Get Your Roof Ready for Denver’s Snowfall

Roofing provides an essential function by protecting residences and buildings from inclement weather. Ideally, it would be best to have a local roofing company routinely inspect and maintain the roof, thereby ensuring it is in optimal condition before Denver sees any more snow.

Denver was blanketed by snow this past weekend, and, while it is gradually melting, more is expected. The approaching winter and holiday seasons emphasize the importance of having a roofing contractor inspect this critical system, making repairs as needed to ensure it can withstand the snow’s weight.

Here are some ways to prepare your roof for Denver’s snowfall.

Rain Gutters

Addressing a clogged or damaged rain gutter system is equally vital. This system is located on the edge of the roof and direct water through the gutters and away from the house. It is designed to further protect the home from water damage around the roof, attic, and foundation.

A rain gutter system should be inspected and cleaned at least twice a year. Installing gutter guards is an effective way to minimize the frequency of cleanings by filtering out larger debris. Small debris may still be able to enter, depending on the type of guard installed. Please contact a local roofing company about available options.

Roof Inspection

Visually inspect your roof twice a year. Look for signs of aging or damage such as missing, curling, or buckling shingles; sagging areas; or excessive granule loss. In the attic, look for light entering through the rafters, damp insulation, or anything else out of the ordinary.

If you notice any issues, call a local roofing company. A roofing contractor will come to your home to perform a more comprehensive inspection. They will then provide you with their expert opinion on whether the system can be repaired or if it would be more cost-effective to replace it.

Asphalt Shingle Repair

Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for roofing. They are cost-effective, versatile, and energy-efficient. They are also available in various colors and designs and, when replacement is necessary, offer a significant return on investment. Another attractive option with an excellent ROI is metal roofing.

Over time, however, they can become damaged and require immediate repair by a local roofing company. A roofing contractor may recommend replacement if the shingles are severely damaged or missing, or the system is nearing the end of its useful life, as these issues can create more substantial problems during the winter.

Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned Denver roofing company with dedicated, experienced professionals specializing in residential and commercial roofing services, such as repair and replacement.

We also offer concrete pavers in various sizes, colors, and shapes for your outside living spaces. We can repair, service, and install new gutters as well.

Please contact us today at (303) 789-1505 to schedule an appointment.

Roofing Services to Improve Curb Appeal

Nothing says fall better than cooler weather, falling leaves, and pumpkin everything. Topping the list of Denver residents’ favorite fall activities is creating a warm, welcoming vibe by carefully placing doormats, potted mums, and other outdoor accessories along the walkways leading to their home and on the porch.

The new season also brings a renewed interest in home maintenance and improvement projects – especially those that, like decorating for fall, can improve curb appeal. One of the best places to start is at the top. That’s because nothing can diminish curb appeal faster than a poorly maintained, damaged, or an aging roof.

Having roofing services such as roof repair or even a new roof installation, completed by a licensed contractor, can improve curb appeal. A contractor can advise you as to whether the roof can be repaired or if it would be more cost-effective to replace it.

When replacement is recommended, there are various styles and colors that you can select from to compliment your home’s architecture, therefore improving curb appeal. A roofing contractor can guide you through the process and help you select a roof that you will love for years to come.

Roof Repair

Missing shingles, or those that are curling or buckling, should be addressed by a licensed roofing contractor. These conditions can subject the roof to further damage and lead to leaks, which can create a more significant and costly issue, so it’s essential to have roofing services done at the first signs of trouble. Additionally, it’s best to have the roof inspected after a severe storm.

New Roof Installation

According to Remodeling’s annual Cost vs. Value report, a stylish new roof is shown to offer a substantial return on investment, making it an excellent home improvement project. The national average return on investment for asphalt and metal roofing replacement are, respectively, 65.9 and 61.2 percent.

