Posts Categorized: Roofing FAQ

How many people are injured on roofs each year?

Many homeowners attempt to perform repairs on their roof to save money, which leads to 130,000 accidents each year that often lead to injuries. Your own well-being should be the top priority. Using a professional roofer can promote proper safety because the right equipment and tools are used by local experts in roofing. Call us …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

When are roof inspections needed?

Roof inspections help increase the durability of the structure and should be performed every six months by a professional. The inspection can also be scheduled before the winter or summer season arrives when the weather can be damaging to the roofing materials. This will prevent damage from increasing in severity and can avoid potential problems …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

How often should a flat roofing system be replaced?

The most basic installations of flat roofing systems should be replaced at least once every 10 to 20 years, depending on the durability of the system and the local environment. If homeowners are careful in their maintenance, they can help their rooftop’s primary material last even longer, reducing the need for an early replacement. Call …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

How can moss be removed safely?

Homeowners often make the mistake of using a pressure washer to clear off moss, but this can result in significant roof damage. It’s better to physically remove moss by gently running a long handled scrub brush down the roof to keep from lifting shingles. Contacting a reputable roofing contractor to apply a safe chemical solution …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

When ice dams form, is there any way a homeowner can protect their roof?

Many roofing contractors will offer solutions for homeowners who have ice dams forming on their roof. Some fixes, like heat tape, can help remedy the issue for a short time, but it is important to fix the root cause of the problem once warmer weather arrives. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

Are asphalt shingles fire resistant?

Asphalt shingles have a Class A fire rating when they are constructed with a fiberglass mat. They are considered to be highly fire resistant and are ideal to install in areas that are prone to wildfires. They can help prevent fires from spreading on a structure and may help prevent the entire building from burning …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ

What are impact, wind and fire ratings?

All roofs have to meet minimum standards of protection in the above categories. In geographic areas where the weather is severe or the chance of fire is greater, metal is a sound choice. Most metal products will withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour. The impact resistance is usually a Class 4 rating, which …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Roofing FAQ