Residential Roof Repair: When to Fix & When to Replace

There are many decisions to be made when planning a residential roof repair. In most cases, though, the biggest decision is the first one you’ll have to make: Should I have my existing roof repaired, or replace it entirely? While a new roof is often a smart long-term investment, minor patch jobs and repairs often make sense as well. At Elite Roofing, we do everything from a minor repair to complete residential roof replacements. We often consult with homeowners on which is the best option for their roof. So today, we’re talking about the repair vs. replace decision and how to consider the benefits of each.

Residential roof repair and total cost of ownership (TCO)

Before we go over the options when it comes to fixing a roof, let’s talk for a second about total cost of ownership, or TCO. This is a concept often used by businesses, but it can also be used by homeowners to evaluate the relative costs of replacing or repairing a roof

The TCO of a roof is determined by several factors, including the cost of installation, the cost of maintenance and repairs, and the lifespan of the roof. Typically, the expenses are divided by the lifespan and that will get you the annual TCO. What this means is that a longer-lasting solution, while more expensive upfront, will often save money in the long haul. However, cheaper options such as repairs have their place as well, so let’s take a look.

Patching up with a residential roof repair

While roofs are typically rated to last 20 years or longer, damage can occur before that time is up. Shingles may blow off in particularly strong storms, while hail damage to your roof can damage or break tiles and other roofing materials. If the damage is fairly minor or localized, a simple repair is often the right move. A roofer can replace damaged or missing shingles fairly easily and at little cost. If the roof is near the end of its life, however, a repair may not last as long, making this route less worthwhile. Overall, a solid and professional residential roof repair can be a great option to extend the life of your roof under the right circumstances. It can also work as a quick fix to keep your roof intact until you’ve saved up for a new one.

A roof replacement may be cheaper in the long run

On the other end of things, footing the bill for a new residential roof instead of a repair may be cheaper in the long run. Whether a new roof is the right call depends on a number of factors. For example, more significant damage will require more expensive repairs. Since repairs are shorter-term solutions, expensive repairs are generally less cost-effective than a roof replacement. Another consideration is the age of your roof. If your roof is already fairly new, a repair should suffice assuming that the roof was properly installed in the first place. However, older roofs are liable to need more repairs and maintenance as they continue to age. This means that, as the roof gets older, a roof replacement becomes better as an option. 

A partial roof replacement is possible in some cases

Sometimes significant damage occurs in a localized area, such as when a large tree branch falls on one portion of the roof. In cases like this, replacing the entire roof might be unappealing, especially if the roof is otherwise brand new. Partial reroofing is a potential middle-ground solution that provides a more long-lasting fix than a residential roof repair while costing less overall than a wholesale replacement. However, partial reroof jobs tend to be more expensive per square foot than a roof replacement. As a result, this option is only best in very specific circumstances that your professional roofer can help you determine.

Elite Roofing: Experts in Residential Roof Repair and Replacement

At Elite Roofing, we’ve fixed hundreds of residential roofs throughout the Denver metro area. Our experience has taught us how to provide homeowners with the best roofing solutions possible. That means you can count on us not just for a solid roof, but also for solid advice when you need to decide between a residential roof repair and a roof replacement. If your roof is damaged and you’re not sure how to address the damage, Elite Roofing can help. Contact us today for a free inspection and quote!

Selecting the Right Roofing Material for Your New Roofing Project

When it comes time to repair or replace your roof, there are many questions to answer before getting started. Possibly the most important question of all being, “what roofing material will work best for my project?” We’ve been asked this question thousands of times at Elite Roofing, and the reason is clear: there are numerous types of roofing materials, each with distinct advantages, purposes, and looks. Because of this incredible variety, choosing the perfect roofing material can be tricky—but there are a few key considerations that will help narrow things down. Here’s how to pick the right type of roofing material for your next roofing project!

What types of roofing materials are out there?

Before diving into the factors that go into this roofing decision, it’s good to have an idea of what your options are. Common types of roofing materials include:

·      Asphalt shingles – Cost-effective, but with a shorter lifespan (20-30 years) than more durable materials.

·      Slate – Very pricy, but incredibly durable. Slate also cuts a stunning profile for those looking to beautify their home.

·      Ceramic tile – Also pricy and durable. Has a distinct Mediterranean look.

·      Metal – Highly durable, but also cost-effective. Popular for industrial and agricultural buildings, but has gained traction for homes as well.

·      Fakes – Synthetic versions of common roofing materials. These tend to either be cheaper (as with fake slate) or make up for drawbacks (as with fake wood, which is fire-resistant).

Determine which options are available to you

Depending on the roof you’re replacing, you may be limited in terms of which materials you can use. For instance, the pitch of your roof and the existing supports in place will play a role in your decision. Steeply pitched roofs can only support certain materials, while other materials (such as slate) require a greater deal of existing support due to their weight. Be sure to consult with a professional roofing company to see which types of roofing materials will be viable.

Think about your plans for the future

In other words, consider how long you’ll be staying under the roof you plan to build, repair, or replace. A solid roof with a highly durable material will last for decades, but if your family is likely to move in the next few years this may not be worth the investment. On the other hand, a more expensive and sturdy material may end up being cheaper in the long run if you plan to stick around.

Consider the risk factors in your area

No matter where you live, there’s always something that can negatively impact the lifespan of your roof. Homeowners in dry climates should consider fire resistance, while those in wetter areas should consider materials that stave off mold and algae. For Colorado homeowners—well, let’s just say durability goes a long way with the extreme weather in our area. Be sure to consider risks on the small-scale level, too. Storms may not be a major factor for you, but tree branches hanging over your home might be.

Do your homework on building codes

Depending on where you live, your decision on which roofing material to use for your roofing project may have been made for you. Certain cities and regions may require certain types of roofing materials to be used for any roofing projects. Areas prone to fires, for instance, may forbid the use of wood shakes and shingles. There may also be building restrictions in your community that dictate which materials can be used to maintain a distinct aesthetic. Be sure to check with the relevant building departments before getting started on your roofing project.

Elite Roofing: Experts in Many Types of Roofing Materials

While this list is nowhere near complete, thinking about these factors will undoubtedly help you narrow down the types of roofing materials you’re considering for your roofing project. Once you have the shortlist, contact us at Elite Roofing to start putting your project in motion! From tile to metal to asphalt shingles and wood shakes, we’ve worked with just about any roofing material you can think of. This hands-on experience means we have the know-how to help you pick the perfect material for your roofing project—and install it right!

Elite Project Spotlight: Preparing for Winter with GAF Armorshield

When it comes to roof deterioration, the elements and inclement weather play a major role. From wind and hail to snow and ice, Mother Nature can do a lot to weaken your roof, damage shingles, and cause leaks that, in turn, can create even more significant problems for your roof. Because of all that, it’s a good idea for Colorado homeowners to protect their home with a weather-resistant roof, such as one that uses GAF Armorshield shingles. These are some of the top-rated shingles on the market for impact resistance and standing up to severe storms. Today’s project spotlight highlights a project our Elite Roofing team worked on that involved replacing a roof with this high-grade material. A multi-story home, this was a major project, but our crew can often pull off projects like this within a day or two.

