The Cost of Quality Roofing: What Should Your Budget for Roof Repairs Be?

If you have an older roof, it stands to reason that you should have a budget ready for possible roof repairs, until such time that you might be able to replace it. Since a roof replacement can be extremely expensive, getting your roof repaired is the next best thing. But you have to be sure that you can be prepared for the worst.

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Roof repairs normally don’t cost so much. Most reputable Denver roofing companies will only charge you a few hundred dollars to fix a few leaks and replace a few shingles. If they have to work on the flashing and go deeper, to solve decking and underlayment problems, they might charge you a little more, but the overall amount shouldn’t exceed a couple of thousand dollars, even as a worst case scenario.

Nevertheless, while this might be the case most of the time, it’s a good idea not only to maintain a roof repair budget that is at least $1,000 higher than that amount, but also to change your insurance policy to one that favors roof repairs. As a result, you’ll be covered whenever a stronger storm blows past, and you’d normally have to dish out a lot of money just to get some of those older shingles replaced with brand new ones.

Are you getting your roof done this Memorial Day weekend?

With the recent hail storms across Colorado, many homeowners are getting their Denver roofs repaired over the 3-day weekend. And it is really a perfect time to do so. You and your family can go out and enjoy some of the fun events and activities while you leave the roofing to us experts at Interstate Roofing! Memorial Day weekend events guide for 2017 Summer is just around the corner. We can smell the hot dogs wafting in the air. The grills are getting fired up in backyards across the state. Ball games are being played at Coors Field. The kids are out of school (or should be soon). And now we’ve got a three-day weekend ahead.

Colorado knows how to celebrate the first unofficial kickoff to summer. It’s time to fill Memorial Day weekend up with loads of fun. But where to start?

We’ve rounded up 14 fantastic Colorado Memorial Day events and activities just for you. Water parks are opening, bands are gearing up to hit stages, kegs are being tapped and campsites are getting booked.

Share your Memorial Day memories with us by letting us know what you checked off your summer bucket list. Check out the events at here…


Is it going to snow on your grad party? Not if you do it under your roof.

Here is a friendly reminder from your favorite Fort Collins roofing company, Fort Collins roofs might be dry right now but that might not last for long. It’s mid-May in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a spring snow. If you are planning your Fort Collins graduation parties for either Thursday or Friday you may want to have some backup plans to move the party inside. As long as you have a roof your party will be covered.

Fort Collins forecast: Snow, really? Forecasters predict a chance of rain, thunderstorms and maybe even snow in Fort Collins this week. Ah, springtime in the Rockies.

After a clear, sunny weekend, cloud coverage will increase Tuesday and the Choice City could see showers and thunderstorms after noon and before 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The strongest chance of showers is on Wednesday night into Thursday.

Highs in the 70s will linger until Wednesday, when a cold front should push highs down the 60s. Thursday and Friday both have projected highs of 49 degrees.

Friday, forecasters predict a chance of rain and snow showers before noon.

The weekend should warm up with highs in the 50s and 60s and sunny skies.

Last week’s rains brought 0.32 inches of precipitation to the Fort Collins weather station at Colorado State University, which this month has received 0.43 inches of precipitation compared to an average amount of 1.02 inches.

The silver lining: Fort Collins has received enough moisture in recent weeks to escape drought status that had persisted since August. The city and most of Larimer County is now classified as “abnormally dry,” the precursor to drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Via

Fort Collins do you know what you are doing for Cinco de Mayo?

It’s Cinco de Mayo and for all our friends in Fort Collins, there are a lot of ways you can celebrate today! At Interstate Roofing our Fort Collins roofing contractors will be busy repairing and replacing your roofs. While we are busy working we hope you get a chance to go enjoy some of the festivities! Have a taco for us and see how the city is celebrating below. What’s on your social calendar this Cinco de Mayo?

Whether you’re interested in family fun, a salsa-making lesson or a demonstration of the other salsa — the dance — take your pick from this list of Northern Colorado offerings.

