Getting Ready For Spring At The 2022 Colorado Home & Garden Show

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Getting Ready For Spring At The 2022 Colorado Home & Garden Show

2022 Colorado Home & Garden Show

Spring is quickly approaching, and that means changing weather and spring storms are on the way—including the occasional late spring snow storm that’s become such a staple of Colorado weather.

There’s another important Colorado tradition coming up: the 63rd Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show from February 12 to 20, 2022. The event will take place at the Colorado Convention Center and will feature more than 500 vendors from Colorado and beyond.

Why You Should Attend the Colorado Garden & Home Show

A home and garden show is a great opportunity for discovery. At the Colorado Garden & Home Show, you’ll have a chance to get answers to your questions about home renovation projects, browse products and compare prices, and talk with professionals who have years of experience.

There’s no better way to discover new tools and technology for all your home and garden needs. Every year, new exterior materials, tools and resources are debuted at shows before they make it to local stores. The Colorado Garden & Home Show is your chance to see what’s hot this year and find inspiration for your spring projects (even if you’re unsure of what you might want to tackle this year)!

The Colorado Garden & Home Show is the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, biggest, and most well-known garden and home show. It’s a spectacular 9-day event that offers more than enough inspiration for your upcoming home projects, including the most recent trends in landscaping, gardening, and home improvement.

You can attend educational seminars, stroll through beautiful and fragrant gardens (8 in all!), talk with experts who can help you with all your home and garden projects. You might even bump into the best roofing company in the greater Denver area!

Find J&K Roofing in Booth 1923

  • Come see J&K Roofing in Booth 1923, where we’ll be ready to talk with you about your upcoming project. We can show you material options that fit with the latest roofing trends, offer you tips and pointers for getting your roof ready for spring, and answer any questions you may have about roofing in Colorado.

This year, we’ll be highlighting the Certainteed Apollo II solar shingle, a sleek and powerful solar energy system that works on both new and existing asphalt roofs. Come check it out in Booth 1923!

Our team is approachable, knowledgeable, and experienced. As a local Colorado company we understand the demands of our climate and extreme weather. We are ready to talk with you about your next project and offer you peace of mind to start your project.

Click here for more information about the Colorado Garden & Home Show, location, and parking.

How to Make the Most of Your Home & Garden Show Experience

A home and garden show is an excellent resource to help you save time and money on upcoming projects. With tons of resources and solutions under one roof, you’ll have access to everything you need, plus the opportunity to try before you buy in a fun environment with trusted experts.

Best of all, many vendors offer special deals exclusively for attendees, so you can save money!

Of course, attending a home and garden show is only part of the fun. To help you make the most of your experience, here are some helpful pointers.

Go in With a Plan

Take time to look up the events and vendors before you arrive so you know where to go and what you’re looking for. Click here for more detailed show information so you have a general idea of what is where. The Colorado Convention Center is huge, and you don’t want to miss anything or feel overwhelmed!

Leave Time to Wander

The best part of going to an event like this is having the opportunity to explore. Make sure you leave enough time in your day to stroll up and down the aisles and check out vendors you aren’t necessarily familiar with. You never know which ones will inspire your next project!

Collect Information

Make sure you take notes and collect information about vendors and other intriguing things you encounter at the show! You can bring a notepad and a pen, take pictures on your phone, snag business cards, or bring a folder for all the handouts and other materials you’ll want to take home with you. However you want to do it, go in with some system for organizing and retaining the information presented to you at the show. Then when you get home, you can take another look at what you collected and decide what’s most helpful for future reference.

Follow Up

Was there a vendor that you enjoyed talking to? Did any particular booth stand out as a possible resource for your future project? Follow up with them!

The caveat is that many professionals that attend these shows will quickly become busy after it’s over. Reach out to them sooner than later so you can get on their books and get started on your exciting home and garden projects.

Get 2 For 1 Tickets to the Colorado Garden & Home Show

J&K Roofing will be in Booth 1923 the entire Show, and we’ll be ready to answer your questions and talk about your ideas and projects. To help you get the most out of your Colorado Garden & Home Show experience, click here to get two tickets for the price of one at the ticket window!

We’d love to see you there!

And even if you miss us at the show, you can always get in touch with us to talk through your project needs and schedule a free roof inspection.

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Make Colorado Gives Day a Part of Your Holiday Traditions

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Make Colorado Gives Day a Part of Your Holiday Traditions

Colorado Gives Day

There are numerous ways we can support our local community: shopping local, volunteering, participating in community discussions, rooting on the hometown team, and others.

But December 7th, 2021, is a different story. It’s Colorado Gives Day, an annual one-day giving movement that benefits local nonprofits right here in Colorado. We’d like to share a little information with you about this special day and why getting involved each year is important to J&K Roofing.