 

The home: Multi-story mountain view

For this project spotlight, we were hired to work on a beautiful multi-story residence in Eric, CO. While the roof was still in decent shape, it had certainly seen better days, with the shingles visibly fading from their original color. More importantly, though, the homeowners were well aware of the extraneous work Colorado roofs need to do to stand up to the elements every year. A roof replacement just before the winter weather sets in for the season will keep this home watertight, and protected from the high winds, heavy snow and spring hail for years to come.

roof replacement by Elite Roofing.

The project: A new roof built to last with GAF Armorshield

This was a roof in need of replacing, but with shingles made to last. Colorado roofs need to be ready for anything, and that’s just what Timberline Armorshield shingles from GAF are built to do. Highly impact-resistant, the GAF Armorshield line is an industry leader when it comes to outlasting the worst kinds of weather, from hail to high winds up to 130 MPH. Besides being tough, these shingles bring a great deal of elegance as well. Available in a range of shades and installed using a proprietary feathering technique, GAF Armorshield shingles are really the best of both worlds in terms of durability and aesthetics.

 

The challenges: Ups and downs

Multi-story homes allow a family plenty of room to grow while boasting impressive curb appeal. It can be tricky to replace the roof on homes such as this, however, as the roofing crew must work from the top down, moving material and waste all the way up and back down again. This roof also had gables to contend with, which called for a great deal of step flashing and shingle cuts to handle the detailing. Care to see more of this project? Check out our drone footage video!

 

The team: Elite Roofing, experts in roof replacementGaf Armorshield II impact resistant shingles in pewter gray.

Luckily, our best Elite Roofing crew was up to the task, managing the logistics without a hitch. With decades of combined experience, we can handle any residential roofing project, and we know how important it is for families to feel safe heading into the winter months. Bad weather lurked around the corner (and delayed our start), but as soon as things cleared up we got straight to work. Working carefully but steadily, our crew handled all the fine details of this job smoothly, even performing some necessary work on the gutters and maneuvering around the home’s elevation stone to install their new GAF Armorshield roof. The end result was a sturdy new roof that cuts a gorgeous profile in pewter gray.

 

Elite Roofing: Roof Replacements Done Right!

Whether it’s GAF Armorshield or one of the many other durable roofing products on the market, our experienced team at Elite Roofing builds roofs that last. We’ve worked on thousands of homes throughout Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, and our customer reviews have been outstanding. From inspections to repairs to roof replacements, Elite Roofing does it all. Give us a call today to make sure your roof is ready for the winter!

Denver Roofing Product Spotlight: Owens Corning Berkshire Shingles

We love talking shop at Elite Roofing. Part of that comes from a passion for our industry and what we do, but we also feel it’s important to keep our customers educated about the products available for their roofing needs. For example, our Elite Roofing family loves working with the innovative and reliable products offered by Owens Corning – and we’re proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. One product we particularly love is the Owens Corning Berkshire line of shingles, a durable, elegant roofing material. So today, we’re talking about Owens Corning Berkshire shingles and why they might be the perfect roofing solution for your family’s needs!

Denver Roofing ProdOwens Corning Berkshire Shingles Product Colors

Photo credit: ownescorning.com

Innovators in the industry

Owens Corning has been leading the insulation and roofing supply industry since 1938. They’ve been behind numerous new roofing technologies and are constant innovators in the roofing space. We proudly use Owens Corning products because, as you’ll soon see with their Berkshire shingles, they constantly produce new roofing solutions that are unparalleled in terms of both beauty and durability. The Owens Corning brand is synonymous with giving families everywhere a newfound peace of mind when it comes to quality and durability. 

Owens Corning Berkshire shingles

The Owens Corning Berkshire shingle evokes the bold look of natural slate, with all the elegance that slate brings. These shingles feature shadow lines that give your roof a sense of added dimension along with a range of colors that allow you to further tailor their appearance to suit your home. From Canterbury Black to Manchester Gray, these elegant shingles come in an array of elegant palettes to suit your tastes.

Standing up to the elements

These shingles are more than just elegant, though: Owens Corning Berkshire shingles are every bit as tough and durable as they are gorgeous. Like many Owens Corning products, Berkshire shingles include unique technologies and features for withstanding harsh climates. For example, Berkshire makes use of Owens Corning’s StreakGuard algae resistance protection. This technology inhibits algae growth and keeps your roof looking beautiful long after its installation. In addition, Owens Corning Berkshire shingles are highly wind resistant, meaning they can stand up to the most severe Colorado weather.

Limited lifetime warranty

While no roof will last forever, especially in Colorado, some with hold up much longer than others. If the above technologies and features of Owens Corning Berkshire shingles aren’t enough to convince you, their lifetime limited warranty just might. When your roof is installed by an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, you get added peace of mind from knowing that your roof is covered well into the future. Elite Roofing enjoys this preferred status, and it should be noted that our team also offers our own workmanship guarantee to boot. So, while our work covers your home, we cover our work!

Elite Roofing: Owens Corning Berkshire Experts

You always want to hire the best roofing company you can find, but it’s especially important when they can offer the best materials and guarantees. At Elite Roofing we are proud to be among the nation’s leading roofing companies. We rank among the best roofers in all of Colorado and beyond. Did we mention our Platinum Preferred Contractor status with Owens Corning means we offer expert installation of Berkshire and other quality Owens Corning products, along with a limited lifetime guarantee? If you have your eye on Owens Corning Berkshire shingles for your roof, contact us today! We’re eager to get started on your next roofing project.

Colorado Fall Roof Maintenance Tips

Roof maintenance is a crucial part of making sure your home is ready to withstand Colorado’s tempestuous climate, and that applies year-round. But at Elite Roofing, we see fall as an especially important time for roof maintenance. During fall months, milder weather makes for optimum conditions for working on roofing projects. Also, fall marks the last chance during the year to shore up your roof before brutal winter weather sets in – weather that can exacerbate moderate roof damage, creating much more challenging problems. So as the weather cools and Halloween approaches, here are a few important roof maintenance tips to keep in mind for this fall.

Clean your gutters

Autumn is a beautiful season, as trees put on a gorgeous and colorful show before finally dropping their leaves as the cold weather sets in. When you rake fallen leaves from your yard, though, don’t forget that they come to rest in more places than just your lawn. 

Yes, fall is gutter-cleaning season, as allowing shed leaves to remain in your gutters will prevent rainwater from draining off your roof properly. This buildup of water is irritating in the fall – but dangerous in the winter, as cluttered gutters can cause melting snow and ice to form ice dams. These dams can cause serious injuries when they ultimately plummet from your roof, so don’t overlook cleaning your gutters as a key fall roof maintenance tip.

Trim back your trees

Winter is also a season rife with fallen branches, as high winds and ice storms cause immense strain for the trees around your home. While many fallen branches will wind up in your yard, take some time in the fall to check for any branches hanging over your roof, your fence, and other things that could be seriously damaged if they were to fall. Take particular note of branches that are dead or otherwise weakened, as these are sure to come down sooner rather than later. Trimming high-risk branches during the fall will drastically reduce the risk of your roof being damaged by debris during winter storms.

