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Read More 3 tab shingles
06/15/2013 Products

3-Tab Roofing Shingles

A shingle that shows 3 tabs, or measures 3 feet, is fittingly known as 3-Tab Roofing Shingles. They are normally guaranteed for 20 years and help the roof to have a smooth, defined look. Depending on the manufacturer, 3-tab shingles are often available in 20, 25 or even 30 year limited warranties. They are generally available in a variety of colors and it’s also important to note that 3-tab roofing shingles are some of the most cost efficient shingles to use on your home.

Are 3-Tab Roofing Shingles For You?

Before deciding on 3-tab roofing shingles for your home, check with your local homeowners association. In addition to certain restrictions that each association may have, some do not allow the use of 3-tab shingles. This may be true in areas that are prone to high wind or other inclement weather, but check with your local building requirements to be sure.

3 Tab Shingles vs Architectural Shingles

The two most common shingles offered in residential roofing are 3-Tab shingles and Architectural or Dimensional shingles.  Most homes in the Colorado area that are older than 10 years old are roofed with the traditional 3-Tab shingle, however Architectural shingles are quickly rising in popularity and are not the number one shingle style used on most Colorado homes.

Replacing 3-Tab Roofing Shingles

If you need to replace 3-tab roofing shingles, you can either do the job yourself or hire a professional roofing contractor, such as Legacy Roofing. If you decide to take the job on yourself, choose a warm, dry day. Do not work on the roof if it is wet or slippery. Once you’re on the roof, carefully pry the tabs of the shingles upward, which overlap the damaged one. Loosen the tabs and the adhesive on the back of the shingle. Work carefully to avoid damage to the neighboring shingles. If you lift too many tabs on good shingles, they may crack. For the shingle that you are removing, look for the nails holding it into place and remove them as well. Once the shingle is out, remove any debris from that area before placing the new shingle. With your new shingle in hand, search for the adhesive strips near the bottom of each of the 3 tabs. Slide the new shingle into place and secure it with nails. You may use roofing cement to secure the overlaying tabs.

3-Tab Roofing Shingles Installation

If you are uncomfortable working on your roof, call a professional roofing contractor. Legacy Roofing has years of experience in helping homeowners with all of their roofing needs. We can help you, too. Give us a call or fill in the form for a fast quote on your project. We are here to answer all of your questions and to provide you with quality work, so please do not hesitate to contact Legacy Roofing for repair or replacement of your roof.

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Read More steep roof repair in denver
03/07/2013 Products

Steep Roofs

Steep Roofs are very popular in Higher End housing. Colorado has high snow load code and requires Steep Roof Systems that allow proper drainage to avoid snow build up. Lower pitch roofs are normally not even allowed for 2 layers of asphalt shingles because of the Snow Load Code in Colorado. Legacy Roofing ties off per OSHA standards on all steep re roofs in Denver. We are able to tear off, haul, and dispose of up to 40 squares of roofing in only 7 hours! Our work is guaranteed and always back by a 5 year workmanship warranty along with manufacturer warranties. Refer a friend for a $100.00 Steep Roofs Bonus!

Read More roof replacement
03/06/2013 Newsletter Products Residential

Roofing Materials

replacement-cost-valueLegacy Roofing Materials are the best roofing materials in Colorado. We recommend that in Colorado you use a High Impact Resistant Shingle that protects from Hail Damage. Insurance companies know that these are resistant to future damage, therefor will discount your premiums according on your policy. Discounts on Home Owner Insurance can save up to 25-30% every year with class 4 rated roofing materials. Here is a list of popular Roofing Materials:

TImberline – 30 year, 40 year and Ultra
Royal Sovereign – 25 year 3Tab
Sentinel – 20 year 3 Tab
Grand Canyon
Grand Sequoia

Classic – 20 year
Supreme – 25 year
Glaslock – 25 year T-lock
Pro Series – 30 year
Weatherguard High Profile – 40 year
Woodcrest – 50 year
Woodmoore – Lifetime

Heritage – 30 year, 40 year and 50 year
Glass Seal – 20 year 3 Tab
Elite Glass Seal – 25 year 3 Tab


Landmark Series – 30 year, 40 year and 50 year
Landmark TL – Lifetime
Landmark TL IR – Lifetime
Presidential Shake TL – Lifetime
Presidential Shake AR – 50 year
Grand Manor – Lifetime
Carriage House – Lifetime
Independence Shangle – 50 year
Hatteras – 40 year

