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Fall in Colorado: Fun Stuff to Do Before It Snows

October 13th, 2015|

It’s officially fall in Colorado, which means we have summer one day and winter the next, with that beautiful blue sky tempting us into doing fun things outside.  Like find a pumpkin, go to a haunted house (or tour a haunted cemetery, if you’re really brave), chill out at a fall festival or even run […]

Hail Hit Parker, Castle Pines, Loveland and more

June 4th, 2015|

A powerful storm system moved across Colorado on Wednesday, June 3, creating powerful scattered hailstorms across the Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley area. At times, hail two inches in diameter was reported in towns throughout the front range. The storms additionally caused a delay for the Colorado Rockies, who were initially scheduled to play the […]

Colorado Springs Hail Storm May 7, 2015

May 8th, 2015|

A huge hail storm hit Colorado Springs on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Hail was so heavy that I-25 had to be shut down while CDOT cleared the highway with snow plows. According to local television station KRDO, “The hail storm buried a wide swath of the city, snarling traffic on major roads such as Academy […]

TPO Roofing Membrane for Commercial Buildings

March 29th, 2015|

When it comes to commercial roofing, structural needs are much different than residential properties. Flat or low-sloping roofs are common in commercial roofing, especially in urban locations. This can mean more UV-exposure, specific drainage considerations, and a proper roofing system to support the structural needs of the building. Commercial roofs also tend to have more […]

Wind Damage to Roof

March 21st, 2015|

March tends to be a very windy month across the entire country. Temperatures fluctuate greatly as we bid farewell to winter and welcome the warmer spring temperatures. As warm and cold temperatures grapple throughout March, windy conditions are quite common until April ushers in more moderate weather. Often overlooked, high winds can be pretty harsh […]

Color Changing Roof Tiles

March 13th, 2015|

When it comes to selecting shingles for your roof, material and color choices can depend a lot on the location of your home or business. Asphalt shingles in shades of dark gray and black are a popular choice among plenty of homes across northern America while clay tile or shake shingles are more common in […]

Spring Roof Cleaning

February 27th, 2015|

As mentioned in the previous post, it is common for homeowners to experience dark stains or streaking on their shingles as a result of algae growth. These stains tend to be more of an eye sore than anything so if removing them is on your spring cleaning list, it’s important that you go about the […]

Roof Discoloration

February 23rd, 2015|

It’s likely that if you or your neighbors have a slight roof discoloration, it’s caused by a common type of algae known as Gloecapsa Magma. Categorized by uniform dark gray or black streaking on shingles, Gloecapsa Magma is an airborne algae that can spread spores from home to home within a neighborhood. ARMA representative Tom […]

All Roof Warranties Are Not Created Equal

July 21st, 2014|

All Roof Warranties Are Not Created Equal

Having a manufacturer’s warranty on your shingles is much different than having a roof system warranty with a certified contractor from the manufacturer. The shingle warranty is only going to cover the shingles themselves. This is important because shingles are not the only roofing material used on your roof. […]

Hail Storm: Fort Collins, CO – June 24, 2014

June 25th, 2014|

Hail Storm Hit Fort Collins and Timnath, Colorado
A severe storm producing high winds, flooding and damaging hail hit Fort Collins and Timnath on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at approximately 11 pm. Two inches of rain fell in the span of 30 minutes while lightning lit up the sky. The Coloradoan stated that “Residents reported ping-pong […]