Making Your Home Fire Resistant

We’ll never forget the images of the Waldo Canyon fire sweeping down the mountain and destroying 347 homes in Colorado Springs.  One of the factors in the fire spreading was cedar shake roofs and wood siding on many of the homes.

An article in today’s Denver Post discusses how materials play a role in protecting your home from fire:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21065300/work-protect-homes-before-waldo-canyon-fire-yielded?source=rss

We have always discussed options like Class A fire rated roofing materials and non-flammable stucco and composite decking materials with our customers.  It does cost more to upgrade to some of these options, but if you life in a wildfire hazard area it is definitely worth the price.  Many times insurance companies will give you a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium if you use the higher rated products.

A recently completed stucco project

Many cedar shake roofs were damaged by our recent hailstorm.  Since our local building code won’t allow replacement with wood shingles, we would be glad to give you an estimate for a new roof using Class A fire rated materials.  We are installing several right now in Colorado Springs and they are beautiful, durable and much safer if a fire threatens your neighborhood.  Call Philip at 719-499-7508 for a free estimate.

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The Day All Hail Broke Loose

Many of you are still cleaning up from the hailstorm that hit our area on June 6th.  Instead of just passing through, the hail lasted for up to an hour or more in some areas.  Hundreds of roofs were damaged and as usual, out-of-state roofing companies descended on our town in droves.

The hailstorm just beginning on June 6th

Unfortunately many people have been treated unethically and even scammed by disreputable roofers.  The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department and the Better Business Bureau encourage you to use local roofing companies that are licensed and insured.

We are committed to quality workmanship and materials and we will be here long after the storm chasers have packed up and left town.  Look us up at the Better Business Bureau and then call for a free estimate.

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