For the festival fans
2017 Northern Colorado Cinco de Mayo Festival
Where: Old Town Square Fort Collins
When: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with two days of free events, including a car show, Zumba in the Square, live music, dancing demonstrations, face painting, a kids zone and more. Enjoy the festival’s beer and margarita garden (21+ only), as well as music from local bands and arts and crafts and food vendors. For a complete schedule and list of offerings, visit

Cinco de Mayo Greeley Festival
Where: Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. Fourteenth Ave., Greeley
When: Starts at 8 a.m. Saturday

Enjoy a family-friendly day at the Cinco de Mayo Greeley Festival. Hosted by the city of Greeley and the Northern Colorado Latino Foundation, start the morning with the Fiesta 5K at 8 a.m., a parade at 9 a.m. and booths, vendors and entertainment for the rest of the day.

For the dancers
Salsa Dancing
Where: Yum Yum’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 1300 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins
When: 9 p.m. Friday

Try your hand — or hips — at Latin dancing with free salsa, bachata and merengue dancing at Yum Yum’s. Intermediate dance lessons go from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and free social dancing goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Event is 21+ with a $5 cover.

For the cooks
Cinco de Mayo cooking class
Where: 502 W. Lake Street, room 237 (Gifford building)
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

Try something different with an interactive cooking class. Make margarita-marinated chicken, fajitas, homemade corn tortillas, Mexican chocolate avocado mousse, margaritas and more with registered dietitian nutritionists of the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center. Cost is $75 per couple. Call 970-491-8615 for more information.

For the foodies
Fiesta at Los Tarascos
Where: Los Tarascos, 622 S. College Ave.
When: 12 p.m. to midnight Friday

Try traditional dishes and tasty margaritas at Los Tarascos’ Cinco de Mayo fiesta. read more at


Get Out and Enjoy the Weather this Weekend Colorado Springs!

It is starting to feel like summer in Colorado Springs and this weekend it will be in full force. The unseasonably warm weather may usher in a few showers but your outdoor plans are safe according to the Colorado Gazette. That means that our roofers in Colorado Springs will be hard at work repairing and replacing your roofs. While you can hopefully get out and enjoy the outdoors! ahead and make outdoor plans for warm, sunny Colorado Springs weekend | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

An unseasonably warm weekend in Colorado Springs might bring scattered showers, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 72 degrees Friday, 79 degrees Saturday and 76 degrees Sunday.

Average high temperatures are 66 degrees May 5 and 6 and 67 degrees May 7, weather service data shows.

“For the weekend we’ll stay warm and a few spotty afternoon or early evening showers will be possible in the mountains and Pikes Peak Region,” according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

“Spotty is the key word,” KKTV reported. There’s “no need to cancel your outdoor plans.”

Friday is expected to be sunny, but Saturday’s sunny skies might be interrupted by a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms begins after 3 p.m., according to the weather service. Sunday is expected to have partly sunny skies and a 20 percent of showers and thunderstorms after noon.

“Better storm chances come back to the forecast by early next week along with slightly cooler weather,” KKTV reported.


Now is the Time to Check Your Homes Roof and Exterior

After the cold of the winter subsides and spring and summer head our way it is always good to check your home to make sure everything looks right. Snow and ice have frozen and thawed, water has poured, and the wind has blown. Your home’s exterior can take a beating protecting you from the elements. Our roofers at Interstate Roofing can take a look at your home and make sure your roof is holding up. Even if your roof is looking good you may need to give your siding a little TLC. To: Clean Exterior Siding – Bob Vila Day after day, year after year, exterior siding protects your home from the elements. It’s the first line of defense against an array of natural challenges, including howling winds, driving rain, hot sun, and bitter cold. Under the circumstances, it’s no wonder that grit and grime tend to accumulate over time. Savvy homeowners, as a result, incorporate exterior cleaning into their semiannual maintenance routines for a number of compelling reasons.

First, it cannot be ignored that the condition of your siding significantly influences the curb appeal of your home—that is, how it appears to visitors and casual passersby. Second, giving your siding a good once-over a few times a year gives you the chance to identify and address any problems early on, before they pick up steam and become extensive, expensive-to-resolve headaches that could steal years from the expected lifespan of the siding.

Indeed, from both an aesthetic and pragmatic perspective, it’s never wise to go long without giving a thought to the wood, brick, stucco, or vinyl that clads your home. Generally speaking, experts recommend seasonal inspection and cleaning as needed. But according to Jim Eldredge, a product manager with Sears Home Services, it’s essential to remember that “different siding materials carry different—often very different—care requirements.”

