“Thanks for calling New Roof Plus. How can I help you today?” Caller says, “We have water dripping through our bathroom ceiling. We think the roof has a leak.” The “Bomb Cyclone” was a wild storm and caused some unusual problems. This picture is of a home in Parker CO that had snow blow in through a vent on the side of the home. It caused a literal snow drift in their attic. Not good.
Roof leaks can be a tricky problem to solve some times. It’s not always an obvious solution. A snowdrift in the attic is a new classic story.
For example, water leaks can show up in a bathroom ceiling but the actual leak source could be on the other side of the house! Water follows the least path of resistance. A stream of water can flow underneath the shingles, along the decking until it find a small gap in the decking. Then it could take a new path inside your home and follow that until it drops into your bathroom ceiling.
Some leaks can be very slow drips over time as well. These can be a source for mold.
But the Bomb Cyclone was special. The Parker roofing problems were not special and many other issues were wide spread across Denver, hitting many people. The image on our blog here is kind of hard to see but the amount of snow that blew in was significant. It took us quite a bit of time to get the snow out before it all melted. As we were working on this home, a neighbor stopped by and said they had the same problem. Sure enough, they had the same model home, facing the same direction and the storm had done the exact same thing to their home. So we went to work on fixing that issue as well.
If you have a roofing issue, call us. We are good detectives when it comes to these things.
“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