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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

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

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.*

COVID-19 Roofing Safety

covid-19 roofing

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.