Get a roof inspection

Another important roof maintenance tip for the fall is to thoroughly inspect your roof before winter arrives in full force. As mentioned above, fall is both the optimal time to schedule needed repairs and, in many cases, the last chance to complete repairs until spring arrives again. While you may not see any obvious damage from the ground, only a thorough inspection by a professional roofer can ensure that no problems have arisen during the summer.

Schedule necessary repairs

If your roof has sustained damage, now is the time to address it, even if the issues are relatively small. Winter is a time of year when minor damage is compounded, as the extreme weather batters your roof and the constant freezing and thawing of ice widens existing cracks and crevices. What’s more, fall is a great time for roof repairs, as the cooler weather makes for more optimal working conditions than the heat of summer. Many Colorado roofing companies fill up their calendars during the fall – so be sure to get your roof on their schedule while you still can. 

Elite Roofing: Fall Roof Maintenance

For the Elite Roofing family, fall roof maintenance is about more than a handful of tips – it’s about the peace of mind you can only get from knowing that your home is ready for winter, from top to bottom. That starts with keeping your roof and gutters clear of debris and checking regularly for damage, especially before winter arrives. To stay on top of things, request your free roof inspection today! Let us make sure your roof is ready to stand up to the looming Colorado winter.

 

Multi-Tenant Roofing Dos and Don’ts

There are many variables to consider when beginning any roofing project. However, multi-tenant roofing projects include a few extra considerations that should be carefully evaluated. As the undisputed best roofers in Denver, we have helped ensure the success of hundreds of area multi-tenant roofing projects. Along with all this experience comes some know-how that can help ensure your project is also a success. Let’s explore the dos and don’ts of multi-tenant roofing.

Multi-Tenant Roofing Dos

Multi-Tenant Roofing Don’ts

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At Elite Roofing, we are proud of the reputation we have earned among area property owners since we opened our doors in 2008. As Denver’s favorite roofers, we are here to guide you through every step of your multi-tenant roofing project. Request your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today. Let’s get started!

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5 Questions to Ask Commercial Roofing Contractors

Hiring a commercial roofing contractor is a major decision, a decision that will impact you now and for years to come. If you’re having trouble selecting among the commercial contractors in your area, we encourage you to ask these 5 critical questions.

5 Questions to Ask Commercial Roofing Contractors1) Are you licensed and insured?

While this may seem obvious, it’s not uncommon for property owners to forget to ask. Do not simply assume the commercial roofing contractors you contact are licensed and insured, do your homework and ask for proof. This will protect your investment and ensure you’re selecting a dependable company.

2 ) Can you help me establish a budget?

When planning for a commercial roofing project, most property owners must first establish a budget and gain approval for the expenditure. Be sure to ask the roofing contractors you’re considering if they can assist you in establishing a budget. This is also a great way to assess their level customer service and to gain an insight into what it will be like to work together.  

3 ) Should I replace or repair my existing commercial roof?

Not all roof damage warrants a full replacement. Be sure to ask each contractor you contact if they are willing to assess the current state of your roof and determine your best course of action. If for example, a small repair can add several years to the lifespan of your roof, and you only intend to own the property for a short time, a repair is probably your best route. However, if a repair will only delay a full replacement for a short period of time and you plan to hold onto the property, your total cost of ownership on a new roof is typically lower. Be sure to discuss this with your roofing professional.

4 ) Can you provide references?

Asking for references is another simple yet critical step that many property owners fail to complete. Any reputable commercial roofing contractor will be able to provide several references. In addition, check out their online reviews. What are past customers saying online? Does their online reputation align with the feedback you have received from the references they provided?

5 ) How long will my project take from start to finish?

Be sure to find out from the very beginning how much time you should allow for your project to be completed. Weather delays can impact installation, but an experienced roofing company will account for this when providing a projected timeline.  

Your Favorite Denver Commercial Roofing Contractors

At Elite Roofing, we are proud to serve properties owners in the Denver metro and throughout Colorado. Working with only the best materials on the market, and offering unparalleled customer support, we’ve earned a reputation over the years as Denver’s top commercial roofing contractors. Ready to discuss a commercial roof repair or replacement? Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection and discover what we mean when we say, ‘roofing done right!’

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Types of Roofs

Are you looking to replace an aging or damaged roof? If so, chances are you’re contemplating which type of roof to invest in. With so many choices and varying price points, it can feel a bit overwhelming to weigh your options. However, at Elite Roofing, we always find that it’s best to familiarize yourself with all of the roof types available to you. Once you understand the benefits of each, you’re prepared to make an educated decision about your next roof. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular roof types available on the market today.

Asphalt Shingles

The most commonly used type of shingle on the market today, asphalt roofs offer a cost-effective solution in a myriad of color options. Offering an expected lifespan of 20 years, asphalt shingles are a great option for the homeowner looking for a low profile, inexpensive roof. However, if you’re interested in adding an architectural accent to your home, an asphalt roof might not be the right choice.

Concrete roof tilesClay Tile

Contrary to popular belief, you actually have two choices when it comes to types of tile roofs: clay or concrete. Clay tile roofs have a life expectancy of up to 100 years and an average water absorption rate of 6%. It is important, however, to keep in mind that extreme freezing and thawing can cause clay tiles to crack. Clay tile roofs come at a higher price point, than asphalt shingles, however their longer lifespan can actually equate to a lower total cost of ownership. If you’re looking to add charm to your curb appeal, clay tile might be a good material to explore.

Concrete Tile

Offering many similarities to clay tile, concrete tile roofs are available in a wide variety of looks and colors. Concrete tile has an average absorption rate of 12%, making it more prone to mildew. These roofs have an average expected lifespan of 50 years. Concrete tile also comes at a higher price than asphalt, however, it can prove more cost-effective over time. If you want to achieve a certain look or add some style to your home, concrete tile is a great option to consider!

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Slate Shingles

A great alternative to wood shingles, slate is durable, fireproof and green. These beautiful roofs offer a unique look because each piece of slate offers a slight color variation. If you’re looking for a stunning roofing material that will stand up to harsh Colorado weather conditions, we encourage you to look into slate.

Synthetic Wood Shake

As the name implies, synthetic shake offers a beautiful alternative to the classic wood shake roof. Due to fire hazards, wood shake shingles are no longer permitted to be installed in many Colorado municipalities.  At Elite Roofing we’re proud to instead offer fire-resistant, synthetic wood shake. Offering the same classic appeal of wood shake, without the fire risk, synthetic shake is quickly growing in popularity. If you love the wood shake look, we encourage you to explore your synthetic options.

Schedule Your Free Roofing Consultation Today!

While there are dozens of options when it comes to roofing materials, these popular materials are most commonly requested by discerning homeowners. If you’re ready to learn more about these and other roof types, we encourage you to schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today! Allow one of our roofing experts to assess the style of your home and help you consider which roof type is right for your needs.

