Tag: Local Roofing

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Local roofers

Why Choosing Local Roofers Matter

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.

The Benefits of Uses Local Roofers

Local Roofers Save You Time and Money

When it comes to hiring a professional roofing contractor, local roofers 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 repairs on your own budget schedule.

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 roof repair 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 an independent roofing contractor in your community is the best way to establish a personal relationship with a professional roofer that you can trust to address all of your roofing maintenance needs for years to come.