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Things You Should Consider Before You Replace a Roof in Denver

So you think you need a new roof…

Are your shingles falling off, or are they starting to buckle? Are you tired of dealing with leaks? Are you starting to notice that more and more of your neighbors are replacing their roofs?

If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, chances are, you need a new roof.

If you’re in the process of starting this type of project, the experts at Great Western Roofing can help. Our Denver roofing contractor company has been helping local homeowners with quality roofing services since 2009. Call our office today at 720-379-8175 to learn more.

Repairing versus replacing

Repairing a roof in Denver will always be less expensive than putting on a new one.

If you’re having problems with your current roofing system or if you suspect a problem could be right around the corner, you’ll want to contact a licensed roofing contractor as quickly as possible. When you contact Great Western Roofing, we can help determine whether you should replace, or repair your roof.

If you’re experiencing leaks, our roofing specialists can help determine whether the problem is a simple one (such as an exposed nail) or if it’s more serious and will thus need more serious attention.

For more information on the types of services we provide or to schedule an inspection of your roof, call Great Western Roofing today at 720-379-8175.

Roofs don’t last forever

If your home hasn’t been reroofed in 20 or more years, it may be time to contact a professional, licensed roofing contractor.

At Great Western Roofing, we have years of experience in helping Denver homeowners with all of their roofing needs.

We can help you understand the pros and cons of the different types of roofing materials and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have about metal roofs, traditional shingles and architectural shingles.

We will also provide you with a no-nonsense, what-you-see-is-what-you-get quote, because no one likes to be slapped with hidden fees. At Great Western Roofing we treat all of our customers like family and we’re committed to providing high-quality and reputable roof replacement and roof repair throughout the Denver, Colorado region.

Communication is key

No one likes surprises, which is why we believe in honest, regular communication. At Great Western Roofing we strive to both meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. It’s one of the reason we receive so many referrals!

We are a family owned and operating roofing company and it’s our goal to develop a solid, long-term working relationship with each and every one of our clients.

Your roof is one of your home’s most expensive assets—which means you shouldn’t trust just anyone to repair or replace it.

Call Great Western Roofing today to learn why our company is the #1 choice for Denver homeowners for all of their roofing needs.

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Top Rated Roofing & Construction Company in Denver

Most people find that when it’s time to hire a contractor, they’re overwhelmed with the number of companies who are more interested in padding their bottom line than they are with providing reputable, high-quality service to their clients.

At Great Western Roofing we pride ourselves on treating our clients like family—and we’re committed to ensuring every homeowner we work with receives the highest level of customer care and satisfaction.

We had to replace our roof as a contingency on selling our house.  Insurance wouldn’t cover it as they claimed it was normal “weathering” and not hail damage.  We got estimates from 5 different roofing companies and Great Western was definitely the least expensive.  They were helpful and communicative every step of the way.  They were also able to accommodate our timeline and finished the job quickly.  Everything looks good and passed the subsequent inspections. – Jennifer F.

Competitive Rates

Denver roof repair and roof replacement can be expensive. At Great Western Roofing we pride ourselves in providing our clients with honest, reputable quotes. In most cases, our clients find our prices are far below those of our competitors.

Okay, I received everything I anticipated. The employees were professional, prices are reasonable, and everything was handled in a timely fashion. Overall, I would recommend them to anybody who inquired. – Omar S.

No one wants to overpay for anything, let alone a new roofing system. Not only can that be expensive, it’s unnecessary!

If you’re having issues with your roof due to weather issues or hail storms, or if you’re thinking about replacing your gutters, we can help. Call our office now at 720-379-8175 to schedule a free estimate today.

Be sure to ask us about our winter special!

Superior dedication

Our family owned, and operated Denver roofing contractor company has been providing dedicated, courteous service to our clients since the day we were founded. Today, we’re happy to report that we have thousands of happy customers.

Our reviews speak for themselves.

We have used Great Western Roofing in the last large hail storm, they replaced our roof, painted our hours, gutters and more. Not only did they do a great job, but they handled the whole insurance process 100%. They got the job done on time and with superior quality, we have recommenced them to multiple friends. – Chris P.

