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Beware of These Winter Roof Issues


Every year winter comes and goes, and when it leaves, there are often some effects that it has on the roofs of homes. There are common issues that winter and snow has on roofs and ways that you can try and prevent these issues from taking a toll on your roof.

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Avoiding Wind Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners

Once a major storm hits, it’s too late to protect your home and property. But there are things you can do now to limit future wind damage. Some are fairly simple and inexpensive; others will require a contractor. You’ll need to consider

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Wind Damage to the Siding and Fascia

This home owner had wind damage to the siding and fascia of the property. The siding had blown loose from one side of the garage due to the starter strip coming loose. We removed and reattached the starter and the

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High Wind Season – The Science Behind its Damaging Forces

In buildings hit by tornadoes, the threat to life is due to a combination of effects that occur at almost the same time. To understand the tornado damage that can occur in a building, the following must be considered: wind-induced

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Roof Leak Ten Most Common Leak Locations

Roof leaks are a nuisance for many homeowners. They can be difficult to diagnose – that is a fact. To make matters worse, different weather conditions will produce leaks in different locations. The vast majority of roof coverings operate using

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Roof Replacement from Hail Damage in Denver, CO

Every year in Colorado, we expect late snow storms, early rains, sporadic tornados and violent hail storms. Any of these natural occurrences can be detrimental to a property depending on the proximity and the intensity. This featured project that we

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My Tree Fell on My Neighbor’s Porch Whose Home Insurance Covers the Damage?

Sometimes, a tree falls in a forest and someone does hear it. Or, it falls onto your neighbor’s property and damages something. When that happens, their homeowners insurance company will be the one to hear about it. Dr. Robert Hartwig,

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Tornado Facts & Safety Tips

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that

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Understanding the Role of the Building Envelope

A building envelope is a term used to define the components of a building that separate the interior environment of a house from the exterior environment. People often think of the building envelope as being the walls and roof of

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Hail Damage To Roof Shingles

Hail forms when frozen water drops are lifted in turbulent wind regimes during thunderstorms. The frozen drops of water increase in size and eventually fall to earth as hail having been driven by a combination of gravity and wind forces.

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High Winds Plague Front Range

Ms. Catherine B. had suffered a loss due to high winds that plagued the Front Range. She had reservations on hiring a contractor for repairs and so she asked her insurance carrier to provide a competent contractor. The carrier quickly

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Windsor Tornado Relief Work

Although it seems like a rare occurance, tornados do happen in Colorado–like it did in Windsor, 2008. With over 596 homes damaged, there was a desperate need for supplies to be shipped in for proper board-up to minimize futher damages.¹

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