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Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

We know what you’re thinking – It’s summer, you want to be out having fun, not doing maintenance work on your roof. These summer roof maintenance tips will take only a couple of hours, but the time spent is well worth it because it could save you from costly roof repairs down the road.To ensure your safety, all of these summer roof care tasks are performed from the ground. If there is a need to go up on your roof,…

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3 Common Winter Roofing Problems

Cold weather has set in in NW Colorado, and we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about winter roofing issues. The roof is all that stands between your family and the outside elements and so, especially in the winter, there is nothing more important on a house than good roofing. We have put together a list of some common winter roofing problems and how to prevent or solve them. Remember, winter roofs can be slippery and dangerous. If you cannot…

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3 Preventative Fall Roofing Tips

In addition to regular exterior inspections (make sure to schedule one if you haven’t already! Annual roof checkups can prevent costly damage down the road), however, there are several other ways to safeguard against leaks this winter season. Roof leaks can cause severe damage to your home, inside and out. As water pools beneath shingles or other materials, it may cause warping and breakdown of your roof’s underlayment. In addition, perpetual seeping into the attic or behind drywall can lead…

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A Failing Roof: Danger Signals

Leakage in Attic After Wind-Driven Rain Possible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing Leakage in Attic After Ice Build-Up Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic Blistering and/or Peeling of Interior and/or Exterior paint Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls or Mold and Mildew Growth Possible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation Exterior…

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9 Tips: Summer Roofing Repair/Maintenance

The snow is (finally) melting away, and time to direct your focus to the exterior of your home. Your roof is very important keeping your home’s interior “safe and secure,” and keeping it in top shape in summer months can help you avoid costly repairs. Here are some great things you can do yourself so that you can keep your roof in great condition. 1.   Clean all your gutters and downspouts to make sure that water can freely flow through…

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Summer Roofing: Maintenance Tips

To keep your roof in great condition (and thereby extend its life) it’s good to be vigilant with year-round maintenance and checkups.  In the heat of a Colorado summer getting up on your roof may be the last thing you want to do, but it’s nonetheless very important.  Keep our following tips in mind when checking and maintaining your roof this summer. *As always, safety first.  If you will be working on your roof, let someone know in advance in…

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27 (Cheap) Ways to Keep Your House Cooler this Summer

Steamboat’s summers aren’t long compared to some locations, but they can still get pretty darn hot. Simple changes such as moving lamps away from thermostats can keep your house cool and save you hundreds of dollars. Below are some money — and energy — saving tips that will help keep you cool this summer. Get the most from your air conditioning Open windows and use portable or ceiling fans instead of operating your air conditioner. Even mild air movement of…

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5 Easy (and Affordable) Outdoor Improvements

The summer season is near, and that means an increased focus on the outside of our homes. Not only are our homes simply more visible in the summer months (Not buried under and surrounded by feat of snow), but we also spend more time outside – so only naturally do we want to make those outdoor spaces more appealing. Whether your home needs a quick pick-me-up in time for summer or a more dramatic improvement to compete in a buyer’s…

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Our specialty is your roof, but when it comes to home maintenance, it’s the whole picture that really counts. So as the days get warmer and we head into summer, be sure to run through our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist to make sure you’re ready. Exterior: Examine wood or hardboard trim and siding for caulk repair, damage, looseness, or missing or broken mortar to brick or stone veneer. Foundation: During melting or wet weather, inspect basement for dampness or leakage.…

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