A great Roofing company in Westminster

We have done a great deal of Roofing work with a number of companies around the US, and we’ve been very fortunate to work some great contractors who know what they are doing, so it’s always our pleasure to recommend some companies that we think are very good at what they do. Some of the companies we’ve worked with cover the entire nation, and some are smaller mom and pop shops that only cover a small regional area.

As we’ve gone over before in our previous posts, make sure you do your own research into who you hire. We would like to recommend a great Roofing company out of Westminster, Colorado called Westminster Roofing Pros. You can find their website here: www.westminsterroofers.com, but the company is run by a great guy named Henry Fall, who is a young guy in his mid 30’s. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Henry for about 5 years now, and he actually contacted me when he was first thinking about getting into the roofing business. He had been working construction, at that time, for the past 10 years ever since he graduated high school, and was asking about the finer points of owning a successful roofing company. We initially chatted for about 2 hours that first time we talked on the phone, which led to many face to face meetings (he always wanted to take me to lunch), where he would pick my brain about how I initially set up my business.

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Get real re Roof Repair

Disaster has struck. You’ve had your roof badly damaged in a storm and you need to do something about it. But where to begin and what’s involved? The first thing to know is that time really is of the essence. Any damage, no matter how bad it may or may not look, must be addressed ASAP. Even a small crack or tiny hole will rapidly worsen into a massive nightmare if not addressed right away.

Bad Storm creates roof repair

Two things are likely to happen (usually both at the same time) if you don’t get on to repairing even minor problems immediately. First, the moisture that makes its way into your roof space can cause structural rust. Second, this moisture can create damp patches in places like the insulation, the timber, and other ceiling areas thus causing even more damage in the form of things like warped drywall, discolored paint, and the often unseen problems that come with the guaranteed mold and mildew that will develop.

Mold is not only unsightly and stinky, it’s dangerous for you and your family members to breathe in. Mold will likely aggravate allergy symptoms in most people leading to some very sneezy noses.

However, toxic molds produce mycotoxins. Some scientific studies suggest that these mycotoxins may cause neurological problems and in extreme cases, even death. The jury is still out as to the exact risk posed by mycotoxins, but at any rate this should be reason enough to attend to any damage, and organize a licensed repairer to inspect and fix any issues as soon as possible.

The roof repairer will not only address the obvious issues that may be present, but will be able to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof space to ensure there’s no other areas that need to be addressed, and will ensure there are no areas of damp that will lead to further problems down the line.

Choosing a professional licensed roofer with a good track record is also something to remember. You don’t want someone who isn’t going to do a thorough inspection, or someone who isn’t experienced with your type of roof.

More often than not, the person you hire to do the job will be qualified and will be able to address all of your concerns. However, there are some unscrupulous individuals who seize the opportunities presented when disaster strikes and will make unsolicited house calls to negotiate a contract.

It’s always good to give people the benefit of the doubt, but should you ever have someone show up to your front door offering to do work on your house (of any kind), kindly explain to them that you are not willing to enter into any agreements, that they should leave their paperwork, their credentials and their contact information for you to get back in touch. Should you ever find yourself in this position, do not sign any documents or agree to any work. Don’t even let them undertake an inspection. Lastly, if anything seems fishy, use your intuition and look elsewhere for a licensed contractor. Whilst this person may very well be legitimate, it’s always worth playing it safe and following up to see if they are licensed, insured, and have strong references to back up their claims.

Finally, when it comes to things that are as important as the roof you live under, don’t chose the cheapest option. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s not to say that a cheap contractor isn’t a good contractor. But if all you have to go off is a cheap price and their word, it’s best to find a more reputable roofer who has a proven track record for delivering good results time after time.

If you have been ravaged by a bad storm, give us a shout, and we can help find you a good roofer!

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Free Consultations

Every Roofing company should offer a free consultation, and you should not go with a company that does not offer one. Every roofer does hundreds of estimates a year, and many of those estimates will not turn into anything because a roof will not need any work.

We’re sure you have been approached by roofing companies in the past, most likely after hail storms. In the industry, we call these people and companies ‘storm chasers’, and they are responsible for giving the roofing industry a bad name. They will come to your home, asking to look at your roof, and tell you that you need a new roof because of all the hail damage that is supposedly there. When this happens, you need to make sure you get multiple companies to come out and look at your roof, because you want more than one person to tell you that you need a roof replacement. These companies will most likely also tell you that they don’t like to work with insurance companies, so they can receive all cash when you close the deal with them.

We have seen way too many people fall for this scam, so if your area has been getting some pretty severe storms this year, make sure that you don’t speak to any roofers that come to your door. Rather, take their information, tell them that you will look into it, and like stated above, contact a few roofing companies to ask some questions, and ask for a free consultation.

After so many years in this business, we just wanted to make sure that you knew what you were up against when the scammers come to your front door!

For more top notch roofing info, visit us here at heelybrownco.com.

Gutter problems

We’ve looked at a few gutters over our time, and we notice one common problem when we give them a look. People don’t clean them out enough, which leads to moisture sitting in the gutters for a very long time. Even the strongest gutters will rust over time, and most gutters we take a look at have this very common problem.

Residents should make it a habit to clean out their gutters at least twice per year, no matter if they have trees hanging over their property or not. Gutters will catch a lot of dirt, and wind will blow many different kinds of things into them. When you cannot take care of them, you should think about calling a Roofing Company that will come in and do the job for you.

Many roofing companies offer this service in a maintenance package, and they make it very easy and affordable to just pull the trigger and get this done for you service.

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What type of Roof do you have?

You probably have asked yourself the same question a number of times, saying ‘We’ll, I have shingles, but what kind of shingles to I have? When we look at all the homes that we’ve worked on, most of the time, homeowners say to us ‘What kind of shingles should I have’? That certainly is a loaded question, but one that needs to be answered by you, the person or people who own the home. Unless your type of Roof you put on your home is mandated to be a certain type by your HOA, you can choose what you please when it comes to your Roofing needs.

Here are the main types of shingles that are put on homes in America:

  1. Asphalt Shingles – These are the most inexpensive shingles used today, as well as the most widely used. If you have asphalt shingles, you would know it.
  2. Metal Roofs – This is less used, but becoming more popular, especially in mountainous states. These types of roofs last longer than asphalt roofs, which have a maximum life span of about 30 years. Metal Roofs can last for up to 50 years, especially if well maintained.
  3. Wood Shingle Roofs – Wood shingles, like metal, are also more durable, and a bit easier to maintain than asphalt shingles. If you go this route, your cost is going to be a bit higher, but you will be compensated with a longer life span. Wood shingled roofs can be around for about 50 years as well.
  4. Slate Shingled Roofs – These types of roofs are more popular in the northeast, because slate is simply more abundant there, and you see roofs with it a bit more. Again, a larger lifespan, much like metal and wood in that it can last up to 50 years.
  5. What some people deem to be the absolute best roof on the market is made of tile. Tile shingles have an average lifespan of up to 80 years, but are very expensive to purchase and have installed.

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