I used Great Western Roofing and Construction for a roof replacement and house paint recently and was overwhelmed with how great they were. They were patient, responsive, knowledgeable and most importantly they do great work. I would recommend this company to anyone and am happy to have found them. They will explain the entire insurance process to you. Their work crews are extremely courteous, clean and great at what they do. They were thorough beyond words. I honestly cannot find anything negative about this company – Tony P.

For more information on Great Western Roofing or to schedule a free estimate, call our office today at 720-379-8175 to get started.

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Reasons to Hire an Experienced, Denver-Based Roofing Company

If you need help with attic insulation, gutter repair or replacement, commercial roofing, HOA roofing, multi-family property roofing, commercial roofing, roof certification, roof repair or solar roofing, we can help.

The expert Denver roofing contractors at Great Western Roofing have more than a dozen years of helping local home and business owners with a full range of roof repair, replacement and maintenance needs.

Our family owned and operated business is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and we’re committed to providing all of our clients with the respect, customer care and customer service they deserve.

All of the staff was professional, prices really are reasonable, and everything was handled in a timely fashion. Overall, I’d recommend this company to anybody who asked. – Kaya D.

Reroofing your home isn’t a DIY project

Your roof is one of your home’s most expensive assets and you should treat it as such.  If you need to repair it, or if you’re considering installing an entirely new roofing system, this type of job is best left to the pros!

We repeat.

If you’re not a professional roofer, this isn’t the type of project you should tackle on your own.

At Great Western Roofing we have longstanding relationships with all of our vendors, which means we have access to better quality materials than you can get on your own.

We can also help you evaluate any problems you’re having—and we know which problems can be fixed.  The average DIY’er doesn’t have this type of knowledge and, as such, there’s a chance they could do a full-on replacement when a repair would have worked out just fine.

Another reason you should hire an experienced, Denver roofing contractor relates to warranties.  At Great Western Roofing our company provides warranties on materials and we offer warranties on labor. We’re licensed, insured and experienced.

Experienced Denver roofers understand the process

There are a number of steps that need to be taken, in a specific order, when a home is being reroofed. When you contact Great Western Roofing, we’ll communicate with you throughout the process and we’ll let you know what we’re doing and when we’ll be doing it.

Hiring an inexperienced, unlicensed contractor can cost more in the long run

We’ve heard so many horror stories about people who hired unlicensed contractors who either skipped town without doing any work or who simply vanished before the job was complete.

We’ve also heard stories about homeowners who have faced significant personal liability after unlicensed workers became injured on the job.

And lastly, we’ve heard many, many stories about unlicensed workers who completed the job—but the work was done incorrectly (and the homeowner wound up needing to hire an experienced Denver contractor to fix it.)

These are just a few of the reasons you should never work with an unlicensed contractor. If you need help with your roof, experience matters. Call Great Western Roofing today at 720-378-8175 to get a free, no-surprises estimate.

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Reasons to Hire Great Western Roofing

If you need to repair or replace your roof you should never, ever, work with a fly-by-night contractor.

When you hire Great Western Roofing, you can rest easy in knowing that you’re working with an experienced, licensed contractor that has been providing quality roofing services for more than a dozen years.

We provide roofing inspections, roof certifications and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction to our clients.

Exceeding expectations

At Great Western Roofing we don’t just want to meet our clients’ expectations—we want to exceed them.  We’ve developed a reputation for going above and beyond, which is why we’re the most referred roofing contractor in Denver, CO.

I had a leak in my kitchen and was referred to Great Western from a neighbor on our street that highly recommended them. Sean, one of their representatives came by to give me a quote on how much it would cost for the leak to be repaired. I’m quite pleased and based on my personal experience I would highly recommend Great Western Roofing. My house looks amazing!!!! – Brittany H.

Call Great Western Roofing today at 720-379-8175 to learn why we’re a 5-star rated Denver, Colorado roofing company.

We’re the residential roofing experts

We understand your home is among your most valuable investments, which is why taking care of it (and your roof) is such a high priority.

Your roof protects your family from rain, snow and hail and it protects your belongings from damage. It helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

When it comes time to repair, or replace it, you’ll want to work with a licensed contractor in Denver who has a proven track record and a long list of happy clients.

