Author: Tiffany White

Shingle Install Types

Asphalt vs. Synthetic Shingles

synthetic and asphalt shingles

What is the difference between a traditional asphalt shingle and a synthetic shingle? And which one will protect your home or business for the longest amount of time?

The answer may surprise you. If you need shingle install in Highlands Ranch, make sure you work with Celtic Roofing.

Traditional Asphalt Shingle

A traditional asphalt shingle is built to last 15 to 20-plus years … in the Garden of Eden. And although Colorado is about as close to heaven as one can get, there are environmental factors that contribute to the breakdown of a roof prior to the 15- to 20-year mark. In order to ensure you are getting the most out of your asphalt roof, you will need expert shingle install in Highlands Ranch.

The manufacturer’s warranty states that the Class 4 asphalt shingle should withstand the following:

 

  • Wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour
  • Class 4 hail rating — the highest rating possible 
  • Class A fire rating against being flammable 

 

F-Wave Synthetic Shingles 

The synthetic roofing system that we use for our clients is called F-Wave. In a nutshell, professional hail damage roofing contractors from the roofing supply industry weren’t too thrilled about the current shingles on the market, and decided to design and produce their own! The obvious benefit here is the decades of experience that came together to make the F-Wave shingle. Add to that the fact that these shingles are almost impervious to weather-related issues, are “self-healing,” and extremely cost-effective … and you’ve got the trifecta of the shingle world at your fingertips.

 

F-Wave shingles are made from engineered materials that are designed for maximum durability. These one-piece shingles have no granules and no asphalt, which means they don’t lose their performance over time. The warranty speaks for itself — a 5-year hail and a 50-year standard. Wow! With the help of our expert hail damage roofing contractors, the single-piece design is easy to install, is very lightweight, and has an authentic appearance to look like a traditional shingle, wood shake or slate. 

 

The Class 4 rated synthetic shingles withstand:

  • Wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour
  • Class 4 hail rating — the highest rating possible
  • Class A fire rating against being flammable 

 

Wait a second. They seem fairly comparable! Well, they are. Here at Celtic, we upgrade EVERY shingle install in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, and surrounding areas to a class-4 hail-rated shingle in order to ensure the best protection! Synthetic or asphalt, it will always be the highest rated shingle on the market for the protection of your home, barn or business. 

To recap, traditional asphalt shingles and synthetic shingles are very comparable in the way they respond to Colorado weather and protect your home. You will get a better warranty with synthetic, and won’t sacrifice style or aesthetic in order to keep your home safe. If you need expert shingle install in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, or synthetic roofing install, work with Celtic Roofing today. Let us give you a free inspection and estimate to help you decide what is the best choice for your home. Call 720.270.1300 TODAY to work with professional shingle installers and hail damage roofing contractors!

For more information on F-Wave Synthetic Shingles, click HERE

The Benefits of Using Local Roofers

The Benefits of Using Local Roofers

Shop for Local Roof Repair in Castle Rock, The Front Range, and Colorado.

At first glance, it would SEEM that the large conglomerate roofing companies who command a national presence know what they’re doing. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be so successful. Right? Well, that is only partially true. There are many roofing companies out there who do a fine job. However, consider talking to a local roofer who does local roof repair in Castle Rock and the Front Range. Make sure they live and work in Colorado, and the Castle Rock area. That roofer will have extensive experience with the weather here where you live vs. simply a general knowledge of roofing materials. We know how our intense sunshine, extreme temperature swings, and of course, hail, affects roofs, siding and gutters, and is vital to picking out the correct materials to ensure the safety of your home. And that takes an intimate knowledge of living in our amazing state and the expertise of one of the best local roofing companies!

