Roofing Resources & Education

Roof Cooling Techniques You Need to Know About

Cooling your roof is your first line of defense against the extreme summer temperatures.  A roof that’s too hot is never a good thing. It raises the temperature in your home and increases your energy bills by straining your HVAC system.  And while many techniques, including shading your windows with awnings, can help lower the

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Metal Roof Repair Guide: 5 Reasons Metal Roofs Leak

There are countless reasons to have a metal roof installed. They’re durable, tough (can withstand elements), and require less maintenance.  A properly installed metal roof can last for decades (typically 40 to 70yrs) and will even sustain 95% of its reflective and emittance properties. But metal roofs are not indestructible. They can still develop leaks,

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What You Need to Know About House Siding Options

First impressions don’t have second chances. As people drive up to your house for the first time, they’ll first notice your home’s exterior. If the interior is exquisite, but the exterior is an eyesore, visitors will have a lackluster impression; this is why siding is crucial.  If your home’s siding is falling apart, it’s time

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What to Look For On Your Roof Replacement Contract

The thought of replacing your roof can be overwhelming. Visiting business Enterprises and getting estimates of roofing materials can be tiresome and time-consuming. It becomes even more confusing when you start asking for quotes and cost estimates. Sometimes you’re not even sure of your roofing needs, what you need and what you don’t need. Most

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Everything You Need to Know About Roof Warranties

Roof replacement is a major expense, costing an average of $20,000 or more. Whether you need to replace your roof due to old age, or you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade and boost your property value, warranties will be essential.  Roof warranties come in several different variations, so knowing the details will help you protect

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Top 10 Questions You Need to Ask When Replacing Your Roof

If you receive solicitations from hungry roofing contractors right after a storm whether you sustained any damage or not, you might live in Colorado. Ranking number two in the United States for annual insurance claims due to hail damage, there’s a reason contractors compete heavily for homeowner attention in the wake of a devastating storm.  

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Rubber Roofing Explained

If you are planning to invest in a new roof for your home, or you’re building a home and want to invest in a high-quality roofing solution, consider the benefits of a rubber roof. Though not as common as other materials, it can be an exceptional choice, especially for those looking for a long-lasting room

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Will a New Roof Increase the Value of My Home?

Homeowners replace their roofs for a variety of reasons, from repairing severe storm damage to giving their home a “facelift”. Others still may think about a new roof as an investment – that is, to increase the value of their property. Especially for those preparing to sell their home, the latter reason is a common

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Which Type of Roof Vent Is Best for You?

A robust roof ventilation system doesn’t just extend the life of your roof; it can lower your home’s energy bills and make your house a healthier place to live. Different types of roof vents exist, but each type has the basic task of increasing air circulation through the attic. So, which type of roof vent

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Understand The Background Of Corten Roofing Now

Corten steel is a hot commodity in the roofing industry. It features an industrial-looking finish that will last for decades. This material brings plenty of texture and interest to a roof. Unfortunately, Corten roofing cannot adapt to certain types of climates. Like any other building material, this steel has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are

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Roof Repairs: What Is Emergency Roof Tarping

Under the best circumstances, roofs can be a challenge to repair. Add in ice, heavy rain, and high winds, and it can be almost impossible to complete a repair. However, some repairs must be completed even under hazardous conditions. Emergency roof tarping prevents secondary damage to your roof. Only use these options in an emergency

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Roof Repairs: Common Problems and Costs

If you want to have your roof performing its best for years to come, you need to take care of those roof repairs. In some situations, the weather, accidents, and overloading can cause issues with your roof, requiring repair. There are some circumstances where you don’t know what is wrong with your roof and need

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How Long Does a Roof Last?

Whether you have an older roof or are considering a new installation, you want to know about the lifespan of your roof. Many factors can affect a roof’s life. With a properly maintained roof, you can expect many years of protection. However, storms and other factors can affect your roof’s life. Here is how long

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Understanding The Background Of Workmanship Warranty

You might have a workmanship warranty if you had work done on your roof. While you might think that the warranties protect you from all damages, there are a few limitations. It is essential to understand the background of the workmanship warranty and learn the difference between this and other warranties.  Are you searching for

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The Top 20 Most Common Roofing Mistakes

When you need a new roof repair or replacement, you don’t want any mistakes. Some contractors rush through the job, while others might not have the experience to handle the task. If you want the job done right, you need to hire an experienced professional. These roofers know how to avoid mistakes. Here is a

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How To Prevent Ice Dams & Reduce Roof Damage

For home and business owners in the Denver, CO area, ice dams are a familiar sight because of our snowy, cold winters. Ice dams are those masses of ice that you see gathering along the edge of your roofline where it overhangs from the edge of your building. Ice dams can quickly cause roof damage—severe

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What to Do When You Find a Roof Leak?