Continue reading below for expert advice on cleaning and caring for many of today’s best-known and most widely installed types of exterior siding.


Have You Heard What They’re Saying About Interstate Roofing?

Whether you are looking for Fort Collins roofing companies or a qualified team to repair your Colorado Springs roof, Interstate Roofing has you covered. We have locations across the Colorado Front Range and our experienced teams will take care of all of your roofing needs. You don’t have to take our word for it though see what some of our customers are saying about us!

Interstate Roofing Inc | Denver, CO 80211 | Angie’s List After the last hail storm, our streets were crawling with roofing companies. Our neighbor was friends with Ryan from Interstate. We were somewhat skeptical of the whole process but decided to give Ryan a chance. This was a great decision. Ryan did a great job explaining the process, keeping track of the details with the insurance company, checking in, and managing his crew. Everything occurred as scheduled, cleanup was pretty good, and the entire process went smoothly. We would recommend this company.

Interstate Roofing, Inc. of Denver, CO | Reviews from GuildQuality Customer Surveys Review by Robert S.
Colorado Spgs, CO, on Jan 30, 2017
My experience with Interstate Roofing was very pleasant. They were extremely professional in every aspect of replacing my roof.

Google Reviews Rita Morago
This is the 2nd time Interstate Roofing helped us out with a new roof. Their salesman Greg is great! He is friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The crew that came to our house was efficient and professional. They were done in one day… which I appreciate! There was a cosmetic issue where nails came through our patio, but Interstate corrected the problem and make everything look like new. We were very happy with their service and product and would highly recommend them to friends.


When Choosing a New Colorado Roof, Choose Interstate Roofing!

At Interstate Roofing, we serve the entire front range, from Fort Collins roofing down to Colorado Springs roofing, and roofs in between. In our experience, there are a lot of different preferences between clients. We work with you to help you get the roof that you want and need. We are here to help answer your questions and to guide you through the process.

If you are looking to get a new roof but aren’t sure what you are looking for take a look at the guide below from our friends at Bob Villa and give us a call and we will get you a new roof that will last. the Best Roofing Material for Your Home – Bob Vila Every homeowner knows that a sound roof is an absolute must to protect your investment. That’s why routine roof maintenance—from cleaning out gutters to checking for missing shingles and leaks in the attic—is so important.

In general, roofs last between 15-20 years depending on the original materials used. So, if yours is approaching that age, it might not be a bad idea to have a professional roofer conduct an evaluation. If the inspection indicates a new roof is in order, you’ll have one of two options: installing the new roof directly over the old, or replacing it entirely.  In either case, you’ll have the opportunity to redefine and reinforce your home.

MATERIAL While roofing is available in a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, tile and slate, far and away the most popular choice for homeowners is asphalt shingles. Today’s relatively lightweight and flexible shingles are typically made from a fiberglass mat, covered in asphalt and colored with mineral granules.  With manufacturing innovations that include everything from superior-strength Micro Weave™ Core construction to granules that lock in color and provide valuable UV protection against the sun’s damaging rays, you won’t have any trouble finding a good-looking, high-performing asphalt shingle to suit your home and budget.

STYLE Although driveways, lawns, siding and front doors get most of the attention when we think about curb appeal, the roof actually contributes mightily to the look of a house.  If you are considering a new roof, look for the shingle that best suits your home’s architectural style. You’ll also want to factor in the surface area, pitch and angle of the roof to determine whether a standard three-tab, dimensional or artisan-crafted shingle will deliver the look you want.

As you’ll discover, it’s no longer about choosing a standard square shape in a few different shades. Asphalt shingle products have evolved into a wide variety of patterns and colors so that your roof can truly elevate the appeal and longevity of your home. Read more…


Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Coming To Fort Collins

To all of our Fort Collins roofing clients, if you are looking for plans for the upcoming Memorial Weekend you might want to add this to your calendar. A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be set up near Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado. This is a great way to show respect and support those who have fought for our freedom. Day events include return of Vietnam memorial Memorial Day events in Fort Collins this year will include the return of a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as “The Wall.”

The 360-foot long memorial is scheduled to be set up near Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado, which is part of Spring Canyon Community Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road.

The theme for the holiday weekend is “Welcome Home: A salute to our Vietnam War veterans.” The traveling memorial carries the names of more than 58,000 U.S. military service members who died in the war and the more than 1,600 who are considered missing.

