This home in Colorado Springs got a new roof for Christmas. The mild weather provided an opportunity for people to get a new roof installed during early January. Our weather, as we know, can be warm andgorgeous or snowy this time of year. As long as the roof decking is clear of snow and ice and the outside temperature isn’t too low, we can install roofs year ’round.
This home is located near the beautiful Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs got a new roof from insurance proceeds. This area was hit twice this past year with hail. Some people had their roof replaced after both events! Ugh -not fun for them. If your neighborhood had hail this past year give us a call and will inspect your roof for free. We are certified roof inspectors by Haag – Haag is the most prestigious and recognized name in certification for roofing contractors. The insurance industry recognizes this credential as valuable. We are often called for our expertise in inspections.
The perfect time to to install a new skylight is when you are getting a new roof. This is a Velux skylight installed during a new roof installation. Skylights can be great for interior spaces that do not get enough natural sunlight. New Roof Plus installs new skylights in many varieties.
Another skylight option are”Solar Tubes”. Solar tubes are designed to reflect the sun light into a small opening but because of the reflective material, a lot of light is condensed into the tube – creating a bright natural light in a space that might otherwise be dark. An expample of placements for solar tubes can be interior bathrooms without windows, laundry rooms, utility rooms, garages and hallways.
Since the installation requires a roof decking penetration, the best time to install a new skylight or solar tube is when you are getting a new roof.
Here we go – time to hang the lights on the house. As Clark Griswold made famous in “Christmas Vacation”, the goal is to put up more lights than anyone else. Get your staple gun out, go to Home Depot and buy all the lights you can. Climb on the roof and start nailing!
We don’t recommend this actually. As Clark learned, falling off a roof isn’t that hard to do. We climb up on roofs every day. But we’re trained professionals. It’s still dangerous. Especially if there is any snow or ice. Even hanging lights on the gutters like this guy is doing is actually quite dangerous. See how he is leaning out to place just another small section of lights… We’ve all done it but it’s not wise. Stay centered on your ladder. Take a few more minutes and move the ladder more often to keep your weight centered. And always have a spotter holding the ladder in place.
Enjoy your Holidays and be safe. Call us with any roofing concerns you might have.
“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.