What Is Colorado Gives Day?

Colorado Gives Day is one of the largest charitable giving days in the country, and it takes place annually in December. Community members are invited to support the more than 3,000 local nonprofits by donating as much as they’d like, and on this day last year 2020, more than $50 million were donated!

The initiative is sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, both of whom do a lot to support nonprofits through volunteer and financial support.

The nice thing about Colorado Gives Day is that it’s easy to support a cause that means something to you; the website makes finding a nonprofit near you effortless by allowing you to search by name, location (city, ZIP code, and county), or the type of cause. Looking through their website is a great way to learn about different nonprofits across your community.

Why J&K Roofing Is Committed to Charitable Giving

We’re fortunate to have built a successful business in the Denver and Front Range areas over the last four decades, and to put it simply, we wouldn’t have been able to do that without the outstanding support of our valued customers, our dedicated team, and the relationships we’ve made within our community.

We feel that strong nonprofits are one of the keys to thriving communities. Giving back through charitable giving and volunteering is an essential part of building our communities. It’s why we’ve supported numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the years, including Food Bank of the Rockies, Bienvenidos Food Bank, Toys for Tots Colorado, Colorado Feeding Kids, The Salvation Army, Boulder Food Rescue, SAME Cafe, The Master’s Apprentice, Judi’s House, Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

We hope our participation in Colorado Gives Day inspires others to give what they can—or do what they can in place of giving—to make a difference!

Join Us in Supporting Nonprofits This Colorado Gives Day

Giving is impactful. If you’d like to make a donation to a local non profit organization, please visit the Colorado Gives Day website here. Start giving today!

J&K Roofing is proud to be a part of our Colorado community and we look forward to our Holiday giving season every year. If you are interested in working with a local Colorado roofer, please Click Here to contact J&K Roofing today.

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How to Prevent the Roofing Material Shortage From Delaying Your Project

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How to Prevent the Roofing Material Shortage From Delaying Your Project

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You might have heard already about a material shortage that is shaking up virtually every industry. Deliverables are getting delayed because of a construction material shortage, and that unfortunately means longer project timelines. 

But these changes are not the end of the world if you have appropriate expectations in mind. Here’s what you need to know related to the roofing material shortage that might impact your project.

What’s Causing the Material Shortage in Construction

A number of factors have contributed to the material shortage in construction: extreme weather, production facility shutdowns related to COVID-19, freight and supply chain issues with trade partners, raw material and supply line issues, and an overall increase in demand that’s outpacing supply. It is important to talk to your contractor to know your project timeline.

Sadly, there is no end in sight to these problems. But with the J&K Roofing as your contractor we can address the needs of your project and find the right solutions.

Expect To Extend Project Timelines

No one wants to hear that their project might take longer than normal, but it is unfortunately a commonality during these shortages. With the right roofing contractor the delays may only be a week or two, however it’s good to go into the project expecting some delay time.

Despite the supply chain issues and the material shortages, the best plan is to consult your roofing contractor now so they can help you determine the scope & timeline for your project.

Give As Much Advance Notice As Possible

In addition to expecting longer project timelines, you will want to offer as much advance notice as possible before beginning a project so that materials can be ordered. We’re seeing an increase in supplier material cost across the board due to low availability.

For example, flat roofing materials can have an order timeline of 3 to 6 months. But for shingle roof projects, we can still offer competitive timelines. We’re seeing an increase in the lead time on window orders and an increase in the price of nails. While some companies can take up to 6 to 8 weeks to begin a project, we’ve been able to contain our normal turnaround to a week or two—it just depends on your project.

Do your best to plan ahead and work with your contractor on ordering the materials you need well in advance. This will help them stay as close to a normal project timeline as possible.

Understand Your Project Estimate

When a contractor puts together a project estimate, they do so using current material costs and availability. With the construction material shortage, estimates are subject to change. At J&K Roofing, we want you to have comfort and confidence in your project, so we do our best to keep you informed of any changes as soon as they happen. Further, we’ll hold our prices for 30 days from the signing of your contract to give you greater peace of mind.

Be Flexible

You may need to accept the fact that some materials may be limited, like shingle color selection. So being flexible based on availability is helpful for getting your project across the finish line.

Depending on the scope and urgency of your project, your local roofing contractor will be able to help you select the right materials for your project. With a large variety of options to choose from, your contractor can get you the right materials for your climate and help you find the best options based on the timing of your project.

Communication Is Key

We remain in the loop with both our customers and with our suppliers and will keep you informed every step of the way.

