Roofing Contractor / Roofer for Roof Replacement and Installation in Fountain, Woodland Park, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, CO, and Surrounding Areas
Colorado Springs Roof Strategies: Recover, Repair, or Replace?
Roof leaks do not always signify catastrophic problems if engineering and maintenance managers recognize problems early — and that is the touchy part. Diagnosing whether to recover, repair, or replace a roof is a laborious task for All Trades Enterprise who must assess factors such as a roof’s maintenance history, condition, and life expectancy into our resolution.
When evaluating a roof’s condition, a great place to start is to perform a detailed visual survey
A survey that involves core samples to comprehend the composition of the roof, from deck to air, and an evaluation of the leak history. The samples could mean the difference between a basic repair project and more serious issues. Visual and core samples should only be done by professionals for safety and repair reasons.
- Look at the overall nature of the problems – where are leaks located, how many, what is the severity of the leaks?
- What is the roof’s history and warranty? Does any existing warranty include repairs? Do the covered repairs apply to what has caused the damage? For example, hail is almost never covered by a warranty.
- What is the percentage of total new roof replacement to add another five years of life? If the investment would be 15% of a total roof investment, proceed with repairs. But if it’s larger than 15%, a new roof is worth the investment.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends getting an inspection twice a year, one after the hottest weather and one after the coldest weather and maybe an additional inspection after any major weather events can help ensure that roofs maintain their effectiveness for years to come.
Asphalt Roofing / Shingles
Asphalt roofing is the most popular type of roofing due to its affordability.
However, asphalt roofing is also the most vulnerable to the Colorado Springs environment. The granules on asphalt shingle is what keeps the roof weather-proof protecting against sun, winds and more. If you start to notice a build-up of granules in your gutter, it’s probably time to call All Trades for a thorough inspection and potential roof replacement. Getting shingles replaced right away can be the difference in costly repairs later down the road. Other damage to shingles can include cracking, shrinking and more. Once you’ve reached this stage, your shingles are no longer protecting your roof and damage will start happening at lower levels.
Metal and Tile Roofer
All Trades Enterprises works with all types of roofs including metal roofs and tile roofs.
Metal roofs are an excellent investment both for resale and for your own roof longevity. In fact, some metal roofs come with a 50 year warranty. We see many customers decide to get a metal or tile roof installation when they are tired of the maintenance and replacement cycle of an asphalt (shingle) roof. Hail will not damage a metal roof like a shingle roof except for cosmetic appearance.
Storm and Hail Damage Roof Repair
Hail of any size can make dents and compromise your roof’s integrity.
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fountain, Woodland Park, and Monument are all areas that see a lot of roof hail damage and storm damage. You might only think of large hail causing damage but roofs with underlying weakness or areas where the shingles are stretched (gables) can be damaged by any size hail. Heavy rains and storms can damage areas with shingles are bent in around gables. These areas are exposed to heavy runoff and can lose their granules or strength quicker than other areas.
Emergency Roof Repair Services
All Trades Enterprises is available in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fountain, Woodland Park and Monument areas for emergency roof repair service. We will come out within two hours and board up any storm damaged issue to stop the immediate problem. When weather permits, we will return to inspect the damage and give you a report on the next steps.LEARN MORE