These materials have average lifespans of 20 and 40 years. Adopting a routine maintenance program and having timely repairs made can help extend a roof’s longevity. There are many other types of roofing materials available, with varying lifespans that can improve your curb appeal whenever it is time for new roof installation.

Denver’s Leading Roofing Services Provider

Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned Denver roofing company with dedicated, experienced professionals, specializing in residential and commercial roofing services such as repair and replacement.

We also offer concrete pavers in various sizes, colors, and shapes for your outside living spaces. We can repair, service, and install new gutters as well.

Please contact us today at (303) 789-1505 to schedule an appointment.

Resources:

“2020 Cost vs. Value Report.” Remodeling.

Fall Maintenance for Your Roof

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This year, the first day of fall begins on Tuesday, September 22. Its arrival brings cooler weather, gorgeous foliage, and seasonal favorites.

The first snowfall in Denver usually begins annually on October 18. Plus, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, Colorado is in store for “above-normal snowfall.” 

That does not give residents much time to maintain vital systems and have contractors complete roof repair and other required improvements.

Getting a head start on these fall maintenance tasks, especially those related to your roof, is essential for ensuring your warmth and comfort during the fall and winter seasons.

Clean Gutters

The gutter system has a big job. It must channel water, whether from the rainfall or snowmelt, away from your home’s roof and foundation to prevent structural damage. Water is drained a safe distance away from the foundation.

Debris can impact their performance, and failure to clean can cause another issue altogether. Remove nests, tree limbs, leaves, and other debris and then flush the system using a garden hose. Gutter guards can prevent debris from getting into the drainage system.

Inspect the Roof

Using a pair of binoculars, walk around your property’s perimeter, looking for excessive wear and tear or storm damage. You can also hire a roofing contractor for a more extensive inspection.

Roof repair may be necessary if the shingles are curling, buckling, or missing. Additional issues requiring repair include signs of a roof leak or excessive amounts of granules on the ground or gutters.

A roofing contractor can inspect your roof and, if problems are detected, provide you with their recommendation for roof repair. Replacing an old, worn out, or damaged roof may be a cost-effective option with a sizeable return on investment.

Trim Back Vegetation

Overhanging tree limbs can scratch or puncture your roof and should, therefore, receive a good trimming. Experts recommend a six-foot, at minimum, distance between the roof and tree limbs.

Doing this also has the advantage of reducing the number of tree needles, pinecones, and leaves that can get into the gutters. That can, consequently, save you time when cleaning them during the fall and spring.

Schedule a Roof Repair Appointment

If you need roof repair, the fall season is an ideal time to schedule an appointment with a local roofing contractor who services Denver residents and is committed to using durable products from trusted manufacturers.

Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned Denver roofing company with dedicated, experienced professionals, specializing in residential and commercial roof replacements and roof repairs.

We also offer concrete pavers in various sizes, colors, and shapes for your outside living spaces. We can repair, service, and install new gutters as well.

Please contact us today at (303) 789-1505 to schedule an appointment.

Resources:
“Denver Area Snow Statistics.” The National Weather Service.
“Farmer’s Almanac Extended Forecast for Winter 2020-2021 – Winter of the Great Divide.” Farmer’s Almanac.

Ask a Roofing Contractor: What Shingles are Energy-Efficient?

A roof replacement professionally installed by a roofing contractor offers a return on investment ranging between 61.2 and 65.9 percent, depending on materials used, according to this year’s Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine. It can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs, too, making it a worthwhile investment. A new roof should be considered if the existing one is old, damaged, or you want to improve its efficiency.

The shingles you choose do, however, play a part in helping improve your energy-efficiency. Energy-efficient roofing materials are designed to reflect more of the sun’s rays, thus, lowering the temperature of your roof by as much as 50°F (ENERGY STAR). That reduction may extend to your electricity bills, assuming your attic is adequately insulated and ventilated, and the new roof is professionally installed.