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Meet Elite: Jessica Jones

Jessica JonesWe’re very excited to put Jessica Jones in today’s Meet Elite Denver Roofers Spotlight. Jessica’s contribution to our team is immeasurable. Originally from Georgia, today Jessica resides in Denver. Having worked previously in sports management, Jessica brings a diverse and valuable background to her role as our Service Manager and Commercial Controller. Let’s get to know Jessica a bit better.

Job Title: Service Manager & Commercial Controller

Hometown: Cartersville, GA

Current City: Denver, CO

Favorite thing about Colorado: Sunsets

Favorite thing about Roofing in Colorado: 300+ days of sunshine a year

Why did you choose to work for Elite Roofing? The people. This team is second to none!

How long have you been in the industry? 1.5 years

Did you work in a different industry previously? If so, what industry and has it helped you in your career with Elite? Sports management; my experience with logistics and scheduling has helped a lot in my role with production.

What type of roof best describes you?  Owens Corning Woodmoor, Night Sky

Favorite Sport/Team: Baseball

Eggs are best served how? As an omelet with bacon and green chilies!

Favorite family activity: Going to Rockies games

On the weekends you can find me: Helping out at Journey Point Church

Thanks for letting us get to know you a bit better Jessica.  On behalf of the entire Elite Roofing family, thank you for all you do to help us maintain our reputation as the top roofers in Denver!

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Planning for a Roofing Project in 2019

As we kick the New Year off, many of us are budgeting for major expenses in 2019. From upcoming vacations to remodels, now is the time to prioritize expenses for the year ahead. If replacing a damaged or aging roof is part of your 2019 plan, we encourage you to take note of today’s post. As a leader among the top Denver roofing companies, we consider it our responsibility to help property owners effectively plan and budget for upcoming projects. Let’s take a closer look at the variables you should consider as you plan for your 2019 roofing project.

Brick HomeReplacement vs. Repair

Are you planning to complete a roof replacement or repair in 2019? Not sure? Before you can begin budgeting you will have to decide if you plan to replace or repair your existing roof. It’s important to consider total cost of ownership as you weigh your options. If a repair can add several years or even another decade to the lifespan of your roof, it’s probably in your best interest to consider repair work. However, if extensive damage or age has compromised the integrity of your entire roof, a patch job might just be delaying the inevitable, and cost you more in the long run. The most effective way to determine your best course of action is to speak to a professional.

Schedule an Inspection

We always encourage property owners to schedule a roofing inspection as they begin budgeting. At Elite we are proud to offer free, no-obligation roofing inspections. Before booking an inspection with any Denver roofing company, be sure they offer the same! Once complete, you will have a professional analysis of the health of your current roof. This will help you decide whether to move forward with a repair or replacement and enable you to start budgeting.  Be sure to also discuss the options available to you in terms of materials and extended warranties as these variables can impact your budget.

Timing & Weather Conditions

Property owners often forget to account for productions schedules when planning for a roof replacement. You are likely to find that all top-rated Denver roofing companies are scheduling weeks or months out, depending on the time of year. If you’re hoping to have a project completed in late spring, you will likely need to schedule your work months in advance. Avoid surprises when you’re ready to get your project started by prescheduling.

It’s also important to keep in mind that weather can play a role in delaying production schedules. The unpredictable weather conditions here in the Rockies certainly keep us on our toes. At times winter weather gives way to warm, sunny days enabling us to install roofing at unexpected times. Adversely, major storms can stop production schedules during the busy season. This is yet another reason to schedule your project well in advance. Though weather conditions may impact exact start and end dates, by scheduling in advance you can rest assured that your roofing project will be completed within your projected window.

Potential Damage

If you suspect that your roof has sustained damage or has begun to deteriorate, it’s critical to schedule a roof inspection immediately. Even if your best-laid plans were to replace your roof later in the year, leaving a compromised roof unaddressed can lead to costly complications.  You may very well find that your roof will hold up for a few more months. However, if you find that your roof is in need of immediate attention, you will be very glad you acted with haste.

Schedule Your Inspection with Us Today!

At Elite Roofing, we are here to help you plan for the year ahead. Allow us to provide a free, no-obligation roofing inspection. Together we can determine when your repair or replacement should take place and find a solution that meets your budget. Making an insurance claim? No problem! We are prepared to interface with your insurance provider on your behalf. Planning to pay out of pocket? Great! We can help you plan accordingly. Let’s get started, schedule your inspection today and discover why we are Denver’s favorite roofing company!  

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Does the Homeowner Pay for the Roofing Permit?

Getting the proper permits in place before completing a home improvement project is extremely important. As you compare Denver roofing companies, permitting is definitely a topic to consider. If you’re not sure who will be responsible for handling your permit, we encourage you to take note of today’s post. Discover what to expect as you plan for your project.

Insurance Supplements

If you are filing an insurance claim for a roof replacement, the cost of your permit should be accounted for in the bid your Denver roofing contractor provides your insurance company. Because permitting is part of the expense associated with your roof replacement, your insurance supplement will cover it. As you compare bids from Denver insurance companies, complete your due diligence and make sure they account for the cost of your permit.

Cash Projects

If you are paying for your Denver roof replacement out of pocket, the cost of your permit should still be accounted for in your bid. Any reputable Denver insurance company will handle the application and payment for your permit on your behalf, a cost which they will recuperate upon the completion of your project.

Permit written in blueDenver Roofing Permits

Regardless of if you are filing an insurance claim or paying out of pocket for your roof replacement, it’s important to understand these key facts about Denver roofing permits:

For more details on Denver roofing permits, visit denvergov.org.

Elite Roofing: Your Trusted Denver Roofing Company

As you compare Denver roofing companies, we encourage you to ask questions about permitting. Be sure to choose a contractor who is familiar with our local Building Department guidelines and is prepared to handle your permit application on your behalf. At Elite Roofing, we have been proudly serving area property owners for more than a decade. Contact us today and discover why we are Denver’s leading roofing company!

 

5 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Hiring a trustworthy Denver roofing company doesn’t have to be a daunting task. While it may feel like there are too many Denver roof companies to determine a clear leader, the truth of the matter is, with a little research you can do just that. At Elite Roofing we consider it a privilege to educate consumers about the process of hiring the right contractor. By asking these simple questions, you will quickly and easily narrow your options while avoiding surprises during installation.  

Roof repairs in progress1) Are you licensed and insured?

When comparing contractors, this is the first question you should ask. Their insurance coverage should include workman’s compensation and general liability. If any of the Denver roofing companies you’re considering cannot provide proof of licensure and insurance, strike them from your list. Carrying a license and insurance protects both the contractor and the property owner.

2) Will you remove my existing roof?

Some contractors will offer to save you money by placing your new shingles over your existing asphalt roof. However, without removing your existing shingles, it is impossible to determine if you have wood rot or soft spots in your existing decking. While this approach may save you money upfront, it can be very costly in the long run. Be sure to select a roofing company that is going to do the job right the first time!

3) Does your quote cover waste removal, disposal and permits?

The cost of removing, disposing and permitting of your roof can add up quickly. Be sure to determine if your contractor’s quote covers these expenses. This is the best way to avoid surprises and to allow you to properly budget.

4) What precautions will you take to protect my property?

