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A & I Skyline Roofing is a full-service provider of residential roofing in the Pikes Peak Region as well as surrounding areas of Pueblo, Teller, Elbert, Lincoln, Fremont, Custer, and Park Counties. We service our customer with options such as roof inspections, roof certifications, free estimates, repairs, roof replacement, new construction builds.
Roof Inspection and Certification
When is a roof inspection necessary?
Normally roof inspections are necessary after a storm event to inspect for wind damage mostly in the form of blown off shingles and roof damage caused by the impact of hail stones. In addition, homeowners in the process of selling their homes or potential homebuyers looking to buy a home, contact a roofing contractor for a detailed inspection of the roofing system.
When is a roof certification necessary?
Roof certifications are a common request ordinarily initiated by realtors who are either helping their client buy a house or sell a house. The buyers Realtor usually contacts a roofing contractor for the roof certification after a home inspector inspects the roof and finds minor damage such as missing or damaged roofing shingles and/or accessories. There are roofs that will not require a repair for certification while others may require substantial repair. Roof certification documents are usually written for 3 years but homebuyers may require a 5-year certification for the roof.
Maintenance and Repairs
Why repair your roof?
Homeowners, your asphalt shingle roof should last between 20 and 30 years if it is maintained properly. Repairing a roof is the most cost-effective way to address problems that have not compromised the entire roof. Keep an eye out for problems and catch them early to prevent more work and expense down the road. Our roofing experts can inspect your roof and address minor issues by caulking, patching shingles, repairing penetrations to shingle and decking.
Roof Replacement and Roofing Solutions
Why replace your roof?
Most homeowners replace their roof either because of extreme weathering occurring over time or because of functional damage caused by environmental factors such as large hail.
Functional damage to any roof covering is explained by Haag Engineering Co. Construction Consulting as a diminution of water-shedding capability or reduction in the expected long-term service life of the material. More specifically, applied to asphalt shingles, impact-caused damage is rupture of the reinforcement or displacement of granules sufficient to expose asphalt. The former is a penetration of the roofing shingles that, in effect, removes a layer of the shingles; the latter reduces the expected service life of the material.
Which roofing solution is right for your roof replacement project?
The ultimate performance of your new roof can be determined by studying factors related to climate, adverse environmental conditions, wind speeds, as well as the type of roofing material. Determining which roofing solution is right for your home or structure involves asking yourself what the best quality of material within my budget that will also provide me long-term protection and assurance of a guaranteed quality job. Our roof replacement consultants are knowledgeable in detecting damage, in environmental conditions native to our region and the available materials in our region. We stay current with up to date information about technical issues and roofing trends by our involvement with Western States Roofing Contractors Association and by interacting with roofing supply experts at ABC Roofing Supply, Gulfeagle Roofing Supply, and American Roofing Supply . With these associations, we are striving to help educate the consumer to make educated decisions for their roofing needs.
Shingles as a roofing solution
Shingles are the trendiest style of roofing for residential buildings for either new construction or remodel. They are also the most cost effective and come in an assortment of colors.
3-Tab Roofing Shingles
These popular shingles provide economical, reliable roofing protection as well as fire and wind resistance of 60 mph. Either they come in a 20-year limited product warranty or a 25-year limited product warranty depending on the weight of the constructed material. The look of the 3-tab shingle is smooth clean lines. In the Pikes Peak Region, the installation of 3-Tab Roofing Shingles is from May 1 through October 31.
Laminated Roofing Shingles
Laminated shingles, also known as “architectural shingles” or “three-dimensional shingles,” are the most installed of all the shingle types. They are a step up from the 3-Tab shingle because they are composed of an extra layer of asphalt and granules. They give a rich, dimensional look to your rooftop that is clean, warm, and inviting. They come in an array of colors, are fire rated, carry 50-year limited lifetime warranty and up to 130 mph wind rating. There are laminate shingle collections on the higher end which can give your roof the appearance of natural slate or shake.
Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles
Wind and hail are the culprits for an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year. A sizable portion of this cost is due to damage to asphalt shingles, which have resulting severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges, and penetration. These impact resistant shingles are constructed to resist damage by passing the most stringent standard for resistance and rated Class 4 shingle. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the American Society set this classification for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). Some shingle manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of impact for hail or flying debris. Every manufacturer has its proprietary method used to keep the asphalt granules attached to the shingle to prevent damage during impact.
Metal Roofing Shingles
Metal shingles offer multiple advantages over traditional shingle-type materials. They are lighter and less costly than slate or tile, thereby enabling modest buildings to approach the look of more expensive structures. Unlike wood shingles, metal shingles are rot-proof and fireproof which makes them an ideal replacement for existing shake shingles. Metal shingles have Interlocking edge joints prevent shingles from blowing off in storms or high winds and makes application possible without specialized tools.
Tile as a roofing solution
The principal reason homeowners choose tile is for its enduring quality but for the way it looks. Few other roofing products can give your home the curb appeal you can achieve from tile. In addition to the aesthetic property of tile is it unyielding to natures elements. Tile is a lasting roofing solution that contributes to the overall integrity of any roofing structure.
Slate as a roofing solution
Price was the biggest reason that slate roofing is not normally chosen as a roofing solution. However, slate roofing has changed and now due to advancements in engineering, genuine slate roofing has become more affordable, weighs less and is easier to install.
Modified Bitumen Cap Sheet as a roofing solution
Low sloping roofs require a different roofing system such as EPDM or a more widely used system called modified bitumen. Modified bitumen membranes are composed of three primary elements: asphalt flux, polymer modifiers, and reinforcements. Secondary elements are filler, fire retardant additives, and surfacing. The modified bitumen roof system is applied in different methods, which include with hot asphalt, torch, cold process adhesive, or self-adhered. The modified bitumen system has demonstrated to be an effective low slope roofing solution.
Where can you find more information on roofing solutions?
Ask your A & I Skyline consultant or talk to one of the sales associates of the supply companies listed above to help you determine which product is the best solution for your roofing project. Visit internet websites such as Owens Corning Roofing Products, Malarkey Roofing Products , GAF/Elk Roofing Products, , and Certainteed Roofing Products , Decra Metal Roofing , Central States Metal Roofing, Boral Tile whose quality-roofing products have been repeatedly used by A & I Skyline roofing experts. Whatever your roofing solution subject matter, we recommend using your search engine to visit all roofing product manufacturers web sites for additional valuable information on solutions, applications, styles, and colors.