At Great Western Roofing our company has been providing roofing services in Denver, Colorado since 2009. We’re experienced in working with asphalt shingles, stone coated steel roofing, tile roofing, metal roofing and we can even help with solar panel installations.

(In Colorado, you can claim up to 30% of the cost of your solar panel installation on your taxes. Check with your accountant to get more information on how this works.)

We can help you complete repairs and we can help you with reroofing. Do you need help with attic insulation? Look no further; we can help with that, too.

Gutter replacement in Denver

Gutters are an important component of every home and office building, so choosing the right type of gutter (and the right company to install it) is a must.

At Great Western Roofing we can help you understand the pros and cons of different types of gutters, so you can make the best, most informed choice as possible.

For more information on roof repair, replacement, reroofing, gutter installations, solar panels, roof certification or attic insulation, call us now at 720-379-8175 to speak with one of our customer satisfaction agents.

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Getting Out Of the Gutter: Cleaning Out Ice and Debris This Winter

As winter dwindles in the next few months, it may be time to consider cleaning your rain gutters. With snowfall and storms throughout the fall and winter, ice and debris can pile up in these spaces, adding excess weight to your gutters’ relatively fragile placement on the edge of your roof. Plus, ice can easily lead to cracking or bloated gutters, which can then lead to premature damage as temperatures heat back up again in the area.

As far as maintenance, there are a few obvious tips that all homeowners should commit to memory when it comes to the rain gutters. At the end of the day, no one wants to do this chore, but we believe it’s essential to maintaining the value of a home’s roof and keeping it safe from debris build-up and potential leaks, as related repairs can be costly and unexpected for homeowners and their families. Those damages can also trickle down to your foundation or stay local to the gutter system itself. Regardless of the severity of water-related damage this winter, it’s important to stay out ahead of breakage that can cost you.

Save the past two weeks, it’s been generally dry on the Front Range and in the Denver Metro area. This does not mean that cleaning out the rain gutters is less of a priority though. In fact, the chore may be safer and more doable during a dry year, since the safety hazards associated with scaling the side of your house and attempting to pull debris off the roof and out of the gutters is a bit scaled back without snow and ice to deal with. Regardless, be sure to complete the task with a few essentials: a partner, a properly-sized ladder, trash bags, and gloves. Keep the trash bags down below to drop debris onto from above. Use gloves or tools to scoop whatever’s caught in the gutter out of it. Your chore buddy can spot the ladder, hand you tools, or even switch off physically cleaning the gutters with you. It’s always safer to do jobs that require a ladder with a partner, just in case a fall happens.

If you’d rather not repeat the chore come next year, talk to your local roofing experts at Great Western Roofing about rain gutter covers and other solutions to avoid the same level of debris build-up in years to come. With years of experience in the roofing business, we know all the secrets to saving time and money!

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Green Roof Basics: Breaking Down Denver’s Ordinance

At Great Western Roofing, we pay attention to changes and developments within our field and in the Denver area. The most recent and interesting development is the passage of the Green Roof Initiative. But what is it anyway?

Essentially the green roof concept boils down to an attempt at environmentally-friendly roofing options, including native plants and makeshift habitats for local species atop the city of Denver’s commercial structures. If executed in its entirety, the initiative would create a blanket of greenery across Denver’s rooftops, helping to curb what scientists call the ‘heat island’ effect that’s common in urban areas. The effect happens when an abundance of asphalt, concrete, and other building materials associated with urban areas attract more heat from the sun in a concentrated form, thus creating warmer temperatures. Unfortunately, scientists also claim this increased heat poses a problem for species and plants local to the Denver area, essentially displacing them. Because the initiative passed a few months back, building owners in Denver will now be searching for ways to add greenery to its roofs and adhere to the ordinance. This, in an economic sense, is often costly to those building owners, who will most likely look to reshuffle budgets to accommodate the mandated project. However, those who voted for the measure maintain that the initial costs up-front will help curb the so-called ‘heat island’ effect, helping preserve the natural beauty associated with Denver.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s an interesting development in the field of roofing, and offers yet another way for industry professionals to debate, think ahead and innovate accordingly to keep up with the demands of our customer base. At Great Western Roofing, we’ve already gotten on board with offering environmentally-savvy roofing solutions in the form of solar energy and reflective shingles to help homes avoid overheating in the upper levels. As our industry changes, we’ll continue to do our best to bring our customers not only what they need in terms of high-level efficiency and service, but also what they want when it comes to helping the planet in the process.

