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Lakewood Roof Installations & Repairs 

Full-Service Roofers for Repairs, Installs, Maintenance, & More

When replacing an existing roof or installing a new one, it’s important to work with an experienced roofing contractor to ensure the job is done right. Correct installation, maintenance, and repair are essential for the protection, durability, and long-term health of your roof. 

Custom Onside Roofing and Exteriors is the company to turn to for reliable roof installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement in Lakewood. Our experienced team is committed to listening to our customers, maintaining good communication, and seeing projects through to successful completion. 

Call (720) 513-4994 or contact us online for quality roofing services in Lakewood.

Roof Installation 

We specialize in installing a range of roofing systems, including:

Asphalt Shingles 

Asphalt shingles are a traditional roofing material used on residential properties throughout the country. Homeowners often prefer this roofing material over others because of its low cost and ease of installation. Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of styles, designs, and colors, and are suitable for both traditional and modern homes. 

One downside of asphalt shingles is their short lifespan, typically lasting 15 to 30 years. Additional drawbacks include their greater susceptibility to damage, routine maintenance requirements, and being less environmentally friendly. 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are becoming more popular among homeowners throughout the Denver Metro Area. Although metal roofing usually costs more to install than shingles, they are easily the more cost-effective option since they are more durable and don’t require frequent maintenance. 

Metal roofs have several benefits, including: 

  • Durability – Many quality metal roofs can last 50 to 75 years, and some will last over 100 years. 
  • Low maintenance – Metal roofs are highly resistant to the elements and can last decades without needing maintenance. 
  • Variety – There are several materials, colors, and styles to choose from to tailor the look of a roof for any home.

Flat Roofs 

Many building owners today are opting to install flat roofs. Flat roofs are especially appealing to those who wish to save more money upfront since flat roofing systems are less expensive to install than pitched roofs. Another advantage of flat roofs is that they provide extra space that can be used in a variety of ways. A flat roof can be used for several things, including: 

  • Rooftop gardens 
  • Office rooms 
  • Rooftop patios 
  • Relaxation areas 
  • Solar panels 
  • HVAC units 

There are several options for flat roofs, including:

  • EPDM: Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer is a rubber roofing system that blocks out harmful UV rays and preserves warmth during the winter months.
  • TPO: Thermoplastic polyolefin roofs work well in lower climates, resist mold growth, and protect against tears and punctures that cause leaks. 
  • TTR: Tri-thermal roofing is a durable roofing system that’s composed of a single-ply membrane and a spray-applied polyurethane foam. 

Roof Maintenance 

Regular roofing maintenance and inspections are essential to your roof’s longevity. This is why most professionals recommend annual roof maintenance. It’s also a good idea to have inspections and maintenance performed on a roof after extreme weather events, such as hailstorms and severe wind. 

Roofing maintenance should involve several tasks, including: 

  • Looking for signs of damage or weathering on the roof
  • Checking the roof for accumulated dirt and debris
  • Inspecting expansion joints for tears, gaps, and cuts
  • Checking for deteriorated or damaged flashings and seals
  • Ensuring flashing is not pulling wary from the roof or leaving gaps
  • Inspecting old repairs to see if they’re still holding up
  • Checking chimneys, skylights, vents, and pipes for damage 

If damage is detected during the inspection, it should be repaired as soon as possible. Often, repairs can be made on the spot if it’s an issue involving something loosening or being out of place. In some cases, the damage may be so significant that roof repair or replacement will need to be scheduled for some time in the future. 

Tips for Maintaining a Flat Roof 

Flat roofs have been known to cause several problems, but the good news is they don’t have to. When flat roofs are properly maintained, they can perform well and last a long time. 

To keep a flat roof in optimal condition, several maintenance tasks should be performed, including:   

  • Biannual professional inspections 
  • Clearing away dirt and debris that has collected on the roof 
  • Trimming tree branches that hang over or touch the roof 
  • Fixing flat roof leaks promptly 
  • Performing snow or ice removal to prevent excessive weight 
  • Ensuring there is a good drainage system in place 
  • Repairing damage ASAP 

Why Is Algae Growing on My Roof? 

A roof is prone to collecting more than just dirt and leaves. When there is a lot of moisture present, algae can form on roofs. Even if there hasn’t been a lot of rain, algae can grow. It’s most common on roofs that are shaded by trees that don’t happen to receive much sunlight. Because algae spores can travel by air, algae on one house in the neighborhood can spread to other houses. 

Although algae won’t immediately damage a roof, it will affect its appearance. A black streak running along a roof can detract from a home’s curb appeal, which is why many homeowners seek to remove the algae as quickly as possible. If left on a roof for too long, algae can start to wear down the asphalt on the shingles. When algae are spotted on a roof, it’s best to call a roofing professional to apply a solution to wash the algae away. 

Roof Repair

The price of repairing a damaged roof depends on several factors. The nature and extent of the damage are among the primary considerations when determining the cost of materials and labor. 

