Preventing Ice Damage

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preventing ice damage

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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New Year, New Roof

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We have noticed that many people have a new sense of motivation to accomplish all the things that they’ve been desiring to complete. For many, it’s goals like organizing their home, changing eating habits, or going to the gym more regularly.

But there are so many of you who have been wanting to improve some of the bigger aspects to your home. Such as your roofing! While your roof may look decent from the curb, it could be suffering from cracks or weather damage.

We highly recommend our clients choose to improve and invest into making their home reliable, by allowing us to install a new roof. It’s a new year, and we can’t think of a better way to start it off, but by increasing your curb appeal and the value of your home.

We believe that there are several great reasons to invest into a new roof for your home, but today we are going to narrow down the reasons to one we are very passionate about.

Safety And Security 

Besides the return on investment, curb appeal, and energy saving opportunities, a new roof can also provide the safety and security your family needs. As old roofing nears the end of their reliability, it increases the chances of possible safety hazards such as water damage. The worst part of water damage is not the time it takes to sort out the issue, or the extra money that is required to repair it. It is actually the chance of the damaged area producing mold and mildew. Also, old roofing makes your home more susceptible to sever damage that can occur during intense weather conditions. If there is hail, high winds, or heavy snow fall, your chances of roofing damage increase.

Keep your family and home safe this year, but investing into the wellness of your life! For more information on roofing issues, or how to receive a new roof today, contact us.

Call us at: (303) 789-1505

Visit us at: Jenesis Roofing

Want some natural light in your home?

Most people enjoy the natural sunlight coming into their home! Instead of just relying on the windows around your house, consider adding a skylight  in your home. There are a few benefits that come with adding a skylight to your home.

home skylights

1) Clearly, adding a skylight helps enhance the natural lighting around your home. This is a long-term and cost effective approach to lighting dark areas in your home. A skylight will add a beautiful touch to your kitchen, bathroom, or living room.

2) Not only will it improve the overall look of your home, but it should also help improve your electricity bill. If your skylight is positioned strategically, you can avoid using electric lighting, and just utilize the natural daylight!

3) A well installed skylight can help increase the value of your home. This is usually one home improvement that will provide a return on investment if you ever sell your home.

Allowing us to install a skylight in your home is relatively easy, but adds a lot of warmth and comfort to your home. For more information on the right steps to take in order to achieve  a beautiful skylight, contact us today.  We can walk you through the process of choosing a place in your home, as well as the amount of time it will take for the project to be completed.

Call Us: (303) 789-1505

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Is It Time For a New Roof?

Leaky Roof?

The roof is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home and knowing when to repair it is important. Roofing repair can be costly, so knowing when to repair or replace the roof can be a big decision for a family. A roof can last anywhere from 15 to 40 or more years.

The following are a few tips and guidelines to follow when making the decision about roof repairs:

  • 1. Missing or Cracked Shingles – If you notice this problem, it may be a sign that the tar holding shingles in place has worn out. At this stage, roofing repair instead of replacement might be a feasible option.
  • 2. Damp Spots in the Attic or Ceiling – If visible water spots are in the attic, it might be a sign that it is time for a new roof. Damp areas can also mean that the roof is nearing the end of its life.
  • 3. Buckling Shingles – Buckling can mean that new shingles might have been applied over old ones or that there is poor roof ventilation.
  • 4. Rotting Roof – Roof rotting happens when the roof mat absorbs the moisture from the air and the shingles disintegrate. This problem happens more in southern states.

Gutters, too, play a role in making a decision about your roofing needs. Paying attention to your gutters can prevent small problems from becoming bigger. Damaged or improperly installed gutters can allow water to get under the roof and lead to significant damage.

Winter Roof Repair, Gutters and Maintenance

Winter Roof Damage

Roofing provides a very important function by protecting buildings from increment weather such as rain or snow. This is especially apparent during winter months when snow and moisture sit on the roof creating a problematic environment where water can seep through the roofing. A house is one of the largest investments that a person makes in a lifetime and having proper roof maintenance and repair ensures a water free home. Jenesis Roofing specializes in roof repair, gutters, and shingles for homes and businesses. They recommend regular inspections of gutters and roofs to guarantee a stress free winter.

Rain gutters are on homes directing water around the roof and away from foundations. They are located on the edge of a roof where the water runs off a slant and into the gutters. It then runs into a downspout and away from the house. This system is designed to further protect the home from water damage that can occur around the roof and foundation. If water is not correctly directed away from a foundation, it can leak in through cracks and windows creating problems within the home. A gutter system should be inspected on a regular basis to keep them clean and prevent leaks. Proper working gutters are essential to the overall winter damage protection on any home. A large part of any roof maintenance project needs to include a close inspection of the shingles and a repair cost estimate.

Shingles can become damaged over time, and the problem is visually apparent when they are curling or missing. The professional staff at Jenesis Roofing is trained to look for damaged shingles that can create issues during the wet winter months. Proper roof maintenance and repair keeps homes safe from the water damage that can occur on unprotected homes. Jenesis Roofing is the place to call for any roof repair question because of their wide range of services. Having the proper roof repair is sure to protect the exterior and interior of a home. The time is now to call for an inspection before the snow starts to fall to make sure that the roof is ready for any type of weather.

