How Much Does the Average Roof Replacement Cost?

Is it time to replace your old roof? Maybe you’ve found a leak or your roof has experienced regular wear and tear over time. You might be wondering what a project like a roof replacement might cost you. The average roof replacement cost varies, but we can safely say that nationally, a roof replacement could set you back about $8,000. There are several factors that play into the cost of a new roof, so we will walk you through them!

Size of the Roof

Just like other home improvement projects, the square footage of the space that you are replacing will be a determining factor of the cost. Roofers usually charge per roofing square, a 10 x 10-foot area. If you have a 3,000 square foot roof, that would be broken down to 30 roofing squares. If each roofing square costs $500, your roof will cost around $15,000. If your roof is 1,000 square feet, your roof will cost around $5,000.

Roofing Materials Used

While the examples above make it easy to ballpark what a roof replacement might cost, it’s not entirely accurate. The roofing materials used will impact the cost of each roofing square. There are various kinds of roofing materials that you might consider for your project and these range in price from $100 per roofing square and $1,000 per roofing square. Once you know what kind of material you want, you will be able to better estimate the cost of your roofing project.

Pitch/Style of Roof

Because not all roofs are made the same, the cost of your roof replacement can vary. The complexity of the roof design can mean extra work and materials. Additionally, if the roof is steeper than the average roof, it might require more safety equipment and more time to finish the job. Keep this in mind when determining the cost of your roof replacement.

Location

Unfortunately, the average roof replacement cost in Denver is slightly above average, and this shows how important location can be to determine the cost of your roofing project. While roof replacements are one of the most costly upgrades homeowners can make, their price range can vary significantly based on geographic location. It is best to check with different contractors in your area to determine what the average roof replacement cost is.

Roof replacement projects can be quite a financial undertaking. The experts at B&M Roofing of Colorado are equipped to help you with any project you throw at them! To get a free estimate on your project, contact us by filling out this form, or by calling 303.443.5843.

5 Roofing Questions to Keep In Mind When Buying or Selling a Home

Whether you are buying or selling a home, we recommend you ask these roofing questions to save yourself money in the long run.

Who installed the roof?

Repairing or installing a roof without a professional contractor can be dangerous for many reasons. Not only is it a health hazard to repair a roof on your own, but you could also miss the real problem and cause long-term damage and spend more.

Before buying a house, confirm that a professional contractor installed the roof. You can assess the quality of work by checking the roofer’s professional experience, background and certifications.

Have you had the condition of your roof inspected?

Make sure your home, including the roof, gets inspected prior to listing it. By hiring a professional inspector, you can identify hidden problems to repair or adjust the price of your home accordingly.

Through RoofSave, our roof asset management program, we will inspect your roof and identify any conditions that need repair.

How old is the roof?

Whether you are a current or future homeowner, you should know the state of the house’s roof. Most experts agree a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years.

Signs you made need a new roof include, but aren’t limited to leaks and rots from the inside of the house. For your safety, we do not recommend you examine the exterior of the roof on your own. Call us at 303-443-5843 if you would like us to fully examine the status of your roof.

What is the roof made of?

Some types of roofing may be better suited for your house than others. Beyond the appearance of the roof, consider weather conditions, weight and materials used.

For the modern homeowner who seeks a durable roof and control of personal utility bills, we recommend Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles.

Should you repair or replace your roof?

A new roof can be a big expense but it can last your newly purchased home for decades. If severe weather has caused wear and tear even on part of your roof, it’s wise to consider replacing the entire roof in one job.

In the long run, this will likely be less expensive than replacing part of the roof now and the remainder down the road. Request a free estimate today from our experienced roofing specialists.

Benefits of Roof Coatings

A roof coating is an extra layer of protection placed on an already completed roof that can give it a longer lifespan. There are many different types of roof coatings including acrylic, silicone, polyurethane, elastomeric, and asphalt. Each has its benefits and downsides, but overall roof coatings for commercial buildings can be extremely beneficial. We’ve listed the top 3 benefits of roof coatings.

Energy Savings

A roof with a white or reflective coating will not absorb the heat from the sun’s rays, it will reflect them out. In the summer, this means that the coating will keep your building from warming and help you save on energy to cool your commercial space. In turn, you will save money on your electricity bill each month and decrease your carbon footprint!

