The Right Way to Clean Your Gutters

As snow continues to melt in Colorado, it is important to make sure your gutters are, and remain unblocked. Gutters are installed to channel rainwater and snowmelt away from your home. Clogged gutters can damage the roofing, rot fascia boards, attract termites and other wood destroying insects, crack and damage the foundation, and increase the


The Holiday Lights Were Hung on the Roof with Care

The holidays are a skip away! If you haven’t finished decorating the exterior of your home, follow these five tips for ensuring your holiday lights are hung on the roof with care, then flip the switch, and stand back to admire your holiday display. Don’t forget the steamy hot chocolate! First, a Plan Now is your


Attic Ventilation Basics

When properly balanced, attic ventilation can provide many benefits, including improving home comfort and energy efficiency, as well as protecting against ice dams. Other advantages include reducing heat and moisture buildup and extending the longevity of roof shingles. Planning Attic Ventilation The International Code Council (ICC) recommends a minimum of at least one square foot


Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Dropping temperatures; leaves turning red, yellow, and brown; and pumpkin spiced drinks and pastries mark the arrival of autumn. Responsible for protecting your home from harsh weather conditions, the roof requires special care, and autumn is an ideal time to prepare your roof for winter. Here are five things you can do to prepare your


The Basics of Roof Maintenance

Don’t wait until your roof leaks! Extend its life by taking a proactive approach to roof maintenance. Maintaining the roof now can prevent costly roof leaks, moss and lichen growth, and ice dams. Continue reading for the basics of roof maintenance. General Inspection Check the condition of your roof twice a year, once in the


Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle appeals to millions of consumers. This is evidenced in the movement towards plastic bans (bags and straws), recycling, and installing programmable thermostats. They also typically choose environmentally friendly and/or energy saving products. Many of today’s homeowners look for sustainable roofing materials as well. If you’re in need of a new roof,


4 Warning Signs of a Failing Roof

Ceiling stains, loose granules, cracked vent pipes, and damaged shingles are just four warning signs of a failing roof. If any of these problems present themselves, contact a professional, licensed roofing contractor in your area for roof repair or roof replacement. Keep in mind, though: If the roof is nearing its life expectancy – 20


Spring into Home Maintenance

A homeowner’s to-do list can seem endless – especially come spring. As the weather warms up outside, prepare to donate items you don’t need, disinfect all the room in your house, free your gutters and downspouts of debris, and assess what repairs may be needed. Completing home maintenance tasks during the spring season will ensure your


Spring Events Happening in Denver

There is no better way to welcome spring than to get out in nature and enjoy some of the spring events happening in the Denver area. At some of these events, you may even find inspiration for DIY projects, as well as advice on professional home repairs and renovations. Here are a few spring events

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