What are Architectural Roof Shingles?

There are many different factors that go into the look and style of your home. In the past, your roof was not designed to offer aesthetic appeal, but that has all changed with the invention of architectural shingles. This roofing type has quickly risen to the top of today’s market and is going nowhere for the immediate future. More and more homeowners are getting acquainted with the many benefits of architectural shingles, but some are still out of the loop. If you are not aware of the beauty and longevity that is offered by this roof type, you should continue reading below for more valuable information or simply call a local trusted roof replacement specialist.

What Are They?

Architectural roof shingles are named mostly for their design. There have been many recent innovations done involving typical shingles to make them more dimensional. This innovation and technology has brought a new type of roofing option that makes the design the focal point. Architectural shingles have a very distinct look and offer high drama that is ideal for luxurious homes looking to make a statement. All of eth changes to typical shingles simply resulted in the new name and design that has taken off in popularity.

What Are They Made Of?

Much like other roofing options, architectural roof shingles come in a variety of types. However, they are generally constructed using heavy fiber glass mat base and ceramic coated granules. The granules are finely and expertly put into the water-resistant asphalt. Synthetic slate is also a common material for this type of roof shingle to be constructed from.

The Appearance

This type of roofing shingle can last up to 50 years, but the appearance and design is what will catch your eye. The three dimensional appearance is so different from anything that you have ever seen before in a roof. Many of the most appealing and gorgeous homes incorporate architectural roof shingles into the overall design of the home to give it a complete stylish feel. If the design of your home matters to you, this is really the only roofing option you should consider. You have a variety of colors and quality options that you can choose from to customize your roof based on your preferences.

Keep in mind that if shingles are installed improperly, they can look terrible no matter what design and color you choose! Be sure to hire quality Colorado Springs roofers for your installation.

High Quality and Appeal

This type of roof shingle is highly durable and offers longevity that can’t be matched. The design and style are an added bonus that any homeowner would choose.

The architectural shingles that Homefix typically uses come from one of the largest manufacturers in the world: GAF.

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Different Types of Roof Shingles

When it comes to replacing your roof, the type of roof shingles that you choose has the most importance. Roof replacements can be extremely expensive and different types of roof shingles can offer discounts. However, you have to know what type of quality each type offers and the type that is most appropriate for use on your home. Choosing between different shingles is not easy, but this guide should offer meaningful insight. You should be aware of all the pros and cons associated with every roof shingle type before you make a decision.

Asphalt Shingles

This is the most common type of roof shingles and also offers the most affordability. Asphalt shingles are a great option, because they are in compliance with all Energy Star standards for a cool roof rebate. This will give you access to even more savings and help you not lose out on quality. This type of shingle is a bit thinner than other options, but it does offer a quality lifespan. Most asphalt shingles will last from 20 to 30 years, which is very durable.

There are also upgraded versions of the asphalt shingle that can last even longer. They are thicker and more durable. It may cost more, but it’ll save you in the long run because you won’t have to pay the deductible every time a hail storm rolls through your city. Ask your Colorado Springs roofing contractor what version of asphalt shingle they recommend.

Wood Shingles

This type is more costly than asphalt, but it offers more style that many homeowners are looking for. This roof shingle type is designed to be more aesthetically appealing, because it looks more naturally aged. The type of wood that you choose will determine the durability of this roofing type. For example, cedar or redwood roof shingles can last from 30 to 50 years. This makes them a preferred option over asphalt for homeowners that are not on a tight budget.

Metal Roofs

Another roofing type that many homeowners choose from is metal. Metal roofing systems are designed mostly for homes that have either a flat or steep roofline. The type of metal that can be used ranges from solid metal to constructed metal. This type of roof can be very cheap, if you choose low-galvanized metal. This type of roof is really becoming a very popular option for homeowners all over the country. Metal roofs are now becoming the norm wherever you look and can last for up to 50 years.

Tile Shingles

This type of roof shingle is known for the style that it exudes. It is very popular for homes that have a Mediterranean or Spanish feel. It offers a unique look and will last for about 80 years, which makes it one of the most durable roof shingles in existence.

You can also check out this article on wikipedia to learn more about roof shingles than you ever wanted to know. 🙂

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We provide free Colorado Springs roofing inspections to all Colorado Springs residents. During the inspection, we’ll get up on your roof and let you know if you have damage. If you do have damage, we’ll work with the insurance company on your behalf!

We are licensed and insured for all kinds of Colorado Springs Roofing projects.

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How is Homefix different from other Colorado Springs roofing companies?