Energy-Efficient Products

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective option. In lighter colors, these shingles provided excellent levels of solar reflection and thermal emittance, which aids in lowering energy bills and improving occupant comfort. There are many colors available, although you’ll want to choose a light, neutral color for optimum efficiency. You can find ones that are made to look like tile, slate, or even wood. Asphalt shingles can withstand strong winds, heavy snowfall, and feature a lifespan of around twenty years.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs outlast asphalt shingles by over twenty-five years. They are an excellent option for Denver residents, as they provide maximum wind and fire resistance, as well as energy efficiency. There are many beautiful styles of metal roofing available to compliment any home in any neighborhood. With the many lasting benefits available, metal roofs are an ideal solution for homeowners looking to replace their aging or storm damaged roof. Contact a roofing contractor today to learn more. 

Leading Roofing Contractor for Over 16 Years

Jenesis Roofing is a local roofing contractor that is pleased to offer Denver residents with new roofs, roof repair, and gutter installation. Our company is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF.

We are fully licensed and insured, with dedicated, experienced professionals specializing in roof replacements and repair. For your outside living spaces, we also offer concrete pavers in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. We can help improve the ventilation of your home, as well, through our attic ventilation services.

Jenesis Roofing offers many different shingles for every budget and style, including composition asphalt shingles, cedar shake shingles, slate-style shingles, concrete tiles, and metal. Schedule an appointment today at (303) 789-1505.

Resources:

“2020 Cost vs. Value Report.” Remodeling Magazine.

“Roof Products.” ENERGY STAR.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day, 2020, is less than three weeks ago. Therefore, if you haven’t already, now is the ideal time to consider what you’re going to buy for the special men in your life. That may include your dad or stepdad, father-in-law, and significant other. Contacting a local roofing company about one of these gift ideas will help ensure that his home is filled with ample amounts of natural light and protected against the elements.

The History of Father’s Day

Inspired by Mother’s Day, Father’s Day became an official national holiday in 1972, following the first celebration by 62 years. The first celebration, held in 1910, took place in the state of Washington. Today, the day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June: Father’s Day 2020 falls on Sunday, June 21. You can read more about the origins of Father’s Day at www.history.com.

Ideas to Treat Dad

Inspect His Roof

Is your dad or father-in-law just down the street? Head over to his house and inspect his roof from the ground, using binoculars, and in the attic. The project is something that you and he can do together. Look for missing or curling shingles, interior leaks, and damp attic insulation. While you’re at it, you may want to clean his gutters, making sure that rainwater can flow freely before the beginning of the monsoon season

If he lives far from you, you can contact a local roofing company, like Jenesis Roofing, to come to inspect his roof for abnormal wear and tear or storm damage. A contractor will check the structural integrity and quality of the roof. They will then provide a detailed, written report of their findings and recommendations for ensuring it remains in excellent shape, along with an accurate cost estimate.

Consider a Skylight

Has your dad been hinting at wanting more natural light? Then you may want to consider gifting him with a professionally installed skylight. Aside from adding natural light, skylights can help improve ventilation, reduce energy costs, and add resale value to the home. There are plenty of options for these windows, including electric ones that open to allow in the fresh air, as well as non-moveable skylights. Remember that a local roofing company must professionally install them.

Help Dad Replace His Roof

Help dad replace an aging or damaged roof by contacting a local roofing company. There are a variety of material options such as asphalt shingles and metal roofing that, depending on your preferences, last between 20 and 50 or more years. A new roof offers many benefits, including energy-efficiency, and will be better able to protect him from Colorado’s weather. A professional can provide you with an accurate roof replacement estimate.

Your Local Roofing Company

Jenesis Roofing is a local roofing company that is pleased to offer Denver residents with new roofs, roof repair, and gutter installation. Our company is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF. Jenesis Roofing is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor with more than sixteen years of roof repair and installation experience. Additional services offered include attic ventilation and paver installation. Schedule an appointment today at (303) 789-1505.

Resources:

“Father’s Day, 2020.” History.com, January 30, 2020. 

