The Importance of Gutters

Having quality gutters installed on your home can do a multitude of things that are beneficial for your home.

Good gutters, installed correctly can:

  • Prevent foundational problems like flooding under the house or into the basement
  • Prevent erosion to landscaping or turf
  • Protect against water damage to the side of your home
  • Prevent water leaking into your home

Maintenance of your gutters is also extremely important in preventing water damming, leaks into the home, and even fire hazards such as excess leaf build up. At Cricket Roofing we offer several gutter and guard options to keep your home and property safe, debris-free, and protected from weather damage.

Have any questions or concerns about your gutters? Give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

How to Handle Insurance Claims

Insurance claims can be daunting and even unreliable, especially in Colorado with weather ranging from severe rain, wind, lightning, and hail to heavy snow falls.

In general, the Colorado Springs area tends to encounter small “pea-sized” hailstorms that cause little or no damage. Homeowners may notice small rock granules (or bitumen as it’s referred to in the shingle world), in their downspouts.

This gradual degradation of the shingle’s main surface material will eventually cause the roof to fail yet not show signs of hail impacts. I call this the “death by 1000 cuts” effect of these minor hailstorms because they cause damage that’s not covered by insurers.

Whenever a homeowner suffers a hailstorm it’s smart to call Cricket Roofing for a courtesy inspection before calling their insurance company. This prevents the homeowner from being considered a high-risk policy holder by their insurer and potentially being dropped. Yes, this has happened to homeowner’s who’ve never actually filed a loss claim.

At Cricket Roofing we offer comprehensive assistance for all your roofing insurance claim needs. Contact us to get started!

Why you should get a Roof Inspection

Inspections are the best way to invest in the future of your home. Roof replacement can cost upwards of $12,000 whilst repairs can range from $200 to $400 depending on the age and state of the roof.

The size and pitch of your roof, along with accessibility, materials choice, existing chimneys or skylights are all major factors in the estimation of a repair or replacement.

The National Roofing Contractor’s Association recommends a self-check at least twice a year in addition to professional inspections. We think it comes down to multiple factors: the age of the home, the materials used for the rafters, underlayment or base layer, shingles, tiles, flashing, gutters, the environment (multiple storms, high winds etc.)

If you don’t feel comfortable inspecting your own roof or it’s been a bit since you’ve had a professional take a look, you should definitely reach out to an expert.

Know where your roof stands with a free roofing inspection from Cricket Roofing. Request a free inspection today!

Commercial Roofing

Everyday your commercial building faces multiple, potential and common hazards like wind, rain, hail, snow, and even fire. The roof is the most vulnerable part of your building so ensuring it is reliable protects it, and the business within.

Inspection and maintenance are crucial to ensuring your commercial building stays up and running. Cricket Roofing offers a free inspection to ensure safety standards and codes are being met. Catching problems early can safeguard against tremendous costs during the lifetime of your business’ roof.

Contact us today and let Cricket Roofing help protect your business from weather damage, unforeseen risks/hazards, and more!

Residential Roofing

Quality roofing is vital in protecting your home, loved ones and belongings. Your home is one of the largest investments you’ll make, ensuring the roof is safe and reliable protects your investment and your family.

We specialize in roofing, gutters and more so whether you’re building a home, buying a home, or currently own a home and need a trusted, local roofer, please consider us.

Our experience as Colorado Springs natives makes us well-versed in all things Colorado. Weather here is extremely unpredictable, and your roof needs to be prepared as the first line of defense from severe wind, rain, lightning, hail and heavy snow falls.

At Cricket Roofing we offer free, comprehensive, inspections to assess your home’s unique needs. Call or request online today for a free inspection!