  • Honesty and Integrity. The roofing industry is full of slick salesmen and con artists. We pride ourselves on turning away business if a roof is in good shape. We’ll tell it like it is in order to give you peace of mind and save you money.
  • Better Communication. We communicate with our customers throughout the entire process, letting them know what to expect and when to expect it.
  • Wide Range of Services. We’re not just a roofing company. We are experts in all residential remodeling, repair, and roofing services.

Will my insurance company cover the cost of my new roof?

If you were to call your insurance company, file a claim, and have an insurance adjuster come out to inspect the roof, they would do their very best to find a reason not to cover it. Occasionally, they are correct – your roof might be in great shape and not need to be replaced. But most of the time, we can “open their eyes” and help them see the damage and then negotiate on your behalf in order to get them to cover the cost of the new roof.

The bottom line is: Call us first. We’ll provide a free inspection so that you can be sure to get an honest assessment and increase your chances of not having to pay for a roof out of your own pocket.

Will my insurance company cover other damage on my property?

Yes! We will inspect the rest of your property to see if there is any other damage. If we find some, we’ll put that together in the claim for you. Most of the time, we can get the insurance company to cover fences, siding, decks, drywall, and other things that have been damaged from extreme weather.

Does Homefix only do residential roofing?

No! Don’t let our name fool you. We can handle commercial roofs as well. Nearly any type of building or complex that needs to keep dry, we can handle it.

Hire the best Colorado Springs roofing contractors in town.  You won’t regret it. We look forward to serving you soon! (719) 749-1788

For more information on the different types of roofing materials, read Different Types of Roof Shingles or, if you prefer, read this article from wikipedia.

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Basement Finishing in Colorado Springs

Want to finish your basement? Our team has been finishing basements for over 30 years. We take pride in helping our clients’ dreams become realities.

If you’re looking to add value to your home, finishing your basement should be one of your top three priorities. It literally adds finished square footage, which realtors and home buyers love! In Colorado Springs, the average resale value that you gain by finishing your basement is over 75%, which is the second highest yielding remodeling project according to CostvsValue.com in this report.

Griff and his team finish jobs well and see the details to complete each job correctly. I appreciate that they return phone calls in a timely manner and clean up after their work. We highly recommend Homefix to anyone!

7 basement ideas and reasons to get your basement finished:

  1. Improve your resale value
  2. Add a game room
  3. Add a guest room, or two
  4. Give the kids a place to hang
  5. Make it a man-cave
  6. Enjoy your own private movie theater
  7. Better, more organized storage

What value does Homefix provide as a contractor? 

One of the biggest pieces of value that we provide our clients is the speed at which we work. It doesn’t matter who the contractor is, a construction project always brings a bit of stress with it. The shorter we can make the process, the better it is for everyone. We do this by using our skilled team of internal craftsmen as well as proven reliable subcontractors that we have been working with for years.

We are licensed with Pikes Regional Building Department and we understand the building codes required to pass inspection on a basement finishing Colorado Springs project. Be careful of contractors who aren’t licensed and want you to pull the permit for them. This is not necessarily a bad scenario in itself, but if they don’t know what they’re doing, the liability is on you as the home owner – and this can lead to costly reconstruction. We, on the other hand, carry that burden for you.

If you’re thinking about a finishing your basement in Colorado Springs, start and end with Homefix.

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Handyman Services

Have a list of honey-do projects for a handyman in Colorado Springs to handle for you? We’ll check everything off your list so you don’t have to (and we’ll do it very quickly!).

 

We have been providing handyman services in Colorado Springs since 2007 and have 100+ combined years of experience in remodeling and repair.

Our handyman services include but are not limited to: 

  • Drywall repair
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Tile repair
  • Small plumbing repair
  • Deck repair
  • Fence repair
  • Door repair
  • Concrete repair
  • Flooring repair
  • Stucco repair
  • Siding repair
  • Flashing repair
  • Small landscaping projects
  • General maintenance and much more!

We’ve been delighted with HOMEfix’s work on each of several projects. From cabinetry to remodel, to innovative solutions to space issues, to exterior home repair and interior painting. A great value each time! – Happy Customer

We are licensed and insured – ready to serve. Let us know how we can serve you today. 

We provide fixed-costs estimates on every project which means you’ll know exactly what the project is going to cost before we even start. We only charge by the hour for rare situations. Give us a call to schedule your estimate: 719-749-1788.

We look forward to showing you why we’re the best handyman Colorado Springs residences have ever seen. Let us make your life easier!

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Painting Contractors Colorado Springs

Looking to add some color to your home? Maybe just a little freshening up? Hire our professional team of painters!

We provide both exterior and interior painting in Colorado Springs. Whether it’s trim, walls, ceilings, decks, sheds, siding, or all the above, we can handle it!

We’ve been delighted with HOMEfix’s work on each of several projects. From cabinetry to remodel, to innovative solutions to space issues, to exterior home repair and interior painting. A great value each time! – Cary and Susan Humphreys

We are licensed and insured – ready to serve.

