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What to do if Your Roof Starts to Leak

Winter is right around the corner, which means here in Colorado, heavy snowfall and storms are right around the corner too. With heavy snowfall that eventually melts and turns into water sitting on your roof, comes the added risk of getting a roof leak. There is never a convenient time to experience a leaky roof, …

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Why You Need Building Board Up After a Fire Loss

The team at Fire and Hail Roofing & Restoration would like to start by saying our thoughts are with you if you are reading this because you’ve unfortunately experienced a fire at your home or commercial property in the Denver, CO area. It is certainly not easy to endure or to handle/recover from after it …

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The Best Type of Roof for the Rocky Mountain Region

Mountain homes are typically built with much more in mind that the structure will have to endure. For instance, here in Colorado, homeowners in the Rocky Mountains need to be concerned about excessive snow, high winds, hail, lightning, avalanche/rock slide, wildfires and so much more. That being said, when these structures are being built there …

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

If you live in the Denver or Colorado Springs area, you know that winter is approaching. Or if you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic – “winter is coming”.  In a way, we already had a dose of it with the snow we had a few weeks ago. Snow in September – crazy, right?! Not so …

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How to Prevent Mold in Your Camper/RV

With living and operating Fire and Hail Roofing & Restoration in a state where the focus is enjoying and exploring the great Rocky Mountains, it is common for us to get questions about mold remediation in campers and RVs. Yes, your camper or RV can grow mold, just like your home, and yes, it can …

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Why You Shouldn’t Re-Roof Your Own Property

It’s no secret that one of the most expensive renovations you can make to your home is replacing your roof. The expense of this type of project will have anyone who is focused on saving money thinking about giving it a try themselves, rather than hiring professionals. We know, it is tempting and for good …

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Safety Tips to Avoid a House Fire

Unfortunately, residential fires are probably more common than you think. In 2019, there were over 5,000 structure fires in Colorado according to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.  Your home is where you build your life, take care of your family, and create/hold some of the best memories. It’s scary to imagine your …

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How a Damaged Roof can Affect a Real Estate Transaction

So, you’re selling your home! First of all, congratulations! Hopefully, you are moving onto something better for you and your family, whatever that may be. Second, have you checked out your roof lately and do you know the condition it’s in?  This may not be something you’ve even thought about – most homeowners don’t. Maybe …

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Are Skylights a Good or Bad Idea?

When people are building their dream home or renovating an older home into their dream home, you’d be shocked and hard-pressed to find that they aren’t planning to install a skylight somewhere in the home. Typically, you find builders or renovators dreaming of a skylight in their bathroom or bedroom so they can wake up …

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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 and Hail Roofing 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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