Posts Tagged ‘Roofing In Colorado Springs’

What To Do Before A Roofer Comes To Your House

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Once you pick a roofing contractor to install a new roof on your home, there are a couple tips for safety and protection of your possessions and the workers on your property.

 

Roof installation work in Colorado SpringsSafety of kids and pets:

The average roof can last for decades, so all the work on the top of your house can be an exciting and interesting activity that most pets and kids only get to see once. This curiosity can lead to dangerous situations for both. Before construction begins, let your children know what is going to be happening and that they need to stay clear from the work area. Make arrangements to have pets inside or away from the home. The safety of your family and our workers is our number one priority.

 

The area around the work area:

In Colorado Springs, most homes have small yard areas and short driveways. Cars, truck and motorcycles or any other recreational vehicles should be removed from the driveway. Also make sure the cover is on your pool or hot tub. Move grills and patio furniture away from the work zone if possible. If there are any low hanging tree branches that are directly over the roof area, they may need to be trimmed back. If it’s the holiday season or if you leave your lights on your gutters and rake edges of the house year-round, they will also need to be removed. Our workers will need access to electrical outlets, preferably exterior. If there are no outside outlets or any in your garage, an extension cord may need to be run through a door or window.

 

Inside the home:

While the work is being done outside your home, we suggest you remove any loosely hung wall decorations as the pounding on the roof might cause walls to shake a little.

If you have any questions on what to do or what to not do before we install your new roof please feel free to contact the office of Front Range Roofing and Siding during normal business hours. We look forward to working with you.

Don’t forget to look at the roof when you’re buying a home!

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How often lately have you seen a home go up for sale in your neighborhood only to see it “under contract” within days? The Colorado Springs area is expected to be in the Top 10 housing markets for 2018. This forecast is for townhomes, condominiums and single-family homes. If you are looking to buy a new house in Colorado this year, keep in mind that the roof is often the most overlooked area on first walk troughs.

new roof on home Colorado Springs You’ll easily be able to notice some simple, obvious signs that something is wrong with the roof just by looking up before you walk in the door. Do you see caving or sagging areas in not only the roof but also the gutters? What about missing shingles or flashing or areas of missing granules? Even small things like shingles that are cracked or curled can be signs of more extensive damage. Does it just look old and worn down? If the chimney is visible from the ground, check the flashing around the base to see if it is pulling away from the stack. Once you are inside the potential home of your dreams, look upwards again in the closets and top floor rooms. Black dots or water stains are a sure sign that some more extensive damage will show up on a professional inspection.

Your real estate agent can find out the age of the roof if you ask them. If the roof hasn’t been replaced in over 20 years, consider that a red flag. On the other hand, a newer roof could possibly lead to insurance discounts. If you find that the house has a newer roof, ask your insurance agent about discounts. In some cases, homes with metal roofs offer additional savings. Some of the bigger insurance companies have the discounts right on their websites like Farmers: https://www.farmers.com/faq/discounts 

Happy House Hunting!

What is a Roof Tune-up?

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Roofing Tips

Have you heard of a roof tune-up?

Because of our constantly changing climate in Colorado Springs there are a ton of things both small and large that can happen to your roof even over a couple of years’ time.  In Southern Colorado our buildings take a beating from strong rains, snow and hail storms.   But don’t worry, that doesn’t always mean you need an entire new roof.  You get your car, bikes and skis tuned-up, so why not your home?  These simple roofing repairs can help extend the lifespan of your current asphalt roof and identify issues before they become costly replacements.

nail pop out from shingle on roof in Colorado SpringsSome but not all of the checks we do during our assessment include examining the caulking & sealing around your vents, pipes, pipe jacks, skylights, chimney, furnace caps and flashing.  We also look for fiberglass showing through your base sheet, loose shingles, bent metal flashing, granular loss, nails popping out of shingles and dry rot.  Our professional tradesmen will also inspect your gutters for dry rot, rust and standing water.  We do a visual inspection for sagging areas where the gutters may be pulling away from your home.  Hangers and spikes can pull away from your house over time. It also might be difficult for you to visually inspect some areas, so we will let you know if we see any clogs that need to be cleaned out.

Front Range Roofing & Siding offers Fall and Spring tune-ups and does not charge for the inspection portion.  We suggest you call us if your roof is over five years old, if you were in an area hit by a hail storm or if you are looking to sell your home.  Our promise is that we will always honestly tell you if no repair is needed.  If we should find anything that needs to be fixed or replaced, we’ll offer $50 off any repair work.

Front Range Roofing & Siding
3919 Van Teylingen Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
frontrangeroofing@yahoo.com
Phone 719-536-9442
Fax 719-536-9443
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