We’ve taken proactive steps to lower the possibility that supply for your materials might be unavailable, including purchasing shingle inventory early this spring. We have popular colors and brands in stock, but if you have a specialty product that has a longer lead time, we’ll help find solutions and options for your project and update you as needed.

J&K Roofing Will Advocate for You Throughout the Material Shortage

The roofing material shortage is not going away anytime soon, but you can act now to help avoid any major issues while the material shortage continues. Schedule a free roofing inspection to help reduce the risk of any emergency projects—especially when materials are so difficult to source.

With nearly 40 years in business, we have trusted relationships with all our suppliers, and we will do our best to streamline the process by working directly with manufacturers and keeping you informed. J&K Roofing services the Denver Metro, Front Range, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins areas. Contact us today!

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5 Common Roofing Scams and Steps to Avoid Them

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5 Common Roofing Scams and Steps to Avoid Them

When faced with the daunting task of repairing or replacing your roof, the last thing you should have to worry about is being tricked. Unfortunately, like most industries, the roofing industry is susceptible to scams that can leave families even more strapped for cash and with a shoddy finished product.

When choosing a company for your roofing project, there are several red flags to watch out for in order to avoid falling victim to a scam.

1. Storm Chasers

You are probably quite familiar with “storm chasers.” These aptly-named companies tend to blanket an area with reps immediately following a bad storm. You may have knocked on your door from several different companies offering fast repairs at enticing prices. But beware: storm chasers are looking to repair as many roofs as quickly as possible.

They are also typically out-of-state, which means they have no local contact information or ties to the community. The result is often shoddy work with no one to hold accountable when they disappear.

In some cases, storm chasers may offer to repair your roof even if it does not need it. In particular, watch for these scenarios:

● Someone who claims to have repaired a neighbor’s roof nearby and has extra materials on hand then offers to repair your roof at a discounted price
● Someone who tells you that, because of the storm, you can get a new roof for free when you file a claim with your insurance company

2. Unexplained Damage

These scammers tend to pop up randomly rather than after a big storm. They may knock on your door with the altruistic claim that they “couldn’t help but notice” some kind of major damage on your roof that should be repaired immediately for your safety. The damage is usually vague and seemingly inappreciable to the “untrained eye.”

The roofer may offer to inspect the “damage” for free, and then return with the bad news that there are major repairs needed, possibly even a full replacement. In many cases, there is minor damage or no damage at all; there have even been instances where these individuals create damage on the roof.

3. High-Pressure Sales or Required Down Payments

While you are encouraged to shop around for different quotes for your roof, keep one thing in mind: if a price seems too good to be true, it is. You may have a roofing company representative show up at your door with a “limited time offer” that requires you to sign a contract that day if you want to take advantage of it.

That low starting price may rise significantly due to “unforeseen circumstances” during the actual repairs process. A quality roofer will work with you and your insurance company to determine the correct scope and pricing for your project.

Once a contract is signed, a roofer may then insist on a large down payment* for materials or that the first insurance check you receive be signed over to him/her. The work is then left unfinished and the roofer is nowhere to be found. Seniors and homes without a mortgage are particularly vulnerable to these schemes.

*It is a large down payment that should be considered a red flag. A request for a down payment of 20% or less is reasonable for an honest roofer.

4. Insurance Fraud

In some cases, a dishonest roofer may attempt to defraud your insurance company. They can do this in several ways, but one common method is to create two separate invoices: one for you, and a much higher one for your insurance company. They may also offer to pay or waive your deductible-a practice that constitutes insurance fraud in many states, including Colorado.

5. Cheap Materials

A roofer looking to force you into repeat business and increase his/her profit margins may use low-quality materials to begin with, basically guaranteeing the work will need to be repaired or replaced sooner.

How Can I Avoid Being a Victim of Roofing Scams?

The simplest answer to this question is: go local. Take your time and find a trusted, local roofer who has a physical address and phone number and great customer reviews. Local roofers have an obligation to their communities and a reputation to maintain-your satisfaction is what keeps them in business. In addition to researching a local roofer, the following steps can help you avoid becoming a target of roofing scammers:

● Do not allow an uninvited contractor to inspect your roof or contact your insurance company.
● Do not accept any high-pressure offers or anyone giving you a time limit to make a decision.
● Check the roofing company’s credentials and score with the Better Business Bureau.
● Do your research, obtain several quotes, and choose the company that feels right for you. Despite what your insurance company might have you believe, you do not have to choose the company that gives you the lowest bid.

J&K Roofing is Here to Help

J&K Roofing is an A+ rating local roofer with the Better Business Bureau and hundreds of five-star reviews from our customers. When a storm hits, you can be vulnerable to scams. Instead of dealing with the added stress of trying to field storm chasers and high-pressure sales reps, give us a call. We will provide you with sound advice, fair pricing, the highest quality workmanship, and a Calm after the Storm℠

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Roofing Industry Price Increases: What You Need to Know

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Roofing Industry Price Increases: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every industry on the planet, and roofers are no exception. Global lockdowns have resulted in disrupted supply chains with a severely scaled-down workforce.

