other dangers can be hidden. You know that your rooftop should be all cleared off before you even attempt to go up on it, but sometimes people skip that part. Your roof is especially prone to ice build up, on any part of the surface. Do you want to climb up a tall ladder only to not be able to get off or back on due to ice? Invisible ice leads to the possibility of workers or you yourself slipping and hurting themselves, or worse, falling off the roof. If you must go up there and there is a possibility of ice, think about installing an elevated walkway with traction so you can safely walk across.

Wind

All houses and roofs are used to run of the mill, normal winds. But, combine those with ice, falling snow, or freezing rain, and you have yourself a hazardous condition. If you’re up on the roof and happen to get caught on a icy patch and a gust of wind rolls through, you could very easily go flying. If wind is combined with falling snow, your visibility will drastically reduce, causing you to possibly step on the wrong thing. All of the equipment and materials you would need on your roof would very much go flying as well. Simply put: if the weather outside has strong winds, do not go up on the roof.

At The Roof Dr., we advise you to leave any roofing needs up to the professionals. While we avoid going up on roofs during dangerous conditions, we are here to handle any of your roofing needs. Contact us today with any questions you may have!
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Denver Roofing Specialists: Why You Should Be Doing Business With The Roof Dr.


December 20, 2017

When it’s time to replace, repair, or build an entirely new roof for your home, people in the Denver Metro area have options - but they should want the best option that’s out there. Now, you should know why you should hire a roofing contractor instead of doing it yourself, but some people still don’t know who to go with. If you live in Colorado, there’s only one true choice - The Roof Dr. Read below to see why you should be doing with our Denver roofing specialists, and no one else!

Colorado Business Only

First and foremost, we only do business in Colorado. That’s it. Unlike some companies that storm watch, we won’t chase after business in any other state other than our home one, Colorado! We do business in Wyoming and Nebraska, but that is reserved only for family, friends, and other Colorado clients with vacation or second homes.

Going Strong For Over 45 Years

We’ve provided residential and commercial roofing services, along with storm damage repairs in the Denver area for over 45 years. We are Platinum Certified with Owens Corning and Master Elite Certified with Gaf Elk, Certainteed, and Tamko Products. That’s not all though, because not only are we certified, but our installers are also 100% certified with a minimum of 5 years’ experience. We only hire the best for our customers!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

On any job that we undertake, we always strive to provide 100% satisfaction on all roofing jobs. The fact of the matter is that we can’t please everyone, but if we are given a chance to fix a miscommunication or misstatement, we believe that we can make you happy with the mutual decision made to rectify the problem.

Going Above And Beyond

The Roof Dr. goes above the rest, and does more than just meeting building code standards when we re-roof your home or business. We do things better than the competition! In case you didn’t know, our roofers add 2x4 drip edge at all penetrations, even gable or raked ends. We also add ridge vents rather than turtle vents. Also, we use 6-7 nails per shingle which will increase wind limits from 110 mph up to 130 mph per shingle. This is typical of areas that regularly experience hurricane-force winds. Read more about the basics of asphalt shingles. Additionally, we will upgrade you to Lifetime-Class 4 IR, impact-resistant architectural winds for free. Our customers also receive free synthetic felt and ridge vents.

Upgrades From The Roof Dr.

When you choose us as your Denver roofing specialist, you get some amazing upgrades that the competition doesn’t do, because we believe in quality and a quality job performance. With us, you’ll get free class 4 IR impact resistant shingles which means no more T-Lock or 3-Tab shingles! We also add in free synthetic felt, which means no more 15 lb. or 30 lb. paper. Begone ugly turtle vents and distracting shiny metal! With The Roof Dr. you’ll receive free ridge vents, free 2x4 drip-edge that’s painted to match your roof, and free ice and water installation in all valleys. We don’t use metal, ever, so that means no more rust or rusty looks on your roof! If we do use metal, we give you free paint on all metal so that means no more heater vents, pipe jacks, exhaust vents or ugly metal on your roof!

We’re just stating the facts, The Roof Dr. is your go-to Denver roofing specialist company. Contact us today for a free quote or with any questions you have. We’re here for you!
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Denver Roofing Professionals: Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Roofer For Your Commercial Roof


December 6, 2017

Installing a roof is a serious job and needs to be done right the first time, especially for a commercial building. While most roofing companies have contractors that install residential roofs, The Roof Dr. has contractors that specialize in commercial buildings, and for good reason! With over 45 years of experience under our belt, we’ve done it all with commercial roofs and carefully conquered countless projects.

