Entries by Colleen Jacobsen

Causes of Roof Leaks

Far too many of us are guilty of taking our roofs for granted. Often, we don’t give them much thought until they fail or start leaking. Once a leak occurs, the issue simply can’t be put off for another day. By the time your roof starts to leak, there is probably a serious problem at […]

3 Roofing Mistakes to Avoid

If you need a new roof, you likely have a lot of questions. Should I do it myself, or should I hire a professional roofing contractor? Can I save money by purchasing materials myself? These are excellent questions, and they are definitely worth considering. Making the wrong decision could cost you a lot of money […]

How to Deal with Heavy Snow On Your Roof

Spring may have already arrived, but Mother Nature always has a way of reminding us that she is in charge, not a date on the calendar. With the current blizzard dumping inch after inch of the white snow in the Denver area, travel in the metro area has been shut down, and some areas have […]

Spring Roofing Checklist

The days are finally starting to get a little longer, and spring is just around the corner. The winter season is hard on a home, so spring is a good time to check for any problems that may have developed over the last few months. In many cases, the toll winter takes on your roof […]

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Holiday Lights Up

If snow and cold have prevented you from taking down your holiday lights, you certainly aren’t alone. You may even be considering just leaving them up until next year to save yourself some hassle. With programmable “smart lights” that can be set to display various colors throughout the year to match the seasons, the temptation […]

Benefits of A Metal Roof

Residential metal roofing is one of the fastest growing products in the home improvement, and for good reason. In the past 10 years, metal roofing has more than quadrupled its market share. So, why is metal roofing so popular? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of metal roofing. Benefits of Metal Roofing Today’s metal […]

Avoid A Roof Collapse

Though a roof collapse can happen at any time of year, it is most likely occur during the winter as the result of heavy snowfall. To avoid the nightmare of having your roof collapse in the dead of winter, it is important to take care of your roof and ensure that it is in good […]

What Are Ice Dams? Everything You Need To Know

Anytime there is snow and cold weather, there is a chance of ice dams. When temperatures rise enough for the snow on rooftops to melt, the runoff sometimes freezes in thick bands at the eaves. This may occur as the result of improper insulation or simply due to temperatures that are above freezing during the […]