Posts Tagged ‘Roofing’

What To Do Before A Roofer Comes To Your House

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Roofing Tips

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.

How To Find The Right Roofing Contractor

Written by BooAdmin on . Posted in Roofing Tips

How do you find the right roofing contractor?  Your roof is one of the most vital features of protecting your home from inclement weather and storms.  We have some simple tips on how to find the right roofing contractor for one of your biggest financial investments.  The most important on our list is going with a local contractor.  Storm chasers are here today and gone tomorrow.   They can be almost impossible to find after the job is over.  What good is a company warranty if you can’t get ahold of them?  The news is filled constantly with customers being ripped off, having shoddy work done or incomplete jobs.  A local contractor will also know the rules and code regulations for your county.

The second tip – never pay for the job in full upfront and always get a FREE estimate in writing.  No contractor should charge you for the bid to do the job.  Be aware of companies claiming to be able to do the work without you paying your insurance deductible!  This is fraud and could get you in trouble.

Front Range Roofing Roof Contractor in Colorado Springs Colorado

Rounding out the top 3 is to check to make sure the contractor has the proper licensing and insurance.  While most states require licensing and insurance for roof workers, some companies will cut corners to save money by either being uninsured or underinsured.  This can lead to costly litigation for you if someone was to get hurt while working on your property.

When making the final decision to go with roofing contractor, get local referrals and check with online review sites like the Better Business Bureau.  Expect every company to have a complaint against them, that’s just the nature of doing business today, but multiple negative reviews should raise red flags!  We have done thousands of roofs and are proud of our online reviews and A+ BBB rating.

If your roof is old, it’s probably in need of repair or replacement, it’s time to give us a call at 719-536-9442.  This year we are celebrating our 20th year of superior roofing in Southern Colorado.  When Front Range Roofing & Siding does your roof in El Paso or Teller County, our services are always backed by the manufacturer and our company warranties.

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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