Finding a roof or attic leak is never a fun experience. Your home is where you should feel safe and protected from the elements; however, sometimes those elements make their way into your home whether you like it or not—especially when there’s a possibility that your home will suffer from water damage. If your roof

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How Long Does Insulation Last?

Insulation is an essential part of any building’s energy program. Having adequate insulation means that you save on utility bills like heating and cooling. However, like most parts of any property, insulation is prone to damage and can degrade over time. So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your insulation? When to

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A Beginners Guide to Recoverable Depreciation

When it comes time to purchase homeowners insurance, there are several factors to consider. Many of these options vary in what type of financial protection you will receive and how much you must pay for the policy. A replacement cost value (RCV) policy is the best choice for receiving reimbursement for repairs. Let’s look at

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High-Value Home Insurance: A Complete Guide

High-Value Home Insurance: A Complete Guide

When you have a high-value home, you want to make sure it is adequately covered by insurance. Those homes valued at $750,000 or more have greater insurance needs than the average home. If there is damage to the house, it will cost more for the structure to be brought back to its original state. If

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RCV vs ACV Insurance

RCV vs ACV Insurance: Differences & Similarities

There are several types of insurance policies for your home. The amount that you receive from a payout often depends on the kind of coverage that you choose. You can select a policy that pays for your items’ actual cash value (ACV), but depreciation can affect those values. With a replacement cost value (RCV) option,

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The Ultimate Roof Trusses Guide

Roof trusses are overtaking rafters as the best way to create a roof frame, and for a good reason—they’re more convenient, more affordable, and extremely versatile. Roof trusses create a roof’s frame and determine the roof and ceiling’s shape while providing support. They are pre-engineered with lightweight materials and shipped directly to construction sites. While

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Flat Roof Replacement (Tips, Tricks & Pricing)

While flat roofs may seem untraditional, they’re prominent in arid regions where the drier weather means that you don’t have to worry as much about stagnating water causing roof damage. If your roof is getting older or you notice signs of a leak, it might be time to consider a flat roof replacement. Let’s look

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How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost

How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost in 2021

Spray foam insulation costs vary depending on a few different factors. The type of spray foam you choose, how much insulation you need, whether you’re insulating a new or existing home, and whether or not you hire a professional will all affect the final cost. So, what’s the average cost for spray foam insulation? Spray

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How Much Does an Appraisal Cost in 2021?

Are you looking to get a home appraisal done but aren’t sure how much it costs? Home appraisals are a crucial component of the home buying process.  Also known as a property valuation, a home appraisal is an unbiased professional assessment of the value of your home. A home appraisal helps determine the market value

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How to Inspect a Roof Like a Pro

How to Inspect a Roof Like a Pro

After a hail storm, your roof may have severe damage that can leave you and your family vulnerable to the elements if you don’t do something quickly.  When you are considering a new roof, you want to see things through the eyes of a roof inspector so that you can accurately anticipate what to expect

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Insurance 101: Actual Cash Value vs. Replacement Cost

Out of all of the types of insurance, you may need to purchase in your life, homeowner’s insurance is undoubtedly one of the most important.  Around 95 percent of homeowners have homeowner’s insurance, representing over 70 million homes insured across the country. While many landlords require renter’s insurance, there is no legal requirement for homeowners

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Everything You Need To Know About Roof Hail Damage

Your roof protects you and your family from the elements, but it can only take so much before it starts to give in to the trauma. The biggest culprit is usually hail, solid precipitation that hurls down with the rain during some storms. Colorado residents fall victim to hail damage more than most. In fact,

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Why You Should Work with a HAAG Certified Contractor

Sometimes the most nerve-wracking part of being a homeowner is not owning the home but being responsible for contacting contractors for home repair jobs. If you don’t understand who you are hiring for the job, you could make the problem worse and more expensive to solve in the long term. You may also get scammed.

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Roof Storm Damage? 7 Signs You Need Repairs or Replacement

Never ignore the condition of your roof. Ignoring problems now can lead to costly repair bills later. Besides normal wear and tear, storms often cause a large amount of damage that goes ignored or unnoticed. Homemakers should not take their roof for granted or assume it never needs to be repaired or inspected. A well-constructed

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What To Do If Your Roof Insurance Claim Is Denied

You filed a claim with your homeowners insurance company to repair or replace your roof, but your claim got denied. Now what?  Don’t get discouraged if your insurance company denies your roofing claim! Many companies look for reasons to deny a claim instead of looking for reasons to accept it. A denial is not necessarily

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