Local Roofers Save You Time and Money

When it comes to hiring a professional roofing contractor, using a local roofing company will save you time and money. Less time means less money, and because local roofing companies live and work in your community, travel is minimal, which allows more time for work to be done on your roof. Local contractors often create prices that fit every type of budget, making it simple and convenient to address roofing issues on your own budget schedule. A local company will have a long-standing good rapport with town inspectors, as well as a working knowledge of standards, codes, and the permitting process — thereby saving you time and money! So, if you are doing work on your roof, ensure you use local roof repair in Castle Rock, or Colorado.

Familiar with the Area

Local roofing companies are well-rounded in their knowledge of the communities and neighborhoods where they live and work. When you hire a local roofing company, you’re receiving estimates and inspections from professionals who recognize conditions and understand the most common problems facing your area. Their regional knowledge makes them familiar with the requirements and codes in your neighborhood, ensuring that your local roof repair in Castle Rock or anywhere in the Front Range of Colorado is performed based on the city’s policies, preventing the need for expensive changes later on.

Personal Interaction

It’s easy to become lost in the shuffle of clients when you work with a large-scale roofing company. Hiring a local roofer ensures you know who you’re dealing with, have met them face-to-face, and allows you the convenience of easily contacting them for help and repairs in the future. Local roofing companies value your business and work hard to earn your satisfaction and referrals.

Local roofing matters because it promotes local small business, and stimulates the local economy. Hiring a roofer in your own community is the best way to establish a personal relationship with a professional that you can trust to address all of your roofing maintenance needs for years to come.

Regardless of the size of your house, the most important part of the structure is the roof. Maintaining and repairing the condition of your roof is the first step in protecting both the value of your home and the belongings inside of it. When weather damage, and years of wear cause problems for your roof, it’s imperative that you find a local roofing company that you can trust for your local roof repairs in Castle Rock, or Colorado.

Your Local Roofing Expert

To round out this post, you’ll be happy to know that your local, Colorado, Front Range roofer is Celtic Roofing. Why?

  • We live, work, and play in Colorado … and have for decades. We KNOW Colorado weather and Colorado roofs!
  • We take pride in turning customers into friends.
  • We have families and understand how important it is to protect them, and your roof is that first line of protection.
  • We also have decades of experience with roofing and only use the BEST materials, hence us being able to offer the BEST warranties for any of your local roof repairs in Castle Rock, the Front Range, and Colorado.
  • We love working with local city and town municipalities and have a fabulous reputation across the board.
  • Residential or commercial … Metal, tile, shingle … Barns, riding arenas – We have experience with it all.

Call the Celtic Clan today for a free evaluation from a local roofer you can trust. Call 720.270.1300 to speak with a professional today!

 

 

 

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who Do I Contact for Roof Repair in Colorado?

Colorado is notorious for unpredictable weather, as we all experience daily. Following a strong
storm, one common mistake that many homeowners make is calling their insurance company
before calling a roofer. Understandably, it seems logical to call the insurance company first and
get an inspector to take a look at possible damage. After all, as a homeowner, your goal is to
maintain the appearance, value, and protective nature of your home. After a storm causes
damage to your house, it only seems logical that you’d call your insurance company to handle the
damages. However, that may not be the best solution for the problems you may be facing. So
what should you do for your roof repair in Colorado?

How The Right Certified Roofing Specialist Can Help:

