“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
[State of the Union Address January 11 1962]”
― John F. Kennedy
JFK made this excellent quote about roofing, using the analogy to promote investment when when times are good. Times were good in 1962 with the American economy booming. Some could say the same thing about today’s economy. We have certainly seen a booming economy in Denver over the past several years.
If your roof is in need of repair or replacement, the good news is the replacement is most likely an insurance covered expense. So there’s some sunshine!
Also, even though winter is on it’s way, Denver gets more sunshine than most cities in the world! So we can install new roofs pretty much year round. More sunshine!
If you need a Free Roof Inspection New Roof Plus is certified at the highest levels for residential roofs and commercial roof applications.
We have recently replaced roofs all across the Denver metro area including a beautiful home in Lakewood – you can read more about this here.
Nails by the thousands. Every roof has thousands of nails securing them to the decking beneath. One of the most common complaints from homeowners is when they find nails around their house after getting a new roof. It’s no wonder this could happen.
And roofing nails are sharp! They are just the right length to cause a real problem. They have a flat head too so they can even stand up on an end and cause a lot of damage to a tire or worse – a foot!
This is a big deal to us at New Roof Plus. We are perfectionists. We prefer to clean up at the end of each day to make sure the work site is clean and safe as possible.
Roofing technology has not advanced enough to a point where a good old fashioned nail is not required. Maybe someday roofs will be installed without nails! And humans won’t have to climb up there either!
So you need a new roof after all the hail this year. But you have solar panels and you’re concerned about choosing the right roofing company to do both jobs – fix the roof and reinstall the solar system.
Roof Penetrations Are a Source of Leaks
As solar becomes more popular and more homes install solar systems, the roof replacement part becomes a more common dilemma. A solar system installed on a roof creates lots of what roofers call “penetrations”. Penetrations refer to any hole through the roof structure. Penetrations are the usual source for a future leak. Prior to solar systems, roof leaks were often found to be around chimneys, pipes or vents coming up from the house. These were easy to find penetrations. When you install a solar system, the number of leak sources increases dramatically. Every panel of a solar system is attached via a penetration through your roof.
To avoid future problems, a good roofing company knows the proper process and techniques to secure your roof until the whole roof needs replacement – avoiding the leak potential of a solar roof penetration.
New Roof Plus has years of first hand experience both in the reinstallation of a solar system and in the initial installation of a NEW solar system. Here’s a review quote from a client who had this exact issue. New Roof Plus made this customer happy!
“We had a hail damaged roof with solar panels and gutter issues. We travel and have busy lives so there is not a lot of time to take care of all of these items. Greg with New Roof Plus came in and took the entire project on and oversaw and coordinated the gutter installation, solar panel removal, storage and re-installation and even took care of the paperwork with our insurance. He is truly a pleasure to work with and very professional. We would HIGHLY recommend Greg and New Roof Plus for your roofing needs.” ~ Steven Mussman
Find That Leak! Ok – this is not about Trump…it’s about your roof.
Most people think a roof leak is going to be found directly above the spot inside the house where the water mark has appeared on their ceiling. Sometimes it is this simple, sometimes it takes the FBI to figure it out. Water finds the path of least resistance. It will wait in pools underneath your roofing system, patiently waiting for something to give way so it can do it’s destruction.
As a Denver roofing company we find most leaks start near a penetration to the roof system. A vent pipe, a chimney area or similar disruption to the
roof material. Age, weather, hail, wind, foot traffic and other causes can be the source of a roof leak.
If you feel you might have a leak, give us a call. We offer free roof inspections and estimates should a repair or replacement be required. Check out our website here to learn more about finding a roof leak and other roof repairs.