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As an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, The Roofing Company attended the 2017 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Conference. At the national event, we were honored the 2017 Platinum Preferred Contractor Award for our company’s industry-leading contributions to the roofing category. This industry recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and delivering trustworthy, dependable work for Grand, Summit, Eagle and Routt County homeowners.

When it comes to enhancing the beauty and function of your mountain home their are many high quality roof accessories to choose from. Here is a sample of what we have to offer:

Hand Rails/Guard Rails

Custom crafted rails that meet IRC safety code. Can be professionally designed, fabricated and installed in stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel with different finish options.

Snow Retention

Want something a little different than the factory made? Try our custom snow fence. It can be professionally installed and fabricated in stainless steel. Keep your roof healthy and looking good during those snowy winter months.

Landscaping

Custom planters will set you apart from your neighbor. Handcrafted in many different shapes and sizes, we have something for you. Can be fabricated in copper, stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum with several different finish options (See Finishes below).

Chimney Shrouds

To help protect your chimney from wind and to bring a more aesthetic quality to your roof, consider installing one of our custom chimney shrouds. They are handcrafted for each chimney to ensure a perfect fit. Each shroud can range in material, grading, mesh, expanded metals; etc-Please call for more information.

Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters and Downspouts work as a system to drain ice, snow and rain water from your roof. In the mountains gutters not only divert rainwater, but also prevent ice buildup in front of homes in the winter. All Gutters and downspouts that The Roofing Company installs are seamless, which means that there is just one gutter with no sections. This prevents water from leaking at the seams and also prevents ice buildup in the winter.

Rolled Form Gutters

At The Roofing Company, rolled form gutters are the standard. We utilize a portable seamless gutter machine that is capable of producing 5” K-style gutters from steel and copper. This process allows us to roll any custom length to create a seamless gutter system to meet a wide array of needs and applications.

Custom Gutters

We also have the capabilities to fabricate customized gutters to meet design standards and needs. For a more custom detailed gutter and downspout systems, we can order manufactured custom gutters.

Chimney Caps

Our skilled craftsmen can fabricate and install any size chimney covers for stone, wood or stucco surfaces. Chimney caps add interest and character while protecting your chimney from water damage.

Chimney Shroud

Cover up unsightly chimney termination caps with a decorative chimney shroud. All chimney caps and shrouds are fabricated in-house to maintain the highest standards in quality and workmanship.

Roof Flashing

Flashings provide protection from the harsh mountain weather conditions. All roof flashing is fabricated in-house and include window, door, sill, deck and more.

Soffit & Fascia

Metal soffits and fascia protect those hard-to-maintain areas where water and decay do their dirty work. We install soffit and fascia using custom metals and colors, there’s no need to paint and they come with a 20-year paint warranty.

Custom Design & Decorative Metals



Not exactly sure what you’re looking for? We can provide design consulting and engineering details before the metal is fabricated. This is also helpful when dealing with HOA codes and regulations.

Finishes
  • Paint- Many different options with custom color matching available.
  • Patina- Don’t wait decades to achieve the warmth and unique character of patina. Through an accelerated process, we can install patina metal today that would normally take 25 years or more to form.
  • Clear coating- A clear protective coating which provides protection for metal from scratches, tarnish, corrosion and oxidation. Clear coating seals the metal finish and protects the color from weathering.
  • Powder Coating- Applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. More durable and much thicker coatings than conventional liquid paint.
  • Polished Metals- Finishing process that polishes custom designs and patterns directly onto the metal surface.
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:21

Why Flat Roofs Can Devlelop Ponding Over Time

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One of the more common problems that can develop with flat roofs over time is ponding of water. This standing water can lead to roof deterioration and eventually leaks. Even with careful construction and low areas can develop for a number of reasons, including:

Settling

On new buildings it is natural for the structure to settle into its foundation. In most cases this settling does not cause significant damage, however on larger commercial buildings with flat roofs, low spots can develop over time causing ponding.