Great roofing companies develop reputations that precede them — one of honesty, integrity, and
quality workmanship. They will have worked with all the major insurance companies and
adjusters, and they will know exactly what to expect when the right roofer does the work. The
insurance company will know that any claim made will be valid, as there’s no need for shady
dealings with a reputable roofer. In Colorado, Celtic Roofing is the company with licensed
roofers and strong values.
Other than fixing or replacing your roof (Should you repair or replace?), Celtic Roofing is
licensed, certified, and trained to professionally inspect and identify any and all storm damage to
your house that should be addressed. In addition to their expertise, the Celtic Clan is also your
advocate in working with insurance companies and handling all claims, repairs, losses, and
damages to your roof, windows and siding, to ensure your roof repair in Colorado is done right.
The advantage of all this is that our certified roofing specialists are able to inspect your home
first, and identify whether or not you even have damage. Once the damage has been established,
Celtic Roofing can advise you in making a claim with your insurance, and work directly with the
adjuster to ensure that all of the required repairs are documented and accounted for.
Surprisingly enough, a lot of insurance companies don’t conduct a thorough inspection like a
roofer would, which leaves your roof and home vulnerable to damage that goes unnoticed. A
professional roofer is responsible for identifying damage and proposing a solution, while an
insurance adjuster is responsible for documenting visible damage. The trouble with this is that
many times, roof damage is not readily visible and actually develops below the surface of your roofing materials. Only a certified roofing specialist can safely climb on your roof and document
the extent of damage sustained by a storm and ensure the best roof repair in Colorado.
Calling a licensed roofer before your insurance company is the best way to remove yourself from
the headache of roofing lingo (not everyone is familiar with facia), financial negotiations, and the
confusion that follows a damaging storm. Let Celtic Roofing work with your insurance company
to ensure you are getting the best roof repair in Colorado by experts who understand your
situation. Contact us today to find out how we can help!

Exactly how much does a new roof cost?

What can you expect to pay for a roof replacement? It’s an impossible question to answer without specifics, but we will help give you an idea!

As you can imagine, roofs have many variables — what materials are used, the size of the roof, and the possibility of insurance coverage — are just a few of the things that impact cost. The nationwide average cost of a new roof is $7,800, though that number can vary wildly.

The majority of roofs have a lifespan of about 15 years, so shopping for a new roof is a relatively rare endeavor. Based on this, it stands to reason that many people are not fully informed about their roofing options and have many questions … and why the Celtic Clan is happy to use our expertise to help.

Should I just repair my roof?

Maybe… But take a few things into consideration when making this decision:

  • The age of your roof — An older roof that needs extensive repair will not cost less, and you’ll likely need to replace it anyway pretty soon. Investing in a new roof could save you costly and temporary repairs, as well as your sanity.

  • The amount of damage on your roof — Got a small leak? Repair it! Got granule loss from hail damage? Replace it! (And let us help guide you through the insurance claim process … www.CelticRoofing.com/insurance-claims.)

  • Plans to sell your home — Would you rather buy a home with a NEW roof or a RECENTLY REPAIRED roof? Yes, a buyer feels the same way.

So, what is included in the cost of a roof replacement?

Normally, all these services are included in the replacement of a roof. Know them so you can compare estimates, and rest assured that you will be covered. Oh, and be sure to have a signed contract with your roofer, calling out all the specifics.

  • Tear off of the existing roof unless (in a few instances) the new roof will be set over the old one

  • Repair/replace the roof decking — Check out www.CelticRoofing.com/what-is-redecking to learn more about this vital aspect of your roof

  • New underlayment

  • Flashing replacement

  • Installation of the new roof material

  • New drip edging

  • Possible replacement of gutter and downspouts

  • Ice dam protection — Check out CelticRoofing.com/the-dreaded-ice-dam to learn more

  • The old roofing materials hauled away, never to be seen again

  • Full site cleanup — We want it to look better than when we arrived!

A few more things …

Make certain that your roofer is licensed and insured. Please don’t buy into the “we just have a ton of experience and don’t need a license” line. Working with an unlicensed roofer can not only cost you fines (as he probably will not be pulling the correct permits, and the Town won’t be happy about that) but it can also void your manufacturer’s warranty for your roofing material. Not to mention the fact that someone could be injured on the job — yikes! We think you get the point — License and insurance, please!

Are you a handyman, intrigued by the idea of replacing your own roof?

