Author: Tiffany White

Springtime is the best time for a roof checkup

 

Spring in Colorado has officially arrived … longer days and warmer temperatures help thaw out the great outdoors as well as our homes. This is the perfect time to have your roof inspected to evaluate any work needed in order to prepare for summer hail storms and thunderstorms. We highly recommend taking advantage of this window of opportunity between winter and spring, and get a free roof evaluation to avoid costly repairs stemming from neglect. Certain roof issues are hard to find during wintertime as snow and ice can cover problems up. Rising temperatures help us find problem areas and repair them promptly before more damage can be done.

 

It’s not too late for us to inspect your roof for hail damage from storms that took place last year! Let us take a look to see if there is any damage, and help walk you through the insurance process to get you the best roof possible. Whether you need a metal roof, shingle roof, tile roof or hail-resistant F-Wave roof, we have the expertise to help protect your home and family, from the outside in. 

 

Call today to schedule a socially-distant roof inspection! 720.270.1300

 

*As an essential business for life, health and safety, we take the CDC recommendations seriously and offer a touch-free, technologybased inspection report.*

Roofing, COVID-19 and Safety

At Celtic, since we’re roofers we benefit from having a birds-eye view on the world. From our vantage point, we have seen traffic thin, fewer cars driving by, and far more people staying at home during normal working hours.

We take the health and safety of clients and our team very seriously. We will continue to follow the advice and guidelines of the CDC and local and national health agencies relating to COVID-19.

We see the concern of those around us here at home in Colorado as well as our society as a whole. It is vital to us that our customers know we take precautions seriously to avoid any possible danger, but will also continue working within safe limitations to serve our community with the highest standards possible, as we’ve done for more than three decades.

Diagnostics, repairs and roof replacements take place outside the home, and we utilize the latest technology to ensure safe and healthy projects. Site visits take place solely outdoors, we use satellite imagery for job layout and measurements, as well as engage in touch-free communication (via cell phones, live video chat, etc.) which can be used to provide an excellent experience while adhering to safety guidelines. In addition, work agreements and transactions can be finalized electronically. Our commitment to quality, loyalty and dependability has never been more important than right now.

We look forward to continuing to serve you!

Protecting your home from the outside in — the Celtic Roofing Team.

The Dreaded Ice Dam

ice dam

What is ice damming?

As we all know, Colorado has fickle weather patterns during the winter and spring months. One day it will be 67 degrees, and the next, a foot of snow will descend upon us. When the snow melts and freezes and melts and freezes above the gutters on our homes, this causes an ice dam. The beautiful icicles on the sides of your home look pretty … until the ice goes up under the shingles and causes massive leaking and damage to your home. Yikes!

How do you know if you have an ice dam?

A few different signs can point to an ice dam issue:

  • Snow is melting high up on your roof but not on the lower part

  • Icicles form on the edge of your roof and gutters

  • Gutters are not draining

  • Ice is on your exterior walls

  • Interior water damage from water seeping into your home

What prevents an ice dam?

There is an amazing product out there called Ice and Water Shield. Celtic Roofing applies it to EVERY roof we install, thus preventing ice dam issues. Ice and Water Shield is applied before the shingles to the plywood and nails, instantly bonding them together and creating a completely watertight seal. It must be applied 36 inches up from the edge of the roof, or two feet from the heated wall in order to prevent an ice dam situation.

Some cities do require Ice and Water Shield as a code requirement, but not all cities. Celtic Roofing applies it to EVERY roof we install, whether that particular city requires it or not. We stand behind our work, and will always go above (pun intended) and beyond to ensure the highest quality products are used to protect your home.

So enjoy the beauty of Colorado’s winters and springs without worry that the ever-changing weather will have a negative impact on your family’s home.

F Wave Shingles: This may be the last roof you’ll ever need.

We all know that life in Colorado can be amazing. The natural beauty of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains is unsurpassed. Camping, hiking, skiing, cycling … there are limitless outdoor activities year-round. Oh, and our sunsets are second to none. 

Along with the blessings of living in an almost perfect state are a few things we must contend with — the damaging effects of 300-plus days of intense sunshine, summer hail storms, and winter snowstorms is something we must endure to live here. Replacing our roofs every 2-3 years is the byproduct of sun and hail, sleet and snow.

Let’s be honest: Re-roofing your home is not fun, and the fact that we have to do it every few years is painful. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a roofing system that could withstand the elements and last many, many years? 

Allow us to introduce you to the F-Wave roofing system. 

A class 4 hail-rated shingle, the F-Wave system is resistant to hail. Designed without granules or asphalt, this engineered shingle is created for maximum durability. 

High winds? No problem. F-Wave is guaranteed to withstand 130 mile per hour winds. 

A Class-A fire rating will help you sleep well at night knowing your family is being protected. 

This lightweight, single-piece construction shingle is resistant to UV rays as well as weathering — a very important benefit when talking about a roof in Colorado.  

When you use the industry’s best shingles, it is easy to offer the industry’s best warranty. How does a 50-year warranty that protects you against wind damage, hail, algae and color fading sound to you? 

All the practical reasons to love F-Wave are summed up in the fact that it is also a very nice looking roof. “Aesthetically pleasing” is the official term, but here at Celtic Roofing, we just show you how pretty it will make your house look. 

This could be the last roof you’ll ever need. Even in Colorado.