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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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Commercial roofing shingles

asphalt shingles on commercial building

If you have a commercial building that has a sloped roof (non-flat), or you’re having a commercial building built that will have a sloped roof, you might be considering commercial roofing shingles. But, what are they? Are commercial roofing shingles different from residential roofing shingles? We hear some talk in the community about ‘commercial roofing…

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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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Roof wind damage

Here in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, we can get some strong winds. Especially in the Fall and Spring. And believe it or not, high winds can damage a roof. So, what does wind roof damage look like? How do you protect your roof from roof-damaging winds? Is this type of roof damage covered by…

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Are impact resistant shingles worth the additional cost

If you’re shopping around for new asphalt shingles for your roof, and wondering if impact resistant shingles are worth the additional cost, keep reading. Below, we cover what they are, if they’re worth the additional cost, how much more they cost, and what the advantage is. What are impact resistant (IR) shingles? Impact resistant shingles,…

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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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