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If you’re wondering if impact resistant shingles are worth the additional cost, keep reading. Below, we cover what impact resistant shingles are, if they’re worth the additional cost, how much more they cost, and what the advantage is. What are impact resistant (or IR) shingles? Impact resistant shingles, also referred to as IR shingles, are…

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two layers of roofing shingles

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

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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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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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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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curled asphalt shingles on roof

If you’re getting ready to move and 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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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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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. The most appropriate flat roofing system really comes down to…

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how to choose the right roofing material info-graphic

Did you know that the right roofing material for your roof depends upon the pitch, or angle, of the roof? There are other considerations, as well, such as if you’re doing a lot of cooking in the building. The below chart and step-by-step info-graphic walks you through the basic process of determining what the right…

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