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.

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.

“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.


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

“Roof Products.” ENERGY STAR.

The Holiday Lights Were Hung on the Roof with Care

The holidays are a skip away! If you haven’t finished decorating the exterior of your home, follow these five tips for ensuring your holiday lights are hung on the roof with care, then flip the switch, and stand back to admire your holiday display. Don’t forget the steamy hot chocolate!

First, a Plan

Now is your chance to show the neighborhood your holiday spirit. Whether you prefer subtle twinkling lights or colorful displays, like pictured, you should always begin with a plan.

If it’s your first time adorning your home with lights, you’ll need to measure the areas you want to decorate, as well as the distance from exterior outlets.

That will help you decide how many UL certified light strands and extension cords you’ll need. All products must be strictly rated for outdoor use.

Check Your Lights

You should carefully inspect all light strings and extension cords. Strands with frayed wires, missing sockets, or that are damaged can pose significant safety risks.

Experts recommend replacing all damaged products with new, making sure to dispose of those that are not up to par.

Before hanging your lights, whether they are new or old, test them to ensure they are correctly functioning and replace any burnt-out bulbs.

Use LED Holiday Lights

LEDs use significantly less energy than conventional holiday light sets. They also produce very little heat – alleviating any concern that they may overhead.

Some popular products include string lights for the eaves of your roof, rope lights around pillars, and net lights for bushes. Always follow manufacturer directions when connecting multiple strands.

Install Plastic Light Clips

How many times have you watched Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation hanging the lights on his house? Not only does he go overboard on the light strings, causing a widespread blackout, but he also uses a staple gun to hang them.

Both of which are a BIG no!

All-purpose light clips  – available in packages of 50 or more for under $15 – work with any holiday light set. These are the safest and least invasive way to attach lights to shingles or gutters.

Automate the Lights with Timers

After you’ve installed your holiday lights, plug them into an outdoor timer, ensuring they are off before you leave or go to bed. There are even timers that detect brightness, turning on at dusk, and off at dawn. Again, you’ll want to make sure the timer is designed for outdoor use and that it is UL certified.

With more than sixteen years of experience, Jenesis Roofing, Inc. is the contractor to call for all your roofing needs.

We specialize exclusively in servicing, repairing, reroofing, and installing roofs for residents throughout Denver and the surrounding communities.

We also install gutters, pavers, and attic ventilation systems. Contact us today at (303) 789-1505 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Top Five Steps to Extend the Life of Your Roof

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*This blog is updated for 2017. The original blog can be found here.

A new roof is an expensive proposition – $20,664 is the national average for fiberglass asphalt shingles with a minimum 25-year warranty, according to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, now in its fifteenth year. Once you’ve made this investment, which is not without its rewards – you can expect a 68.8% ROI – it’s only natural to want to protect it. Consider these tips to extend the life of your roof.

Clean Your Gutters

You’ve probably heard the message a thousand times, but there’s good reason – gutters direct water away from the perimeter of your home. Clogged gutters or downspouts can result in damage to your home’s paint, siding, and roofing. Additionally, over time, water can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Fixing that kind of damage could cost thousands of dollars, but you can avoid it by cleaning your gutters each fall and spring. You can hire a professional or do it yourself.

Perform Periodic Inspections

Your roof carries a lot of responsibility – it shelters and insulates you and your loved ones from Mother Nature. For this reason alone, it is worth inspecting it on a regular basis (preferably monthly). This is especially important in the aftermath of a storm. You can perform your own inspections by simply walking the perimeter of your home and looking for:

  • Moss growth
  • Any obvious signs of damage
  • Torn, cracked or missing shingles
  • Detached gutters and/or downspouts
  • Damaged flashing around vents, chimneys, skylights, and other openings

Trim Overhanging Branches

Just one branch continually rubbing against a roof can wreak havoc, causing leaks to occur or shingles to go missing, especially in high winds. Branches should be trimmed 10 feet away from your roof to prevent damage, as well as prevent squirrels and other small rodents from accessing your home. Trimming overhanging branches is a job best left to professionals.

