5 Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing Repairs in Denver
Between 2018 and 2020, there were almost 313,000 hail insurance claims in Colorado, making it the second biggest state for hail damage over that same period.
With such stressful weather conditions every storm season—plus routine repairs and replacements due to aging and other damage—it’s not hard to imagine how frequently people seek out the best roofing companies in Denver, the Front Range, Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado areas.
To help get an idea of what you can expect when starting the process of repairing or replacing your roof, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common FAQs about Denver roof repair.
1. Does my roof need to be replaced or repaired?
Just because you have a leak doesn’t necessarily mean you need an entirely new roof, and likewise, just because your roof looks fine from the ground doesn’t mean it’s ready for the next storm season. There are a lot of indicators that will tell you how to know you need a new roof, and the best way to get a sure answer is to ask a professional to properly inspect your roof.
Sometimes the damage isn’t as bad as you might expect, but you never know until a professional Colorado roofing company takes a look.
2. How much will my roofing project cost?
This is a common question. The cost of your roofing project depends on a variety of factors:
- The scope of the project (and the type of repair or replacement needed)
- The type of material selected
- Material availability and cost
The best way to understand the scope of your project is to schedule a professional inspection with a local roofing company. This will determine the level of work that is needed and provide a detailed project estimate. If you decide to file a homeowner’s insurance claim, local roofers can lend a hand to answer questions throughout the insurance process.
3. How long will it take to complete?
The job duration also depends on a variety of factors including weather, your roofing material and design, and the size of your home.
At J&K Roofing, we can typically complete an installation in 1-2 days. You’ll know the scope and time it will take to complete the project.
4. How long will my roof last?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the type of roof you have, how your roof and home are designed, proper maintenance, and the weather. With the extreme weather we experience here in Colorado, that can be challenging to predict. The challenge in Colorado isn’t the time materials will last—it’s more about having a product that can last through hail. Shingles, metal, clay and tile all have different estimated life cycles depending on the weather.
Your roofing contractor can help you select the best material for your project. Which is right for you?
Manufacturers offer a variety of warranties that can range 20 years to a lifetime, depending on the weather in your area. Additionally, J&K Roofing offers a five-year labor warranty on a normal installation.
5. What do I need to do to prepare?
To prepare your home for roofing repairs, you should be aware of your surroundings during construction. Think about kids and pets–it’s best for them to be inside or away from the home as there will be loud noises and they may not understand the dangers of work zones. Spend some time inside doing things like removing hanging objects or pictures from walls, as well as prepping the outside of your home by moving grills and patio furniture away from the work zone. Relocate your vehicles and remove antennas or satellite dishes.
For a more complete list of steps to take to prepare for work on your roof, take a look at this helpful resource.
Ask the Right Questions
At the end of the day, you want to make sure you’re going with your best option for roof repair or replacement, and that means doing your due diligence and knowing what questions to ask.
If you suspect your roof might need repairs or a total replacement, get in touch with J&K Roofing for a free inspection. We’ve been serving the Denver Metro, the Front Range, Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado areas for nearly 40 years and have the local experience you need to provide the best quality work. Call us today at 303-425-7531, or schedule your inspection by clicking here!