FAQ’s

Common Roofing Questions

Repairing or replacing the roof on your home or commercial property – your most valuable asset – requires trust. At Denver Contractors we understand that and we want to earn your trust. Here you will find answers to the roofing questions that we are frequently asked. If your question is not listed here, please feel free to call us and have one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives help you understand the roofing process.


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Roof FAQ

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How do I determine if I need a new roof?

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While some roof damage is obvious, such as loose roofing materials after a major weather event, most roofing concerns are not easily seen. The most important step you can take is scheduling a regular rooftop inspection to uncover any roof damage. Denver Contractors offers a no cost roof inspection by a qualified professional to determine if your roof is damaged and in need of repair or replacement.

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Will my homeowner’s insurance pay for my new roof?

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Whether or not your insurance company will agree to replace your roof depends on your particular insurer and the terms of your individual policy. In general, you are covered if your roof sustains wind damage from turbulent weather, hail damage or other similar qualifying events. However, general wear and tear is not usually covered. Denver Contractors has experience with a wide range of insurance companies and their policies, so you can rely on us to give you solid advice about your insurance qualifications. We will also help with your insurance claim for the best possible outcome.

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How quickly should I schedule a roof inspection after a major weather event?

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Anytime you suspect that your roof may have been damaged, contact Denver Contractors for a no cost inspection. Any major weather event, or even not-so-major weather event, can cause damage to your roof whether the damage is obvious or not. If you wait, by the time your roof damage becomes obvious, it may be too late to get the insurance carrier involved.

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Does Denver Contractors carry liability insurance?

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Denver Contractors is certified, licensed, bonded and insured for your protection.

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How much does a complete roof replacement cost?

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Since all new roof replacements are different, a no cost inspection will be necessary. Denver Contractors will provide you with an individualized estimate taking into consideration your insurance policy coverage, the type roofing material best suited for your home and other factors. Our goal is to have your deductible be the only expense for you.

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What are the causes of roof damage?

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There are many causes of roof damage. The most common are:

  • Neglect
    Inadequate maintenance is the most common cause of roof damage. Regularly inspect the exterior of your roof for loose or missing nails, missing or broken shingles or tiles, holes, rotted areas, cracks in caulking and loose or missing flashing. It is also important to check the ceilings and attic for obvious leaks, cracks, gaps and signs of water damage.
  • Weather
    Weather damage occurs when you experience a hail storm, severe wind storm, or heavy snow storm. You may or may not see debris, loose materials, or misaligned tiles, but you know that the roof was challenged and should be inspected. Weather damage can also occur without your knowledge from events such as gusts or microbursts. Likewise, everyday weather can cause damage over time as roofing materials and moisture freeze and heat, causing the roof to expand and contract.
  • Flashing Defects
    Flashing is the material used to provide a waterproof seal between roof joints and around chimneys, skylights and vents. Roof flashings are usually galvanized sheet metal, but may also be made of aluminum, copper, plastic, rubber or roofing felt. Many roof leaks are the result of flashings that have developed holes or pulled away from the seams.
  • Vegetation
    Trees growing close to the house can damage the roof. Scraping branches scratch and puncture the roofing material, and fallen leaves block gutters and cause water to back up. The combination of heavy foliage and poor drainage can create damp, shady areas in which moss, algae and mold can grow. Moss, algae and mold generally appear as black or green streaks and may rot away wood and roofing material over time.
  • Poor Design
    A sagging roof may be the sign of a structural problem. Any signs of sagging or unevenness in the roof requires immediate repair.

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