Removing existing shingles can be a messy job. If precautions are not taken to protect your home and your landscaping from falling debris, you may find yourself with unexpected and costly damage to your property. Be sure to ask the Denver roofing companies you’re considering what steps they are going to take to avoid such damage. Those that cannot provide a checklist of steps they take with each project to prep a property before they begin demolition should also be removed from your list of prospective contractors.

5) Can you offer a warranty?

After making such a large investment, it’s important to have a warranty in place. Be sure to ask your prospective Denver roofing companies if they offer any warranties. At Elite Roofing, we are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, a distinction of which we are very proud. As a part of this exclusive group, we are part of an elite 1% of the roofing industry with the ability to offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited WarrantyLearn more about what this means for our clients. Be sure to choose a Denver roofing company that can offer a solid warranty.

As you compare Denver roofing companies, we urge you to ask these questions. Keep in mind that the cheapest bid is not always the least expensive in the long run. Ready to ask us these questions and other questions? Contact us today! Discover why we are the best of the best when it comes to Denver roofing companies.

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5 Things to Know About Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems

As one of the most trusted commercial roofing companies in Denver, we often hear from property owners interested in learning about single ply and other types of commercial roofing systems. We are always pleased to have the opportunity to help property owner explore their options and select a solution that meets their needs as well as their budget. If you’re researching commercial roofing companies in Denver, we encourage you to take note of today’s post. Let’s explore the 5 thinks you need to know about single ply commercial roofing systems.

Ideal for Flat & Low Slope Roofs

White commercial buildingSingle ply roofing systems are made of compound plastic-derived materials. The flexibility of these single ply sheets makes them ideal for roofing flat or low-slope roofs. If you are interested in learning more about how single ply commercial roofing can protect your property for years to come, we encourage you to contact us today!

 3 Main Types of Single Ply Commercial Roofing

There are 3 main types of single ply commercial roofing systems:

TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Each of the three kinds of single ply commercial roofing systems come with benefits and drawbacks. Allow one of our roofing experts to help you weigh your options and determine which is your best option.

TPO is Gaining Steam

TPO is the fastest-growing single ply commercial roofing system in the United States. First introduced in the early 1990’s the TPO membrane roofing system is growing in popularity year over year. Because TPO has been available for a relatively short period of time, manufacturers are still experimenting with chemical formulations to ensure optimal longevity. If you’re looking for a single ply commercial roof that is economical and easy to install, look no further than TPO!

Thermosets vs. Thermoplastics

Single-ply membranes are categorized into two distinct groups: thermosets and thermoplastics. Thermosets are single ply roofing materials, compounded from rubber, that can’t be hot-air welded. They instead must be adhered with tape or a contact cement. Thermoplastics are made from plastic polymer which softens under heat and solidifies when cool. There are benefits to thermosets and thermoplastics. If you’re ready to determine which is best for your needs and your budget, we encourage you to contact us today.

Benefits of Single Ply Commercial Roofing Systems

While there are many benefits of investing in a single-ply commercial roofing system, we have identified a handful of our favorites:

Commercial Roofing Company Denver

At Elite Roofing, we have been proudly serving Denver property owners for more than a decade. Offering top-of-the-line residential and commercial roofing systems, our team of highly skilled and experienced roofing experts is on hand to tackle all of your roofing needs. Whether you’re interested in learning about a commercial roof repair or replacement, we are here to serve. Schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today and discover why we are the leader in Denver commercial roofing companies!

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Top 5 Things Denver Roofers are Thankful For

At Elite Roofing, one of our favorite things to do this time of year is to count our blessings. Though there are too many to count, we like to take this opportunity to rank our top five. As leading Denver roofers, the holidays come at the perfect time. Thanksgiving arrives just as the busy season has come to a close and we’re each ready to kick up our feet and relax with those we hold dear. Without much further ado, let’s take a look at the top five things for which Denver roofers are thankful.  

Woman holding Give Thanks signFamily

Here at Elite, family is the cornerstone of everything we do. As a family owned and operated business, we attribute putting family first to much of our success. In striking a healthy balance of work and quality family time, our team is more fulfilled, at home and at work. As a result, we’re able to deliver on our promise to provide ‘roofing done right’ time and time again.

Faith

As a faith-based roofing company, our Christian values are an integral part of everything we do here at Elite. We could not be more thankful for our skilled team of professionals who bring faith and integrity to the table in everything they do.  

The Rockies

As proud Coloradoans, we are so very thankful for the Rockies. They bring us breathtaking beauty year-round, endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, sunshine almost every day and unmatched power in the winter. We considered ourselves blessed to live in the Rockies and that is something we are thankful for each and every day.

Customer Loyalty

As top-rated Denver roofers, our customers make it all possible. It is their unparalleled loyalty that makes it a pleasure to come to work every day. From returning customers to referrals, remaining in-touch with the clients we have worked with over the years is the ultimate testament to the work we do here at Elite. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

Turkey Day

We of course can’t forget Thanksgiving. We are so very thankful to have the opportunity to take a day away from it all to count our blessings with those we hold dear. Not to mention, the chance to indulge in so much great food!

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Favorite Denver Roofers!

We hope you too are taking the opportunity this time of year to count your blessings and give thanks. Here at Elite we count you among our many reasons to be thankful.

We are grateful for your continued support and we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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Roofing Shingle Brands

At Elite Roofing we have been proudly serving the Mile High City for more than a decade. During that time, we have earned a reputation as the very best Denver roofers. How did we do it? Among other things, the secret to our success has been working with only the best brands on the market. At Elite we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and the longevity of our work. Using the best, longest lasting shingles available ensures that our work will stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at the brands we depend upon to deliver our signature superior craftsmanship.

Traditional Asphalt Shingles

Owens Corning

Owens Corning logoThe Owens Corning brand is synonymous with quality. Established in 1938, Owens Corning was originally a fiberglass company. Entering the insulation industry in 1974 and roofing in 1977, Owens Corning quickly established a reputation as a leading manufacturer in both verticals. Today Owens Corning asphalt singles are some of the most durable, highest quality on the market. At Elite Roofing, we are proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. As a member of this elite 1% of the roofing industry, being a Platinum Preferred Contractor means we are able to offer our clients the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty. If you’re considering an Owens Corning roof, look no further. As the best roofers in Denver, we have you covered!

GAF

GAF logoGAF is another highly respected manufacturer of superior asphalt roofing shingles. For more than a century GAF has been manufacturing superior quality residential and commercial roofing applications. At Elite Roofing, we are proud to maintain a Master Elite® Certification with GAF. This means we are part of a select 3% of the roofing industry who is provided exclusive, on-going training from GAF. If you’re interested in investing in GAF roof, you’ve once again come to the right place!

CertainTeed®

certainteed logoEstablished in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturer Company, today CertainTeed is a leading provider of green roofing materials. Having long since been respected as one of the foremost manufactures of quality roofing products, when CertainTeed decided to make recycling and energy efficiency a core focus, the entire industry took note. At Elite Roofing, we are proud to be a CertainTeed Shingle Master and a CertainTeed Shingle Quality Specialist. If you are looking for a Denver roofing solution that will stand the test of time and reduce your carbon footprint, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about CertainTeed.