Install a Solar Attic Vent

If you have an upstairs bedroom or bonus room that gets uncomfortably hot in the summer, consider adding a solar vent to your attic to help regulate temperatures, as well as extend the life of your roof. Powered by the sun, solar vents pull hot air out of your attic, promoting proper ventilation and reducing mold growth caused by moisture. For a limited time only, we are offering a free solar attic vent with full replacement. Please contact us for details.

Have Your Roof Professionally Inspected!

At Jenesis Roofing, our team of professionals have been providing premium quality roofing inspections, repairs, installations, and maintenance services to residential and commercial clients throughout Boulder, Douglas, Adams, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties for more than 16 years. Our certified roofers have the know-how to extend the life of your roof.

Call us today at (303) 789-1505 for service!

Preventing Ice Damage

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With the snow still falling, there are a few areas we want you to consider when it comes to caring for your roof – particularly for preventing ice damage.

The snow that has been sitting on your roof can melt due to the heat from inside your home. When this happens, the snow turns into liquid that can run down your roof and clog your gutters. The water then can find it’s way under your roof shingles and cause damage to occur inside your home.

A well-insulated roof will help prevent the heat from inside your home from escaping. This can  help eliminate how much of the snow fall, on your roof, is turned into liquid. We can help you with the process of choosing a new roof. A well-insulated and a well-installed roof can be the difference maker for preventing bigger future home repairs.

Our trained roofing technicians can give you a professional prospective on the best steps to take in order to get a new and beautiful roof. You can select from a diverse assortment of roofing styles and colors. We can work with your budget and taste! We specialize in new construction to storm damage repair work. Our Roofing Experts are eager to assist you in determining the best products to fulfill all of your roofing needs!

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Energy Efficient Roofing

Homes and businesses are starting to use energy-efficient roofing materials more and more. Unlike traditional materials, energy efficient styles absorb less heat. They are at least 50 percent cooler than regular roofs during the hottest points of the summer. They also reflect up to 65 percent more heat and sunlight. Traditional roofing materials only reflect up to 35 percent.

There are several benefits of using energy efficient materials. Because the heat is reflected away from the house, less energy is required to keep the home cool. When less energy is used, there is a decrease in the levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Types of Energy Efficient Roofs

There are several types of energy efficient materials. They may be slightly more expensive than traditional. But, the amount of money saved on energy costs over time makes it worth the investment. Metal, tile, and solar shingles are some of the energy-efficient materials available for use.

Metal Roofs

Metal is known for being a durable material and one that can handle extreme weather conditions. It is also fire-proof and not insusceptible to damage by insects. Metal is a highly-reflective material that has the ability to reflect a tremendous amount of sunlight. Common metals used include Aluminum and steel.

Tile Roofing

Tile is a popular roofing material amongst homeowners. Concrete tile can withstand damage and any weather condition. This material also has aesthetic appeal as it comes in a variety of colors and styles. These tiles greatly reduce cooling costs.

Cool Roofs

A cool roof reflects the sun’s light and heat back up into the atmosphere. Light-colored reflective materials help the structure stay cooler. While white is a common color, other colors are also available. There are several benefits to having a cool roof. They prolong the life of air conditioners. Buildings without air conditioners may not even need them, or can use smaller units. From an economic standpoint, electricity bills will decrease.


There are also energy saving options available for flat roofs. Thermo-plastic-olefin (TPO) is one option. This material is resistant to algae and ozone. The seams of this material are welded together to create a cohesive piece. TPO has the ability to keep a building cool naturally. Ethlyne Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) has been used since the 1960s. EPDM also reflects heat and is comprised of recyclable materials.

Many aspects of home and business construction are beginning to consider using materials that are more energy and eco-friendly. The roofing industry is no different. There are several different types of materials that can help building and home owners reduce their energy costs. Call Jenesis Roofing today for your free estimate!

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