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During the winter Wimmer Roofing receives a number of calls from around the Denver Metro area about roof leaks. The majority of these calls are determined to be the result of condensation.
What is Condensation?
Condensation is moisture that develops in the attic space or space between the living space and roofline.
What causes condensation?
In most cases, there is insulation in attic space. This could be fiberglass batting, sprayed foam, structural insulated panels, etc. During the day, especially in Colorado on most days, the sun heats up the roofing materials. The roof absorbs this heat and transfers it to the space between the roofline and insulation.
The hot air then increases the evaporation process of ambient water in the area drawing moisture into the attic space. Lack of ventilation causes the water molecules to stay trapped in the attic space. As the air cools off the evaporative water molecules begin to cool and condenses to liquid. This can cause water to seep into the decking, drip through insulation to sheet rock and dry wall, and/or seep through to windows or other entry points.
How do you resolve condensation?
The main cause for condensation is lack of airflow through the attic space. Therefore, the best solution is to make sure your roof is properly ventilated. There should be an intake and outtake in every roofing system. Soffit vents and gable or roof vents should be installed properly to allow for enough airflow to allow cool air in and warm air out.
Additionally hot air from the interior of the home should also be properly ventilated. If a bathroom or dryer vent is vented directly into the attic space, this can cause warm air and moisture to form further adding to the condensation.
If you have any questions about condensation and what you can do to prevent or remedy it’s cause please contact us at 720-339-7247 or
and we’ll help to best of our ability to answer.
Or you can visit this publication from Cornell University, which we found extremely informative.
United In Orange!
At Wimmer Roofing we are proud Broncos fans! We changed our logo temporarily while the Broncos are making their playoff run to show our support.
Replacing Roofs In Winter Time
Most homeowner’s have some concern about having their roof replaced in the winter, and with good reason. Weather can be unpredictable, especially in our beautiful state of Colorado. However, our beautiful state also has an abundance of sunny days. (Even in the winter!) Wimmer Roofing will perform re-roof projects all year round given the following conditions:
1) There is not an abundance of snow on the existing roof
2) The chance for precipitation during the project is low
3) The temperature does not drop below a certain degree (This varies depending on the roofing product. Thicker shingles require warmer temperatures than most)
Wimmer’s production team does an excellent job of scheduling around weather and temperature. Materials and labor are scheduled according to weather predictions no less than one week ahead of time. This means you will not have to worry about material sitting at your property while waiting for the weather to clear.
Don’t let the winter months scare you out of replacing your roof. Replacing or repairing your roof now can prevent costly damages that can occur through out the winter months. Call Wimmer Roofing today and schedule a time to meet with one of our roofing specialist. 720.339.7247
Senate Bill 12-038
On June 6th, 2012 the state of Colorado passed Senate Bill 12-038 making it illegal for any roofing contractor to discount, pay or waive any portion of an insurance deductible. The new law states: "
6-22-105. Waiver of insurance deductible prohibited.
(1) A ROOFING CONTRACTOR THAT PERFORMS ROOFING WORK, THE PAYMENT FOR
WHICH WILL BE MADE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF A PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
INSURANCE POLICY ISSUED PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF ARTICLE 4 OF TITLE 10,
C.R.S., SHALL NOT ADVERTISE OR PROMISE TO PAY, WAIVE, OR REBATE ALL
OR PART OF ANY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE APPLICABLE TO THE CLAIM FOR
PAYMENT FOR ROOFING WORK ON THE COVERED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
(2) IF A ROOFING CONTRACTOR VIOLATES SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS
(a) THE INSURER TO WHOM THE PROPERTY OWNER SUBMITTED THE
CLAIM FOR PAYMENT FOR THE ROOFING WORK IS NOT OBLIGATED TO
CONSIDER THE ESTIMATE OF COSTS FOR THE ROOFING WORK PREPARED BY
THE ROOFING CONTRACTOR; AND
(b) THE PROPERTY OWNER WHOSE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IS
INSURED UNDER THE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE POLICY OR THE
INSURER THAT ISSUED THE POLICY MAY BRING AN ACTION AGAINST THE
ROOFING CONTRACTOR IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO
RECOVER DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER OR INSURER AS A
CONSEQUENCE OF THE VIOLATION."
Please be aware that roofing contractors that are offering to waive or pay for your insurance deductible are in violation of this new law. To learn more about what is included in Senate Bill 12-038 please visit:
Congratulations to FC Gatos Verde
We are proud to announce that the FC Gatos Verde (sponsored by Wimmer Roofing and Exteriors) finished first place on Sunday June 10th, 2012 in the Colorado Amateur Soccer League Second Division. Congratulations to all our players and thanks for representing us for the past couple months.
June 6th, 2012 Hailstorm
On Wednesday June 6th, 2012 a hailstorm hit Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and Colorado Springs. Below is a picture of some of the smaller hail stones. This storm caused devastating damage to properties including roofs, siding, gutters, fencing, etc. Wimmer Roofing is advising all homeowners affected by this storm to call us for a free inspection of the property and to discuss your options with regards to filing for an insurance claim. Because of the severity of damage and the wide spread area in which the storm hit we recommend contacting us as soon as possible as insurance adjusters will likely be booked for the months ahead. Contact us today at 720-339-7247 or
May 5th, 2012 Hailstorm
On Saturday May 5th, 2012 a hailstorm hit the Aurora / South East Denver area. Wimmer Roofing has inspected several roofs in this area and we have seen everything from severe damage to no damage within the same neighborhoods. We want to remind all of our homeowners that it is in your best interest to have a qualified roofer inspect your roof prior to contacting your insurance company. The damage that can be created from a hailstorm can vary based on directionality of the storm, slope of your roof, and many other variables that come into play. Please contact us today and one of our experienced field representatives will inspect your entire property for damage. If damage is sufficient enough to warrant filing an insurance claim, we will provide you with pictures of the damage as well as inform you about the insurance process and what your next step should be. If there is no damage to be found you will have the peace of mind in knowing that your roof held up during the storm and that there is no current potential for a leaking roof.
Photo courtesy of 9News (http://www.9news.com/news/article/266777/339/Colorado-Forecast--Hail-up-to-golfball-size-pounded-parts-of-metro-Denver-Saturday-night)
Wimmer Safety Trailer and OSHA
At Wimmer Roofing we are dedicated to the safety of our crew and our homeowners. The trailer pictured below was built with the intention of housing all of our personal protection equipment and keeping our crew focused on the safety of themselves and others around them. OSHA has several requirements when it comes to safety and roofing and we make sure that these requirements and more are addressed before every job gets underway.
Prior to beginning every job, our crew will meet around the safety trailer with our project manager to review safety guidelines and expectations for the day. At this time our project manager will inspect and hand out personal protection equipment. Once all safety equipment and expectations are handed out, our project manager will inspect the property for any safety hazards and post signs for areas where crewmembers and any site visitors should take caution.
This trailer along with ongoing courses in OSHA safety for our crew managers and sales representatives help us go above and beyond to make sure that our job sites are as safe as possible.