 

Alternative Roofing Materials

Decra

decra logoOriginally founded in New Zealand in the early 1900’s, today Decra is a leading international supplier of stone coated steel singles. These highly durable roofing systems not only stand up to harsh Colorado weather patterns, but they deliver an unmatched beauty. Whether you’re wanting to achieve the look of shake, tile or shingle, Decra has the perfect product for your needs. If you’re ready to learn more about Decra, we encourage you to contact us today!

DaVinci

davinci logoOffering beautiful synthetic roof tiles, DaVinci is a rising star in the roofing manufacturing industry. Established in 2001, DaVinci has quickly gained acclaim for their pursuit of combining art and science in order to produce roof tiles that are as beautiful as they are innovative. Inspired by the natural beauty of slate and cedar shake tile, DaVinci developed a leading-edge polymer composite roofing technology to produce a tile that is both stunning and highly durable. If you are in the market for a unique roofing solution that is both beautiful and dependable, look no further than DaVinci.

Best Denver Roofers

At Elite Roofing, we are proud to work with only the best roofing product manufactures on the market today. If you are interested in learning about any of these top brands, we encourage you to contact us. Allow one of our experts to inspect your current roof and help you explore your options.

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Do Roofers Need to be Licensed in Colorado?

If you’re in the market to find the best roofing contractor in Denver, asking questions about credentials and licensure is a great place to start. At Elite Roofing we often hear from property owners completing their due diligence as they select a Denver roofing contractor. We always encourage consumers to take the time to ask these questions. Investing in a new roof or completing a major repair is a big decision that should be carefully considered.

Colorado Business License

In Colorado, roofing contractors are categorized alongside general contractors and are not required to have a state license. They are however required to carry a state business license. Be sure to ask any Denver roofing contractor you consider to share their business license information with you. Though we are not required to have a state license as roofing contractors, there are plenty of other variables to consider when vetting out potential candidates.

Online Reviews

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Once you have confirmed that the roofing contractor(s) you are considering have Colorado business licenses, take a look at their online reviews. What do their customers have to say about their experience working with them? What is their average rating? Online reviews can help you quickly determine if you’re in fact considering the best roofing contractor in Denver.

Other Roofing Qualifications

Though Colorado doesn’t require a special roofing contractor’s license, reputable roofing contractors can earn a multitude of qualifications. At Elite Roofing, we’re proud to maintain the following:

Best Roofing Contractor Denver

At Elite Roofing, we have been proudly serving property owners throughout Colorado for more than a decade. Our commitment to ‘roofing done right’ has set us apart as the best roofing contractor in Denver, a distinction we work every day to live up to. If you are looking to hire a licensed, insured and highly reputable roofing contractor, you’ve come to the right place! Schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today. Allow us the opportunity to earn your business!

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Why do Roofs Have to be Replaced?

Replacing a roof is a dreaded expense for many property owners. However, the truth of the matter is, roof replacements are typically a necessity for those who wish to protect their property. While certain roofing applications, such as metal and tile, can have a lifespan of 40 to 100 years, asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material today. Asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of 20 years.

damaged residential roof

At Elite Roofing we are proud to be known as the best roofing contractor in Denver. With this distinction comes a moral obligation to educate area property owners about the importance of roof replacement and repairs. After all, a low-cost repair to a damaged roof can quickly grow into a major expense if left unaddressed. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons a roof might need to be replaced or repaired.

Aging Roof

Oftentimes a replacement is in order because a roof has reached its intended lifespan. Signs that your roof has reached its limit include: curling singles, missing granules and loose or missing singles. If you notice these signs, we urge you to request a roofing inspection, to avoid structural damage to your property.

Weather Damage

Another common reason for roof replacements is storm damage. Here in the Rockies, summer storm season typically leaves a path of destruction in its wake. From gale force winds to major hail storms, property owners throughout the area report major roof damage every year. At Elite we are proud to help these individuals repair or replace their roofs. In many cases, insurance covers some or most of the cost. Again, if you suspect your roof is damaged, we encourage you to request a professional roof replacement.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Major advances in technology in recent years have enabled top roofing material manufacturers to develop solutions that increase a home’s energy efficiency. Designed to reflect sunlight in warm months, these energy efficient roofs can dramatically reduce your home’s A/C energy output. Many homeowners interested in reducing their carbon footprint are opting for roof replacements as a result.

Increasing Value

brick home

Yet another reason many property owners decide to invest in roof replacements is to increase their home’s value. While some are interested in improving aesthetics, others are looking to make their property more attractive to potential buyers. Not sure if it’s worth it? Allow us to help you weigh the cost and benefit of a roof replacement.

Best Roofing Contractor Denver

At Elite Roofing, we are proud to offer free, no-obligation roofing inspections. If you suspect that you are in need of a replacement, for any of these reasons, we’re here to help you determine your best course of action. In many cases, we find that a service repair can add years to the lifespan of your existing roof. If we find that you’re in need of a replacement, we have the knowledge and experience to help you determine if filing an insurance claim is in your best interest. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and discover what sets us apart as the best roofing contractor in Denver.

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Roofing Contractor Magazine’s Best of Success Recap

Randy brothers, Mr. Roofer & Cody Hayes

Founders Randy Brothers and Cody Hayes making friends with Mr. Roof out of Nashville!

Our founders and marketing team just had the pleasure of attending Roofing Contractor Magazine’s Best of Success event September 23rd through 25th. This annual event is a favorite among contracting professionals and one the Elite Roofing team looks forward to each year. This year’s event was no exception, in fact it was arguably the best yet.

Best of Success 2018 was held at the beautiful new Omni Frisco Hotel, in The Star, a massive, mixed-use development that includes the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. This year’s conference was a who’s who amongst the best in the business. Let’s take a look at a few highlights from Best of Success 2018. #BOSCof

Roofing conference brochureAttendees

For the first time, more than 500 registrants attended this year’s conference. The best of the best from roofing contractors to top vendors converged on Dallas to learn and collaborate in an exciting, vibrant environment.

Speakers

The speaker lineup for Best of Success 2018 included thought leaders across a myriad of verticals. From some of the top roofing contractors in the nation to the most respected marketing professional in the digital space; the lineup was stacked! We enjoyed 2 full days of inspiring speeches and in-depth market know how from the best of the best. A few of our favorites included:

Victor Smolyanov
CEO/Owner of Victors Roofing

Victor’s message that we can all Breed Success with a Commitment to Customer Service was a powerful reminder that the key to success in our industry is customer care. At Elite, we agree excellence goes beyond customer satisfaction, we aim to exceed expectations at every opportunity. It is this philosophy that has helped us earn a reputation as one of the very best Denver roofing companies.

G.A. Bartick

Google Certified Speaker

In his presentation, Insights From Google That Will Change Your Online Strategy, G.A. spoke to the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy online presence. In today’s highly competitive market, a focus on effective local search optimization is key to business growth. As an organization, we have been focused on search for many years and really enjoyed G.A.’s insight on the future of digital marketing.

