Make Sure You Choose the Best Roofer

Your home is your biggest investment and every person who touches it needs to respect that investment. We encourage you to do your due diligence when choosing a roofer to repair or replace your roof, but we are absolutely certain that when you do, you’ll find that the best Denver roofing company is America’s Best Restoration. So call us today and trust us for every job.

[Read more “How to Hire a Roofer for Your Home” here]

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How to Find a Qualify Roofer

Gather at least two prospects. Make sure each has been in business at least five years — roofers who do shoddy work usually don’t last that long.

Start your prospect check with availability. There’s no reason to waste time if he’s booked until next year. Get names and addresses of references, and drop any contractor who balks at providing them.

Then do a drive-by inspection of a few recent jobs. Check that the spaces between individual shingle tabs, known as water gaps, line up laser-straight as they alternate shingle rows. Make sure that shingles are trimmed in a clean line along the valleys where they overlap the valley flashing. On roof ends, shingles should also be neatly trimmed so they align with the roof edge. Ragged lines mean slipshod work. Also look for neat, tar-free flashing at roof valleys and eaves.

If the roofs stand up to scrutiny, call references directly and ask them the following questions:

  • Would you use this roofer again?
  • Did the roof leak? If so, did the roofer respond promptly, was he courteous and did he charge you for any additional work?
  • Did the job come in on budget? If not, by how much did he exceed budget? Were the extra charges justified?
  • Did the roofer damage any bushes or flowers, and did he leave nails in the driveway? Flat tires are a common complaint during and after a roofing project. Good roofers pick up any dropped nails with large rolling magnets throughout the job.
  • Was a designated foreman available to address your concerns during both the tear-off and the installation of the new roof? (These jobs are sometimes done by different crews.) You want a point person for questions and concerns you have throughout the job.

When a roofer comes by to look over your job and work up a price, note his appearance. Pride extends beyond the job site. If he isn’t clean enough to sit at your breakfast table, do you really want him working on your house? Then detail the full range of your expectations. Find out who will do the work and the foreman’s name. And get everything in writing.”

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Framing Your Window Replacement

Your windows can do a lot for the financial and aesthetic well-being of your home. Great windows add to curb appeal, save you money on your energy bills, and just plain look fantastic. But how do you know when you’re making the best choice for you and your home?

Window trends come and go, but when you make a smart replacement choice you will benefit for decades to come. Most important is picking the right installers and America’s Best Restoration is the right choice for all Denver roofing and window company.

[Read more of the 5 Steps to Frame Your Window Replacement Process here]

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1. What’s Your ‘Why?’

Do your windows operate poorly—or are they sticking, broken, drafty? Do they fog or ice up when the weather changes? Are you looking for tangible financial benefits such as lower heating bills and energy efficiency or an overall increase in your home’s value?

Together, the design, consistency and proper installation of customized windows and doors help protect, maintain and increase the value of your home. That “je ne sais quoi” curb appeal doesn’t just happen: its magic lives in the details.

2. Imagine the Possibilities

A little research and a visit to a reputable dealer will help you understand the differences among the numerous types of windows and doors. Ask about function, ideal placement and the long-term benefits of materials – wood, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and vinyl composite each have specific advantages, maintenance needs and life cycles.

3. Define the Details

The vision for your home may be unfolding in phases over time, so windows and doors that arrive direct from the manufacturer according to your specifications (versus off-the-shelf models sold at Big Box stores) offer more options and consistency.

4. Be Prepared

Anticipate that there will be some variables along the way to project completion, so it helps to ask questions and be prepared before work starts. Find out what should be done before the installers arrive and make plans for how you’ll live in your space while work is being done. For example, if you have detailed, intricate trim, you may need to build in additional work, and you will need to consider possible effects on the exterior of your home.

5. Getting the Right Partners

Replacing windows and doors is an opportunity to protect your investment in your home. Regular maintenance and upgrades of your home’s exterior add value, and the decision to replace windows and doors is one of the most important ones you’ll make as a homeowner.”

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