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Why Restoration & Construction Companies Use Subcontractors

If you are in the construction or restoration industry, it isn’t uncommon (rather, it’s quite smart) to know about a few local companies that specialize and possess years of expertise and experience in a particular trade or piece of the construction puzzle. For example, general contractors typically have relationships with three or more subcontractors – …

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Everything You Need to Know About EPDM & TPO Commercial Roofing

Two of the most popular types of commercial roofing are EPDM and TPO roofs. Both use a membrane that is rolled out onto a flat or slightly peaked roofs. They each have their advantages and disadvantages. Fortunately, here’s the definitive short guide that will help you decide which type of roof is best for your …

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Best Roofing Company in Denver: Fire & Hail Restoration

We’re sorry if you’ve suffered a fire or hail emergency. We know that it’s difficult to recover. Suddenly, you’re trying to put everything back together. You’re looking for a roofing company to literally put a good roof over your family’s head. If you’re looking for the best roofing company in Denver and the surrounding area, …

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What Health Issues are Associated with Fire Loss?

A home fire is always difficult. Of course, the worst case is that there was a loss of life, but even if it was simply property loss, there can still be major concerns, including the long-term health of the family. Sadly, it’s one of the least talked about aspects of home fires. Most people focus …

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Is it Illegal for a Contractor to Cover My Deductible?

After you’ve had a fire or hail incident in your home, you’ll find yourself looking for a contractor to do the repairs. There are some phrases you might hear about  “We’ll waive your insurance deductible.” “Don’t worry. We pay your deductible.” Contractors claim all the time that they’ll absorb your insurance deductible. It sounds great, …

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Why You Need to Replace Your Roof After a Hail Storm

In the Denver area, a hailstorm is not uncommon. Every year, we have several over the winter and throughout the year. Some are not a big deal. Others can cause a lot of damage. Hail is frozen balls of ice that fall from the sky. In fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about hail, …

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Top 7 Reasons to Convert Your Basement Into an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU)

An additional dwelling unit or ADU is a secondary or accessory structure on your property that contains living space. Additional dwelling units are great to provide flexible living space options on your property or to provide an additional income stream. An ADU can’t be bought or sold because it is a part of a single-family …

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Guide to Commercial Roofing Options: What are They & Which to Choose

If you’re looking to put a new roof on a commercial building, there are a number of options. Depending on the slope of the roof, the existing roof, and the budget for the project.  In this article, we’ll look at different types of roofing and how they can be most effective for your commercial building. …

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A Homeowners Guide to Contents & Possessions After a Fire

Your home is not just the roof over your head. What makes it a home is all the things that are inside it, all the photos, knick-knacks, gifts you’ve received, and even the clothes you wear.  If you’ve suffered a fire tragedy, let us start with… our sympathies. We understand how you’re feeling. It can …

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What is Tortious Interference & How to Deal with it in Colorado

Tortious Interference “Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, in the common law of torts, occurs when one person intentionally damages someone else’s contractual or business relationships with a third party causing economic harm. As an example, someone could use blackmail to induce a contractor into breaking a contract, or they could …

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What to do About an Overflowing Toilet

Clogged toilets – it happens. In some homes, it happens nearly every day. In others, it’s rare, but it happens to everyone eventually. The toilet overflows and you find yourself with that panicked feeling. What Causes a Toilet to Clog? Almost every time, it’s just a lot of stuff in the toilet. Some toilets that …

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What You Need to Know About Do-It-Yourself Asbestos Removal

Because we’re a fire restoration company, we often get people who call us while they’re restoring or renovating their homes and ask if they can do their own asbestos abatement or removal.  The short answer is yes. The longer answer is yes, but it’s not a good idea and you might end up paying more …

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How Hail Damage Affects the Health of Your Roof

Was your home recently in a hailstorm that left your roof with some damage? If so, you need to have a company come out and see how bad the damage is. From the ground, it is easy to think the damage is no big deal. Even from up on the roof, it can appear that …

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What Type of Insurance Coverage is Best for Roofs in Colorado?

Homeowners need to pay special attention not only to their wind/hail deductible in Colorado, but how exactly their insurance company will cover the roof. There are three main types of ways that an insurance company will pay out for a roof. 1 – Cash Value The first type is actual cash value, if you have …

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What You Should Do When You Have Smoke Damage

Things to Worry About if You Do Not Remove Smoke Damage From Your Business In many instances, a fire within a business can be easily contained. That means the damage is minimal, right? Not so fast. When a fire breaks out, even if the soot and charred remains are contained, it does not mean the …

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Things Property Managers Need to Know Before Choosing a Commercial Contractor

Hiring a commercial contractor when you manage property is an important part of the job. Commercial contractors are needed for many types of repairs, any new construction, or any renovations a property may need. Picking out the right contractor is key to making sure the work is done right the first time. Here are some …

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What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your House?

When a storm gets bad enough, it could result in your home being struck by lightning. This is a bigger deal than you think, some pretty major issues can come as a result of lightning. If you have ever had lightning strike your roof or even the ground near your home, you need to have …

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Top 7 Questions to Ask Your Roofer Before Signing

Top 7 Questions to Ask Your Roofer Before Signing

When your roof gets damaged by problems such as a hailstorm or a fire, you must repair it quickly. Roofs that do not get immediate repairs can lead to homes or businesses that could be damaged beyond repair. In order to make sure that your roof gets repaired right the first time, you need to …

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What to Expect with a Forced Place Policy

A forced place policy means that in a case of a loss, the mortgage company uses the minimum coverage insurance that you pay for when you make a mortgage payment to protect their asset (your home). This minimum coverage usually only covers the mitigation and reconstruction of the home. Rarely your contents and paid temporary …

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Insurance Adjuster Expectations

The insurance adjuster works for your insurance company to give a detailed, line itemized scope of the work for the contractor to work with to mitigate and reconstruct the damage done to your home. They SHOULD also explain the process to you and have your best interests in mind. They SHOULD let you know that …

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Why Restoration Companies “Chase”

This industry is very competitive. Let me guess. Your house burnt down and you have four different companies knocking at your door saying they are the best and will take care of you more than anyone else. Doesn’t mean it’s not true. But doesn’t mean it’s right, either. What to do in this situation? Honestly …

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What I Want to Change About the Restoration Industry

This industry is a dog eat dog world. Companies all over the Denver metro, and nationwide, will do all it takes to convince a customer to use their company. I have been in this industry for 13 years. Seven of which were handling fire-related losses. I have seen it all. Small kitchen fire to complete …

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The Future of Emergency Restoration

The Insurance industry is a business. They will try to reduce the payout of a loss or minimize the size of the claim, whether it be home or auto. The restoration industry is highly regulated, and it takes knowledge in estimating, supplementing, management, and skilled laborers. Your loss should be handled without shortcuts, and IICRC …

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Why Property Management Companies Choose Us

Pre-Analysis We walk all your properties and do analysis on how to handle large water loss/fire loss/exterior loss due to storm or hail damage. Each property gets notes and is uploaded into my custom database. I can pull up address and have a game plan. We can connect with the property supervisor to cover the …

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Metal Roof Installation

Metal roofing is the longest lasting roof material available today. Metal roof installation cost the most but it pays for its self in time. Being the longest lasting roofing material, it’s worth the extra up front cost. It stands up to all kinds of inclement weather, animals, and foot traffic. Is it cheaper to get …

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