Monsoon Season Roof Repair

Colorado’s monsoon season begins in July and continues through September. The season is characterized by afternoon thunderstorms that, as part of the North American Monsoon, are rather persistent. Heavy rainfall, lightning, and flash flooding are commonly associated with the NAM. Often severe and unpredictable, these storms can damage shingles, regardless of the roof’s age. Leaks are also quite common during the season’s heavy rainfalls. Damaged or missing shingles and roof leaks, resulting from the monsoon season, require professional roof repair.

What is Monsoon Season?

The North American Monsoon, more simply known as NAM, is a shift in the wind pattern that brings moisture from the Gulf of California to the southwest. It occurs during the summer in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Daily thunderstorms – complete with heavy rainfall, lightning, flash flooding, and hail – are usually par for the course (Colorado Climate Center, 2020).

Common Repairs Needed after a Storm

Roof Leaks

Hail, depending on its size, may puncture a roof and cause leaks. Heavy rainfall can also make an existing leak more noticeable and lead to more significant damage. These are often identifiable by water spots/stains, moisture in the attic, wet roof decking, mold growth on the shingles or in your attic, and more. Because the exact source of roof leaks can be hard to spot, it’s a good idea to contact a professional roofing contractor for an on-site inspection and consultation.

Missing Shingles

Excessive winds can cause shingles to blow off your home. That can leave the roof’s underlayment exposed and vulnerable to hail, debris, and tree limbs. There is the potential for more severe problems to occur if the missing shingles are not quickly replaced. Jenesis Roofing can determine the extent of the damage, including the number of missing shingles, and provide you with their expert roof repair recommendation.

For All Your Roof Repair Needs

Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing company that is pleased to offer Denver residents with new roofs, roof repair, and gutter installation. Our company is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF. Jenesis Roofing is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor with more than sixteen years of roof repair and installation experience. Additional services offered include attic ventilation systems and paver installation. Schedule an appointment today at (303) 789-1505.

Resources:

“North American Monsoon.” Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University, climate.colostate.edu/co_nam.html.

Signs That You Need a New Roof

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Storm damage and old age – the typical life expectancy of materials ranges between 20 and 50 years – are not the only factors that will affect your roof’s longevity. Curling or missing shingles, a sagging roof, and roof leaks are three warning signs that it’s time to hire a roofing contractor to construct a new roof. The cost of a new roof will vary depending on square footage, material, and style preferences. To receive an accurate quote, it’s best to call in the pros. A roofing contractor will come to your home and inspect your roof to determine what options are available to you.

Issues Requiring Roof Replacement

There are Roof Leaks

Leaks impact your roof’s ability to protect you from the elements. While one or two minor leaks may be repairable, a complete replacement or reroofing will be required for more substantial leaks, or leaks that have caused secondary damage to the roof. Contact a roofing contractor, like Jenesis Roofing, to assess the cause of the problem.

Curling or Missing Shingles

Curling, missing, or damaged shingles should immediately be repaired to prevent more costly problems. Repair is only viable, however, if the roof is solid and there are minimal shingles requiring replacement. Roof replacement is often a more cost-effective solution in situations where many shingles are curled, missing, or damaged, or the roof is old.

The Roof is Sagging in Areas

Denver, Colorado, sees more than 20 inches of snow each year. The roof should easily accommodate the weight of that snowfall. If you spot sagging, regardless of the size, you must immediately contact a reputable roofer. A sagging roof could indicate faulty construction, substantial water damage, weakened joists, or potential structural damage.

Leading Denver Roofing Contractor for Over 16 Years

Jenesis Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing company that is pleased to offer Denver residents with new roofs, roof repair, and gutter installation. Our company is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF. Jenesis Roofing is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor, and all new roof installations are warrantied so that you can have peace-of-mind. Additional services offered include attic ventilation systems and paver installation. Schedule an appointment today at (303) 789-1505.

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