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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!

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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!

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 

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.*

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.

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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.

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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

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Why Is It Hard to Find a Reliable Roofer?

Let’s explore a common scenario. Your whole street got hit with a massive hail storm and everyone’s roofs are shot. You speak with your neighbors and you all decide to go with the same company because one of your neighbors says “They know a roofing guy.” You don’t think much of it and sign up with the recommended roofer because, why not?

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The roofer was pleasant at first but the communication has become horrible, you have issues with your new roof install and the roofer is nowhere to be found! Unfortunately, this type of scenario isn’t all too uncommon, so why is it so difficult to find a reliable roofer?

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Reliable Roofer?

The roofing industry is notorious for being full of fly-by-night roofers, storm chasers (companies that follow the storms and are not local), liars, and shady characters that are more interested in your pocketbook than a job well-done. Roofing is a large industry, and in some states with frequent hail and wind storms, there are many roofing needs. Less than reputable characters are hoping to make a quick buck, will take advantage of this fact, and try to worm their way into whatever work they can, leaving their customers with headaches.

How to Find a Reliable Roofer

The roofing industry may have its share of shady characters, but is also full of reputable contractors that genuinely want to help you with your roofing issue. When you’re in need of a roof repair or replacement, your goal is to find these reputable companies. When searching for a reputable and reliable roofer, use the following tools and resources to make your life easier:

  • Rating and review sites like Angie’s List, Houzz or Google reviews
  • Local Better Business Bureau chapter
  • Local contractor guides
  • Roofing material manufacturer websites

Your goal is to find a roofer that is registered with your local BBB, has many years of experience in your city, has overall positive reviews, and will offer you a free estimate.

The key in finding a reliable roofer is by doing the proper research before letting anyone on your roof, even if your neighbor swears by a certain company. When you choose a local and reliable roofer you won’t only skirt a bad experience, but could get an experience that is enjoyable.

We are here to help you and provide you with a reliable roofer today!

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