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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!

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!). 720.270.1300

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

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

F Wave Shingles: This may be the last roof you’ll ever need.

We all know that life in Colorado can be amazing. The natural beauty of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains is unsurpassed. Camping, hiking, skiing, cycling … there are limitless outdoor activities year-round. Oh, and our sunsets are second to none. 

Along with the blessings of living in an almost perfect state are a few things we must contend with — the damaging effects of 300-plus days of intense sunshine, summer hail storms, and winter snowstorms is something we must endure to live here. Replacing our roofs every 2-3 years is the byproduct of sun and hail, sleet and snow.

Let’s be honest: Re-roofing your home is not fun, and the fact that we have to do it every few years is painful. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a roofing system that could withstand the elements and last many, many years? 

Allow us to introduce you to the F-Wave roofing system. 

A class 4 hail-rated shingle, the F-Wave system is resistant to hail. Designed without granules or asphalt, this engineered shingle is created for maximum durability. 

High winds? No problem. F-Wave is guaranteed to withstand 130 mile per hour winds. 

A Class-A fire rating will help you sleep well at night knowing your family is being protected. 

This lightweight, single-piece construction shingle is resistant to UV rays as well as weathering — a very important benefit when talking about a roof in Colorado.  

When you use the industry’s best shingles, it is easy to offer the industry’s best warranty. How does a 50-year warranty that protects you against wind damage, hail, algae and color fading sound to you? 

All the practical reasons to love F-Wave are summed up in the fact that it is also a very nice looking roof. “Aesthetically pleasing” is the official term, but here at Celtic Roofing, we just show you how pretty it will make your house look. 

This could be the last roof you’ll ever need. Even in Colorado. 

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

 

 

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.