3 Tab vs Laminate Shingles

3-Tab vs. Laminate: Understanding the Difference

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The two most commonly used types of shingles are 3-Tab and Laminate. 3-Tab, commonly known as regular asphalt shingles, are flat and uniform in shape.  Laminated, oftentimes known as architectural shingles, are similar to asphalt shingles but come in different shapes and sizes with a heavier base mat. Due to its different sizes and shapes, it appears more dimensional than 3-Tab.  3-Tab shingles …

Science Behind The Shingles

Science Behind The Shingle

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Roofing shingles are the outcome of a long line of roofing innovation, beginning as early as the use of natural and organic material to create shelters in ancient times. Humans for centuries have used various natural materials found around them to shield themselves from the elements, such as dried grasses, palm leaves, or even clay and dirt. Over time we’ve gotten smarter, …

Roofing Safety Standards

The Safety Standard

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What’s one of the most important Aspen standards? Safety, of course!  Safety is our number one concern when we take on any job. We take extra measures so that our employees and our customers are not in harm’s way during the building or installation process. Take a look into our process:  Aspen Contracting is OSHA and EPA trained and certified. We take full …

FAQ’s for Property Exteriors

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We’re here to answer your burning questions! Updating and maintaining your properties exterior is a great investment that can greatly increase its value. Properly updating your building exterior can be an expensive and confusing process, Aspen Contracting is here to help answer all of your questions. We’ve compiled the most common question we receive from homeowners and commercial property owners below:  How do I …

5 Factors That Affect Your Commercial Roofs Lifespan

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As an owner of a commercial property, roof lifespan and longevity are important for the health of your building and your business as a whole. Without a properly functioning roof, you may find inventory damage within your building or a deterioration of your building as a whole. Avoid disaster by understanding the 5 main factors that affect the lifespan of your commercial roof on a daily basis. Understanding these factors …

Preparing Your Commercial Property for Winter

Preparing Your Commercial Property’s Exterior for Winter

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We at Aspen Contracting understand that snow and ice aren’t always a winter wonderland, truthfully winter weather can be a downright pain. We’re here to help you understand how to be prepared to winter weather and how to ensure that the exterior of your building or home is winter ready. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re properly …

Roofing Trends To Lookout For in 2020

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The focus in 2020 and every year after this is to create new innovative roofs that can meet energy needs, while protect the home from harsh weather conditions like a hail storm.  There are 4 conventional yet innovative Roofing Trends To Lookout For in the year 2020. Metal roofs Metal roofs have risen in popularity over the years and 2020 …

The Importance of A Yearly Roof Inspection For Your Home

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Have you ever underestimated the cost of something?  Or underestimated how much time it would take to do a task?  How about underestimate the time it takes to get to work, church or an important meeting and you end up late?  Don’t worry you’re not alone.  Most homeowners find themselves in the same predicament when it comes to their roofs.  Many …