Safety First! Cleaning Your Gutters

Roof Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is important as the fall season arrives and leaves begin to fall from the trees, it is important to keep your gutters clear of debris to avoid costly repairs to your home. Without a thorough cleaning, it is quite possible the water run-off from the roof could damage your home’s foundation. And in keeping your gutters maintained, there is a serious safety factor to keep in mind. Jenesis Roofing poses a few safety issues to consider as you prepare to clean your gutters in preparation for the upcoming fall and winter months.

Ladder

In most cases, the primary danger of gutter cleaning is climbing on a ladder. Whether you are five feet off the ground or twenty-five, being on a ladder always presents a danger. Be sure to inspect the ladder before climbing up to your roof. Look for damaged steps or loose screws that could possibly cause you to lose your balance. As you climb the ladder, keep both hands on the ladder. You may even want to wear a workman’s belt to carry all of the tools that you may need to complete this task. Once you get to the items you are going to be cleaning, be sure that your ladder is positioned so that you do not have to stretch or reach for anything. A second person standing at the bottom of the ladder for sturdiness is almost a must when climbing up on an extension ladder. Safety first!

Clothing

Be sure that you wear the proper clothing when climbing to your roof. Since you will have to climb a ladder, it is important that you wear clothing that will not be a hindrance. Avoid loose clothing. Loose fitting clothing can easily get caught in the ladder or tangled under your feet, causing you to fall and possibly injure yourself. Additionally, shoes or boots with non-slippery soles should also be worn. These shoes will help you to avoid slipping when you are climbing the ladder. Gloves are also an item that may be helpful. Gloves will protect your hands from anything that could possibly injure you when you are cleaning the gutters. Gutters have been known to house prickly twigs, other unknown debris, and even reptiles have been found lurking.

Power Lines

Finally, the most important aspect to remember is to avoid power lines. Be sure to locate all power lines before you begin any process of cleaning. If power lines are near the area you will be working, you should contact a professional to clean your gutters.

Your gutters are an essential part to maintaining your home’s overall health. As with all other household items, proper maintenance is a must. However, be sure to practice safety when cleaning any of these items. And if this task is simply not something you are comfortable doing yourself, call a professional gutter cleaning company.

Jenesis Roofing offers complete installation, replacement, and repair services on gutter systems. If your home’s gutter system needs more than just a cleaning, give our experts a call and we will perform a free inspection and provide you with a fair and competitive estimate on all work needed.

Tile Roofing

Whether you are preparing to build a custom home in the Denver area or you need to make an improvement to your current home, you may be spending time exploring types of roofing materials that you can use. While asphalt and cedar shingles are more common due to their affordability, the fact is that tile shingles have been used for centuries in countries around the world and offer you numerous advantages over other material options available. Due to their durability and beautiful style, they continue to be a popular choice for homeowners even today. After you spend time learning more about this material, you too, may determine it is ideal for your home.

Longevity

Traditionally, tiles made of baked clay or other natural materials native to the location of the home were used, but concrete is a more common material found with this type of structure today. Concrete tile shingles are highly durable, and they provide a homeowner with decades of hassle-free use. Compare this to traditional asphalt or cedar shingles which may need to be replaced every 15 to 30 years and that may require repairs during this time as well. In the long run, the longevity of this style of roofing material over asphalt and cedar shingles will result in cost savings.

Durability

Many people shy away from installing concrete roofing tiles on their Denver area home because of the perception this material is less durable than other types of materials. After all, this is a material that is believed to chip and crack easily. However, in reality, these shingles are highly durable. It is estimated that when a storm with hail measuring two inches in diameter strikes this material, only about one out of every ten shingles will require repair. Two-inch hail stones are uncommon in the Denver area, and are typically only associated with the most severe storms. Such hail stones would inevitably cause damage to most structures, and perhaps even more significant damage to other types of shingles. As you can see, this material is designed to withstand tremendous force and can provide maximum durability.

Style

While you may be interested in the longevity and durability of the material you choose for your Denver area roof, you also want to consider the style. Tile shingles often look best with a stucco home, but they can add style to other types of homes as well. Most people think of a terracotta color when they think of a tile roof, but it is important to remember that the concrete and clay materials can be available in a wide variety of colors as well as in various sizes and shapes. This means you can very easily find the right style for your home by choosing concrete tile roofing.

Energy Efficiency

You may not realize it, but tile roofing also provides you with the added benefit of being highly energy efficient. The material limits the transfer of heat, and this helps your home’s heating and cooling system to function more efficiently. You may notice that your home’s energy bill decreases substantially throughout the year after concrete tiles are installed on your home’s roof.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and style options available to you when you choose to install a tile roof on your Denver area home, contact Jenesis Roofing to schedule an appointment. A Jenesis Roofing consultant will visit your home to explore the installation options for your home or business.

Pavers, A New Path Home

Pavers Walkway

There are many benefits to choosing paving stones (pavers) for your home improvement projects. Creating stable walkways that are highly attractive, these versatile stones add beauty and value to any patio or walkway. Make the investment in your landscape and take your property to the next level with beautiful concrete paving stones from Jenesis Roofing.

Safe Navigation

Walk through the grass, and you risk twisting your ankle in a hole. Stride through the garden on just the soil and you can easily lose your balance and fall. With elegant pavers, you create a solid and safe walking surface that is also attractive. Water drains away quickly, the surface remains level and you are assured of having solid footing for a safe walk around your home. Trust Jenesis Roofing to install these beautiful stones as part of an integral and functional part of your landscape.

Durability you can Trust

More durable than wood, concrete pavers will last for years. They will not rot and they are not prone to cracking. Areas covered with pavers are ready for immediate use, and they can handle steady traffic. Designed to last for years, they are actually more durable than poured concrete and they can withstand cold temperatures without cracking.

Flexible Designs

When you choose to enhance your home with landscape paving stones, you are choosing a flexible material. Available in different styles, sizes and colors, you can create any number of stunning designs for your patio, front porch or walkways. Opt for elegant curves and graceful rounded areas when you invest in patio paving stones.

An Affordable Option

One of the greatest features of paving stones is that they are economical and easy on your budget. You can pay thousands of dollars for poured concrete, but the individual stones will cost you far less. They create a stunning, high-end look without incurring an incredibly high expense. If you are dealing with a tight budget, talk to Jenesis Roofing to see how we can provide you with an incredible paved area that fits your budget.

Made for All Weather

Colorado winters can be brutal, but pavers can handle the low temperatures. Cracking is a problem with asphalt or regular concrete, but you won’t have to worry with beautiful pavers. They are designed to flex slightly and move with the earth, so they aren’t prone to cracking or chipping. This makes them an excellent investment for our climate.

When you are ready to improve your home’s exterior, consider the benefits of allowing Jenesis Roofing to install beautiful pavers. Functional and attractive, they will make your property safer while adding value. Durable and weather-resistant, they will provide you with many years of service. Call Jenesis Roofing today to learn more about patio paving stones and make an appointment for an estimate.

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