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Hailstorms – What To Do

Most hailstorms that hit the Colorado Springs area are pea-sized and aren’t severe enough to cause damage. In general, hailstones that are nickel-size and larger will cause damage to a typical roof. A telltale sign of a severe hailstorm is an accumulation of bitumen granules, or the small rock-like material that covers a shingle, at

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Sustainability Options for Roofing

When you think of eco-friendly roofing, your first thought is probably solar panels right? However, there are a plethora of alternate roofing materials and even roofing types/sizes that are conducive to sustainable lifestyles. Let’s explore! Roofing materials, grass and garden roofs, solar panels, tiny homes, water collecting roofs, etc. When it comes to roofing materials,

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The Value of a Roof: Buying or Selling a Home

When looking at buying a home there are many factors to consider like the location, potential equity to be gained, overall budget, how long you plan to live there, how amazing the kitchen is etc. but let’s focus on what’s known as the ‘homebuying checklist’. This checklist is also helpful for a homeowner looking to

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Get to Know Your Roof Style

Whether you are looking to build a home, are currently in the process of looking for one, or are a current homeowner (even renter!), it’s good to know what kind of roof style you have. In this post we’ll cover pros, cons and insights into the most common roof styles along with some unique styles.

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Should you Repair or Replace?

How do you really know if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced? We’ve got 7 helpful tips on knowing the difference between common roofing concerns. Tip #1: Monitor the age of your roof An asphalt shingle roof should last between 20 and 30 years but this of course varies from home to home.

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The Importance of Gutters

Having quality gutters installed on your home can do a multitude of things that are beneficial for your home. Good gutters, installed correctly can: Prevent foundational problems like flooding under the house or into the basement Prevent erosion to landscaping or turf Protect against water damage to the side of your home Prevent water leaking

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How to Handle Insurance Claims

Insurance claims can be daunting and even unreliable, especially in Colorado with weather ranging from severe rain, wind, lightning, and hail to heavy snow falls. In general, the Colorado Springs area tends to encounter small “pea-sized” hailstorms that cause little or no damage. Homeowners may notice small rock granules (or bitumen as it’s referred to

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Why you should get a Roof Inspection

Inspections are the best way to invest in the future of your home. Roof replacement can cost upwards of $12,000 whilst repairs can range from $200 to $400 depending on the age and state of the roof. The size and pitch of your roof, along with accessibility, materials choice, existing chimneys or skylights are all

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Commercial Roofing

Everyday your commercial building faces multiple, potential and common hazards like wind, rain, hail, snow, and even fire. The roof is the most vulnerable part of your building so ensuring it is reliable protects it, and the business within. Inspection and maintenance are crucial to ensuring your commercial building stays up and running. Cricket Roofing

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Residential Roofing

Quality roofing is vital in protecting your home, loved ones and belongings. Your home is one of the largest investments you’ll make, ensuring the roof is safe and reliable protects your investment and your family. We specialize in roofing, gutters and more so whether you’re building a home, buying a home, or currently own a

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Trusted Local Resources

As the owner of Cricket Roofing, I’ve met many service providers with the same approach to customer service I practice; By offering high quality products and services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. The one thing these service providers have in common is that they’ve all performed work on my home, and I can think of no better recommendation! Feel free to contact me for home services and improvement advice and referrals.