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

Leaky Roof?

Leaky Roof?

A roof leak can be a minor inconvenience or a major disaster. Even a small one can lead to more serious consequences if it is not repaired properly. The water that enters through the roof can lead to a multitude of problems ranging from structural damage to dangerous mold growth inside the walls. Correcting structural problems and mold problems can be very expensive. Some homeowners attempt to repair the roof on their own. This sometimes works for a temporary repair, but the smarter path is to hire a professional. You will save a lot of money and grief in the long run.

Climbing around on a roof can be hazardous without the proper training and equipment. Locating the actual source of a leak can be very difficult. Water travels down various pathways once it gets into a roof. Where the water is dripping inside the home rarely matches up with where it enters on the outside of the home. Finding the source of a leak can be very frustrating and, in fact, there may be multiple sources.

Hiring a professional will save a lot of time and hassle. A professional has the background and expertise to locate the problem and make the proper repair. A seasoned professional has dealt with almost every type of leak. A homeowner usually starts from scratch when he is trying to find where water is entering the home. A professional usually knows the most likely spots to look. A seasoned professional will find the leak through a strategic process of elimination. He is aware of all the possible factors involved. It is a good idea, however, to make sure the roof is the culprit before hiring a professional.

Tips

  • 1. It is easier to locate the problem on a rainy day. This provides an opportunity to visually identify the source of the problem. Another option is to saturate the suspected area of the roof with water from a garden hose.
  • 2. Inspect the shingles, gutters, and roofing. Any of these may be the source of the problem. If the gutters are full of leaves and debris or if the gutters are in poor condition, this could cause water to enter into the home. If shingles are missing of the roofing or if the shingles are in poor condition, this may be the source as well. The roof itself may be damaged. Look for tiny holes, crevices or punctures in the roofing. A raccoon or squirrel may have built a shelter in the roof or attic.
  • 3. Make sure that the water is not being caused by something inside the home such as plumbing, air conditioners, or condensation.
  • 4. Call a professional roofing contractor. If the problem is related to the roofing, a professional contractor is the best option. He will have the knowledge, expertise, equipment and tools to properly repair the problem. You can rest assured that your roof will be secure the next time it rains.

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.

New Roofs Are The Best Roofs

Are you thinking about having a new roof installed, but are not sure if it’s worth the time or money? Well, getting a new roof installed is definitely a smart idea. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home because it helps protect the inside from dirt, snow, wind, rain and other environmental factors. It is also relatively inexpensive to install a new roof. Here are the benefits of getting a new roof:

It Raises the Value of Your Home

A new rooftop will certainly raise the value of your home. It is one of the first aspects of your home seen by potential buyers, so it is important for it to look good. Potential buyers will see your home as newer and nicer with new shingles and a new gutter system installed.

It Will Reduce Frequency of Repairs

With a new roof, you can avoid costly roof repairs for some time. In fact, you likely will not have the need for a single repair for at least several years. In the long run, a new roof can save over constant repairs.

It Will Lower Your Energy Bill

If your roof is old and deteriorating, air can escape your home, which will cause your air conditioning to work harder. A new roof can eliminate this creating a more energy efficient living environment.

It Will Be Safer for Your Family Members

Some older roofs can actually be health hazards. Worn roof in need of new shingles and/or gutters can endanger your family’s health. Bacteria and mold has been known to grown in these old roofs, leading to potential allergy and respiratory problems.

As you can see, getting a new roof is completely worth the money. When you have a new roof installed by Jenesis Roofing, you will have the peace of mind of safety, comfort, and efficiency.

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!

Choosing A New Roof

 

Asphalt ShinglesAs most homeowners are well aware, there will come a time to replace the old, leaky roof with a new, reliable roof. Especially if the old one contained wood substances which have become worn-out over time. There are quite a few homeowners out there that do not take the time to properly assess their options. The results can often be disastrous and cause unnecessary problems that potentially could have been avoided. Many options are available for review, as it is vitally important to choose what will best fit the needs of your home. The decision made will ultimately depend on location, climate, age of the home, and of course, personal preference. All of these factors must be considered; including the cost of required materials and installation to decide which is best for you and your home.

There are several kinds of roofs to choose from, such as asphalt or composition shingles, tile, metal, cool, and flat roofs. Homeowners must take into account which of these options would be most beneficial to your home.

The asphalt and composition shingles would be ideal if the customer lives in an area where the weather stays relatively the same throughout the year. Asphalt is strong and durable year-round, where the traditional wood shingle-types could deteriorate over time.
Tile roofs are ideal for refracting the heat from the blazing sun off of your home. Tile also gives the home a more “stucco” and modern appearance.

