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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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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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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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