What do you think of Denver’s recent Green Roof Initiative? Contact Great Western Roofing today to inquire about environmentally friendly roofing solutions we offer for residential and commercial spaces.

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Ready To Sell? Get Your Roofing Certification To Add Value

If you’re looking to hop in on Colorado’s fast-paced, competitive housing market next year, keep in mind that your home may be due for an appraisal or inspection in the near future. As a local company, we’re well-versed in what gets local homes above the passing mark—and what helps them stand out from the crowd—when it comes to these kinds of inspections. Of course, our area of expertise lies up on the roof of your home, but these inspections at large include much more than a visual inspection of what’s up on the rooftop.

Of course, looking into a roof certification requires a little more time, effort, and money than a normal, everyday home inspection. Inspectors who give out certifications will often walk your roof and inspect all exposed areas for potential repair needs, obvious wear, shingles, gutters, any former repairs that are cosmetically obvious to the eye, and the general quality of your roofing materials and installation. They’ll also take the pitch (angle) of your roof into account.

If any further repairs are needed when the inspector comes, the certification standards will automatically not be met. Our experts at Great Western Roofing understand the requirements and parameters of these inspections, and can easily bring your roof up to standard with a quick inspection of our own and a repair appointment to match. Of course, our priority is to perform repairs and roofing installations in order to keep neighboring families in our service area safe and sound all year long, but we’re also happy to work on a home that’s in the process of selling as well – especially if a roof certification would increase the resale value of the property.

Call our expert roofing team at Great Western Roofing if your home requires inspection or pending certification. We’ll bring your roof up to code and can offer design advice with regard to aesthetics and functionality when it comes to tying your home together. Call us for a quote or pre-inspection repair estimate today, so we can help you reach your home improvement goals tomorrow.

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Color Sense: Picking The Perfect Shade

Looking to add the perfect level of pizazz to your home’s exterior ahead of 2018? Maybe you’re gearing up to sell, or one of your resolutions involves a home makeover. Either way, changing up the color of your roof can be a bold yet welcome change in creating the perfect facade for your home that’s reflective of your style while still providing high-quality protection from the elements. Whether the idea is purely driven by cosmetic reasons or you’re thinking of pairing the color switch with a roof replacement for functional purposes, it’s a detail that can make all the difference in catching people’s eye in the neighborhood.

Unfortunately, changing up a roof’s color is not as simple as a paint job. Because your roof provides so much exterior coverage, we recommend staying out of the bold color palette areas when it comes to choosing a fresh color. We also believe homeowners should consult a roofing expert to make sure a high-quality roof with the right materials for their home’s location is available in the color they have in mind, or at least achievable given their available budget and materials.

If you’re looking to sell your home in the new year, keep in mind that buyers often make decision about a home within the first 10 seconds of taking in its exterior. Choosing a color palette that compliments a home’s surroundings while also looking clean-cut, updated, and inviting, many a buyer will come to call. But, one wrong statement from the color department can deter most interested buyers who would jump at the chance to buy your home otherwise. Also be sure to keep your home in accordance with rules set forth by your neighborhood’s homeowners association, so that you and your potential buyer may avoid HOA fees associated with bringing your home back to ‘code’. Check out pre-designed color palettes put together by local and national designers at your local realtor’s office or home improvement store to continue pulling together ideas about a potential change in roof color or material. If your color scheme plays by the rules and works for your design vision, our team at Great Western Roofing can then help you make that vision a reality.

We’ll walk you through the selection process and offer competitive, high-quality roof installation services. We also do repairs, shingle patching, as well as custom jobs. Call us today for a consultation and roof inspection to get you one step closer to the perfect roof solution!

