Roofing Services in Westminster, CO

The Roof Dr. has performed hundreds of re-roofs, gutters, paint and siding jobs throughout Westminster, including Jefferson County and Adams County portions of Westminster, Colorado. We have re-roofed so many clients here in Westminster, from 72nd all the way to 144th by Orchard Mall! Thank you to all our clients for making this the best year of our existence! The Roof Dr. is a company of Colorado natives who are proud to be re-roofing Colorado, one roof at a time.

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.

Another Finished Roof in Westminster


June 28, 2016

Take a look at the newest finished roof in Westminster from The Roof Dr.!

Westminster Roofing Companies and Insurance Claims


If you’ve lived in Colorado for any length of time, you probably know that spring time can mean Westminster roof replacement time. Hail, torrential downpours, and high winds can damage roofing, siding, windows, and landscaping. Many people make the mistake of thinking that their homeowners insurance will automatically cover the full replacement cost of a roof. Even if you have a low deductible, there are some things to keep in mind about your coverage so you know what to expect should you need a new roof.

If your roof is only a few years old and it is damaged in a storm, chances are you will be out your deductible for your roof repair or replacement, but that’s about it. Where obstacles might appear is getting insurance to cover the lion’s share of replacing an older roof. It is important to fully understand the coverage you are carrying so that you won’t be surprised by a huge out of pocket expense in the event of a natural disaster.

Codes and ordinances change all the time with the advancement of technology and improvement of building materials. Generally speaking, insurance is designed to repair and replace items on your home to its existing condition. It is not for improving the item or bringing it up to code, if materials have been improved or building ordinances have been changed. In order to get paid for bringing your home up to code you need to have something known Code Coverage in your existing policy. It is vitally important to understand Ordinance or Law Coverage: What it is, and Why You Need It.

What is it?

Code coverage is a clause in your insurance policy that basically says the insurance will pay to repair your structure, and/or pay to bring your structure up to code in the event that local building ordinances have changed. It also covers the cost of demolishing existing fabrication in order to re-build to bring everything up to code. In most instances permits cannot be issued unless it is understood that any existing work will be brought up to current code standards.

When do you need it?

If you live in an older home or your roof is approaching 10 years or older, chances are you need it. Can it be used at any time to bring an existing structure up to code? No, it is triggered in the event of a loss. Said loss must be covered by your policy. If your older roof is damaged and you are not carrying code insurance, your insurance company will cover the cost of replacing the roof in its original condition but the cost of bringing it up to code will be the homeowner’s responsibility. In most cases that means that the insurance company will be paying very little and the homeowner will be shelling out quite a lot.

Roof insurance claims can be tricky so it’s important to understand your coverage long before the first hailstone falls. Call the roofing experts at Roof Dr. to come and inspect your roof. They can alert you to any existing problems and let you know if any additional insurance coverage may be needed. Give us a call today for more information at 
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The 3 Top Types of Roofing Shingles


February 19, 2016

Roofs stabilize your property, protect your family from weather, and enhance the attractive beauty and comfortable atmosphere of your home. However, installing or upgrading a roof can often require you to make very difficult decisions. One of the most pivotal decisions you must make involves selecting the type of roofing shingle to use. If you are interested in having a roof installed or upgraded, it would be helpful to learn about the top types of roofing shingles that Westminster roofing companies can provide.   

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are among the most commonly used roofing materials. Asphalt shingle roofs are substantially more affordable than other options. For instance, the asphalt material is inexpensive, the roof layers are relatively easy to install, and in turn you can save money from the affordable material and labor costs. The shingles are also very effective and durable, which can prevent you from needing to make repairs or replacements. Asphalt shingles are especially beneficial because of the versatile styles and shingle designs that are available. For instance, you can choose from a diverse range of different colors, sizes, shapes, and designs. The extensive options should allow you to easily find and select an asphalt shingle style that is most conducive for your home and appealing to your aesthetic preferences.      

Wood

The best Westminster Roofing companies can also install wood shake roofing shingles. Wood roofs are mostly cherished due to the natural, unique, and timeless appearance of the shingles. Wooden shingles are especially appropriate for Colorado roofs, for the rustic appearance of the shingle roofs match and compliment the wilderness landscapes and mountain sceneries that permeate throughout the state. Wood shingles are generally more expensive than asphalt shingles. However, the thicker material of the wood can provide superior protection from the elements, better insulation in your home, and the insulation can reduce your energy or electricity costs by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You can also choose from many different species of wood. The top wood species used for roofing shingles include cedar, redwood, pine, and cypress.

Slate

You can also have premier Colorado roofing specialists install slate shingles. Slate derives from natural stone material that can be cut, grinded, and compressed to form effective roofing shingles. Many people enjoy the superior and prestigious appearance of slate roofs. For instance, the slate roofing shingles display a graceful elegance and a lavish splendor that can enrich the beautiful appearance and luxurious ambiance of your home. The natural stone material also makes the slate shingles very hard and extremely durable. Although the natural stone material can be more expensive than other options, the durability and longevity makes the slate shingles cost-effective because the roofs can withstand storms, remain intact, and maintain their attractive appearance for extensive periods of time and without needing to be repaired or replaced.  

Contact the Roof Dr. to install or upgrade your residential or commercial roof. Our expert staff has been servicing Colorado roofs for 45 years and would be glad to handle any of your roofing needs. We use the most reliable and superior products available, we can provide numerous types of shingles, and we can install your ideal roof or upgrade your existing roof to enhance the beautiful appearance and overall value of your home.    
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