If you are like most Americans, your home is your most valuable financial asset. It serves to protect your family and the rest of your personal assets. With so much invested in your property, it’s important that you always stay focused on home maintenance.

When it comes to your roof, you can leave nothing to chance. Small issues can quickly become big issues, putting your home’s structure and inside assets at risk. When the time comes for a new roof or roof repair in Denver, 303 Roofer stands at the ready to serve you with the following roofing services.

New Residential Roofing Installations

Over time, your home’s roof is always subject to natural wear and tear because of weather conditions. There is also the possibility of damage for a variety of reasons like fallen objects or vandalism. These are some of the reasons why you should be requesting roof inspections at least once a year. At 303 Roofer, we can handle the inspection process on your behalf.

Should we discover issues with your roof or roofing, we would likely recommend one of two options. The first option would be the installation of a new roof. We would typically make this recommendation if we believed your current issues are significant enough to bypass repairs. Of course, roof repairs would be the second option. More on that later.

As part of helping you choose the best new roofing option, there are several factors you should consider. These factors include:

  • The home’s exposure to harsh weather conditions
  • Style of your home
  • Size of your home
  • The aesthetics of your home and the rest of the residential community in which you live
  • Your maintenance budget
  • How long you and your family intend to stay in your home

Based on your thoughts and our recommendations, the roofing options we can offer and from which you can choose include:

  • Asphalt Roofs
  • Clay and Concrete Roofs
  • Flat Roofs
  • Metal Roofs
  • Shake Roofs
  • Shingle Roofs
  • Slate Roofs

Asphalt Roofs

In middle America, this option stands as the most common and popular residential roof option. More often than not, this type of roofing is used for standard low-cost houses. The asphalt roofing shingles or tiles come in precut sizes that are made with a layered base mat/fiberglass mat combination and then covered with waterproofing asphalt. If residents want various roofing colors, fire-resistant ceramic-coated granules can be used as a final top layer.

Clay and Concrete Roofs

In many areas in the West and Southwest, clay and concrete roofs has become very popular. Both of these options come in a variety of colors. Clay tiles offer great insulation from the elements, are easy to maintain, and are very durable. While concrete is susceptible to mold and mildew, it’s very durable and can be easily molded into customized shapes.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs for homes are a rather new phenomenon. One of the great benefits of having a flat roof is the choice of roofing materials is vast including, synthetic materials, metal, tar and gravel (build-up), and modified bitumen.

The advantages of this option include:

  • Easy to install
  • Very affordable option
  • Saves space
  • Easy to maintain

Metal Roofs

For durability, longevity, and minimal maintenance requirements, metal roofing has gained popularity in recent years as a residential roofing option.

Common materials used to manufacture metal roof sheets or panels include Stainless steel, Aluminum, Galvalume (steel), Galvanized (steel), Stainless steel, Aluminum, Zinc, Iron, and Copper.

Shake Roofs

For aesthetics, it’s hard to beat the elegance and decorative nature of shake shingles. The shingles are made from a combination of asphalt and fiberglass. While easy to install and affordable, there are issues with the maintenance and durability of this option.

Shingles Roofs

Shingles come in precut sizes and a variety of shapes and colors. As for materials, there are at least 15 different material options available, including metal, wood, concrete, clay, rubber, and TPO – PVC. The right choice would depend on priorities, considering factors like strength, durability, and maintenance.

Slate Roofs

For durability and safety, slate roofing is a terrific option. The slate panels are manufactured from either natural slate stone or synthetic materials like rubber or resins. One great advantage of this option is it can be customized. Also, it’s a great option for homes that get constant exposure to harsh weather conditions. On the downside, slate panels are very heavy and expensive.

Types of Common Residential Roof Damage - Hail/Wind/Leaks

While most types of roofs are quite durable and easy to maintain, every type is subject to various kinds of damage. Of course, the damage that might occur to a roof will be influenced by the types of materials that are used for the roofing.

The most common forms of roof damage are:

  • Broken or cracked shingles/panels due to the wind or hail
  • Leaks that are caused by aging and natural wear and tear
  • Blistering and shrinkage caused by exposure to heat and condensation
  • Damaged flashing – metal seals that protect your home from weather conditions

Residential Roofing Repairs

Choosing to go with a new roof installation would be an important decision. Why? It’s a major home improvement that could get expensive, depending on a number of factors. If your roof is fairly new and your current roofing issues seem minor, roof repairs might be all that you will require. Your 303 Roofer representative can help you make that decision.

If it’s decided that repairs are the way to go, we are prepared to make those repairs on your behalf. As a full-service roofer, we have the ability to perform a full range of roof/roofing repairs to any of the aforementioned types of roofs. Let’s take a look at the most common types of repair that we provide.

Roof leaks

Leaks can put your home’s physical structure at risk. They can be caused by rotting, harsh weather conditions, impact from falling objects, and damaged tiles/shingles. After determining the source of the leaks, we would either seal the leaks and or replace the damaged roofing.

Replacement and repair of broken/cracked tiles

If the source of your issues is related to broken or cracked tiles, they need to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid collateral damage. We would consider tile replacement or repair to be a minor repair that can be handled pretty quickly.

Replacement and repair of damaged shingles

Shingles are always subject to damage from wear and tear, aging, and falling objects. As is the case with tiles, repairs need to be made as soon as possible to avoid collateral damage. Again, we would consider this type of repair to be a minor repair.

Improving Roof Drainage

The accumulation of water on your roof can easily cause collateral damage over time. It can be caused by gutter damage or the pooling of rainwater on a flat roof. If the issue was related to a gutter, we would repair or replace it. If it was related to pooling water, we would search for and implement ways to improve the drainage off the roof.

Repair roof blistering and shrinkage

Exposure to heat and water condensation can cause asphalt and some synthetic materials to blister or shrink. If you had a blistering issue, it doesn’t necessarily mean the roof seal has been damaged. We would investigate and only recommend repairs if the roofing’s underlying seals were at risk.

In the case of shrinkage, we can make repairs by replacing the flashing or adding the appropriate roofing materials.

When concerns arise related to the effectiveness of your roof, you can call us at 303 Roofer for a consultation, recommendation, and our installation or repair services or fill out our online contact form.