Join the club! That is why we do what we do, so we totally get it. However, besides the obvious benefit of personal accomplishment, there may not be too many more reasons to DIY this job. In theory, you may think it’ll save money. But in reality, it will likely cost you more (as well as a huge headache, and possibly your marriage). There is enormous potential for things to go awry, and as it’s virtually impossible to replace a roof singlehandedly, you’d better have some amazing friends who will give up a week to lend a hand. (And you thought it was hard finding someone to help you move…)

Will insurance cover the cost of my new roof?

That’s impossible to answer given the variables. However, now is a good time to look over your policy and determine things like the deductible, any exclusions (typically an old or neglected roof will not be covered) and the claim process. Celtic loves working with homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that your home is restored to its prime condition. Added bonus — a new roof will typically lower your homeowners’ insurance premiums. Yes, please!

What Now?

Without sounding too sales-y, you need to give us a call. The Celtic Clan has decades of experience with roofing and homeowners just like you. Let us take a look at your roof (can you say FREE inspection!), answer your questions, and get you some numbers.

Call us today to set up an appointment: 720.270.1300

Beauty, meet BRAWN

You Really CAN Have It All 

Roofing in Colorado is not for the faint of heart. Knowing what materials will withstand the elements is one aspect of roofing, but we cannot overlook the visual aesthetics and what adds value to your home or business. If only there was a product tough enough to withstand the drastic weather changes we experience, but also had a beautiful side that offered stunning architectural elements to the home. Thankfully, you no longer need to sacrifice beauty for durability.

Enter – DECRA Stone-Coated Steel shingles. 

  • Lightweight and elegant, DECRA roofing is unsurpassed in strength and yet needs no reinforcement

  • Numerous design options to ensure the perfect look for your home

  • Class 4 hail rated, wind-resistant to 120 mph, fire-resistant, and freeze-resistant

  • Impervious to hot-cold/wet-dry weather cycles

  • DECRA is made of 25-30% recycled material, and are 100% recyclable, making them very environmentally-friendly

  • Energy-efficient in all seasons, thus saving you money on energy bills

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Design Elements 

As if all these reasons weren’t enough, DECRA also offers all of the aesthetic options a roof designer would need to enhance the look of your home, and add the distinctive beauty of shakes, shingles or tile, without compromising on integrity or durability.

What’s Next?

Call Celtic Roofing for a free roof inspection and design options from people in the know. Our 20+ years of experience affords us the opportunity to help you make your home safe and beautiful. Rest assured that you have called the right team to evaluate your roof, show you the best options for your home, and help you choose a design that will enhance the beauty and value of the biggest investment of your life.

720.270.1300

DECRA Stone-Coated Steel … Where beauty meets BRAWN.

 

 

 

 

Commercial Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing for Commercial Buildings

It was bound to happen. Father Time has caught up with your commercial building’s roof. Rust, corrosion, storm, and hail damage — all these things detract from your building’s aesthetic and need to be addressed. As a building owner, your worries may include the time to fix your roof, the material choices that will give you the most life from your roof, and, of course, cost. You may find yourself thinking about a coating that will be a “band aid” — a short term fix to just get something done quickly. However, let us encourage you to look into a retrofit system, as it’s a reliable, permanent fix that will also make your building look more beautiful.

Retrofit Roof At-A-Glance 

  • Prolongs the life of your building

  • Fits over your existing roof

  • High quality, durable metal panels

  • Eco-Friendly as there is no need to tear off the existing roof

  • Cost-efficient

  • Energy efficient

  • Added insulation

A retrofit roof panel will reflect up to 88% of the sun’s rays, insulating the building and thus allowing for an energy-efficient roof that actually saves you money on your energy bills. As there’s no need to remove the existing roof, installing a retrofit system is environmentally-friendly, with almost no waste. A 15-year warranty ensures you the highest protection over the longest period of time, so you can go about your business with your mind at ease. Retrofit roofing systems have a service life of around 50 to 60 years, meaning it will likely last the life of the building, effectively eliminating future replacement costs.