This, combined with an even greater need for reconstruction following a summer of storms affecting the Gulf of Mexico, has led to an increase in pricing and an overall shortage of materials within the American roofing industry.


The lumber industry has seen record increases in pricing following the pandemic. In August 2020, the cost of lumber spiked by 14.1%, the largest four-month increase since 1949.


A heavy 2020 storm season combined with limited availability of raw materials due to the pandemic has led to an increase of between 2-7% in the cost of shingles from many manufacturers.

Unfortunately, we are now at the beginning of the 2021 storm season, which will likely contribute to further shortages and price increases.


Asphalt is a byproduct of the petroleum refining process. COVID lockdowns resulted in a decreased demand for products like gasoline and jet fuel, which cut down on black oil production-the primary source of byproducts like asphalt.

Without the incentive of gas and fuel production to continue black oil processing, the cost of asphalt and other byproducts has gone up considerably. In November 2020, for example, IKO announced a 4-6% increase in pricing for all commercial and residential roofing products, effective February 1, 2021.

J&K Roofing Has You Covered


We Know Our Suppliers

Over our 35+ years in business, J&K Roofing has built a relationship with our suppliers. In the event that we do need to order more materials for your roofing project, we will work with manufacturers to lock in pricing and availability so there will be no surprises going forward.

We continue to streamline the ordering process to keep inventory issues to a minimum.

J&K Roofing services the Denver Metro, Front Range, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins areas. Call us today to schedule your free inspection to make sure your roof is ready for Colorado’s notorious storm season!

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Roofing Trends to Look Out for in 2021

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Roofing Trends to Look Out for in 2021

Flat Roofs

For those interested in a minimalist look, flat roofing can provide a sleek, modern look to a residence. These rooftops tend to be less expensive to install since they are safer to work on than traditional sloped roofs.

Their flat design is also very appealing to homeowners looking to install solar panels. Something to keep in mind: flat roofs can be somewhat difficult to maintain, particularly in areas with a lot of rain or snowfall. 

Metal Roofing

Once associated only with commercial buildings, metal roofing has recently become a popular choice for residential roofing. Metal roofs can provide a sleek look while providing added insulation in the wintertime, and reflecting sunlight to keep your home cool in the summertime.

Decra Metal Roofing has an array of beautiful metal roofing options, such as the Villa Tile which mimics Old World Italian clay rooftops. 

Luxury Asphalt

Also called “designer roofs,” these asphalt shingles are very durable and have a lifetime guarantee. They can, however, be expensive to install. Nonetheless, they remain a popular choice for homes in extreme weather zones due to their durability.

Malarkey Roofing has a line of designer shingles that mimic the look of a high-end cedar shake roof. 

“Living” Roofs

Living roofs combine energy efficiency with the beauty of a rooftop garden. This method uses waterproofing layers combined with engineered soil to allow grass and other vegetation to literally sprout from the rooftop.

While they can be expensive to install, many people find the added insulation provided by the plants results in greater energy efficiency and a lower utility bill.

Light Colors

The last few years saw a trend in dark roofing materials. Lighter colors, however, are making a comeback as both a softer look and a means of reflecting sunlight to cool the home. Certainteed’s line of Grand Manor and Carriage House asphalt shingles come in a variety of lighter colors, such as Sherwood Forest (pale green), Victorian Blue (light blue), and Stonegate Grey (light grey).

Owens Corning offers a line of lighter colors inspired by nature to help you feel more connected to your surroundings. Their “Aged Copper,” for example, is a blend of deep orange, sage green, and browns to give the home a woodland feel. 

Atypical Shapes

Aside from traditional slopes and flat roofs, many homeowners are opting for unique designs that add to both curb appeal and water drainage efficiency. A-frame, gable, saltbox, and mansard are just a few styles available to those looking for more unique roofing architecture. 

Solar Panels

Solar panels are not just an environmentally-friendly choice, they can potentially be a source of income for homeowners! Recent advancements have made solar panels more affordable and more stylish. 

Mixed Materials

One of the latest architectural trends is mixing roofing materials, such as composite shingles and metal roofs. This allows homeowners to enjoy an intriguing exterior with the best of both worlds: the aesthetic of composite shingles and the durability of a metal roof. 

J&K Roofing offers free roof inspections in the Denver Metro, Front Range, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins Areas. Call us today to see how we can help upgrade your roof to a new look or increase energy efficiency! 

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