Lindy Ryan
Senior Vice President, Tecta America

Lindy’s presentation, All About the People, was a wonderful reminder that success begins within an organization. She spoke to the importance of giving team members ownership of their responsibilities and including them in important conversations about the future of an organization. This is yet another value we share here at Elite Roofing. We have been committed to cultivating a positive, supportive work environment from the very beginning; an approach which has helped us retain our most valuable team members year after year and earn our reputation among the best roofing companies in Denver.

Keynote Speaker: Reid Ribble
CEO, NRCA

As the CEO ofr NRCA, Reid is able to provide an unmatched level of insight into the current state of the roofing industry, and its future trajectory. One of the topics Mr. Ribble spoke to is the establishment of designations for roofing certifications. This added layer of trust will benefit roofing contractors as well as our valued customers. We look forward to learning more about this exciting development in the roofing industry and to having the opportunity to earn our own designations.

Events

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A beautiful sunset enjoyed from the closing event.

Among the many events that were held during the 2-day seminar, we particularly enjoyed the final networking event held on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice field. It was a great opportunity to connect with bright minds and share our valuable learnings from the Best of Success Conference.

Thank You Roofing Contractor Magazine!

We would like to extend a special thanks to Roofing Contractor Magazine for all of the hard work that went into making this year’s event such a success. You set the bar high for next year, an event which we’re already anxiously anticipating. It’s attending events like these that help us to grow as an organization and reinforce our reputation as one of the best roofing companies in Denver; and for that we thank you. Here’s to a year of continued success for us and all of our fellow attendees!

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Elite Project Spotlight: Denver Historical Roof Replacement

We recently had the pleasure of completing a historical roof replacement in downtown Denver. The success of this unique project required the hard work and determination of a host of Elite Roofing team members. Which is precisely why we’re focusing today’s post on this recently completed roof replacement.

This stunning building was first constructed as a hospital and repurposed several times. It’s most recent renovation transformed the space into 14 condo units. The HOA was in need of an experienced contractor to help complete a historical roof replacement. This wasn’t just any Denver roof replacement. The aging roof has a 12/12 pitch with 2 turrets and space decking that had to be brought up to code. Our own Dave Estes stepped in as salesman and project manager to ensure the success of the project.

Replacing a Historical 12/12 Pitch Roof

The extreme pitch of the roof presented several challenges. The entire building had to be scaffolded to enable crews to access the roof and harnesses were used to access areas that scaffolding could not reach. When the aging shingles were removed, space decking was revealed, which had to be covered with plywood to comply with code. Finally, roofing on the building’s two beautiful turrets that also had to be replaced. The pitch of the roof and the downtown location meant trash chutes had to be used to remove debris and deliveries had to be arranged around one-way streets.

In addition to completing the work, we also helped the client interface with their insurance provider. In fact, our supplements specialist Kyle Larson played an integral role in helping the client avoid litigation.

To say that this project was difficult is an understatement. However, it’s projects like these that challenge us and make us better as an organization. The Elite Roofing family truly came together to ensure the success of this project. We would like to thank Dave, Kyle and the rest of the team for all of their work with this historic roof replacement.

Check out footage of the Elite team at work on this monumental project:

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At Elite Roofing, we pride ourselves on rising to the occasion when presented with challenges and this project is no exception. In roughly 24 days, we tackled it as a team, leaving the client extremely happy with the results and giving new life to one of Denver’s historical treasures. Are you interested in learning more about our roof replacement and repair services? We encourage you to contact us today. Allow us to help you explore your options and determine your most cost-effective course of action.

Best Roofing Company: Why Reviews Matter When Choosing a Contractor

Typing on a LaptopIf you’re searching for a contractor for a roofing repair or replacement, finding the best roofing company can feel like a futile task. How do you know who to trust? What kind of customer service can you expect? Do they have a strong reputation among area property owners? When perusing the web, you will find organization after organization claiming to be the best roofing company in the area, but how do you separate fact from fiction? Start with online reviews!

Look at online reviews like a form of crowdsourcing. Millions of consumers complete online reviews each and every day. These reviews can help you make all kinds of buying decisions, from what kind of car to buy to where to go for dinner. Why not use the same logic when selecting the right roofing company? Replacing or repairing a roof is a big investment, one you should not make without completing a little homework first.

Online Consumer Reviews

As you begin your search, keep in mind that there are multiple reputable online review sites to consider. Yelp and Google are a great place to start. Take the time to not only compare the number of stars each local roofing company has but read the consumer commentary. Are there common themes with the top ranked organizations? There will inevitably be at least one or two less than favorable reviews. Do the complaints seem founded to you? Keep in mind that even one or two negative reviews amongst hundreds of positive reviews can still hurt a company’s overall star rating. By digging in and reading commentary from roofing companies as well as the consumers they serve, you can extrapolate a lot. Do they seem eager to make things right when a complaint is made? Do most of their customers seem to have similar, positive experiences?

Once you have checked out their online reviews, you’ve likely narrowed your pool of candidates significantly. If you’re still not sure which to select, we encourage you to reach out to each directly. Do they provide quality customer support right from the beginning? Are they happy to answer your questions? Are they willing to provide a reference you can speak to directly?

By completing your homework and asking the right questions, you can rest assured that you are in fact selecting the best roofing company in your area.

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At Elite Roofing, we’re proud to maintain 4.9 stars out of 5 on Google+ and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We owe much of our success over the past decade to our customers’ continued support through referrals. We consider it a great honor when our customers take to the web to provide a review of their experience with us or pass along our information to loved ones. If you are ready to schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection today, we encourage you to give us a call. Let’s get started!

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What Does Hail Damage do to a Roof?

What Does Hail Damage do to a Roof?With storm season upon us, now is the time to educate yourself about the risks of damage to your property. One of the major causes for concern during Colorado storm season is hail damage. In fact, 2017 was a record breaking year for hail damage insurance claims in the Denver metro area. With meteorologists forecasting yet another strong storm season, now is the time to gain an understanding of how hail damage impacts your roof. As your trusted Denver roofing experts, we pride ourselves not only on ‘roofing done right,’ but also on educating consumers about the care and maintenance of their roofing systems. Let’s explore just how hail damages a roof.

Initial Hail Damage

While most property owners expect to see major divots or obvious cracks in their shingles as a result of hail damage, it’s not always all that obvious. In some cases, upon a closer inspection, you can identify areas of damage in the way of concentrated spots of missing granules. While these small blemishes in your roof may seem harmless, over time they can wreak havoc.

Exposure to the Elements

Granules are used on asphalt shingles to protect your roof from the sun. Though the initial damage may seem minimal, exposure to wind, rain and snow causes erosion. Before you know it, those tiny, difficult to spot, blemishes are major divots in your shingles. Once large portions of your roof are exposed to UV rays, the damage continues to compound. Sun damage dries your roof out and causes cracking which eventually exposes you to leakage and water damage.

Hail Damage Should Not be Ignored!

There you have it. Put simply, those tiny hail marks in your shingles have the potential to dramatically shorten the lifespan of your roof. Because you may not realize the full extent of the damage your roof has sustained for months or even years, it’s important to have your roof inspected after a hail storm. Timeliness is not only critical for the health of your roof but for insurance purposes. Depending on your policy and provider, you have a predetermined amount of time in which you are entitled to compensation for damage. Once the window has closed, your provider is no longer liable.

