Sept. 20, 2018


Most homeowners rarely think about the one thing keeping everything below it clean and dry–the roof. As boring as roof inspection, roof repair, and roof replacements may seem to be for a homeowner, they are some of the most critical elements to the upkeep of your biggest asset.

Your home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. Don’t let it go unnoticed until it’s too late and an expensive roof repair or an entire roof replacement is your only option. So, when should you replace your roof?

Roof Inspection

First things first–inspect your roof. From the ground! Good eyes, and maybe a set of binoculars, are all you need. Walk the perimiter and see what can be seen. Obvious lack of maintenance can usually be spotted right away. If your roof is older get a professional roofing contractor to do an inspection. If it’s a newer roof and you notice any of the issues listed above or there has been a severe storm (so common in Denver!) also call a professional roofing contractor. Luckily Chips Roofing offers free roof inspections.

Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

  • Age of the roof. A typical roof can last 20 plus years. There are many factors that greatly reduce that time. Colorado weather is one of those factors. Wind, hail and more are standard storm weather in Denver. This can cause premautre wear and tear on your roof.
  • Water damage. Water happens. One small leak, an ice dam, or even improper roof installation or repairs from an unqualified roofer and you could find yourself with a hefty roofing bill!
  • Visual Signs. A good visual inpection can catch quite a bit. You’re looking for warped or cracked shingles, missing or slipping shingles, cracked or missing caulking, worn out rubber boot or pipe vents, damaged or ill-fastened roof gutters, moss or stains that could signal water damage.
  • Inspection. As previous stated, nothing can replace an experienced and knowledgeable roofing contractors inspection. Let a roofing expert examine it. A trusted roofer can prove invaluable.

Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Should I Replace or Repair My Roof? Well, this subject can be a blog post in itself but it’s worth mentioning briefly. This is where a solid, well established roofing company proves their worth. A good roofer will be able to properly inspect your roof and provide valuable feed back. A great roofer provides an honest assessment for you to make that decision. No upsales, no gimmicks, no surprises.

Chips Roofing is your Denver roofer that has the company longevity, solid reputation, and the best roofing staff around. We guarantee our work–call today for a no obligation estimate or inspection.