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.

 

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.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/choosing-the-best-roofing-material-for-your-home/?#.WPULR4grLIUChoosing 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.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/04/16/memorial-day-events-include-return-vietnam-memorial/100374124/Memorial 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 https://veteransplazanoco.org 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.

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/proceed-with-caution-10-power-tools-that-could-kill-you-51008Power 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…

 

A New Vision in Old Town – Fort Collins Magazine

While we are working and roofing Fort Collins we always enjoy seeing the houses and the different designs throughout the city. We can always tell when someone went the extra mile and put a lot of thought and hard work into the project. We are passionate about the work we do and we love when we see other people with that passion. The Hill’s are definitely passionate and you can see it in their work. When you get a

The Hill’s are definitely passionate and you can see it in their work. When you get a roof with Interstate Roofing you get that same passion.

https://fortcollinsmag.com/features/a-new-vision-in-old-town/A New Vision in Old Town – Fort Collins Magazine When Rucker Hill, owner/builder of Rucker Design Build, builds a home, he throws himself so fully into every detail that leaving the place behind once the project is complete is often bittersweet. “Honestly, there’s not been a project I’ve done where I haven’t cried at the end,” he says with a laugh. But the trade-off for Hill and his wife and RDB partner, Rebecca, is some future homeowner’s happiness. “I feel really blessed to be doing a job where I’m impacting people’s lives in a positive way,” Hill says.

Since moving to Fort Collins from Dallas in 2014, the Hills have gained serious momentum with their business, upgrading and reimagining the old and spiritless into modern, homey retreats that incorporate the natural beauty of their surroundings. Rucker is the creative spirit and the labor; Rebecca manages the business, the budget and project timelines. The couple’s latest project—a 3,862-square-foot, four-bedroom, rustic-modern stunner on Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins—has been their biggest undertaking to date, a home a year in the making, which Hill designed and built from the ground up.

The inspiration, in this case, began with the land: a prime piece of real estate on a particularly covetable stretch of Mountain Avenue, across the street from City Park. The property had been on the market for a while, the price had dropped and it was too great an opportunity to pass up. So they bought it. Contemplating what came next was a bit tricky, though, Hill says, because new construction in Old Town is a rarity and, while they wanted to create something fresh and modern, they also didn’t want to the place to “stand out like a sore thumb” in the established community full of older homes. “We spent a lot of time driving around, taking pictures of people’s houses so we could figure out how we’d complement the fabric of the neighborhood,” he says.

But before they could do much of anything in terms of building, the couple had to deal with the existing home on the property. They’d gotten the rare green light from the city’s historical review board to tear down the home, but they were reluctant to demolish it. “It was tiny and old, the original house,” Hill says, “but it deserved another life. And I try to upcycle and recycle where I can.” So they put an ad on Craigstlist: Free House. “We gave it away to the people who were most qualified for moving it,” he says. “We loved that it wasn’t going to end up in a dumpster.”

“My son has this book that we love, called Beautiful Oops! It’s about how all these mistakes lead to amazing new opportunities. I called that mistake my ‘beautiful oops.’”

Thus freed, Hill set about creating a new home that would fit both the property and the neighborhood, initially taking inspiration from a traditional farmhouse down the street, as well as the layout of the original home and outbuildings on the property, which had reminded him a bit of an old farm. He designed a sprawling home with a big barn-like base, a large garage and secondary structure, then submitted the plans to the city. “They just laughed at me,” he says. “I was grotesquely over the square footage allowed. I’d just missed that particular detail.”

But the miss turned out to be a lucky one. “My son has this book that we love, called Beautiful Oops!,” Hill says. “It’s about how all these mistakes lead to amazing new opportunities. I called that mistake my ‘beautiful oops’. We pushed for different solutions and we ended up having a better house in return.”

The blueprints underwent a bit of a makeover—more outdoor space here; a raised eave there—but the lofty, barn-like main building of the house remained and today is connected by a lower-level breezeway to a stacked-stone office, above which rests a cantilevered “floating” master suite. (On the other side, hidden from street view, is a one-car garage with two large storage decks built into it.) Meantime, the architectural and design details—from the stacked-stone walls and foundation (all quarried from Arkins Park and painstakingly hand chiseled); the enormous front shutters on barn door tracks; the locally sourced Douglas Fir used inside and outside the house—all lend the place a woodsy rusticity, even as the overall aesthetic is planted firmly in modern territory (with a few nods to mid-century design).

 

Give Your Garage The Ultimate Design Makeover

Have you been in your garage lately? This part of the house can get neglected during the winter months. The cold pushes us back into the comfort of the heated indoors and it becomes nothing more than a place to park the car and store boxes of stuff.

Now that spring has sprung though, it is time to reclaim your garage and bring it to its full potential. We don’t want to get too philosophical but your garage is an extension of your house and an extension of you. It’s time to clean out all of the old boxes of junk and give your garage the makeover it deserves.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/296-creating-the-ultimate-garage-workshop/?#.WOU2L4grLIUGarage Workshop Design – Bob Vila To some, a garage is much more than a place to park the car and store junk. To the car enthusiast, it is a nerve center with a lift, a wash and wax station, and cabinetry for an extensive supply of tools; to the carpenter it is a woodworking shop with a table saw, a ventilation system, and workbenches to detail out the latest project. It is a place for the guys to hang out. It is the tool type’s equivalent of a gourmet kitchen.

“People spend thousands of dollars on their kitchens, as a place to cook, congregate, and for a certain level of comfort,” says Steve D’Gerolamo, founder and owner of The Ultimate Garage. So why not garages? Beyond the basics of four walls and roof, a garage workshop becomes a second home for the enthusiast — housing tools, toys, workstations, and more. So it’s little wonder that the garage of old is getting one serious makeover.

