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Can you roof over existing shingles?

two layers of roofing shingles

Sometimes we’re called out to quote a residential roofing project and we find that someone has roofed over existing shingles. That is, they’ve installed new shingles over old, damaged or worn-out ones. Often when we see this, we learn that it was the homeowner that installed the new shingles over the old ones, and not…

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Which type of roofing shingles to put on your house

new roof on fort collins house

The chore of choosing a roofing shingle for your house can be daunting. There are options for just about every budget and styles for every taste. There is also a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from. To make the task even more difficult, there are now metal roofing products that look like…

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What are the different types of roofing shingles

illustration demonstrating the 4 different types of residential roofing shingles

Today, there are lots of different types of roofing shingles available in Colorado and around the nation. And, they are not all made with asphalt. There are metal roofing products that look like asphalt shingles. There are also asphalt shingles that look like slate or wood shake. To make things more confusing, technically, clay tiles…

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commercial vs residential roofing shingles

metal shingle roof

Quick quiz: What’s the difference between commercial and residential roofing shingles? That’s actually a trick question. The answer is, nothing. Technically, there’s no difference between the shingles themselves. Those shingles you see on your dentist’s roof are the exact same shingles you can get for your home. They are not ‘commercial’, or heavy duty, or…

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Should you replace your roof before selling your home

curled asphalt shingles on roof

If you’re getting ready to move or list your home, you might be wondering if you should replace your roof before selling it. After all, among the first things people see as they either approach your home, or view it on-line, is the roof. If your roof has obvious damage, such as curled or cracked…

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Flat roof advantages and disadvantages

house with flat roof next to house with sloped roof

Flat roofs aren’t just for commercial buildings. We’ve also installed lots of flat roof systems onto residential structures, such as home additions. If you’re in the unique position of choosing a roof design, than you’re probably wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of a flat roof. Depending upon your requirements, desires and budget, a…

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Gutter cleaning tips

a clogged rain gutter on house

Gutter and downspout cleaning is just one of those regular maintenance things that needs to get done. Whether you do it yourself or you hire someone, you’ll rest easier knowing that that project is off your plate for a while. Below, you’ll find our gutter cleaning tips. Feel free to leave a comment below and/or…

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Which flat roof system is best?

best flat roof award

Let’s cut right to the chase. “Which flat roof system is best?” really isn’t the right question. Instead, you should ask “which flat roof system is appropriate?” You see, the ‘best‘ flat roofing system for Joe’s Computers might not be appropriate for Diane’s Day Diner is she’s looking for the ‘best flat roof system’. If…

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new steel residential roof looks like wood shake

residential metal roof

50 years ago, when Dave built his house, he chose wood shake. He chose that roofing material due to its attractive, classic appearance. In those 50 years, however, he has replaced that roof three times! Today, Dave wanted a roofing material that was just as attractive as wood shake, but one that would last a…

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