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.

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.

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 Problems With Old & Unmaintained Roofs

It sits on top of every building in the Denver area but we hardly ever think twice about it even though it is one of the most important parts of your home. It goes unnoticed so much that we tend to forget it’s even there. However, when problems arise it can be one of the most expensive repairs we need and there is no getting around it. As tough as the it is, it is still susceptible to damage and decay so it’s important to keep it maintained and in good health. We are referring to, of course, the roof.

Roof and Shingle Repair

Damage to your roof can cause the price of repairs to skyrocket and the value of your home to plummet. It’s important to know what signs to look for and what can be done to prevent future damage and repair current damage, restoring the life and value of your home. Some of the most common problems we encounter are:

Missing Or Damaged Shingles
Shingles are the overlapping pieces of material that cover your roof and protect it from the weather. When they get damaged or go missing, it leaves your home vulnerable to mildew and decay. The water from a storm can seep into your attic, down through your walls, and cause a multitude of problems like mold infestation. If it looks like your shingles might be cracked, balding, or missing, then it may be time to replace them.

Clogged Gutters
The gutters along the side of your home collect water and transport it to the ground, protecting your fascia boards and siding. When gutters get clogged, the water has nowhere else to go and can leak underneath your shingles and into the walls. Proper gutter maintenance is essential to the overall health of your home. Sometimes a proper cleaning will do the trick but if your gutters have been there for longer than you can remember, it may be time to think about getting new ones.

Cracks
The Denver area sees all sorts of weather and it can be detrimental to the health of your home. Over the years, the fluctuations in temperatures can weaken the wood, allowing it to crack and rain to leak into your home. Once that happens, the repair bills can add up quickly. Cracks can also leave your home susceptible to our next danger…

Weathered Roofing Shingle

Termite Infestation
These little creatures can wreak havoc on your home and do considerable damage to the wood and overall integrity of your roof. They eat a lot, reproduce quickly, and can spell danger in big, bold letters. They can sneak in under loose shingles or cracks and set up shop in the walls where there is ample food supply. With them, they carry all sorts of nasty germs. From the health of your family to the health of your home, a termite infestation can be extremely serious.

Are you looking to move to or within the Denver area soon? Have you picked out that perfect house and the only thing stopping you from moving in is making sure that is going to hold up to the weather? Are you already living in your home but starting to see signs that something might be a little bit out of the ordinary?

Jenesis Roofing has proudly served the Denver area for over 12 years and is a member of the BBB. Give us a call to set up an appointment for your free estimate. You’ll be glad you did!

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