It can be hard to keep track of the shifting Colorado roofing industry. Between the changing of the seasons, new regulations, and of course the COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be a lot of uncertainty regarding what roofing options are available and how roofing services can be delivered. For us to provide the best roofing solutions possible here at Elite Roofing, we feel it’s important to keep our customers informed of everything they need to know about roofing in Colorado. So in this post, we’re discussing some key aspects of where the Colorado roofing industry stands today—and what it all means for you.
COVID-19: Roofing considered essential
State governments across the country enacted stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, including Colorado. While some states are now in varying stages of reopening (read more about Colorado’s status here), it remains to be seen if this will continue. Depending on infection rates, states could close once more later this summer if infection rates spike, or as cold and flu season arrives once more this winter.
When it comes to the roofing industry in Colorado, roofing and other construction companies have been considered essential throughout the pandemic, and that doesn’t seem likely to change. This means that if something happens to your roof while lockdown orders are in place, you’ll still be able to hire a Colorado roofer to repair, replace, or otherwise maintain your roof.
Colorado roofing companies provide no-contact service
While roofers can still provide their various services as an essential business during the pandemic, Elite and many other Colorado roofing companies have taken extra steps to ensure the safety of both our customers and our employees. We have maintained a no-contact policy while providing roofing services. Our roofing teams handle as much business as possible online, maintain social distancing protocols when interacting with customers in person, and wear face coverings at all times. You can rest easy knowing that we will complete work on your roof while doing all we can to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Roofing during the Colorado storm season
Part of the reason that roofing companies have been considered essential is that damage to your roof can happen with little warning. In a state like Colorado, where inclement weather is commonplace, homeowners must be able to keep their roofs in good condition. As spring turns to summer, severe storms descend on Colorado’s front range, bringing high winds and heavy rains. Of course, many of these tempests will be damaging hail storms. Here’s how to prepare for the Colorado storm season:
- Schedule an inspection early – Before storm season fully sets in, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected to make sure it can withstand the worst Colorado weather.
- Repair damage promptly – Addressing minor damage quickly can prevent more severe (and costly) problems such as leaks in the future.
- Make sure you’re covered – Insurance claims can often help folks recoup losses after their homes or businesses are damaged by hail storms. Make sure all your assets are covered for hail damage.
Commercial roofing in Denver: Green Roof Initiative
Roofing regulations throughout the history of roofing contractors in Denver have largely sought to protect consumers from shady roofing companies. The 2018 Denver Green Roof Initiative, however, aims to make the future of commercial roofing in Colorado more eco-friendly. In effect since November 2018, this ordinance affects new buildings and additions of 25,000 square feet or greater. It requires that these buildings include energy-efficient or eco-friendly commercial roofs.
Commercial building owners can meet the criteria of this ordinance in a variety of ways. One way, appropriately, is to install a green roof. This is a type of roof in which vegetation is grown on the roof’s surface. You can also meet the requirements of the Green Roof Initiative by installing solar panels, which carries the added benefit of tax incentives. If you’re planning a new commercial building project, or looking to make a major addition, a commercial roofing company will be able to make sure your roof is compliant with this green roofing initiative.
Elite Roofing: Quality Residential and Commercial Roofing in Colorado
Despite all these changes, and even amid the ongoing pandemic, one thing that remains constant is the need for proper roofing maintenance. Whether it’s your home or your business, your roof is what stands between your family and livelihood—and to care for it, you need a roofing company you can trust. Elite Roofing is a family-owned, local roofing company based right here in Denver, Colorado. We know how uncertain these times are, and we want to do everything we can to provide high-quality residential and commercial roofing services as safely as possible. Whether it’s a roof repair, a replacement, or just an inspection, our team is standing by and ready to work with you. Contact us today!