Protects Against Leaks

Adding a roof coating gives an extra layer of protection from leaks due to physical damage. If there are already small damaged areas, roof coatings can fill those to protect your roof for the future. Additionally, a roof coating can also protect your roof against mold and mildew which can also cause leaks over time.

Extended Roof Life

Since roof coatings can protect your roof from damage, they can also extend the life of your roof. By using a roof coating, your commercial roof will have an additional layer of protection from elements like snow, ice, and hail. By extending the life of your roof you can wait years before replacing your roof again, leaving money available for other projects.

If you’re looking for a way to extend the life of your commercial roof or protect your roof from leaks, a roof coating might be the best solution for you. You’ll also benefit from energy and cost savings. The roofing experts at B&M Roofing of Colorado are available to answer your commercial roofing questions! Contact us today at 303.443.5843.

National Roofing Week 2019

B&M Roofing of Colorado is proud to celebrate the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) National Roofing Week June 2-8, 2019! Each year, the NRCA sets aside a week to raise awareness of the significance of roofs on every home and business and to share the good deeds of the roofing community.

On June 7th, the NRCA will be hosting it’s first NRCA Giving Day to raise funds that will benefit the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This scholarship program was created to help shape the future of the roofing industry. Their goal is to raise $100,000 in gifts to provide additional scholarships to students pursuing a career in the roofing and building construction industries.

Additionally, all NRCA members are encouraged to engage with and contribute to charitable organizations within their communities. B&M Roofing often works with Habitat for Humanity by donating our services to their projects. Currently, we are working on a project in Loveland, CO and another in Boulder, CO.

How To Celebrate National Roofing Week

The NRCA is holding a social media campaign this year that calls for members to “Share Your Story.” Members are encouraged to post photos and tag the NRCA each day in posts that a representative of the daily themes. Here are the themes:

  • Sunday: National Roofing Week Kick Off
  • Monday: Charitable Projects – demonstrate charitable giving
  • Tuesday: Employee Training – demonstrate how workers are trained
  • Wednesday: Employee Appreciation – share photos of employees
  • Thursday: Signature Projects – showcase any signature commercial or residential projects
  • Friday: Celebration – How each company celebrated the week
  • Saturday: Wrap-up

You can follow the NRCA on social media to enjoy all of the shared stories and check out B&M Roofing on Facebook to see our stories!

5 Common Commercial Roofing Materials

The type of material used to construct a roof can have a huge impact on the overall strength of the entire building. Each building– and budget — is unique and requires a custom roof to fit its needs. To understand which materials are right for your commercial property, here are the 5 most common commercial roofing materials.

Built-Up Asphalt

Built up roofing, commonly referred to as BUR, is a basic tar and gravel material. The gravel and tar are layered (built up) on top of one another. The number of layers depends on the durability necessities of the property, weather, cost, and other factors. Because built-up roofing is so customizable, it’s a very cost effective and popular option for commercial buildings.

Shingle Roofing

While shingles are typically reserved for residential properties, they can be a great option for commercial properties as well. Many companies use shingle roofing as a design asset because they come in so many shapes and colors. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, shingles are often hail-resistant and are very easy to replace. Shingles come in a variety of materials including asphalt, wood, slate, metal, ceramic and more. Shingles are a great option for commercial properties interested in upgrading the design of their establishment.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has been one of the most popular commercial roofing materials due to its durability and affordability. There are many different types of metal roofing including steel, aluminum, copper, tin and more. Metal roofing offers commercial properties a very clean, finished look, while also being functional. Because metal rusts over time, a protective layer is added to prevent sun-damage and rust.

Single-Ply Membrane

Single -ply membranes are sheets of rubber that are secured to insulation to form a roof. Single-ply membranes can be made out of various synthetics including Thermoplastic and EPDM. If properly installed and taken care of, single-ply membrane roofing can last up to 30 years.

Thermoplastic

Thermoplastic is by far one of the most durable and tolerant roofing materials on the market. Made from polypropylene based materials, thermoplastic is resistant to UV rays, punctures, tears, and most chemicals, including oils, animal fats, and bacteria. This material also offers high-temperature, fire, and wind tolerance. Because of its severe durability and resistance to environmental factors and chemicals, thermoplastic is a great option for restaurants and other establishments that emit oils and fats.  

If you’re looking to replace or install a roof on your commercial property, give our knowledgeable and experienced roofers a call at 303.443.5843.