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Extended Structure Roof Maintenance at Great Western Roofing

At Great Western Roofing, we don’t just focus on the roof of your home’s main structure. When performing high quality services, other roof panels on spaces like a front or backyard deck are often even more at risk for damage from weather and time. We’re happy to offer holistic roofing services to area homeowners that focuses on your home as a whole, rather than just the main roof’s shingles and gutters. Be sure to keep an eye on the following aspects of your roof and extended structures like your porches and decks, and call Great Western Roofing’s expert technicians if you see any potential repair needs.

Time-Related Wear & Tear

Roofing repair and replacement often turns from a want to a need if your roof is more than ten years old. No roof can live up to expectations or properly protect your home and what’s inside if it hasn’t seen a replacement for two decades or more. If time has taken a hold of your roof and its quality and integrity, be sure to give our technicians a call as soon as possible. Putting off recommended maintenance and repair is often the fastest way to spending even more money on more costly repairs down the road.

Weather Damage

Generalized damage often happens to a roof during and after large-scale weather events. In Colorado, we deal with quite a few of these, and they can often be dramatic and fast-moving as you get closer to the Rocky Mountains. If your roof shingles are are damaged, falling off, or blown away, call a technicians to make repairs as soon as possible. If water seems to be draining to a particular spot on your roof rather than off the edge and down the gutter, your roof is at risk to develop a leak in the attic or upper floor. These are the kinds of things a Great Western Roofing technician can fix in no time.

Keeping Cost in Mind

As we mentioned before, keeping up with regular maintenance is proven to save you money in the long-term. Waiting around for an emergency leads to costly repairs, since emergency roofing services are done on a faster timeline and priced higher as a result, and a last-minute draw from any emergency funds. Budget ahead of time for annual or event-related maintenance with Great Western Roofing and sleep better at night knowing the roof over your head is solid and well-maintained.

At Great Western Roofing, we’re committed to providing our community with dependable, professional services at a fair price for you and your family. Pick up the phone and schedule an inspection or repair appointment with us today.

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Home Inspection Tips From Great Western Roofing

Ready for your home inspection? If the answer is no, we at Great Western Roofing have put together a list of points you’ll want to give a second glance to before your inspection appointment to ensure you pass with flying colors.

It’s important for potential homebuyers to take these small details seriously to ensure their future home is safe and comfortable for years to come. Think of it this way; if it’s a question you would ask when walking through a home, it’s most likely a question a potential homebuyer may ask of your home as well.

Moisture in the Basement and Attic

Inspectors are sure to scale the walls of any unfinished basement space for signs of mineral deposits near the floor. These often manifest in white marks on concrete walls. If you store things in your basement, inspectors will often take note of this as well, since it’s a sign those items on the floor do not get wet on a regular basis. Any signs of mildew or odor related to it will also be noted

Plumbing Problems

Inspectors will look for any leaks or clogged pipes in your home’s plumbing system. Beyond looking for leaks, they will perform various tests to check your home’s water pressure. These checks will look for pipes that are beginning to rust, too small for your home, or breaking down in any way. Water quality is another important aspect to home inspections, and plumbing problems are often the culprit if poor water quality is detected.

Eerie Electrical

A home inspector has a few basic points to check when looking at your home’s electrical wiring. Not only is it required to show at least 100 amps of service, but wiring should be made of copper or aluminum. They will inspect outlets for potential fire hazards and to assure your home is properly wired and circuited for the average homeowner’s needs. Keep in mind that large appliances cost several hundred dollars to replace.


Next, inspectors are sure to look at your home’s heating and cooling system, as well as insulation. If your furnace is in good condition, within it’s life span of about two decades, and your vents are blowing out clean air to the naked eye, this part of the inspection will most likely be a breeze. If your home has a draft due to a window or poorly insulated room, this will be noted. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will also be checked during this time.


Here’s where a local business like Great Western Roofing comes in. Inspectors look for shingle wear, damage from weather, leaks, and clogged or damaged gutters. Turn to our experts for all your repair needs over the years; we’re guaranteed to go above and beyond to make your roof last as long as possible.

Foundation and Rotting Wood

Inspectors will spend a bit of time on this part, assuring your home not only sits on solid ground, but also solid foundation. And any rotting wood in your home’s framework may be easily detected and noted by an inspector.

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