Before you hire your next roofing contractor to handle your commercial roofing needs, it’s imperative you ask these questions before so you know you’re getting the right business to get the job done right!

What is your full name and your company’s full information?

You’ll want to ask the contractor for his first and last name, as well as every piece of information on his business such as address, phone number, and references if possible. This way, you can actually look them up to ensure they are an established company and have the right permit to work in your area. If you do receive references, this will greater ensure that you are choosing someone who is fit for the job.

How long have you been in business for?

Experienced contractors are the way to go when it comes to installing a commercial roof, as they aren’t an easy install and are a big job to undertake for a company who has only beenin business for a short time period. This isn’t saying that years of experience will guarantee the best quality of work, but it will help with less errors made during your install. Pro tip: you can always check out your roofing contractor on the Better Business Bureau website.

Insurance, Insurance, Insurance!

Finding out if your contractor has insurance is imperative for a commercial roofing project. If you’re looking at someone who doesn’t have insurance, do not go with that person. Any contractor should have liability insurance in case anyone that works on your project is injured on your property. Workers compensation insurance should be held by the contractor as well. This ensures that you wouldn’t be liable for any medical care or lost wages in the event of an accident. Verify that these types of insurances are actually held by the contractor by requiring proof.

Do you have a warranty?

If a contractor is as established as they say they are, they should offer a warranty for their work. Make sure you get the warranty in writing before they even begin the project. Also note that a manufacturer’s warranty is different as that only applies to the materials used.

These are just the basic questions you should ask a roofing contractor for when you start the research process, but there are other questions to ask before you hire one. You can also research the difference between residential and commercial roofing services.

Contact The Roof Dr. for your commercial roofing project! With over 45 years of experience, our expert staff has a prestigious reputation for providing superior and customized roofing services throughout the Denver area. We would be glad to install or upgrade your roof!
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How to Choose the Best Insurance for Storm Damage and Denver Roof Repairs


November 29, 2017

While you always hope for the best, sometimes storms happen. In some cases, a roof or house can become damaged. Therefore, it is important to be prepared in the event of a worst-case situation and make sure you have insurance that covers the damage. This will help you restore the quality of your home. Learn more about choosing the different types of homeowner’s insurance, using insurance to cover Denver roof repairs and tips for submitting your insurance claims.

Choosing Types of Homeowner’s Insurance

When choosing which types of homeowner’s insurance, it is important to make sure it covers events likely to happen in your area. But then you also need to decide what extra coverage you might need. For instance, some choose to forgo flood coverage but then in the case of a flood, it can lead to a huge loss. As you choose, make sure you know exactly what will be covered and keep these things in mind for future reference in case of emergency. You can shop around to a few different agencies to help you get a great price on your plan. As you shop, ask insurers about top things that can reduce your cost such as safety features in the home or home upgrades to make. Last, another way to save money is to get homeowner’s insurance through the same place your auto insurance is from. Factor that in as you make your decision when selecting one of the types of home homeowner’s insurance.

Using for Roof Repairs

A multitude of factors can occur with a roof that will lead you to using your homeowner’s insurance to fix. Over time, general wear and tear can lead to damage. From broken and missing shingles to aging flashing, once your roof hits a certain age, you may be eligible to have it repaired or even replaced—all covered under your insurance. In other cases, after severe weather, both in the summer or winter, you may need to use insurance to fix. During storms, lightning can damage shingles while hail can dent siding and severely damage a roof. In the winter, ice dams can form around gutters when the weight of frozen water and snow weighs heavily. The weight can lead to parts of the roof or gutters to buckle. Using your insurance is necessary to fix your issue.

Tips for Submitting Claims

In the event of severe weather, once the storm has passed and it is safe to go outdoors, take the time to review and assess the damage. Take pictures as this can come in handy with your claim. After you assess damage, contact your insurance company to submit your claim. From there, they will send out an adjuster who will also assess the damage. They will work with you and the insurance company. Once they have completed their findings, and get you an amount they will pay to cover the damage. During this time, you will also get a quote from a roofer. By working with a premier, local roofer you can count on an amount that will work with your budget and homeowner’s insurance.

As a homeowner, you want to be sure you know and understand the ins and outs of insurance from Denver roofing professionals. For help covering your roof damage, The Roof Dr. is your go-to local in the Denver area. Contact us at 720-606-ROOF to see how we can help you with your insurance claim and repair.
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