A replica of the memorial was last displayed in Fort Collins in 2013. That event drew about 20,000 people, said Diggs Brown, founder of Veterans Plaza and an organizer of this year’s event.

Even more people are expected this time, he said. The goal of the event, which will include entertainment, is to honor those who died and celebrate those who survived.

“There’s a lot of interest in Vietnam,” Brown said.

The wall is scheduled to arrive Wednesday, May 24 with an escort of local law enforcement vehicles as well as various motorcycle associations.

The memorial will be set up the following day, and the reading of names listed on the wall will begin. The reading of names will continue daily until Monday, May 29.

The event will include a display of a Huey helicopter gunship and a Vietnam museum. On Saturday, May 27, festivities will include a USO show reminiscent of the entertainment provided to troops by Bob Hope, food trucks, vendors, and a beer garden.

Ceremonies planned Sunday, May 28, include speakers, a Huey flyover and the addition of soil to the plaza’s Victory Garden. The garden contains soil from battlefields around the world where American service members fought.

Organizers say volunteers are needed in several areas to help make “Welcome Home: A salute to our Vietnam War veterans” a success.

Volunteer positions include helping with construction and deconstruction of the memorial wall, reading names listed on the memorial, setting up the USO show, serving beer, security and honor/color guard.

For information, visit or Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado on Facebook.


With Great Power Tools Comes Great Responsibility

At Interstate Roofing, safety is one of our biggest priorities. We go to great lengths to make sure that our employees and clients are safe while we are handling all of your Denver roofing needs. We do everything that we can to ensure your safety while we are there but we can’t always be there.

If you are working on a project by yourself we want you to be just as safe as we would. When you grab for a power tool remember these safety tips to stay alive. Tool Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life – Bob Vila From circular saws to cordless drills, power tools simplify and speed up building and remodeling projects as well as general woodworking tasks. But when used incorrectly, these household helpers can injure, maim, and even kill. The best way to prevent a trip to the emergency room is to familiarize yourself with a power tool’s safe operating practices before you ever turn it on. Knowledge and preparedness are key, so click through to read about some of the dangers associated with 10 of the most popular power tools.

The biggest cause of chainsaw injuries is kickback, a violent upward jerk of the saw that occurs when the tip of the guide bar makes contact with an object. The violent motion of kickback sends the bar—and the razor-sharp chain— flying back toward the operator, potentially slicing through skin in a split second. Before using a chainsaw, always read the entire owner’s manual, receive proper training, and know the safest tree-cutting practices.

Because most hedge trimmers are corded, injuries often involve electric shock or electrocution, either of which may occur if the user inadvertently cuts through the extension cord. To prevent this mishap, always keep the cord safely out of the way of the blade and your feet. Don’t use a hedge trimmer during rainy weather, or when the ground is wet and slippery. Wear shoes with nonslip soles, keep your body balanced at all times when operating the machine, and don’t overreach.

One of the most popular power tools for home projects, circular saws, like chainsaws, are subject to kickback, which can cause serious harm. Kickback often happens when the moving blade gets pinched in the lumber, causing the saw (or the wood) to jerk back toward the user’s body. Avoid kickback by cutting straight lines and allowing cut-off ends of boards to fall during the cutting process. Restricting the end of a board can cause the blade to get pinched as the wood bends downward with nowhere else to go.

Although pneumatic tools like air-powered nail guns come with safety mechanisms, improper use can cause a fastener to be fired at high speed in the wrong direction, potentially injuring the operator or a bystander. High-velocity fasteners may also hit knots in wood and come hurtling back toward the user. Always read the owner’s manual and practice proper safety techniques when using the machine.

Always hold a drill perpendicular to the work surface to prevent the bit from catching in the wood and twisting the drill violently. Working from a ladder increases the likelihood of this happening, because the precarious position often causes users to drill to one side. A twisted drill could lead to broken fingers or a fall from the ladder, so always practice proper technique when drilling from a ladder, and recruit a friend to keep watch.

Avoid maiming fingers while using a table saw by ensuring that the “fence,” a guide for ripping wood, is parallel to the blade. This will keep the wood from pinching the blade and causing kickback, which can pull the wood—and your hands—into the moving saw. Do not, however, use a fence while simultaneously cross-cutting material with the miter gauge. Read more…