Floods and Roof Repair

Damaged Roof

Do You have a damaged roof after a storm? Any homeowner who has ever endured a storm understands how easy it is for a roof to become damaged. Hailstorms in particular are known for causing a damaged  roof, resulting in roof deterioration that results in leaking or water damage to the interior of the home. Shingles can also be ripped or torn from a roof as a result of high winds. These roof sections can also be crushed or end up buckled in storms.

In the event a homeowner experiences these problems, it is important that they find someone to repair it quickly. Allowing roofing to remain damaged after a storm will result in leaks and other problems. As the shingles and the foundation of the roofing weakens, it is more likely that structural problems will occur. This can cause damage inside the home, which can in turn lead to the growth of mold. Other areas that may sustain damage after a hailstorm are the gutters of a home. It is a good idea to check the roof after every hailstorm, because the hail does not have to be large to cause holes in the gutters. The damaged roof may not be immediately visible, but it can cause leaking in the home in myriad ways.

Homeowners whose siding, roofing, gutters, and shingles have been damaged by hail, high winds, or other storm events, should hire a local contractor like Jenesis Roofing to repair the damage. Local contractors who specialize in the kinds of repairs needed are the best choice. Anyone who lives in an area where there are frequent storms are likely to find many local contractors who are very familiar with the kinds of problems that local storms cause.

Asphalt vs. Tile Roofing

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have been around for a long time. They are one of the two preferred type of roofing material in use throughout the world. For most climatic conditions in the United States asphalt shingle material is the most preferred. Though a growing number of consumers are choosing a shingle that is tile, made of cement or clay. While other materials are available, at this time, asphalt and tile are the preferred material for quality roof construction.

One reason for the growth in popularity of tile is how the design fits for homes of southwestern design. For that reason, all across the sun belt from California to Florida, homes with stucco walls often use cement or clay tile. The tile type of shingle allows the attic of a home to remain cooler than possible with an asphalt shingle. In turn, a cooler attic helps keep the main part of the home at a more comfortable temperature. In addition to the cement or clay tiles naturally helping keep a home cooler, the colors used are lighter in color, helping to reflect the heat.

Tile roof-material is considered to increase the value of a home. This is due to the fact that tile generally lasts much longer than asphalt shingles. Also, many tile manufacturers have a warranty for their tile shingle products for as long as fifty years.

The initial cost of tile roofing is usually more than asphalt shingles. Comparison of the cost over the expected life time of each type of roofing, however, shows tile is more cost effective over the long run.

Some companies point to possible breakage, causing a need for repair, with a tile shingle but the same type of weather conditions that can damage tile can destroy a roof that uses asphalt material. Asphalt roofing, in many climates, can require cleaning to remove moss and plant growth, the same is true for tile roofing, but the repair process is easier, less time consuming, and therefore less costly.

Tile Roofing

As is the case with any product, the quality of the workers performing installation makes a big difference. With either product, a bad installation can result in significant expense in the future. Some asphalt shingles are now made in a laminated manner, bringing the cost of an asphalt shingle closer to that of cement or clay tile. Properly installed both types of shingles, asphalt or tile, can last up to a half century, which is a very long time.

There is a wider range of colors and textures available from asphalt roofing, which is one contributor to the current continued preference for asphalt by home owners. Both types of shingles can require repair with replacement of the damaged shingles, but asphalt shingles can sometimes avoid repair by using patches, instead of needing replacement.

In the end, it comes down to personal preference as to which type of material is selected. It appears, for the greater Denver metro area anyway, these two types of shingle material will remain the top choices of contractors and home buyers for some time to come.

Jenesis Roofing is your local leader for all of your roofing needs. Call today for a free estimate on your new roof!

Half-Round and K-Style Gutter Systems

The Benefits Of Having Jenesis Roofing Install Or Repair Your K-Style Gutters Or Your Seamless Half-Round Gutters!

There are many benefits to having Jenesis Roofing install or repair your K-style or your seamless half-round gutter system. Both K-style and seamless half-round systems have a wide variety of benefits, and by analyzing and determining the benefits of each of these types of gutter systems, a homeowner can easily decide which gutter system would be the best for their home.

Installation

Jenesis Roofing offers full installation services for both gutter system types. Generally, the price for the installation is about the same for either gutter system…the installation time is fairly similar as well.

Repairs

Jenesis Roofing does all types of repairs for both K-style and seamless half-round gutters. Failures can occur to a gutter system due to inclement weather and other events. And much of the time, having your gutter system repaired will cost less than having a new gutter installed.
Jenesis Roofing will fully inspect your gutter system to determine whether it would be better for your home to have its gutter system repaired or to simply have a new system installed all together.

K-Style

K-style gutter systems are modern gutter systems that are used in about 80% of the new homes built today. K-style gutter systems are exceptionally durable and long-lasting, and when dealing with rain water, K-style gutter systems usually do an excellent job in any climate.
K-style gutter systems are relatively inexpensive when compared to many other types, and one of the reasons for this is due to its popularity. The material is very abundant.