Read More asphalt shingels
10/25/2011 Products

Asphalt Shingles

Legacy Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing company specializing in Asphalt shingles repair and replacement in Colorado.
asphalt shingles
Asphalt shingles are a reliable roof covering material that is available in many styles, shapes and colors. Architectural shingle types – such as laminates – are rapidly gaining in popularity. Asphalt shingles are suitable for most residential applications. In fact, industry estimates show approximately 80% of the total residential roofs are covered with asphalt shingles. Properly installed asphalt shingles will not only effectively shed water off the roof, they will enhance the beauty, character and value of your home. Lastly, asphalt shingles are backed by a warranty typically ranging from 20 years to Lifetime. Dimensional asphalt shingles are provided by multiple manufacturer’s that offer the same product specifications. Legacy Roofing has built relationships with all Denver Roofing Supply Companies to satisfy our clients with the Best Roofing Deal on Asphalt Shingles.

Install Asphalt Shingles in Colorado

Make sure you begin with the proper underlayment and roof edging. Legacy Roofing Roofing’s Brand Name is well known for Only installing the highest Quality Roofing Materials. There are many manufacturer’s that create the same 15lb Roofing Felt, but cut corners to give cheaper pricing. The long run will always result in Product Failure especially in Colorado’s Extreme Weather Changes They’re critical elements for a waterproof roof.
When Legacy Roofing pulls your building permit and safely stripped the roof clean, we nail drip edge flashing flush along the eave and rakes. This is required in most cities and counties in Colorado.

Best Asphalt Shingles on the Market

Hail and Wind storms can damage the granule of the asphalt shingles causing bruising. Colorado Storms force water up and under even properly installed shingles. What becomes very concerning to the property owner is when ice dams (frozen water/snow that builds up on roof edges), allow water to seep up under lower shingles and then drip into your house. Colorado Building Code now Requires an Ice and Water Barrier to protect from such build up and damage.
15lb Roofing felt is what “dries in” your sheathing/ decking of your roof system . Each layer overlaps the lower one by at least 2 in. After felt is rolled out and properly installed by Denver’s Preferred Roofing Contractor.
asphalt shingles
Legacy Roofing finds the center of the roof at the top and the eave, then snap a vertical chalk line. We use this line to begin shingling, working left and right toward the rakes. Legacy’s recommends installing Asphalt Shingling at the left rake edge, but we do always check package instructions per the asphalt shingle manufacturer.

Asphalt Shingles

For the first row of asphalt shingles, we use starter strip and apply them with the self-sealing adhesive strip facing up along the eave. Make sure this row has a slight overhang (1/4 to 3/8 in.) beyond the drip edge. The starter course protects the roof by filling in the spaces under the cutouts and joints of the next row (first course) of shingles. The adhesive on the asphalt shingle starter course seals the perimeter of your new roof.
Last step is to nail the asphalt shingles directly on top of and flush with the starter strip. We use 6, 1 1/4 in roofing nails per shingle. Package instructions say to install six nails in high-wind areas, so we do it on every roof. Once this course is laid, you can begin snapping horizontal chalk lines up the roof to ensure straight rows. Make sure to expose 5 in. of the asphault shingle tabs where the bottom edge of the tab meets the top of the cutout.
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Read More impact resistant shingles
07/23/2011 Products

High Impact Resistance Shingles

An impact resistant version of our dramatically thick luxury shingle offers you the distinct look of natural wood shakes, not to mention a lifetime warranty. Made of three laminated layers of the industry’s strongest roofing materials, it’s dimensional in appearance and unparalleled in durability
lifetime composite shingle

High Impact Resistance Shingles and Hail Damage

Hail damage to asphalt shingles may include severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges, and penetration. Wind can also create serious roof damage-it is documented that roof material failure was the most widespread type of damage from the SouthLands Tornado in Aurora, Co.
New shingle products are designed to resist damage from impact and high winds. They meet the most stringent standards for impact resistance (Class 4) set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which normally results in Discounts on Insurance Premiums.
Several manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of severe weather such as wind and impact from flying debris orhail. Different proprietary methods are used to keep granules attached to the shingle, to prevent shingle breaking during impact, and to keep shingles attached to the sheathing during high winds.
UL 2218 classifies the resistance of roofing products to impact damage. In the test, steel balls are directed at roof samples, and damage is observed. Products that receive a Class 4 rating from UL 2218 are the most resistive to hail damage. Some major insurance companies are offering homeowner premium discounts for the use of roofing products that receive a Class 4 rating.

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