Additional factors include the type of materials (e.g., asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or flat roofing), current market costs, the overall condition of the roof, and the roofing contractor chosen to complete the work. The best way to find out how much it will cost to fix a roof is to call for a free estimate. 

What are Common Causes of Roof Leaks?

While the first sign of a leaking roof might be a minor drip coming from a ceiling, this is often just the tip of the iceberg – significant damage may have already occurred elsewhere within the house. When a roof leak occurs, it’s important to act quickly to stop any issues from spreading further. 

Roof leaks can generally be traced to three broad categories of causes, including improper installation, age-related wear and tear, and acute damage. 

Specifically, a roof might start leaking because of any of the following: 

  • Roofing materials have reached the end of their lifespan
  • Flashing was poorly installed or damaged 
  • Shingles are broken or missing 
  • Roofing membranes or underlay are damaged 
  • Roofing materials don’t match the roof’s pitch
  • Roofing nails or fixings are not secured to rafters 
  • Condensation is dripping in an attic 
  • Skylights are poorly installed 
  • Gutter system is clogged 
  • Ice has formed along the edge of the roofline
  • Roof vents are cracked or have damaged flashing
  • Soffit or fascia boards are damaged 
  • Roof valleys are poorly sealed
  • Branches have fallen on the roof
  • The roof has tears or punctures due to impact

No matter what’s causing a roof to leak, we can get it fixed quickly and effectively. Our team will find the source of the leak, put a stop to it, and restore the roof’s ability to protect against water damage. 

Roof Replacement 

When a roof can no longer do its job correctly, and a home is in danger of water leaks or other damage, the time has come to replace it. For shingle roofs, this generally occurs after about 15 to 20 years. Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last between 50 to 75 years. 

Warning signs that it’s time for roof replacement include: 

  • Sagging roof
  • Cracked, rotted, or buckled shingles 
  • Loose, curled, or worn roofing materials 
  • Roofing granules in gutters 
  • Pooling water 
  • Insecure gutters 
  • Dark streaks on the roof’s interior 
  • Water damage inside the home

In some cases, these issues may require only a few repairs to restore the roof to full functionality. However, these signs could be an indication of a much bigger problem that requires a full roof replacement. Our experts take time to carefully examine each roof and advise on the best options for the situation. 

How a New Roof Can Help You Save on Energy Costs

As a roof ages, it deteriorates and becomes less effective in several ways, including allowing the outdoor temperatures and humidity levels to infiltrate the home. Roof energy efficiency can be achieved by installing a new roof that’s made from the right materials. 

Do Gutters Get Removed During Roof Replacement?

Many homeowners choose to replace their gutters when installing a new roof, and that’s something we handle at Custom Onside Roofing and Exteriors. However, if the gutters are new and functioning properly, there’s no need to replace them, unless a style change is desired. Roofing contractors should not remove gutters during a roof replacement. Even when the gutters need to be replaced, they usually aren’t removed until after the new roof is installed. 

Our expert roofers take all the proper precautions to protect our customers’ gutters during the roof replacement process. This includes not leaning ladders on them and covering them up when necessary. We’ll make sure all the debris is cleared out of the gutters when the job is complete as part of our clean-up procedure. 

Reliable, Affordable Roofing Services in Lakewood

Whether you need roof repair, regular maintenance, or replacement / new install, Custom Onside Roofing and Exteriors is here for you. Our team of professional Lakewood roof installation and repair experts are committed to getting the job done right – and that starts with a free, no-obligation assessment and estimate. 

For roofing installation and repair services in Lakewood, give us a call at (720) 513-4994 or reach out to us online by clicking here.

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  • “We hired Custom Onside to do repairs to our home due to damages from a hail storm and worked mostly with Jake Fairbanks. He is also very knowledgeable about the insurance process and made the whole process stress-free! We highly recommend Custom Onside!”

    Joy G.
  • “They were great from start to finish. Phil, in addition to being a really good and trustworthy person, was completely knowledgeable about the whole process. He explained everything to me clearly and was extremely easy to work with.”

    Othon K.
  • “Due to the snow storms at the end of October, I expected our project to be delayed but they sent a crew over to shovel the snow from our roof so the project could go forward on schedule. The new roof on our house looks great!”

    John M.
  • “Phil and Jake were Awesome! BEST contractors to work with, they answered all my questions in a timely manner, and they were knowledgeable and thorough. Their crews did great work and were very professional. Their patience has been greatly appreciated while”

    Danita R.
  • “My roof replacement was easy, they helped me with my claim and put a great roof on fast. I used them at my new house too and they did an excellent job. I got a much higher quality roof for a great price and they got it done FAST!”

    Benjamin G.
  • “This company and specifically Jake, did an excellent job with our roof replacement. Jake walked us through the process and helped us with the insurance company making it basically painless. The finished roof looks great as well.”

    Brenda S.
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