Tag: Metal Roof

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.

 

 

 

 

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 

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

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.

What is Metal Roofing?

There is a large variety of building types and styles spread throughout the United States, and all need the perfect roof covering to keep them watertight and safe. For a residential home, that could be asphalt shingles or concrete tile for a condo association. So, what about metal roofs?

Metal roofs are an older form of roofing, but advances in material technologies mean the modern metal roof isn’t too like the old-fashioned tin roof you’ve probably heard of. Let’s explore what metal roofing is, and some situations in which metal roofing is the best material for the job.

So, What is Metal Roofing?

Simply put, metal roofing is a roofing material that’s primarily constructed of metal. In the roofing world that material is most often steel. Roofing metal is manufactured in several types of styles, sizes, colors, and strengths, so it’s easy to match your home or commercial building to the perfect roofing material.

While metal is still more popular for commercial roofing projects, it is quickly becoming more popular for residential use as well.

Advantages of Metal Roofing

  • Strong: Why is anything built with metal? Because it’s strong. Metal roofing has been known to stand up to fierce winds, hail, driving precipitation, snow, ice and anything else Mother Nature can throw at it. When you choose metal, you choose strength.
  • Variety: Since metal roofing is manufactured in several assorted styles, it’s easy to match your building to the proper metal roof. Traditional metal roofing may not be the most pretty to look at, but modern materials are much easier on the eyes.
  • Versatile: This variety also means that you can choose metal roofing for almost any type of project. Personal home or commercial warehouse, the metal will work on most roof types.
  • Longevity: Metal roofs have strong warranties and useful lives, upwards of 50 years. If you want a material you won’t need to replace anytime soon, look to metal roofing.

Disadvantages of Metal Roofing

  • Cost: Metal roofing is much stronger than traditional roofing materials, but you will have to pay for it. The good news is that a metal roof will last much longer than traditional materials.
  • Difficulty in Good Contractors: If you live in a major city it won’t be difficult to find reliable metal roofers, but you may have difficulty finding reliable help for metal roofing in a small town.
  • Noise: Some homeowners have reported that their metal roofs are noisy during heavy precipitation, but many modern metal roofs come with dampeners to quiet the noise.

The choice in roofing materials is up to you. Metal roofing is reliable, durable, and last a long time, but it costs much more than traditional roofing materials. Your best strategy is to meet with a local and reputable metal roofing contractor to see if metal roofing is the right call for you.

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?

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.