4510 S Federal Blvd Englewood, Colorado 80110

3525 N Cascade Ave #204 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(303) 761-6400(24/7)

(719) 434-3020(24/7)

Roofing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Owning a home is a great investment, but protecting your investment comes with work. Some tasks are easier than others, but every system in the home depends on the roofing system to work properly. If you suspect a roof problem, or know you have a leak, take care of this as soon as possible! Procrastinating roof problems or clogged gutters will only cost more the longer you wait.

First, Get a Professional Inspection

If you have any questions about your roof, you should get a professional inspection. A professional from Excel Roofing will let you know if anything is wrong with your roof. The door knocker companies always recommend filing an insurance claim. Excel does not do this; we never recommend filing an insurance claim unless there is clear damage that exceeds the homeowner’s deductible. If a roof repair is necessary, we have a full repair department to take care of you. Would you believe most residential roofers don’t do repairs?

If you have trees around your home, trim them and don’t forget to clean the gutters!

Leaves and branches will clog gutters and cause them to overflow. Excel has seen gutters get pulled off of the home because of excessive weight! Clean your gutters regularly and cut any branches from nearby trees that overhang your roof. Clogged, leaking, and improperly draining gutters will cause damage to your home’s paint, wood, and foundation. Excel has flat rate pricing for cleaning gutters:                    

1 Story Roof $199

2 Story Roof $299

3 Story Roof $399

The advertising for gutter protection systems makes them seems like a great solution for clogged gutters. Unfortunately, Excel has never seen a system that works well. Most gutter protection causes heavy rain to overshoot the gutters, they also cause icicles and ice damming problems. Gutter protection systems can also be awfully expensive, $20 or more per foot ☹

Flashings and Roof Leaks

A professional inspection will verify all the flashing is sealed and no water is accumulating behind chimneys or skylights. Standing water and ice will penetrate the roof and cause leaks. We are experts at finding leaks. The best way to find a roof leak is to spray water with a hose on the suspected area and have a person in the attic determine where the water is coming in. This sounds straight forward, but some leaks are extremely difficult to find. When the leak is found, the area should be re-done and then perform another water test to verify the leak is fixed!

Attic Ventilation

Does your attic have proper ventilation? This is critical to keeping your home cool in the summer and will prevent premature shingle failure. How do you know if your house has proper venting? Walk around the outside you should see a grated vent in the soffit every 10 to 15 feet. The soffit is that area between the gutters and the house wall. The home should have a number of vents on the high point of the roof. The air goes in the soffit vents and out the roof vents. If the system does not have a place for the air to go in and out, it’s probably done wrong. You can find more information about this here.

Attic Insulation

Attic insulation is particularly important in keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. R-49 is the recommended amount of insulation for attic in our area. This roughly equals 20 inches of insulation. The insulation should not cover the soffit vents at the lower edge of the attic; sunlight should be visible through the soffit grates, if you can’t see light, this should be fixed. Excel is not an insulation installer; however, we work closely with insulation contractors because insulation is a vital component of a complete roofing system. To learn more about the complete roofing system click here.

Protect your largest investment. If you have any questions about your roof call Excel. If you have a leak, suspect hail damage, or need your gutters cleaned we are your go-to company. Excel has been in business since 1993, serviced over 36,000 customers, has an A+ rating with the BBB, and is personally recommended by Tom Martino. The most important thing that every consumer should demand from contractors working on their home is Excel’s motto: You Don’t Pay A Cent Until You’re Content!

Receive a half-price solar-powered attic fan for $500, with the purchase of a full roof. Normally $999.


Why Homeowners and Businesses Choose Us

Colo Radans
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Excel Roofing is the only roofing company I would trust and recommend to others. Kevin M. is extremely helpful and professional at all time with his experience and knowledge.
Ralitsa Carter
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I highly recommend consulting with a true roof insurance expert like Excel Roofing, as there are a lot of details one can easily miss if not in the field on a regular basis.
Mary Kimball
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Omar came out and repaired some of our inside ceiling where the nails lifted the drywall. He is an amazing worker, a master at his job. Ask for Omar as he is a real asset to Excel Roofing!
Cindy L
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This company has gone way beyond my expectations. Thank you Jay and especially thank you JR for doing such a great job, being dependable, on time and affordable.
Rick Sturdivant
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Troy Lindsay and his team did a great job installing a new roof. They even worked with me when I wanted a solar-powered attic fan installed and helped me size and choose one.
brian niles
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These guys are top notch! You will not find better service anywhere!! Thank you Excel!!
Dustin Sieve
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I would absolutely recommend Excel roofing for any roofing, gutters or painting. I plan on using them again for any future claims.
Eric Zietlow
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Eric the project manager answered all calls and e mails promptly, addressed any concerns, and followed up on small issues. Good looking roof, no headaches or stress on my end.
Nicki Shields
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The building inspector said this was one of the best roof jobs she has seen, she was very impressed. I highly recommend Excel Roofing for roofs, siding, and windows. I could not be more pleased! Look no further.
Sonny Romero
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Matt Foster was our Project Manager. Matt was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was involved from the estimate through the final inspection. Excel Roofing did an outstanding job.
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Troy and his crew were outstanding. He explained the details every step of the way. They gave us a job date and completed on time.
Kevin Donahue
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Unlike the other companies who bid my roofing job, Excel (Brock) was not pushy and the deal did not have to be signed before he left the house. I am extremely pleased.
Ana Kauffman
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Love Chris, had my best interest in mind during the entire roof replacement process. He was able to rush the job for us given that we were nearing the closing date of the sale of the house.
Andy Dimmen
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Throughout the process I had one point of contact at Excel (Brock). Brock managed the entire process so that I didn’t have to do a thing. I will recommend Excel to everyone I know
Taylor Hood
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I would have given 5 stars. Giving 4 because of how hard Matt worked to get project finished and they were priced very reasonable compared to other roofing companies.
Beth Rogers
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Troy and his crew went above and beyond for us. Working to help us navigate insurance claim. Great job, on time, on budget, house looks great. Couldn't be happier! Highly recommend Mr Troy and his crew!
Bob Andersen
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wonderful company to work with.. from the initial call for someone to come look.. the project manager Bob was at the house within an hour.
Mindy Densmore
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They showed up on time, determined the problem, showed us a video of what to do to prevent it in the future and and took care of it immediately. I highly recommend Excel.
j snoy
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I definitely recommend and will use again. Chris the project manager was very quick to respond and quite reliable. Overall, a great roofing experience.

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4510 S Federal Blvd
Englewood, Colorado 80110

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3525 N Cascade Ave #204 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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1574 N Main Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

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