 

B&M Roofing’s Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is right around the corner, which means spring cleaning is in full effect. While decluttering your home and cleaning out the shed are great places to start on your cleaning list, your roof also needs a little extra love this season. By following B&M Roofing’s Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist, you can ensure that your roof stays in good shape for the remainder of the year.

1. Trim Overextended Branches

Long branches can scratch, damage or even completely remove roofing materials. Trim any extended branches that are encroaching your roof.

2. Check Flashing & Shingles

After a snowy winter, flashing and shingles can become damaged. Inspect for any loose or curled shingles and for damaged flashing. These things can get worse over time if unattended to, so catching them early will help your roof last as long as possible

3. Clean Gutters

You gutters have been working overtime to drain all the rain and snow that accumulated on your roof during the winter. Giving them a good cleaning will ensure that water continues to drain properly off of your roof to prevent damage.

4. Inspect Attic

A healthy roof starts on the inside. Inspect your attic for any stains or leaks that may have surfaced over the winter.

5. Remove Mold & Debris

Debris and moss can cause severe damage to your shingles and clog your gutters. To prevent this, make sure to sweep off sticks and leaves from your roof and use control strips to remove moss and algae.

6. Hire an Inspector

After a harsh winter, it’s possible that leaks or structural damage have occurred on your roof. Hiring a professional to inspect your roof and make any necessary repairs is the safest way to protect your home. B&M Roofing is proud to provide roofing service and repair on everything from small residential roofs to complicated high-end commercial properties throughout Colorado and its surrounding areas. Visit our website for a free estimate on roofing services: https://bmroofing.com/free-estimate/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&M Roofing of Colorado Donates New Roof to Fort Collins Family Home Following Sudden Loss

Through Colorado State University’s CM Cares program, B&M Roofing of Colorado, donated supplies and services to reroof the Mochan Family’s house in Fort Collins.

After the tragic death of both parents, the children of the Mochan Family moved in with their aunt and the number of household repairs needed to accommodate the three children soon surfaced. CM Cares was contacted to assist in restoring the family’s home.

CM Cares is a construction management department initiative that promotes service-learning by infusing leadership traits, team building and ethics through community service activities. It focuses on teaming students, faculty, staff and industry partners to assist with construction-related projects for people with special needs or local community service agencies needing assistance that cannot be provided by other sources.

“CM Cares would not be possible without the generosity of the construction industry. Not only do they donate construction materials and time, but the biggest impact they provide is mentorship for our construction management students,” said Khristy Jesse, CM Cares & Career Development Coordinator. “Over the past 10 years, the CM Cares program has provided more than 2 million dollars in construction projects improving the quality of life for community members or non-profits in need of accessibility modifications.”

During the home inspection, CM Cares noticed the shingle roof on the home needed to be replaced. With the help of Tracy Spence from American Roofing Supply and Josh Howe from Atlas Roofing Corporation, B&M Roofing reroofed the Mochan Family household’s roof at zero cost to the family.

“By partnering with Colorado State University’s CM Cares, B&M Roofing was given the opportunity to use our skills and abilities to completely change a family’s life,” said Scott Kawulok, Vice President of B&M Roofing. “Thank you to CM Cares, American Roofing Supply and Atlas Roofing Corporation for helping us alleviate the suffering and pain from the Mochan children and give them hope for the future.”  

10 Roof Maintenance Tips for Fall

As we roll into autumn, the clear skies of summer are waning and thunderstorms and snow will be making their way to Colorado. Roof maintenance is often neglected during this time of year, but seemingly small problems can turn into costly repairs down the line. Taking the time to inspect your roof now will save you some cash and a headache in the future. Here are our top 10 roof maintenance tips for fall. 

1. Look out for leaks 

If you see signs of leaking, mold, or dampness in your attic, call a professional ASAP. Catching a leak early will only cost you a few bucks to fix, but the worse it gets, the more expensive it will be to repair. 

2. Get rid of debris

Excess debris can damage shingles, allow algae to grow and clog your gutters. To prevent this, make sure to sweep off sticks and leaves from your roof whenever you’re cleaning your gutters. 

3. Don’t let the snow pile up 

Colorado has been known to see it’s first snow as early as October. When the first snowstorm hits, take a shovel or rake and gently pull snow off the roof to avoid it from collapsing. 

4. Manage the moss

Routinely checking for signs of fungus and algae. Fungus and algae create moss, which can retain moisture and freeze, causing damage to your shingles. If you do happen to find moss, invest in some zinc or lead control strips to get rid of it. 