Garage Basics A new garage construction project requires the same basic considerations as a new home construction project — site preparation, permits, foundation work, framing, roofing, and mechanicals. Most garages rest on slabs, but any drainage system for a mechanic’s workshop will require more extensive excavation, foundation work, and filter systems for oil and grease. Knowing how the space will be used prior to breaking ground is essential. Read more…

Whether you are putting a new roof on your home or your garage Interstate Roofing will help you with all of your roof repairs or replacements.

Keep Up On Your Home Maintenance With This April Checklist

It feels like it was just the beginning of March, then I blinked and now it is already April. The new month means a new list of things to do to take care of our houses. At Interstate Roofing, we love taking care of our client’s homes across the Colorado Front Range.

We are always here to help you with your house, but proper maintenance can save you money and time in the long run. We encourage all of our clients to set aside some time each month to take care of your home. Take a look at how to care for your house this April, below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/diy-checklist-for-april_us_58dfc35fe4b03c2b30f6a6c4DIY Checklist for April | The Huffington Post Now that spring is here, there are a few things you need to take care of around the house. Here’s our pro checklist.

1. Inspect porches
Check floorboards for signs of rot or damage, looking underneath—where most rot will start—if the area’s accessible.

2. Recaulk around tubs
Ensure that no water is seeping behind bathroom tiles by removing old caulk and replacing it with fresh stuff formulated for tubs and tile. Get the full step-by-step tutorial.

3. Get the AC ready
Give the system a whirl now so that you’ll have plenty of time to schedule a service call, if needed, before the pros get booked up. Don’t forget to replace your AC filter, too! read more at huffingtonpost.com

 

Don’t Fall Victim to Roofing Scams Call Interstate Roofing

Whenever money is involved in something there are always people who will try and take advantage and scam others out of it. This is no different in the roofing business and unfortunately, there are scammers all across the country who operate under the facade of a roofing company but really just take your money and run.

In this business, we hear about this happening all too often. One of the things you can do to help yourself from becoming a victim is to research the company before you give them any money.

At Interstate Roofing, we are an established roofing company that has served the Colorado front range since 1994 and are happy to showcase all the work we have done.

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/spring-hill-police-release-roofing-scam-warning In the past, people have complained to the Better Business Bureau that they sign contracts with his roofing company, Tics Roofing and Restoration in Murfreesboro, and pay their deposits; however, they never see any work done on their roof.

Customers also complained they can’t get back in touch with Smallwood after he has taken their deposit.

According to police, Smallwood was convicted of theft after an incident that happened in Nolensville in 2015 where Smallwood took the victim’s money and did not perform any services. Read more…

 

Fort Collins Roofs Haven’t Seen Any Snow This March

After last week’s predicted storm was a bust it’s looking like Fort Collins might go the whole month of March without any snowfall at all. While there are predictions on both sides there is not much time left. For a month that typically averages 12.6 inches of snow in March, it’s pretty clear that no matter what happens we are going to be well below our averages.

The lack of moisture isn’t good for Interstate Roofing, Fort Collins clients and the rest of the community. We have been in a drought since August and it is looking like things are going to continue that way for a while.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/03/27/fort-collins-end-march-snowless/99682208/Will Fort Collins end March snowless? Weekend rains dropped between between a little more than a trace to nearly a half-inch of rain on a parched Choice City, and more rain and possibly snow is in the forecast for this week. But with one week left of what’s historically our snowiest month of the year, some forecasters say there’s not a flake of snow on the horizon.

Fort Collins receives an average of 12.6 inches of snow in March, according to 1981-2010 normals from the Colorado Climate Center. This March, we’ve received only a trace of snow. Fort Collins hasn’t seen measurable snow in about a month, since a late-February storm left us with about 3.4 inches and 0.1 inches fell on the last day of February.

We’re also way behind on precipitation this month, with 0.19 inches compared to a normal amount of 1.31 inches by March 26. Rains this week should inch us a bit closer to the monthly normal of 1.59 inches, but barring any big downpours, we’ll probably still fall short for March.

The lack of moisture matters because Fort Collins has been in a drought since August. Our drought classification was recently elevated to “severe,” the third of five levels of drought intensity. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center predicts we’ll remain in drought during the next three months.

If drought persists, residents can expect damage to crops and pastures, developing or imminent water shortages and a request for voluntary water-use restrictions. Snowpack in the South Platte River Basin mountains, which make up much of our regional water supply, has been steadily slipping during the last few weeks and now sits at 103 percent of the average for this time of year.

 

Get Inspired By The Latest Designs For Your Home

At Interstate Roofing we work hard to give you a quality roof. To make it look good—because first impressions matter—and to protect you and the rest of your home from the elements. There is nothing worse than coming home to water coming in from your roof.

When you get a roof with us you know your home is protected so you don’t need to worry your new indoor decor being ruined from a leaky roof. If you are looking for some inspiration for new designs to add to your home the 2017 Architectural Design Show has all sorts of quirky ideas for you.

http://www.homedit.com/architectural-digest-design-show-2017-highlights/Creative Designs and the Latest Home Tech at AD Design Show A finely curated collection of exhibitors big and small were on show last week at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. Grouped into collections such as “Made” for artists and designers, “Furnish” for home furniture brands, designers, and dealers and “Refresh” for kitchen, bath, luxury appliances, and premium building products, exhibitors presented their latest and greatest products and designs. While it was difficult to pick a short list of favorites, here are some of the cool, innovative things we discovered. read more at homedit.com