Changes in the Ground Environment

The ground around and near a structure can undergoing changes in the form of the freeze/thaw cycle, heavy rain and other environmental changes. These changes can shift a building's foundation and in extreme cases cause the roof to sink.

Compromised Roof Insulation

If roof insulation is not properly sealed from the elements or becomes compressed, its structure can become compromised. If water leak underneath the roofing material it can saturate the insulation, causing it to sag and create a low spot in the roof. Roof insulation damage is most likely to occur when repairs are being made or when heavy equipment is used on the roof during HVAC replacement or other work.

Poor Drainage

If water is not able to drain adequately drain from a flat roof and enough volume builds up it can cause depressions in the roof, which can continue to get worse with each storm as the cycle continues, create a steeper slope.

Have questions about your flat roof? Call The Roofing Company. We can help with all your commercial roof maintenance and repair needs.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:27

Should You Repair or Replace Your Flat Roof?

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Flat Roof?

With proper installation and high quality materials a flat roof should protect your commercial building for many, many years. However, as the years go on and repairs become more frequent, the question will eventually arise: How do you know when it's time to replace a flat roof versus continuing to make repairs?

Here are some factors to consider:

1. Is there excessive pooling of water?

One of the key weaknesses of flat roofs compared to sloped roof designs is a tendency to develop pooling. Pooling is a condition where a flat roof retains water for 48 hours or longer, and can shorten the life of a roof significantly.

2. Are there extensive or large tears or rips in the membrane or seams?

As flat roofs age they may eventually develop tears and holes, particularly along seams in the roofing material where the pieces were joined together. Minor hold and tears can be repaired, but extensive damage may signal that it's time to replace the roof. Complicating the issue is the type of roofing material the roof is covered with. For example, tar and gravel roofs can make finding holes and damage a challenge.

3. How old is the roof?

Ultimately, the question of whether to replace or repair usually comes down to the age of the roof. Have the materials used on the roof reached the end of their service life? If this is the case you may end up spending in excess of 20 percent of the cost of a new roof to simply keep the old roof functioning a little longer.

The answer of when it's time to replace an old roof is a complicated question, with many variables that are unique to each situation. A professional roofing contractor can help determine the best option for your situation.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:49

Flat Roof Maintenance Tips

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Flat Roof Maintenance Tips

The lifespan of a flat is determined not only by professional installation and the materials used, but how well it is maintained and repaired. Poor flat roof maintenance and repair will not only shorten the life of the roof, but can cause damage to the structure beneath.

The following are some tips to keep your flat roof in top condition.

1. Ensure There Is Good Drainage

When your flat roof was installed it was designed to have proper sloping, with enough drain spouts to handle environmental demands. One of the symptoms of poor drainage is ponding water. This can be caused be clogged drain spouts or an accumulation of debris on the roof. Over time, this can result in damage to the roof and leaks. Always keep the roof free of debris and ensure the drains are unobstructed.

2. Use the Right Roof Coating.

In the Colorado mountain environment flat roofs require the correct roof coating to prevent damage from heavy snow and ice. Forgetting to apply coating, or applying the wrong type of coating will reduce the lifespan of the roof. If you have questions about which coating is right for your roof, contact The Roofing Company.

3. Make Repairs Promptly and Correctly.

Many roof repairs do not adequately address underlying problems. Performing patchwork repairs may address visible problems on the surface, but this can lead to problems down the road. Most roof repairs should be left to a professional roofing contractor.

4. Address Poor Installation Problems

When a new commercial roof is installed it is often ignored for a period of time under the assumption that a new roof will not need to be inspected for some time. However, the symptoms of poor roof installation can arise quickly and should be addressed as soon as possible. Roof installation problems include:
  • Poor installation of flashing
  • Weak membranes
  • Insufficient caulking.
  • Inadequate drainage
If you notice any of these problems on your newly installed flat roof, contact a professional for a detailed inspection.

5. Remove Snow and Ice.

During the long Colorado winters, snow and ice accumulation can seriously damage flat roofs. On flat roofs, the freeze and thaw cycle can result in ponding and roof damage. Flat roof snow removal should be performed by a professional.

