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High Altitude Roof Considerations

January 27th, 2015|

If you reside in a high-altitude area of the country such as Denver, your roofing needs will certainly differ from your low-altitude counterparts. High altitude roofs contend with thinner air and an increased level of solar radiation which, combined with higher snow totals and water vapor, make for unique considerations when maintaining a roof. […]

Retractable Roof Open for Superbowl XLIX

January 22nd, 2015|

One of the most anticipated and celebrated sporting events of the year is just 10 days away. The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLIX on February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Since its opening in 2006, the stadium has hosted one other Superbowl prior to this […]

Winter Roof Gadgets

January 13th, 2015|

It happens almost every winter; a healthy snow fall blankets your town in several inches of thick, white snow. The following day, sun heats things up and the snow begins to melt. However temperatures plummet at night and immediately that snow runoff freezes, leaving you with ice damns across your roof. Frozen water on your […]

New Home in the New Year?

January 7th, 2015|

New Home in the New Year?

If you’re in the market for a new house in 2015, you’re not alone. Real estate experts predict residential sales to continue to increase in the new year. While the investor mostly ruled the buying market in the years following the housing crash, now it’s time for the […]

How to Prepare for a New Roof

December 22nd, 2014|

How to Prepare for a New Roof

You’ve researched roofing contractors, set a budget, chose the look you want for your new roof and reviewed the scope of work needed to be done. Once your installation date is set, there are just a few more initial steps you might want to consider before your contractor […]

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands

December 10th, 2014|

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands

Check the weather for your area on any given day and you’ll notice that temperatures are higher in the city than in the suburbs. That’s because cities tend to be hotter than surrounding rural areas by 5-7 degrees on average. And, believe it or not, some cities have […]

Class 4 Roof Coverings

December 5th, 2014|

Class 4 shingles represent the toughest, most durable roofing material available. Receiving a Class 4 rating means the material has passed strict engineering testing by independent laboratories. Before Class ratings became the industry standard, stronger materials were not always used as customers balked at the high price tag.

However from the late 1990s into the early […]

Roofing System Components

November 18th, 2014|

Roofing System Components

When it comes to a new roof, most homeowners think of the shingle. While this is a very important element of a protective roof, there are many other essential components to a solid roofing system. Let’s break it down:

Roof Deck
This is the bottom layer of wood planking upon which the rest of your […]

Impact Resistance Testing for Roofing Materials

November 9th, 2014|

Impact Resistance Testing for Roofing Materials

Using roofing materials that are impact resistant is the most effective way to minimize hail damage, especially if you live in an area that experiences multiple hail storms per year. Within the last 25 years, industry standards were set for roofing materials giving class ratings for impact resistance. […]

What to Know if You Live in Hail Alley

October 24th, 2014|

What to Know if You Live in Hail Alley

In the United States, an estimated $1 billion in hail damage happens annually. Due to geographical location, certain states are more prone to hail storms than others. Just east of the Rocky Mountains lies what has come to be known as “Hail Alley”, an area of […]