Next Steps

Call us to set up a free consultation. We will come out and take a look at your roof to determine if your building would benefit from a retrofit roofing system. Remember — This could be the last roof you’ll ever need!

Oh Hail No

 

The Problem

We’re certain you’re tired of hearing about hail, as it’s talked about ad nauseam. Gosh, we’re sick of it, too! But it’s important to remember that it’s an undeniable part of life in Colorado. So what can be done about it? Do we hope and pray it won’t be too bad this year? Do we force a smile and pretend those hail divots on our roof and gutters don’t exist? How about we acquiesce and replace our roofs every other year. (The answer to all these rhetorical questions is a resounding NO)

The Solution

You know the sure things in life. In Colorado, it’s death, taxes, and hail. While we can’t help you with death and taxes, we’ve got you covered on the hail part.

 

  • Celtic offers every client an upgrade to a class-4 hail rated shingle … for free.

 

  • Celtic works for you, and will be on-site when the insurance adjuster is looking at your roof to make sure the siding, gutters, windows, fences and even your mailbox are examined. As we’ve been around for over two decades, we have wonderful business relationships with insurance companies, and we love working with adjusters. Our goal is to make sure ALL damage is inspected, and ALL damage is repaired or replaced.

 

  • Celtic is a local, family-owned business, and as such, we understand the importance of protecting your home and family. Whether it’s rain, sleet, snow, hail, high winds, or excessive sunshine, we know the climate and we know how to protect against it. Our expertise in all types of roofing allows us to not only assess damage, but we can also formulate a plan to ensure the highest protection of your property. We absolutely love our clients, but we don’t want to be seeing you again for a very, very long time (no offense, of course).

What To Do Next

Give us a call. We promise we don’t bite! The Celtic Clan will head over to your home or business and do a free inspection of your property. Once we assess the situation, we’ll send you a full rundown of your options. You can rest assured that we will make the process simple, easy, and maybe even a little fun (we have a wonderful Team!). 720.270.1300

Take a look at our Insurance Process page for a little more detail on how we work:

www.CelticRoofing.com/insurance-claims 

Commercial roofing needs? Check out:

www.CelticRoofing.com/retrofit-roof 

Metal barn roofing? We do that too!

www.CelticRoofing.com/metal-roofing 

Tile Tune-Up

Tile roofs. They add a unique depth and beauty to homes and businesses, and are long-lasting, even through Colorado weather. Generally speaking, a cement tile roof can last 50 years or more — wow! For many home and business owners, investing in a long-lasting tile roof is well worth it. Trading the hassle of a roof replacement every few years for the peace of mind that comes with a tile roof justifies the monetary tradeoff.

Care of a Tile Roof 

If you want to get the most out of your tile roof, there are a few things you should have a qualified and experienced roofer inspect on a consistent basis. We call this our “Tile Tune-Up,” as we want to help ensure that your tile roof lasts year after year after year.

  • Debris: Buildup of leaves and sticks on tile can cause the tile to fester, leak and reduce the lifespan of your roof

  • Broken Tile: Not uncommon and an easy fix for our roofing professionals

  • Flashing: Check in valley walls, skylights and vents

  • Loose Tiles: Need to be fastened tight

Broken Tile

A common occurrence on a tile roof is having a tile that is cracked or broken. It doesn’t seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but it can certainly wreak havoc. Debris can create a dam on the broken tile, thus sending water all over the roof tiles instead of down the valley and into the gutter as designed. This can create a leak under the broken tile into your home. Having the broken tile replaced will help ensure the impermeable nature of your roof!

Debris

Another simple yet important item we check is debris. Buildup of leaves, twigs and even ice will also hinder the free-flowing water when it rains, thus causing a dam and leakage into your home.

Loose Tiles

Did you know that each individual tile on your roof weighs between 9 and 12 pounds? Now picture that tile becoming loose over the years, and eventually plummeting to the ground with the next storm. One can only imagine the damage that could ensue as well as the dangerous possibility of harm to your family or pets. Celtic is going to make sure that every tile on your roof is secure.

