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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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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Common Winter Roofing Problems

We’re in the thick of it here in Steamboat Springs: We’ve had about 3 months of winter and still another couple to go.  It’s also the time when many roof problems start to reveal themselves.  Check out our list below, and if you have any questions or concerns at all, please be sure to contact us. Roof Leaks For sloped roofs, improper installation or high winds and rain can loosen the flashing and cause it to pull away. (Flashing Inspections…

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

There is still plenty of winter left in northern Colorado and, if you haven’t done a thorough home maintenance check yet, now is a good time to do it.  It’s best to do most of the following in the fall or early winter, but better late than never! Home Winter Maintenance Checklist 1. Tune up your heating system. For about $80 to $100, a technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and…

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Pre-Winter Roofing & Insulation Checklist

Is your roof and insulation ready for another long Steamboat winter? Below is a short checklist to make sure your home is read for serious weather. 1. Roof Shingle Damage An obvious example of some roof damage caused by wind. During the warmer months, strong winds may have caused damage to your shingles – even blowing them off entirely – but may have gone unnoticed. Take a good look at your entire roof to check for obvious damage to your…

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