roofing tips

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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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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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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Four Preventable Roof Leaks

When your roof is old or has sustained weather damage, there are common areas that tend to be culprits for leaking water. Keep an eye out for problems and take preventive measures to fix them before serious structural damage, or mold and mildew occurs. Here are some reasons water damage may occur in your home: Leaks at joints. Joints between the roof and the chimney or between two sloped sections of a roof are highly susceptible to leaking. Leaking will…

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