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Why FEMA Advises Snow Removal Plans for Commercial Buildings

Winter Is Here For many people in the U.S. winter is here. Snow is currently falling across the Midwest and is also forecast for the Northeastern US in the coming days. Despite the forecast, proactive facility managers and building owners who already have their snow removal contingency plans in place are breathing a sigh of relief. These key decision makers recognize the critical importance of ensuring their commercial properties remain safe places to do work, shop, or store goods. They…

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4 Ways to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Shingle Color

Homeowners don’t buy roofs often, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time. The shingle color has to work with their house and style, complement the neighborhood, and take into consideration any other preferences the homeowner may have. Here are some tips to share with your homeowners to help them consider the best possible color for their next roof. Match to your house. Take a look at your house’s style—do you have bricks or…

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10 Tips to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

The biggest obstacle homeowners face when looking to fix or replace their roof is choosing the right person to do the job. After a damaging storm, they need to quickly get back to normal and perform the necessary roofing repairs. But that doesn’t mean they should just choose the first contractor who knocks on their door. Finding a contractor who is trustworthy, honest, and professional may sound difficult – but that’s where you come in. Contractors should share these 10 important…

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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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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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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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Spring Roofing Tips

Each spring, it’s smart to check for any havoc wreaked on your roof by our long, and often harsh, Steamboat winters. Although employing a roofing contractor is always the safest bet to ensuring an accurate inspection, the following recommendations can also be conducted on your own. Gutter Cleaning The purpose of a gutter is to prevent moisture buildup from damaging the structural integrity of your home by trapping water from the roof. Properly functioning gutters are essential to upholding a…

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