5. Trim the trees

Long branches can scratch or even remove roofing materials. Removing branches that are getting close to your roof can save you a ton in the long-run. 

6. Inspect your shingles 

After hailstorms, make sure to check for curling or loose shingles and for damaged flashing. These things can get worse over time, so catching them early will help your roof last as long as possible 

7. Never power wash

When you see fungus or debris on the roof, you may get the urge to power wash it all off. Don’t do that. Power washing can push water under your shingles and weaken the roof’s structure. Carefully removing debris and fungus with a broom or rake is the best way to go. 

8. Clean your gutters 

Fall is one of the worst times of the year for your gutters. The leaves will fall from your trees and accumulate in your gutters, leading to clogs. Cleaning these leaves out will prevent damage by allowing rain to drain properly off your roof. 

9. Watch for pests 

Termites, rats, squirrels, and other pests can cause serious damage to your roof. If you see signs of small animals or pests try to remove them immediately. 

10. Install insulation 

Insulation not only keeps your house warm during the cold months of fall, but it can also prevent your roof from warping. It prevents snow from refreezing and causing water damage to your roof. If you don’t already have attic insulation, invest in some as soon as possible. 

 

Consider these maintenance tips to save time and money on your roof this fall. Give us a call with any questions you have!

 

Which is Better: Shingles or a Metal Roof?

When it comes to choosing roofing materials, the answer is a bit less simple than you may be hoping: For better or for worse, the “best” roof type depends on your personal budget and goals.

Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the traditional choice, and for good reason. They’re often the most inexpensive option and can be durable enough to last for 20-30 years in ideal conditions. However, traditional asphalt shingles may be prone to damage from the elements. A single hail storm can permanently damage the asphalt, while other environmental factors like heavy rain can cause the shingles to curl and deteriorate. Additionally, asphalt shingles may be harmed by heat from below if your attic is not properly ventilated. shingles or a metal roof

When combined in a “perfect storm,” harsh weather conditions can rapidly age asphalt shingles. Because of this, shingles’ lifespans are largely dependent on weather conditions. However, with their lower price and relative durability, asphalt shingles remain a fantastic choice for most homes.

Sheet Metal
Metal roofs are far more durable than almost any other option, withstanding much of Colorado’s extreme weather. These roofs have been known to last 50-60 years (and sometimes even longer) without any issues. That durability costs homeowners up front: In most cases, metal roofing can cost two to four times as much as traditional shingles per square foot, though that number can be much higher if you opt for high-end copper or zinc roofing.

Choosing between shingles or a metal roof ultimately comes down to how much you’re willing to invest and how long you plan on staying in your home. If you plan to stick around for a while, a metal roof is well worth your investment, but if you have plans to sell in the short-term future, going with asphalt singles is a safe and wise decision that remains popular for good reason.

Still torn between roofing options? B&M Roofing has more than 70 years of roofing experience and is here to help. Call 303.443.5843 for all your roofing needs.

Why Use a Professional Roof Inspector?

Warped ShinglesWhen it comes to protecting your investment in your home, your roof is the single most important part of your house. Like most homeowners, you may have concerns about your roof following a storm or just as part of maintenance. While you can assess major damage on your own, a professional roof inspector provides insight and expertise that most homeowners can’t muster.

Following a major storm, start with a quick survey of your roof’s health from the ground. Use binoculars if you have them, and look for the obvious signs of distress: missing shingles, ripped shingles, major damage cased by falling branches. If you spot nothing, but still have concerns, it’s time to call a professional inspector. You’ll benefit from his professional insight:

  • Surface assessment: Hail damage may be hard to spot, and experts know how to evaluate the remaining lifespan of shingles, grain levels and locate hail-strike damage.
  • Ventilation: Keeping air moving through your attic is important, and experts can quickly assess if vents are working to the capacity your home requires.
  • Insurance Claims: If your roof is damaged, you’ll need a professional to itemize and properly describe the damage.
  • Structural survey: It’s even more difficult to see the damage under shingles than spot superficial damage. If your roof is losing structural integrity, it can lead to larger problems down the line. Identifying these issues and addressing them is critical.
  • Safety First: If you’re not comfortable climbing ladders and walking on a sloped roof, don’t risk your health self-inspecting.

B&M Roofing of Colorado provides free, no-obligation inspections to homeowners in Denver and Boulder. Request a visit from our inspection team with our online form, or by calling 303.443.5843.