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10/27/2011 Uncategorized

Legacy Flat Roof's

flat roofA flat roof is a type of covering of a building. In contrast to the sloped form of a roof, a flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal. Materials that cover flat roofs typically allow the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination.
Traditionally flat roofs would use a tar and gravel based surface which, as long as there was no pooling of water, was sufficient to prevent penetration. However, these surfaces would tend to fail in colder climates, where ice dams and the like could block the flow of water. Similarly, they tend to be sensitive to sagging of the roof reversing the subtle grading of the surface.

Legacy Roofing EPDM Flat Roofs

Modern flat roofs tend to use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist pools of standing water. These membranes are applied as a continuous sheet where possible, though sealants and adhesives are available to allow for bonding multiple sheets and dealing with structures penetrating the roof surface. Far more expensive flat roof options include sealed metal roofsusing copper or tin. These are soldered interlocking systems of metal panels.
Flat roofs tend to be sensitive to human traffic. Anything which produces a crack or puncture in the surface can quite readily lead to leaks. In other words, this sort of roof has a major weakness to failure from subsequent work done on the roof – such as upgrading building HVAC systems and so forth. It is thus not generally advisable to use a flat roof as a living area unless steps are taken to protect the roofing membrane from those using the area, for example, by building a wooden deck over the surface or using paving stones or similar materials to protect the roof membrane. It is not advisable in general to have living areas directly under such a roof either, due to the high likelihood of eventual leakage.

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One of the more interesting (re)emerging methods of protecting the roofing membrane is to use a layer of topsoil and grasses. Care should be taken not to plant anything the roots of which will penetrate the membrane surface. The green roof interestingly enough, tends to trap moisture on the roof, but keeps it up in the soil and plants, rather than having it pool down on the membrane surface.
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Read More elastomeric roof system
10/27/2011 Uncategorized

Elastomeric Roof Systems

Legacy Roofing Elastomeric Roof Systems

Roof X Tender‚Ñ¢ is a program designed to educate and teach Homeowners about the maintenance and restoration market. It is specifically designed to help Homeowners repair their damaged roof system.

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Roof maintenance and restoration is the fastest growing segment of the roofing industry. As the economy slows and credit markets tighten, building owners are seeking re-roofing alternatives. Why miss opportunities when you can continue servicing your customers with a high quality roofing product. Use of the Roof X Tender program will teach your company new methods of tapping this highly profitable and expanding market while strengthening relationships with new and existing customers and providing viable solutions to meet their needs.
The Legacy Roofing TRI-BUILT staff has prepared Data Sheets to help support your installing efforts. Take a look and download a sheet to help you understand how to better repair your rook leak.
Talk to your Legacy Roofing representative about getting started with RoofXTender on your next job.

Read More roof leaks
10/27/2011 Roofing

How to Control Roof Leaks

roof leaksTreat a leaking roof as an emergency, because it can wreak havoc in your house in a very short time. Attend to any signs of a roof leak, such as water entry, stains or mold, immediately to limit damage. Locate the leak from inside and then take steps to control the damage until you can have a suitable outside inspection and repair done.

Control Roof Leaks

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Locate the leak from inside

  1. The first and perhaps most obvious place to look for a roof leak is directly above the leak in a ceiling or exterior wall. Use a flashlight to inspect the attic floor over the leak while it’s raining. Look for standing water, water stains, mold, wet insulation or other exposed insulation.
  2. Examine the underside of the roof for wetness or mold around points of penetration (plumbing vents, chimneys), wherever different roof planes intersect (valleys) and near dormers. These symptoms indicate holes in the flashing or faulty flashing installation.
  3. A leak away from such locations suggests a problem in the roofing material. Keep in mind that water may travel sideways before passing through a joint in the roof sheathing, and may travel in a horizontal joint before falling on the floor or ceiling.
  4. Take measurements from points inside that you can also locate from outside. Measure down from a ridge and horizontally from the center of a valley or sidewall; or measure distances from a chimney or other point of penetration.
  5. If your ceiling is attached to roof rafters, as would be the case for a cathedral ceiling, all you can do from inside is take the measurements that will help you locate the leak externally, and attempt to control the damage internally.

Control the damage

  1. Water can travel on the underside of sheathing or down roof rafters before dropping off in one or more places. To control where it falls, tack a piece of string into the stream of water and let it hang into a bucket. The water will tend to follow the string.
  2. Poke or drill a hole in your ceiling to let the water through. This technique prevents the water from spreading across the top of the ceiling to other areas; it prevents the ceiling from becoming saturated, eliminating the chance of collapse and often the need for replacement; and it allows you to collect water from below using the string-and-bucket method.