Metal is becoming popular due to sustainability and endurance through severe weather. It has been proven that metal roofs are more durable and therefore lasts longer than any other type of roofing.

No matter what decision is made, there are a few services which are offered to insure safe installation and continuing maintenance. The services include hail, wind, storm, and flood restoration and repairs, as well as tree removal and tarp coverage. The experts at Jenesis Roofing are available now to assist you in making the right decision for your home.

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.

TPO and EPDM

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!

You May Need A New Roof If…

You May Need a New Roof If...Homeowners in the Denver area must inspect their roofs on a regular basis. Catching a small problem can prevent serious and expensive damage in the future. A sound rooftop gives the homeowner peace of mind and adds value to the home. Should the house ever go on the market, it will be much more attractive to buyers and demand a higher price than a home needing new shingles, gutters, or a new roof altogether.

If inspection has been neglected, it may be too late. There are several things to check to see if the house needs a new roof. Here are 10 things to look for:

Outside

1. Check inside the gutters. The presence of loose granules in the gutters means that they are coming loose from the shingles and washing off the rooftop. A rooftop that loses granules is probably damaged and may be replacement.
2. A home with gutters in bad condition may be a good candidate for a roof replacement. If water collects along the line of the rooftop, it will can back under the rooftop and cause rotted wood. Check that the gutters are securely attached and that they are clean, clear and in good shape. Also, make sure all drains to all downspouts are free of debris.
3. Look for missing shingles or those that look worn or cracked. Rooftops with poor-condition shingles can allow water to enter and rot the plywood underneath.
4. Check flashing around areas such as junctions, pipes, vents and the chimney. If any are missing or bent, it can lead to water penetration and damage.
5. Inspect for sags or darkened areas. This can indicate the wood underneath is decaying. If the area feels spongy when stepped on, this is a further sign of rot.
6. If mold, moss, fungus or green algae is present on the shingles, this can be a sign that it must be replaced. These microorganisms loosen granules and degrade the material underneath. They also keep moisture in contact with rooftop. In the Denver area, continued freezing and thawing of that water can crack the rooftop material and make it unfit to protect your home.

Inside

1. In the attic, the homeowner should inspect for any sign of wear on the underside of the rooftop deck.
2. Look for signs of light coming through the wood. These are gaps or cracks through which water, or even insects and small animals, can enter.
3. Inspect for dark areas or trails. These are signs of water damage.
4. Check for sagging in the rooftop deck. The wood has decayed here.

If you spot one or more of these warning signs on the outside or inside of your rooftop, you may need to have your roof and/or gutters replaced. To hire a reputable contractor in the Denver area, contact Jenesis Roofing today

Benefits of a New Roof

benefits of a new roofThere are many benefits of having a new roof installed onto a home by Jenesis Roofing. Our experts install new roofs on homes for very reasonable prices in a very convenient, quick and easy process. A roof is one of the most important parts of the home. It helps to protects the interior from cold, dirt, snow, rain, wind and other potential dangers or risks. It also makes the home look better since it is an important part of the exterior. New roofs help to prevent health hazards and keeping heat inside of the house. It also helps to make the home safer, have a higher value and contribute to saving the environment.

Older roofing may have mold, bacteria and other health hazards in it. This contaminated the air inside of the entire home. The residents have a high risk of having allergy problems and respiratory infections. They can cause expensive medical care bills and valuable time to be spend in hospitals and offices of doctors. Also, it is able to cause serious health conditions to occur if no medical treatment is provided.

Heat leaves through older roofs in many cases. This makes it harder to have a warm home during colder months and the heat, gas or electrical bill to be raised. It is similar to a human who is in cold weather and has no hat on their head in order to stay warm. Newer roofing is more energy efficient and good for the environment. Less energy that needs to be used does tend to help the environment.

New roofing raises the value of homes. It helps potential buyers to view it as a new home and the sellers are able to find buyers more easily. Almost half of the view of the home by buyers in many cases is the roof. This makes it to be a wise investment for anyone who plans to sell them home or increase the value of it in order to be more wealthy.

jenesis-roofing-new-roofNewer roofs can be installed in environmentally friendly ways. They can be made form materials that help to save the planet. This makes this option to be a great option for those who desire to make a difference in society. Many locations in the world where saving the environment is encourages do recommend and try to reward their residents for choosing this option.

Having a new roof on a home helps to promote safety. An old roof in some cases may collapse or cause part of the home to become unstable. A snow storm or winds may cause residents in the home to be at risk of being in an emergency situation. The roof may collapse and they may become trapped inside of the residence.

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