Metal or Shingle, Which is Better?

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Everyone is familiar with the classic asphalt shingle roof. It’s simple, cost-effective, and easily maintained; making it the most popular roofing material out there. It may be time to consider the second most popular roofing material, metal. A metal roof ensures better longevity and increased durability as compared to asphalt shingles. Below we’ll provide detail on both, the pros and …

Preparing for a Commercial Roof Inspection

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The worst thing that you can do for your commercial roof is fail to have it regularly inspected. A small issue today can lead to a severe issue in coming years. Undetected problems can be a slippery slope towards total roof replacement, and in our current economy, that’s something we can help you avoid. Below are a few simple tasks …

Choosing the Best Asphalt Shingle Color

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Choosing the correct shingle color can be advantageous in increasing the curb appeal of your property, as your roofline accounts for 25-40% of visible building exterior. We’re here to help you make an educated color choice based on the external environment of your building and the harmony a good choice can make. Coordination with Other Building Materials This may seem …

Celebrating Women in Roofing

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National Women in Roofing is an organization that focuses on recruiting, networking, educating, and mentoring women in the roofing industry. Its core principles are to educate and support while providing career assistance to women across the nation. Aspen Contracting is a company that would be nowhere without its incredible female employee’s. When asked about the challenges of working at Aspen, …

How to Install Tile Roofs

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Tile roofs can create a very attractive Mediterranean-style look. The shape and color of tile often has more volume and interest than that of the ordinary asphalt shingle. It’s a popular roofing material, albeit more expensive, and can be labor intensive to install… But Aspen Contracting always has you covered. Here are the steps to help you better understand how we go about installing this …

OSHA Safe & Sound Week 2020

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The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safe & Sound week is back for another year of encouraging workplace safety and furthering the implementation of occupational health programs. This yearly campaign is held in 2020 on August 10-16 to offer information and ideas on how to keep American workers safe. Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the rate of work-related …

The Roofing Industry’s Shingle Shortage and Increasing Prices

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COVID-19 has created unique obstacles for every industry. The roofing industry in particular has seen an increasing shortage in asphalt shingles and other key roofing materials. This shortage is due to factories that produce roofing materials are temporarily closing across the country in hope to stop the spread of the pandemic. This has then limited the supply and increased the …

Cutting Down your Energy Costs This Summer

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With a record summer heat in the forecast and an economic downturn predicted, it’s never been more important to save a few dollars. Let’s face it, most of us can’t function without air conditioning in the summer, but it doesn’t have to break the bank to keep you cool. Here are a few things you can do at home to …

7 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

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Sometimes hiding out in the basement just isn’t enough. In the hot summer months, it’s easy to go a little crazy when your home begins to feel like a sauna. Cranking up your AC doesn’t have to be your only solution. With a few simple changes, your home can be on its way to a comfortable, cool atmosphere. Use natural …

Installation Methods for Commercial Roofs

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Each unique commercial roofing system has its own installation method. Residential roofing methods tend to be very similar in installation processes, but commercial projects can vary greatly. This difference can be due to installation method, duration, safety and difficulty. Below we’ve gone into detail on the more common commercial roof types and the installation process for each. Sprayed Polyurethane Foam …