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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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Snow Removal: A Warning

This is a photo of damage done to a shingle roof last winter. While we are not certain of what tool caused this damage, the distraught homeowner told us the following: They hired a contractor for winter rooftop snow removal, though the contractor was not a roofer.  They are not sure of how he went about the removal throughout the winter. They found this damage in the spring, after the contractor’s work, but he refused to fix the repair, or…

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How to check for (and fix) a roof leak

Leaky roof?  Sometimes nothing can be more frustrating. Often calling in an expert can make things simpler, quicker, and safer.  But, if you are the handy-type, or would simply like to try to tackle a house project for yourself, below are some simple tips to help guide you: 1. Find the leak. (“Duh,” right?).  While this is often the hardest part of fixing a leaky roof.  Often where the leak comes through your ceiling is not the true source of…

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The Warning Signs: Do I need a new roof?

Have you been worried about your roof?  Wondering if there are some key warning signs to watch out for?  In fact, there are. While we would always suggest that you call a reputable roofing company for an inspection, you can also do checks on your own on a regular basis. Here are some warning signs that should alert you to contact a qualified roofing inspector (See photos here): Warning 1: Ceiling Spots Caused by leaks in the roof Warning 2:…

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Beware these words: “Can we cover your insurance deductible?”

Fraud is common in any industry these days, and the roofing industry is no different. but probably even more so in the roofing industry.  Random Joes and “fly-by-night” outfits can set up shop in any neighborhood, preying on panicked homeowners who are told that they need their roof repaired “now,” but are terrified by the cost. And so in creep the “fly-by-night” roofing operations who offer to “help” you through the Insurance claim process. Usually, they then offer to pay…

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Finding a Roofing Company: Tips & Warnings

It’s storm season in Colorado; the time when wind, hail, and more leave homeowners scrambling to get their roofs repaired fast.  But this can lead to disaster in the long run, especially financially.  Unfortunately roofing scams are on the rise – up 400% in 2010 according to CBS Denver – and so homeowners need to be careful when choosing a roofing contractor, no matter how much of an “emergency” it is.  Below are three key “scams” to watch out for,…

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