Locate the leak from outside

  1. Using any measurements or other information you gathered indoors, make your initial outdoor observations from a ladder and/or using binoculars. Do not walk on a pitched roof during rain or as long as the roof is wet. A wood roof is particularly treacherous.
  2. Look for leaves and other debris slowing the natural downward flow of water, as often happens in valleys and adjacent to or above any roof penetration or dormer. If there is snow on the roof, an ice dam may have formed at the roof’s lower edge, causing water to back up under overlapping layers of roofing materials. Remove the obstruction if you can get to it safely.
  3. If or when you can safely get close enough, examine metal flashings for corrosion or open joints where they connect to a chimney or other roof penetration. You can temporarily patch metal flashings, but replacement is the only permanent solution. Typically, you can replace cracked or dried-out rubber gaskets on plumbing vents.
  4. Pay particular attention to any areas already covered with black flashing cement; these indicate locations of previously repaired leaks. Look for pinholes or cracks, which often occur as the material ages. Make temporary repairs by applying flashing cement with a putty knife.
  5. If or when you can safely get close enough, inspect attachment points for any antenna, satellite dish or other object screwed or nailed into the roof. A dab of roof flashing in good condition should cover each fastener. The best solution is to avoid mounting anything on your roof in the first place.
  6. If you determined from inside that your leak is midroof and therefore not related to flashing, look for damaged or missing asphalt shingles. On wood roofs, look for cracked or badly cupped or warped shingles or shakes. Look for joints in one course that fall less than 11/2 inches (4 cm) to the left or right of a joint in the course below. Flat or nearly flat roofs generally require very close inspection to locate damaged or badly worn areas.

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Read More low slope roof system
10/27/2011 Uncategorized

Low Slope Roof Systems

Legacy Roofing Low Slope Roof Systems, Rolled Mineral Guard

A great way to handle low-sloped roofs over porches, garages and other structures- Mineral Guards fiberglass construction ensures that the product will not absorb moisture, lies flatter and weathers better. Mineral Guard roof membrane is also a great way to add protection to valleys, eaves, dormers, and other sensitive areas on steep slope roofs.
Easy to install
Long lasting
Fiberglass reinforced
2 in. Selvage edge overlap
Resistant to moisture and weather
MFG Brand Name : GAF
MFG Model # : 1002180
MFG Part # : 1002180

Read More elastomeric roof system
10/27/2011 Roofing

Elastomeric Roof Systems

Legacy Roofing NOW Specializing in Elastomeric Roof Systems

  • We Make Roofs Last
  • Longer and Save Energy

ERSystems (Elastomeric Roofing Systems, Inc) is a national leader in cool roof coating technology and a strong supporter of sustainable and renewable building technologies.
ERSystems highly reflective roof coatings and membranes are Energy Star certified, meet LEED requirements and have been used to restore millions of square feet of metal, BUR, single ply membrane and foam roofing systems.

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.
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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.
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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 replacement-cost-value
10/25/2011 Uncategorized

What is Replacement cost value?

Damaged wind T lock, Colorado, Roof Replacement

Replacement Cost Value is the cost to repair the damaged item with an item of like kind and quality, without deduction for depreciation

What is depreciation?

Depreciation is the amount deducted from the replacement cost based upon the age and condition of the item being replaced.

What is actual cash value? (ACV)?

Actual cash value is based on the cost to repair or replace the damaged item with an item of like kind and quality, less depreciation.

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    Read More roof repair in denver
    08/13/2011 Roofing

    Longmont Roof Repair

    Residential and commercial roofing services in Longmont, Colorado:

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    Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Longmont

    Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

    What does my Insurance Cover?

    Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

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      08/13/2011 Roofing

      Greeley Roof Repair

      Residential and commercial roofing services in Greeley, Colorado:

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      Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Greeley

      Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

      What does my Insurance Cover?

      Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

      Greeley Colorado Roofing

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        08/13/2011 Uncategorized

        Castle Pines Roof Repair

        Legacy Roofing is a locally-owned business based in Aurora, Colorado. We are a drug-free company and our roofers are company employees dedicated to the highest standards of craftsmanship, safety, and customer service. That’s why we stand behind every roof with our with our dedication to QUALITY | SERVICE | INTEGRITY.

        Residential and commercial roofing services in Castle Pines, Colorado:

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        Interior damage caused by Roof Leaks in Castle Pines

        Most homeowners do not notice or recognize roof damage until interior leaks are noticeable on their ceiling’s. Considering Ceilings are not the number #1 thing homeowners notice after a long day of work. You will notice warped drywall from roof leaks or yellow stains. The roof damage has probably been an issue at this point for multiple years, Now Homeowners are forced to pay out of pocket for damages not covered by their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

        What does my Insurance Cover?

        Most Homeowners Insurance will cover the cost of the repairs for your damaged roof and interior drywall. Homeowner’s Insurance can be very confusing and include a lot of fine print. Major Insurance companies will add a clause that does not allow up to date building code upgrades. We, at Legacy Roofing, specialize in assuring that Insurance Adjuster covers the cost of building code upgrades

        Castle Pines Colorado Roofing

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