6. Ensure There Is Good Roof Ventilation

A top concern with flat roofs is adequate ventilation. Without good ventilation excess moisture can lead to mold, mildew and decay. If you see signs of poor ventilation have a roofing professional inspect the roof.

Have questions about maintaining and repairing your flat roof? Call The Roofing Company. We can help with all your commercial roofing needs.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 23:56

How To Properly Clean Gutters

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If you can safely access your gutters, routine cleaning can help prevent damage to your roof and property. If you have a tall multi-story home or building, it's probably safer to hire a professional to do the job.

If you decide to do the job yourself, here are some tips and safety guidelines to make the job easier:
  1. Wear shoes that are secure and have good traction. Wear a long-sleeve shirt, rubber gloves and safety glasses.
  2. Use an extension ladder. Ladder stabilizers are recommended for additional safety and to protect the structure.
  3. Always stay clear of power lines.
  4. A plastic tarp can be used to protect grass and landscaping.
  5. Use a bucket to carry your tools and use a hook to attach it to the ladder. Carrying tools in your pocket when climbing a ladder can cause injury if you fall.
  6. Use a plastic scoop or a toy shovel to remove debris.
  7. Use a hose to flush out the muck. Note any leaks or holes.
  8. If the downspout cannot be cleared with the pressure of a hose, a plumber’s snake can be used to remove the obstruction.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:58

Proactive Roof Maintenance and Repair

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While regular, professional roof inspections are important for ensuring that your roof is performing as expected and is structurally sound, equally important is proactive roof maintenance. Your roof is continually exposed to weather and other strains that can contribute to wear and deterioration, increasing the risk not only to the roof, but the structure beneath.

Hail, high winds ice, and prolonged standing water or ponding on the roof can cause premature aging and deterioration, which will eventually lead to leaks. Undetected leaks can rust steel and rot wood roofs

Noticing the Signs of a Roof Problem

Depending on the type of roof and how accessible it is, you may be able to perform a basic visual inspection yourself. Look for uneven surfaces, missing fasteners, damaged flashing and bent roof vents.

Signs of a damaged roof can also be apparent inside the building. Look for water stains on the ceiling. Even the smallest leak can be a sign of big trouble. If the building has unexplained mold or odors inside, this could be a symptom of a roof leak and water intrusion.

Vents and skylights should be checked to ensure they are secure and not damages. Look for signs of water stains around skylights from inside the building. Plastic domed panels are particularly susceptible to cracks.

Other items to include in your roof inspection include:
  • Removing any loose objects or debris. Leaves, pine needles and other materials will hold moisture, accelerating the deterioration of the roofing materials. Keeping the roof clear of debris also reduces the risk that embers from a wildfire will ignite the roof
  • Keeping tree branches trimmed to prevent them from rubbing against the roof and leaves and pine needles from accumulating on the roof and clogging drains and gutters
  • Cleaning gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage
  • After a hail storm have the roof professionally inspected
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:03

Roof Venting FAQ

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Roof vents are designed to reduce heat build up during the hot summer months by allowing cool air to pass through attics. In winter, roof vents regulate indoor temperature by helping them retain heat. Just as importantly, roof vents prevent excess moisture build-up year round.

What are the basics types of roof vent?

Roof vents come in many designs to fit a variety of roof styles and shapes, including:

Intake Vents

Vents that are designed to allow air to flow in. The most common types of intake vents are:
  • Continuous Soffit Vents
  • Individual Soffit Vents
  • Drip Edge Vents

Exhaust Vents

The roof vents designed to allow air to exit the attic. The main types of exhaust vents are:
  • Ridge Vents
  • Static Vents
  • Gable-End Vents
  • Turbine Vents
  • Powered Vents: Vents equipped with an electric-powered fan to increase exterior air flow.
  • Solar Vents - A with powered vents, solar roof vents are equipped with a fan. However, the fan is powered by solar panels, so it doesn’t increase energy bills.