Category Archive:roofer of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when they’re having work done on their home is they forget to get it permitted. Many homeowners think that because they own their home they can do whatever they want to it. While this is mostly true, all homeowners still have to obtain permits to do any major work on their home. If they fail to do so, then it’s quite likely that whatever work they do won’t be included in the next appraisal of their home. If they don’t get the work permitted then they can’t include said work with the value of their home. This is a horrible thing for most homeowners as they realize that all the money they spent to get work done was all for naught because it didn’t increase the value of their property.

Not only will the work not be included in their home appraisal, but it’s also very possible that the work won’t be up to code because it wasn’t reviewed by an inspector throughout the process. Thus, what ends up happening is that people have to spend even more money when they’re trying to sell their home because they have to get the work inside up to code. It’s a total nightmare, and it’s added stress that most people don’t need when they’re trying to sell their home.

These are just a few of the reasons why it’s so important for you to find a roofer who will make sure your roof is up to code. It’s absolutely critical to make sure that the roofing company you hire has a strong understanding of the various codes in your municipality and state. They must know exactly how the roof has to be designed, what types of materials are allowed and which are not, and what things must be put on the roof to make sure that it’s up to code. While great companies, like Academy Roofing Inc., understand this, there are plenty out there who do not. Make sure to interview any roofing company you’re considering hiring to make sure that they have a strong understanding of the various codes in your area and how they will ensure that they are followed.

Of course, finding a roofing company that knows the codes is only part of the battle. What good is it if your roof is up to code but it falls apart within a year or two of the work being done? Thus, you must also find a roofing company that will build you a roof that is going to last for years and years. Being up to code is great, but having a roof that doesn’t fall apart or leak is equally important. Thus, only work with roofing companies that promise you that everything will be up to code while also working hard to ensure that you end up with a roof that is going to function properly for years and years to come. Once again, Academy Roofing Inc. is one such company. Give them a call today to set up an appointment.


Roofers do not have an easy job.

February 14th, 2014 / / categories: 31, roofer, roofers, roofing companies /

In driving around Denver, you will assuredly see a lot of construction and buildings being updated.  One of the great things about the city is that we are just now starting to hit our stride as one of the best places to live in the country.  I have had the opportunity to travel around quite a bit and it’s great to be able to visit a lot of the other great cities in the United States.  Nevertheless, in thinking about places that I would like to live, not many of those cities match what Denver has to offer in terms of being a city that is growing, laid back, and yet business like when it needs to be.  I have really enjoyed my time here and look forward to spending more time here.  Nevertheless, the reason why I bring up all of this stuff is that I have seen a lot of new construction in our city.  Most of the time, this construction is of new apartment buildings close to or in downtown.  They seem to be shooting up like there are not other options.  I am not sure how I feel about this, but I definitely hope that the majority of these places have retail space on the bottom and are mixed income.  Nevertheless, in seeing all of these different places being constructed, I can’t help but think of the people that are actually doing the building.  I find that I kind of feel bad for the people because they are having to spend a lot of time in the cold.  My organization is building a new building and even when the temperatures got down to zero degrees they were out there doing work.  I have to say that it is probably pretty difficult to be a roofer in Denver right now because of the winter and the need to still do your job.  It may not get much easier for the summer because then you have to deal with all of the heat and that is probably the busiest time of the year for most of the roofing companies in Denver.  I really do hope that these companies are able to pay their workers a decent amount to do what they are doing.  They play such a critical role in the building of our city that I would want to make sure that the roofers are being taken care of by their companies.  I am not sure what the policies are in this regard, but it would be interesting to do a bit more research on the topic to see what it would be like for someone to be working those jobs.  Healthcare is a big issue in our community, so being able to make sure that all of the new buildings and the future of our city is not being built on the backs of those that are not being taken care of is very important to me.  It would definitely be worth checking out in my opinion.