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

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Roofing Tips

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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