What constitutes a quality painting job? There’s a difference between knowing how to paint and knowing how to paint well. The key to every great painting project lies in the prep work. Some surfaces need to be cleaned, primed and possibly even sanded before hand. If it’s not done correctly, the paint could end up pealing off in less than a year – especially exterior painting in Colorado Springs because of the hot sun.

What does it mean to “cut in”? Cutting in is term used to describe the act of painting with a brush next to other surfaces of a different color – like next to door trim, baseboards, or ceilings. It’s very easy to mess this up and not achieve a clean straight line. When you cut-in lines are messed up, everyone one can tell that something just doesn’t feel right about the room. Proper paint preparation is key to a quality paint job.

We have the expertise needed to make sure your house painting Colorado Springs project is done right the first time – which will ultimately save you money in the long run.

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Drywall Repair, Installation, and Finishing

Have some issues with your drywall? Cracks? Dents? Holes? Water damage?

We repair, install, patch, texture and finish drywall. We can make it look like it never even happened.

Don’t waste time and money trying to do it yourself. It’s an art form that takes time to get perfect. Let us take care of it quickly for you.

Give us a call for all of your drywall repair in Colorado Springs and other handyman needs.

Very friendly and efficient! Professional and thorough – thank you! ~ Jacob Slack

We are licensed and insured – ready to serve.

What is orange-peel texture? This is the kind of drywall texture that literally looks like the peel of an orange. It’s made up of thousands of small bumps. For small drywall repair jobs, we can use a repair kit, but for larger areas we use a compressor and a hopper gun to apply this kind of texture.

What is knockdown texture? This kind of texture is best described as a thick orange-peel texture that has been flattened. It’s like chopping the tops of the mountains off. Most newer homes in Colorado Springs have knockdown texture, but higher end homes can often have troweled texture which provides a mountain-home feel and is harder to do (but we can do it!)

Can texture be matched? Yes, we can match textures when doing drywall repair in Colorado Springs, but often times it’s best to spray the entire surface that the repair is located so as to “feather it in.”

We also provide house painting services – so after we get done repairing, installing, or finishing your drywall, we can prime and paint it to look as good as new!

Give us a call today for your Colorado Springs drywall repair, drywall installation or drywall finishing projects.

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Deck Remodeling

Does your deck need to be remodeled or repaired? Or how about a new deck altogether?

Colorado Springs has the perfect climate for enjoying your deck during the summer and fall. Treat yourself to a deck that is not only safe and will last a long time, but one you can truly be proud of.

Griff and his team were personable, did a professional job, and we absolutely recommend them! ~ John & Jean Wheaton

We are licensed, insured and we look forward to remodeling or repairing your deck. 

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Tile and Flooring Installation

We are your Flooring Colorado Springs experts. We provide a variety of tile, wood, and carpet floors to choose from. Let us quote your next project!

Need tile installed on the floor?

Need tile installed on the shower walls?

Or how about some wood or laminate flooring?

We can install all types of tile and flooring!

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We are licensed and insured. Let us serve you on your next tile or flooring project!

Do we sell tile or flooring? No, but here are a few places we recommend looking for tile at. If you pick it out, we can purchase and deliver it.

  • Tom Keithley with Choice Floors: (719) 761-3055. Tom will come to your house with samples and help you decide what kind of flooring to get. Very convenient!
  • Tile Traders (Fillmore and Nevada – we can get a discount here if you order through us)
  • World of Tile (Academy and Lehman)
  • Home Depot or Lowes (we recommend these when you are in a hurry or on a tight budget)

What is a “mud pan”? A mud pan is a custom-built waterproof tile shower basin. It can be made at any size you choose. It’s a combination of concrete, durock, rubber membrane, three-piece drain, and tile. If these are not done right, they can leak and cause expensive problem later on. But when done right, they are beautiful! And we do them right every time.

Types of Popular Tile: 

We recommend using Porcelain or Ceramic and then using glass tiles for accent strips.

Keep us in mind for all of your tile Colorado Springs projects as well as any other flooring you might need installed. We’re here to serve.

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Reconstruction after damage

Have you been the victim of catastrophic damage? Call a company like Old World Restoration, ServPro or Top Gun to clean it all up and then call us to help you put it all back together.

We have experience handling insurance claims from water, fire, mold, and other disasters that take place in Colorado Springs. Our expert team of craftsman can put it back together BETTER than it was before.

Let us help you get your life back to normal!

Homefix is super responsive and fast in work. I am totally satisfied and will recommend to others! ~ Coleen Prayne

We are licensed and insured – ready to serve you in the reconstruction process.

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