Project Manager Spot Light

“Project Manager Spotlight”

“Project Manager Spotlight”
What is a Project Manager? Well to see what that is, lets understand who are behind the titles. Meet Kenneth Oatman. Ken, is 48 years old and has been in the roofing industry since 1988. Ken enjoys scuba diving, sky diving, and fishing. Ken is almost a part of the Masonic brotherhood. Why do our customers love Ken? Well not only is he G.A.F certified as well as OSHA 40, Ken cares about our customers. Just ask Jennifer!  

We sat down with Jennifer and asked her about her experience with Ken and Interstate Roofing.

Q. How long have you lived here in this community?

A. “I’ve lived here for 21 years

Q. How did you hear about us?

A. During our last storm, Ken approached my house and introduce himself. Unlike other roofing companies who approached me that day, Ken was not only professional but extremely knowledgeable.

Q. What made you decide to go with us?

A. Well as I stated before, a lot of these storm chasers only come to our neighborhood after a storm. Ken’s approach with looking professional and his ability to explain how Interstate Roofing has been in business for 25 years and how Interstate Roofing is locally owned and operated, gave me a sense of trust. You hear all the time how roofing companies will come from out-of-state and close shop within three to six months. How are they able to offer a warranty?

Q. How was your experience with Ken?

A. Ken was honest, professional, and a true expert. His ability to keep an open communication with me always, was huge for me. Whenever I would call or text Ken, he would respond to me right away. Ken told me a crew would be at my house to start replacing the roof by the 21st of August. When I woke up that morning at 7am, that’s exactly what I saw; a crew. Not one person but an actual crew with a dumpster and everything needed to complete my roof.

Q. What do you feel that separated Ken with other roofing companies you’ve worked with in the past?

A. Well I was in the middle of refinancing my house when the storm hit. My mortgage company told me that they will place a two week hold on the appraisal inspection because of the hailstorm but the roof was a major part of the inspection. Not knowing if I was going to lose value or even be able to replace my roof in time, I was worried. Then I met Ken, I explained to Ken the situation of the refinancing and he assured me that he will be able to have everything done and replaced before the deadline. Ken kept his word.

Q. Would you recommend Interstate Roofing to your friends or neighbors?

A. I already have, there is a difference between out of state storm chasers and roofing companies that care about their community. Interstate Roofing is one of those roofing companies that cares and will be here long after the storm.

Why Use A Roofer for Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning might seem like a simple process, but it is, in fact, a complex task that requires knowledge and tools. The complete roof cleaning process includes not only the removal of debris, such as the leaves, twigs and dust that has accumulated on the surface of the roof, but also the use of special techniques and tools to remove algae, mold, mildew, lichens and corrosion from the roofing components.

Denver roofing companies complete roof cleaning

While many homeowners decide to take care of roof cleaning on their own, the best way to make sure your roof is completely clean, protected and ready to face the elements is to hire professional Denver roofing companies for the job. Roofing contractors have not only the knowledge and experience necessary for cleaning your roof in a safe and professional manner, but they also possess the right tools. Mechanical devices, flat-surface cleaners and pressure washers are not supposed to be used for cleaning roofs, the best way to get your roof cleaned being to use a special spraying system to apply the cleaning solution – very few households have such devices, but most roofing experts do and they also know how to use the machine safely. Roofers also know how to apply roof coating products professionally – if you want to include coating into the cleaning process, you should definitely hire an expert.

What Does a Leaking Roof Look Like?

Fort Collins roofing company leaky roof repair

Often, we may have a roof leak without knowing exactly where it is coming from. Roof leaks are different, some are small, others are large, but all of them cause damage to walls, foundation and the exterior of the building.

Here are the most common signs that warn you about leaks in your roof.

  • You notice a water stain on the ceiling

A stain often ringed with brown, or any kind of discoloration you notice on the ceiling or walls must be investigated close, as it is likely to reveal a leak, as well as other problems such as mold formation.

  • You see drips on the walls

Even if it seems to be a rather isolated problem, it may still indicate a roof leak, so investigate it even if it seems to go away.  Roof leaks never get fixed on their own; they only aggravate when you expect the least.

  • You notice spots even on the exterior walls, most likely under your roof line.
  • You have mossy walls, which is a sign that there may be something wrong with the drainage system.
  • You have missing shingles, as well as problems with roof sealing accessories.

If you notice either of these signs, you should hire Fort Collins roofing company professional roofers  to assess the state of your roof and make the required repairs.

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!

Colorado 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 coloradoan.com

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.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/entertainment/2017/05/02/cinco-de-mayo-things-do-fort-collins/308285001/ 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 fortcollinscincodemayo.com.

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 coloradoan.com

 

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!

Go 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.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-exterior-siding/?bvsp=sears#.WQN0-torLIUHow 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!

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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.