Tips for picking out the right kind of roofing shingle for your home.

So here you are. The time has come to replace the roof on your home. Maybe you just moved into the house knowing that a roof repair job was just going to be part of the deal. Maybe you have lived in your house for years and your gift to yourself this year is to replace that roof that has been shedding shingles almost as much as your dog sheds her coat. Maybe you have been hit by a particularly nasty storm and you are trying to figure out how best to approach the looming repair job in front of you. Regardless of the reasons you need to replace your roof, there are a few helpful things that you need to make sure are in your knowledge database. First, you should work with a roofing company that is trustworthy; this means that they have been in business a while, are a local group, and have good ratings, like an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. If you live in the Denver Metro Area, then Roof Corp is the roofing company for you, as they fit all these characteristics. Second, you should have a plan for working with your insurance company if the replacement or repair job is something they will cover. Again, Roof Corp can help with this as one of their complimentary services involves working with your insurance company. Third, know what kinds of shingles you like, both in style and in function. It is not accurate to purport that all shingles are created equal. In fact, there are so many kinds of materials that shingles are made with these days as well as so many different kinds of functions and styles kept in mind during the production process that you need to know what kind of shingle you are looking for. Here are a few tips on selecting the right kind of shingle for your style, your home, and your climate:

1. Roof shingles are typically one of the very first things that a person sees when they look at a house. They notice the front door, the siding, any interesting yard creatures and features that may be present; but they mostly notice your roof. The shingles on your roof are an important part of your roof’s aesthetic and indeed the aesthetic of your entire home, so this is an important decision. Consider premium shingles that are created with aesthetic in mind if this is the most important aspect of construction to you.

2. Think about the roofing material logically. For example, the most common kind of shingle to use has been wood and organic material based shingles, but because these are particularly prone to fire, they have been replaced by a more practical fiberglass shingle. With this in mind, you should think about your climate and the kind of shingles that make the most sense for your climate and your area. For example, if you live in the Denver metro area or the front range, impact resistant shingles may help you avoid some hail damage related repairs.

No matter what, remember that shingles are important functionally and aesthetically to your home; choose wisely!

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3419 South Ammons Street

Lakewood, CO

(303) 819-8678

Denver has some beautiful roofs.

I just went out for lunch.  Actually, I guess that I should say that I went back home for lunch to let me dog out.  She is the best thing to ever happen to me and I love to have her around.  The best thing that she makes me do is walk around my neighborhood more.  I love my neighborhood and that is the reason why I live there.  I wanted to be sure that I would be living in a place in which I would be free to walk around at all hours and enjoy all of the shops, restaurants, and bars that Denver has to offer.  It has been a phenomenal experience living there thus far.  Nevertheless, one of the things that I have noticed about my neighborhood is that it is currently undergoing quite a bit of change.  This can be seen both economically, as in the shops along Colfax Avenue are changing quite a bit, but also in terms of the houses deep into the neighborhoods.

roofersThe neighborhood in which I live is one of the oldest in Denver and as a result, many of the homes there are in need of some remodeling and updating.  One of the ways that many of these homes are visibly getting updated is by replacing the roof. I recently witnessed this as I was walking my dog in our usual area.  There was a lot of commotion and it definitely spooked the pup a bit.  As soon as we got around a tree, we saw that there were some roofers peeling off the previous shingles and throwing them to the ground.  Without knowing exactly where they were in the process of replacing the roof, I have to imagine that they were doing it by removing all of the old shingles and then clearing up any cracks in the roof or any holes that may have appeared for whatever reason.  They then probably would start to cover the roof in shingles again.  They do this by carefully lining up the shingles so that it covers 100% of the roof. The straight line of the shingles allows for the roofers to work quickly to get the job done.

There are many different roofing companies in Denver, but it is important to choose a quality roofing company like Academy Roofing. They are able to get the job done very quickly and update their customers on the progress as they go through the entire process.  I have never had them replace a roof for me, but I have to imagine that they do a great job when called upon.  I know that it would be a drag if a roofer came by and did the job to a less than satisfactory level.  You would then have to call another roof to just start the work process all over again and no one really has time for that sort of thing these days. Nevertheless, if you hire the right team at the beginning, you can get everything done.