Book Your Free Roof Inspection Today!

It’s important to speak with a roofing professional before making a roof hail damage insurance claim. You may find that your damage is not substantial enough to warrant an insurance claim. Or you may very well find that you are in need of a new roof, information that will serve you well as you deal with an adjustor.

At Elite Roofing we are proud to offer complimentary, no-obligation roofing inspections. Allow one of our highly experienced Denver roofing specialists to complete your inspection and help you determine the extent of your damage. Contact us and schedule your free Denver roofing inspection today!

Elite Roofing: Referral Reward Program

Elite Roofing: Referral Reward ProgramAt Elite Roofing we consider a referral an unparalleled accolade. We work year-round to ensure our valued customers are happy with their roofing experience today and for years to come. In an effort to thank our customers who choose to refer friends and family to Elite Roofing, we have developed a referral reward program. Interested? Let’s take a closer look!

How to Participate:

  1. Leave us an authentic review on Google Reviews about the service you received.
  2. Complete the Elite Referral Rewards Form with your information as well as that of the person you’re referring. Have multiple friends in need of roofing services? Complete the form as many times as you like!
  3. Each time one of your referrals’ roofing projects is complete, you will earn one Elite Referral Reward program point.
  4. Each time you earn an Elite Referral Reward point, you can decide whether to cash it in right away or save up your points and cash them for a reward of a higher value.

Referral Reward Program Levels

Level 1 – The Good Neighbor Referral Rewards

After submitting just one qualified lead* you will receive your choice of:

$250 Visa Gift Card

$250 Target Gift Card

$250 Best Buy Gift Card

$250 Cabella’s Gift Card

$250 Golfsmith Gift Card

$250 Amazon.com Gift Card

Level 2 – We’re Friends!

After submitting just 3 qualified leads* you will receive your choice of:

16GB iPad Air (WiFi model) or 32GB iPad Mini (WiFi model)

40″ Visio HD TV

$500 Donation to a non-profit of your choice, in your name

$500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card

$500 Cabella’s Gift Card

$500 Golfsmith Gift Card

$500 Macy’s Gift Card

Level 3 – We’re Family!

Those who submit 5 qualified leads* to Elite Roofing receive their choice of:

$1000 Nordstrom Gift Card

60″ Vizio HD TV

A 2 Night Stay in Breckenridge, CO at the Fireside Inn Bed & Breakfast complete with two-day lift tickets and rentals.

Submit 10 qualified leads* and you will earn a $2500 Apple Vacations gift card.

Complete the Elite Roofing Referral Reward Program Form Today!

If you are one of our many satisfied customers, we encourage you to take advantage of our referral reward program! Allow us to deliver the same great service and craftsmanship, to your loved ones, and enjoy a few reward points for yourself. Have questions? No problem! Contact us today.

 

 

*Qualified leads are purchases of a new roof or replacement roof that are a minimum of 2000 square feet. All referrals must be made within a 12 month period. Only one level per calendar year can be cashed in on. The 12 month period begins from the date of receipt of the final payment of your first referral. All points must be final billed to count for that calendar year.  All referrals must be submitted via our online referral form. You may only cash in your referral reward(s) once. You must be 18 years of age to participate in the Elite Referral Rewards Program. You must leave an online review on Yelp! or Google Reviews. Review will be verified at the time you redeem your Elite Referral Reward points.

Winter Roof Repair

Winter Roof RepairThe extreme weather conditions we experience here in Colorado, in the winter months, can take a toll on your property. At Elite Roofing we often hear from property owners, this time of year, interested in learning about their winter roof repair options. Simply put, some damage cannot be ignored until warmer weather prevails. If you suspect that you might be in need of winter roof repairs, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a closer look at repairs that can be completed now to ensure your roof withstands the winter.

Ice Damming Risk

Ice damming can cause major damage to your roof and the structure of your home. This time of year, it’s a good idea to watch for signs of ice damming and/or areas of high potential for ice dams to form. Ice dams are mounds of frozen snow melt that build up at the edge of your roof trapping future snow melt and causing water damage. Ice dams form when warm air leaking through a roof causes snow to melt. As it trickles to the edge of the roof, the cold edges cause the water to refreeze. Over time, ice dams build up and can become a much bigger issue. If you have had ice dams in the past, or you suspect that your roof is leaking warm air, it’s best to undergo a professional roof inspection.

Snow Stop

If heavy snow buildup is an issue for you, it’s a good idea to consider a cleated system, also know as a snow guard.  Designed to prevent snow from breaking loose and covering items below your roofline, a snow stop can protect your family’s safety as well as your property.

Heat Tape

Installing heat tape in gutters is another great way to protect the integrity of your roof in the winter months. Designed to prevent blockages in gutters, downspouts and interior drains, heat tape can help prevent ice dams and water seepage into your home.

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These are just a few examples of proactive steps you can take to prevent damage to your roof in the winter months. At Elite Roofing we are always happy to help property owners extend the lifespan of their roofing system. From winter roof repairs to complete replacements, we do it all! If you’re ready to schedule your free, no-obligation roofing inspection, we encourage you to contact us today. Allow one of our highly skilled roofing inspectors to help you determine which repairs, if any, need to be completed to protect your property. Let’s get started!

 

What’s in a Roofing Bid?

What's in a Roofing Bid?So, you’re in the market for a new roof. You’ve contacted Denver roofing companies and you’re not sure what to expect in terms of a bid. What should be spelled out in your bid? What warning signs should you watch for to ensure you’re hiring a reputable roofing contractor? At Elite Roofing we consider educating property owners to be one of the most important things we do. This is precisely why we’re devoting today’s post to helping you understand exacting what’s in a roofing bid.

Roofing Bid

Your roofing bid could be as simple as a handwritten document or a more formal Word document. In either case, it’s critical to ensure that each of the following is clearly outlined:

Responsibilities

Your roofing bid should clearly state which responsibilities belong to your roofing contractor as well as any responsibilities that belong to you as the property owner, including repair of any damage done during the project.

Dates

You should also receive a clearly outlined start and completion date for your roof replacement or repair.

Payment Terms

Your roofing estimate should state all payment terms, from deposit to final payment.

Cost

Your bid should clearly summarize all costs including labor, materials, taxes, permitting and disposal of project debris.

Materials

You will also need a comprehensive list of all materials to be used including: gutters, flashing, underlayment, roofing material, any ventilation to be included and the names of all manufacturers. The bid should define who receives any excess materials such as singles or gutters.

Warranty

If you will be receiving a warranty from your roofing company and/or the manufacturer, all details should be clearly stated in your bid.

If your roofing bid contains all of these elements, you can rest assured that the interest of yourself and the contractor are protected.

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If you are ready to begin the process of comparing roofing bids, we encourage you to contact us today. At Elite Roofing, we are proud to offer free, no-obligation roofing inspections and bids. Allow one of our highly experienced team members to walk you through the bid process and help you understand your options. From asphalt singles to metal roofs, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you select a solution that meets your needs and your budget. Book yours today!