A Last Minute Treat

We tried to remind you yesterday, but we get it, it was Monday and you had a lot going on. You forgot to make those reservations. Now you are in a tight spot with no plans, but fear not Interstate Roofing is here to save the day again.

We scoured the internet to find a place where you can pick up a last minute treat that is sure to make you look prepared.

Bakeries prepared for Valentine’s Day crushes – luckily for their forgetful customers
On Tuesday, the lobby of Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery will fill up with forgetful lovers.

Some will order heart-shaped cookie cakes adorned in icing with “Honey,” “Baby” or “Boo Bear.” Others will opt for the traditional romantic fare of chocolate-dipped strawberries and cheesecakes. The most desperate among them will go with “whatever you have left” or “whatever you think she’d like.”

A few will be women. Most will be men.

“We’ll cover all their butts, make it look like they planned it all out,” said Erin Rodda, the bakery’s general manager.


Colorado Springs, Do You Have Plans for Valentine’s Day?

If you are one of our Colorado Springs roofing clients, and you haven’t made a plan for Valentine’s Day your time is running out! Bad things happen to those who don’t remember, or procrastinate so long they run out of options. So we are looking out for you and we found a few ideas you might still be able to use if you hurry.

valentines day weekend imageCheck out these 5 Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day in the Pikes Peak region
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Pikes Peak region has some fool-proof ideas to impress that special someone in your life. Between ice sculptures in Cripple Creek, carriage rides in Old Colorado City and a perfectly lovely high-tea at Miramont Castle, you’re sure to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Here are 5 very different events for 5 very different Valentine’s dates.


Interstate Roofing at the Home and Landscape Expo in Colorado Springs

We had a lot of fun this last weekend meeting all of you at the Home and Landscape Expo in Colorado Springs. The turnout was so great we didn’t get a chance to talk to every one of you. If you have any questions for us or want to follow up please give us a call at (719) 471-9752. We are proud to be apart of such an awesome event and be your Colorado Springs roofers. Check out some of the coverage of the event below.

http://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/cos-expo-helping-homeowners-with-storm-repairs/328096056COLORADO SPRINGS – Thousands showed up for the Home and Landscape Expo in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

More than 100 exhibitors were helping people find their home improvement needs.

And with the recent windstorm and hailstorm that brought a lot of damage in July, expo coordinators say people have been asking about how the exhibitors can help with their repairs.

“We have people asking about that all the time at the front and even on our website inquiring about that, wanting to know if there is something they can fix that right away,” said David Haight. Read more…



Is There Too Much Snow on My Roof?

We might not realize it with the dry roofs in Denver, but the roofs in the high-country have been getting pummelled with snow massive amounts of snow this year.

Most of the time we don’t need to worry about the snow on our roofs because they are generally built to withstands the conditions around them, but occasionally we get a storm that brings much more than the typical amount. When that happens, here is a handy guide from RoofersCoffeeShop to see how much snow is too much.


Ice dams: An ice dam is a layer of ice that forms at the edge of a roof when heat from an attic can cause snow on the roof to melt. When the melted snow reaches the cold overhang at the eave and re-freezes, an ice dam is formed. Large, prevalent icicles can be one indicator that an ice dam has formed. The key concern with ice dams is that water from melting snow can back up behind the dam and fi­nd its way under shingles, then leak into your home. Proper ventilation and attic insulation can prevent ice damming.

Roof Avalanches: In high snowfall areas, some steep sloped roofs could experience avalanches, where snow packed onto a roof releases all at once. The weight and sudden release can be very dangerous to ground areas directly below the eaves. Consider cordoning off the area to prevent injury.

Extreme weight: There are some instances where the snow load on the roof becomes so heavy that roof collapse becomes a concern. Refer to The International Business for Home and Safety’s guidelines to determine when the weight on the roof is in the danger zone. Should you need to remove snow to prevent potential collapse it’s important to call a professional roofing contractor to safely remove the load.   Via rooferscoffeeshop.com

If you any issues with recent snowfall contact our Denver roofing contractors. With many years of experience Interstate Roofing Inc. can help.


Barn Remodeling Inspiration

If you’re in the heart of Denver you might not notice it, but throughout the metro area, down to Colorado Springs, and up to Fort Collins and Greely,  there are a lot of barns. While some of them have been remodeled and restored, others sit unkempt waiting for a little bit of inspiration to restore their rustic beauty.

Colorado is home for us at Interstate Roofing, and we love looking at how these barns have been transformed over the years. We found a beautiful barn transformation from our friends at Homedit if you are looking for a little inspiration. If you are looking for help restoring your barn give Colorado Springs roofing team a call.

homedit.comBarns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, they don’t always look like that. This old barn in England is actually pretty far from that standard image. Not only is the barn huge but it also has a massive design. Old barns are transformed into homes all the time but each time the story is different and special in a way.

This was actually a part of a large complex. It was the biggest structure there, overpowering everything around it. When its new owners purchased the site, the building was in derelict state, just like all the other smaller structures around it. Those were demolished and the wood salvaged from there was used in the reconstruction of this massive barn.

read more at homedit.com