Next Steps

You tune up your car to keep it in the safest condition possible, and now you call the Celtic Clan to do a tune-up on your tile roof for the same reason. Safety and security are why we do what we do. Contact us for a free evaluation and plan for keeping your roof in tip-top condition!

We’ve got you covered

Every shingle client – pun intended!

Shingles are vital for the protection of your home, and the type of shingle you choose can be the deciding factor in how your roof holds up to the fickle Colorado weather. Rain, snow, wind, hail, extreme temperature changes … we’ve got it all. There is no “one size fits all” shingle that will be perfect for every home or business. You need an expert whose experience in all types of roofing will help guide you towards the best choice for your biggest investment. There are plenty of choices out there: Asphalt shingles, F-Wave shingles, Tile, Metal, TPO … the list goes on, but what will go on your roof? And which ones protect best against the elements?

 

The Good News 

We can read your mind. No, really! You’re thinking, “Sooo I need a roof that will withstand the 3 C’s — the Crazy Colorado Climate — which means I will end up spending what’s left of my 401(k) to buy it.” First, we told you we could read minds. Second, we promised that we take care of every shingle client, and that means you. Celtic understands the delicate balance between needing to protect your home and business as well as staying within budget. We feel like you should not have to choose between the two, and as such, we always give a FREE upgrade to level 4 hail-resistant shingles for — you guessed it — every single client. This means YOU get a level 4 roof and YOU get a level 4 roof and yes, YOU get a level 4 roof too … at no extra charge. Because as much as we love our clients, we really don’t want to have to see you again for a very long time.

 

Recap

Colorado weather is “hail” on a roof. You need shingles that can withstand the climate, look beautiful on your home or business and do not break the bank.

Celtic provides everything you need:

  • Free upgrade to level 4 hail-resistant shingles

  • Guidance to find the perfect shingle

  • A warranty that will cover the life of your roof

  • Help with insurance to get the most out of your claim

 

Next Steps

Give us a call, and let the Celtic Clan take a look at your roof. We can tell you exactly what will protect your home or business as well as what will make it even more beautiful. A free inspection will be given to you and recommendations made on things like roof type, colors and possible insurance claims. As we only use the highest quality materials AND we upgrade every client to a level 4 hail resistant shingle at no extra cost, you can rest assured that Celtic has you covered … quite literally.

Let us protect you from the outside in. And hey — This just may be the last roof you’ll ever need.

Call for a free roof evaluation 720.270.1300

Realtors, Roof Inspections and Contracts – OH MY!

The team here at Celtic has a special place in our hearts for Realtors — we love ’em! Being a part of the process that helps families purchase homes is both rewarding and fun. And we want to help realtors make selling or buying a home as stress-free as possible.

HOW WE HELP

Celtic does free, pre-contract roof inspections to evaluate roofs prior to listings being under contract. This way, any issues with the roof can be taken care of before home inspection deadlines, thereby reducing the stress of getting repairs or a replacement done in 24 hours (we have all been there!). We can save you time, money and stress.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Schedule a free roof inspection today! Our team has over 30+ years of experience with roofing of all types. We can guide you through the process of repairs or replacements along with decisions about materials, warranties, and certifications. Don’t get bogged down in the many choices available for roofing. As experts, we can help navigate the options, pros and cons of each material as well as the best colors to enhance the aesthetic of the the home.

THE PROCESS

When you give us a call, we will schedule a time to do the free inspection. No need for anyone to be home or meet us at the property – we can accomplish the evaluation using our CDC compliant, safe distance strategy and utilize all of our wonderful technology in communicating the inspection and plan of action to you.

CALL TODAY!

A timely evaluation can make all the difference in the world when your listing does go under contract. Let Celtic make the process of listing/purchasing as smooth as possible.

720.270.1300