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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.

 

 

 

 

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!). 720.370.1300

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.*

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.

What is Redecking?

When most people think of the roofs, they only think of the actual roof covering such as asphalt shingles. The roof covering is undoubtedly an important part of your roof, but there is much more to your roofing system than what you see. A roofing system is composed of several components including the covering, underlayment, vents, pipes, drip edge, decking, and more. Since every roof is different, every roof will need several types of work performed on it during replacement to bring everything up to code and looking great.

Depending on what condition your roofing system is currently in, the roofer may decide to replace the entire system all the way to the decking. If your roofer has talked to you about redecking your residence, you likely want to know what redecking is and what’s involved. Let’s review what redecking is, and why you may need to have your home redecked.

So, What is Redecking?

The primary layer that your roofing system is built on is known as your home’s decking or sheathing. Most residences are decked with plywood or OSB to serve as the base for your roofing materials. Like anything else on your roof, this decking may break down over time and need to be replaced in a process known as redecking. Now that we know what redecking is let’s review some reasons you may need to redeck your roof.

Space Decking

Homes that are roofed with wooden shakes or shingles utilized an older type of decking to allow the air to flow between the shakes and ventilate the home. Unfortunately, this gapped decking known as space decking is no longer up to international building code. If you are having your roof changed from wooden shakes or shingles to asphalt shingles, you will need to redeck over the old decking to bring your home up to code.

Rotten Decking

Wood does not last forever, and if your home’s wooden decking is bowed, waterlogged, rotted or otherwise compromised, it will need to be replaced during reroofing. You may need only a few sheets replaced, or you may need to redeck the whole area.

The good news is that your insurance may help you out if you need your home redecked. The best way to find about your home’s decking is by hiring a local roofer with a compelling reputation. An expert roofer can let you know why your home needs to be redecked, what your options are for redecking, and if your insurance can help you out. With a local roofer on your side, your home will be redecked and in perfect condition for your new roof.

 

Ice Dam

Celtic has vigorous protocols for preventing ice dam issues and installs Ice and Water Shield on EVERY roof. This goes on over the redecking and is vital for the prevention of ice dam formation here in Colorado. Learn more about preventing ice dams on your roof here:

www.CelticRoofing.com/the-dreaded-ice-dam

 

 

3 Facts to Know About Thatched Roofs

Although Colorado has no thatched roofs (that we know of!), The Celtic Clan is from Ireland where these types of roofs are abundant. Let’s learn a bit about a thatched roof!

What do a modern home and a home constructed 2,000 years ago have in common? They both have roofs. For as long as humanity has needed to build homes, they’ve had to build roofs to protect those homes. The cool part? You can still see some of the roofing materials used back then, today.

There have been great strides when it comes to modern roofing materials, but some of those materials used by our roofing forefather’s way back in the day still have benefits to this day, like thatched roofing. Let’s learn more about this ancient and unique style of roofing.

3 Facts for You to Know About Thatched Roofs

Thatched Roofs are Stronger than You Think

Consider a roof that is made up of straw, reeds, grasses, and other vegetation. It sounds like it wouldn’t be very strong, right? In reality, properly installed thatched roofs can last many years and even in multiple decades. They have been proven to be watertight against driving wind, rain, and snow, and provide a considerable amount of insulation to the homes they are installed on. Just because a roof is made of vegetation, doesn’t mean the big bad wolf can blow it down.

Thatched Roofs Are Still in Use Today

There’s an understanding that thatched roofs have been used for millennia as a suitable roof covering but did you know thatched roofs are still in use today? It’s not in third world countries either; you can find thatched roofs on almost every continent. From the thatched pub coverings in traditional England to temples in the Far East, thatched roofing still gets its due in modern times.

Thatched Roofs Vary by Region

The beauty about thatched roofing is that it utilizes plentiful, cheap materials like grasses and straws. This makes thatched roofing unique in that a thatched roof installed in Europe will be much different than one available in South America, due to the available materials at hand. Every thatched roof is engineered and installed to reflect the surrounding environment – not something you will find with asphalt shingles.

Thatched roofing may have been used around the time of the Ancient Romans, but it’s not too difficult to find thatched roofs in the modern age either. Thatched roofing’s low-cost and abundant materials mean thatched roofs aren’t going away anytime soon as well.

Celtic Roofing

We may not offer thatched roofs here in Colorado, but we do offer many different roofing options as well as over 20 years of experience. Let us come give you a free roof inspection and a litany of roofing options to see what will work for your home or business! Call today for a free consultation. And remember … This may be the last roof you’ll ever need.