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Roofs that help keep your house cool

With the climate getting warmer in most parts of the country, you might be wondering what you can do to help keep your house cool. Most commercial buildings have been enjoying the cooling effects of their roofs for some time, since their single-ply membranes are often white, which reflects heat away. ‘Cool roofs’, are often…

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Stone-coated metal shingles vs asphalt shingles

under side of stone-coated metal shingle close-up

Have you heard of stone-coated metal shingles? With them becoming more popular, we thought we’d compare them to traditional asphalt shingles. Maybe you’re considering ditching the short-lived asphalt shingles and switching to a roofing material that lasts longer and is more durable? There are a lot of advantages to asphalt shingles. Cost and availability being…

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High wind resistant roofing materials for sloped roofs

asphalt shingles blowing in wind

If you’re shopping around for high wind resistant roofing materials for your house or small office, consider the following options. Although asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material, they are not the only material available. Why is a high wind resistant roof important? High winds are common along the Colorado Front Range, especially in…

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How and where to properly attach Christmas lights to your house

christmas lights at night hanging from gutter

It’s that time of the year, to hang Christmas lights from your house. Maybe you’ve been hanging them the same way for years and you don’t know of another way, or you’re new to hanging Christmas lights and you’re wondering how to do it. I know this article isn’t really about roofing or gutters, but…

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Flat roof repair

photo of water pooling on a flat roof

Flat roof repairs don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Often, costly flat roof repairs can be avoided with regular inspections and maintenance. What are my flat roof repair options Your flat roof repair options depend upon the membrane you have. If we are patching a flat roof, we use the original material.…

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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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