At Arvada Roofing and Construction in Colorado, formerly Arvada Seamless Gutter & Siding Inc., we adhere to a structured Denver roofing installation process. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction when installing your new Denver roof, as outlined in the steps below.
We do not overlay roofing on top of an existing roof, even when the building permits, for the following reasons:
The minimum thickness for felt underlayment is 15 pounds, which is what most building departments require. At Arvada Roofing & Construction, we always use a 30 pound felt on our Denver roofs. The thicker underlayment typically costs twice as much as the 15 pound felt, but the performance is well worth it.
There is no extra charge for thicker underlayment; we feel it is necessary for long-lasting roof performance. (Insurance companies only pay for 15 pound felt if that is what is currently on your structure, unless it is required to be upgraded by building code. Even if your insurance company only pays for 15 pound felt, we will install 30 pound at no cost to you.) If your Denver roof is subsequently damaged, the insurance company will be required to pay for 30 pound replacement felt.
Many building departments do not require ice and water shield installation. At Arvada Roofing & Construction, we always install I&W shield on the eaves of all Denver shingled roofs. (Again, if you are dealing with an insurance claim and your house does not have I&W shield on it now and it is not required by code, the insurance company will not pay for it.) We install I&W shield at no additional cost to our customers. Subsequent I&W shield repairs will be covered by insurance.
We always install a drip edge, regardless of building requirements.
This is not required by code but is for aesthetics (no additional charge.)
A 90-pound valley liner is installed on valleys. Some applications require a metal valley liner.
Special attention and skill needs to be given to these features. Once they are covered, building inspectors are limited as to how much they can see. Leaks that result from improper installation may be immediately detected or they may take some time to notice. Fly-by-night contractors and roofing crews know that by the time you discover a leak, they will be long gone.
Furnace flue exhaust pipes have a slope jack that is sealed, followed by a storm collar installed and sealed and finally a rain cap to prevent precipitation from getting into the pipe. If installed incorrectly, carbon monoxide from the furnace may back up into your house.
For aesthetic purposes only.
As licensed professionals, this is our job. Remember, the building department does not warranty anything and much of the roof work covered by shingles is not visible during a Denver roofing inspection. PICK YOUR DENVER CONTRACTOR CAREFULLY.
There must be a minimum of 6 nails per shingle with the proper nail pattern to meet code requirements and for the manufacturer warranty. Once the shingles seal down, there is no way for a building inspector to check the nail pattern, so this must be done during your Denver roof installation.
Arvada Roofing & Construction uses tarps on the ground around the house to protect shrubs and aid in clean up. We use a powerful magnet to collect stray nails and debris from beyond the tarps.
Inadequate ventilation will cause:
Ventilation problems can be solved with additional attic vents or soffit vents installed.
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