Seamless Half-Round Gutter Systems

The other type of gutter system Jenesis Roofing specializes in is a seamless half-round gutter system. Seamless half-round gutters are more traditional types of gutter systems that have been used on homes for many decades. And, of course, this system provides excellent control of flowing water off of your roof.
Many homeowners trust seamless half-round gutter systems because they have lasted so long on so many homes. This system can also serve as an accent or a design addition for your home.

Strength

Both K-style gutter systems and seamless half-round gutter systems are particularly strong, but when holding larger amounts of water, the K-style system is stronger due to its exceptional design.

How Much Water

Due to its design, a K-style gutter system can hold slightly more water than a seamless half-round gutter system even if the two systems have the same diameter. This is due to its squared bottom side.

Debris

Debris can accumulate more easily in K-style gutter systems because of their sharp edges, and when using a seamless half-round gutter system, homeowners usually have much less debris to clear at the end of the season because the debris generally will flow much smoother through the rounded gutter style.
When looking for a new gutter system, there are many things to consider. Some of these include installation, cost, repairs, style, durability, and and overall function. Call Jenesis Roofing today for a free estimate on all gutter installation and repair work for your home or business!

Common Roofing Maintenance Issues

Roof-MaintenanceYour roof is an integral part of every house or building which protects us from the crazy weather that can happen above. Without the tops to our homes and businesses, we could have ruined interiors and possibly an unhappy, unhealthy place of residence/business. Read on to discover five common roofing maintenance issues and how they can affect repair and/or replacement costs.

Clogged or Damage Gutters

When a roof has been improperly cared for it can lead to clogged or otherwise damaged gutters. Since the gutters safely transfer the water from your roof to the grounds preventing water damage to the exterior siding and fascia boards, it is imperative they drain correctly. If the gutters do not drain properly, it can cause the water to backup underneath the shingles and seep into the walls causing expensive repairs and/or replacements.

Damaged or Missing Shingles

Shingles are the pieces of material that protect the top of your house or building from various weather conditions and other unforeseen incidents that may occur. If the shingles are damaged, missing, or balding, it can lead to water leakage…causing harm to your attic, walls, roof, as well as other possible structural damage.

Moisture

Moisture can cause your insulation to become saturated and lose its initial r-value (how well the water heater’s insulation will help prevent heat loss through its tank). The added water and moisture can cause mold, rust, poor levels of indoor air quality, and extra weight on the roof itself…leading to even more costly repairs or replacements.

Cracks

Unpredictable weather and poor roofing conditions can leave your home susceptible to cracks. These cracks can unknowingly leave easy access points for water and other unwanted pests like termites and other insects to enter. Cracks can also leave your home or building predisposed to our next issue…

Leaks

Interior-Water-DamageAn older home or building may develop the aforementioned cracks that lead to unknown leaking. These leaks could go undetected for a long period of time as the water can travel through the housetop system before displaying any sort of visual evidence. Leaking can lead to ceiling damage, energy loss, mold, mildew, as well as other structural damage.

All of these problems are consequences which can arise from an improperly maintained roof. If your home or other structure is decades old or has noticeable damage to the gutters and shingles, or if there are more widespread problems due to cracks, leaks or moisture, repairing the problems may not be the answer. At this time it would be advisable to contact a professional roofing company like Jenesis Roofing who can expertly replace all the broken and/or otherwise damaged parts.

Gutters & Gutter Guards

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Water is at once one of man’s greatest friends and also one of his greatest enemies. While it is necessary for life, water can also take life, destroy property, and remake landscapes. For homeowners in the Denver area, the fight to keep water contained is a constant struggle, one that has become easier with improved technology. One of the greatest innovations in home technology for containing water is the gutter system. When combined with a quality, well-maintained roof, properly installed gutter systems can improve the value of a house and keep water at bay for years to come.

Not only do gutters improve the look of a residence, but they also channel water off away from the home’s foundation where it could cause leaks or compromise the foundation. Furthermore, gutters are critical in preventing exterior water damage to a house. By preventing water from flowing down a home’s paint and siding, gutters prevent excess amounts of water from permeating the cracks and crevasses found in wood, vinyl siding, window seals, and door supports, water that eventually could make its way into the home.

However, gutter systems alone will not solve all water-related problems. To prevent gutters from becoming clogged with debris, gutter guards are made to block the entrance of leaves, pine cones, and seeds inside gutter compartments. With gutter guards installed over your gutters, water only will flow easily into the gutters to be carried away through the downspouts. Gutter guards will even prevent the wayward fly ball from finding a permanent home.

If you are in the market for a gutter system or gutter guards, Jenesis Roofing is your go-to roofing company. The professionals at Jenesis Roofing can install a new roof on your dwelling or business, fix your existing gutter system, or place top-quality gutter guards on your gutter network. Best of all, Jenesis Roofing provides a no-cost assessment to determine what gutter or other roofing products your home or business could use. Regardless of what roofing or gutter needs you have, Jenesis Roofing has the staff, equipment, and expertise to assist you.

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