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Sashco, Inc.

Since 1936, Sashco has led the way in innovation and product performance, manufacturing high quality sealants for conventional homes as well as finishing and maintenance products for log homes. Consistently delighting customers with a better way, Sashco is now celebrating 75 years in business. Founded by Don Burch in Denver...

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eXact Color™ Sealant

Mar 23, 2012 by Sashco, Inc.

Exact Color™ is a high-quality, super-elastic caulk from the makers of Big Stretch® that mixes with any latex paint or stain to create custom colored caulk with no tools required.

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What to use for Chimney Mortar Repairs

Jan 30, 2012 by Sashco, Inc.

Cracked mortar and concrete around your chimney can lead to roof leaks. So, seal them up. But how? And which products should you use?

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Dam the Dams: Tips on How To Prevent Ice Dams

Oct 05, 2011 by Sashco, Inc.

Ice dams and the icicles they cause may make for some pretty decoration around the holidays and an easy snack for the kids, but damage to your roof, ceilings and drywall make for a redecoration nightmare. So let’s talk prevention.

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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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Metal Roofing Homeowner Tax Credit Tripled

Feb 26, 2009

Recent action by the U.S. government has resulted in more good news for the residential metal roofing market.

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Did Your Roof Survive The Winter?

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

Winter months can be cruel to your roof, as it is the first line of defense against the high winds, heavy rains, sleet and snow that are typical of many winter months. And if your roof fails, it can cause great expense, significant damage and wasted time and money. So when the weather is better, it’s a good idea to perform a quick check-up to insure that your home is protected. Leaking roof systems can result from several sources. The most common leak sources include …

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Do You Need A New Roof?

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

Modern technology allows roofing manufacturers to do amazing things today, but Mother Nature has the last word when it comes to the appearance and performance of your roof. For example: Ultraviolet sun rays can cause shingle deterioration. Temperature extremes can damage shingles because of expansion and contraction. Shingles can blow off from strong wind gusts. Damage to the attic can occur from wind-driven, horizontal rain. And the accumulated stress of rain is …

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Roofing Problems? Ask The Tough Questions!

Jun 19, 2008 by GAF Materials Corporation

That day has finally come. You’ve dreaded it, but you knew eventually you’d have to deal with it: your roof has a leak. If you’re lucky, you might only have a small stain on the ceiling that needs to be repaired. If you’re unlucky or if you procrastinate, much worse can happen. Simple leaks can escalate into damage to the framing and sheathing that supports your home. Water can invade your living space and precious heirlooms can be destroyed. Even worse is the pain and …

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The Sky is The Limit with Skylights!

Jun 19, 2008

Property values have continued to increase over the last few years, and homeowners are using the additional equity in their homes to remodel. One of the more popular reasons people remodel is to bring more light into the home. A bright, naturally lit room transforms an ordinary living space into a warm and inviting room. An easy way to bring more light into your home is by installing a skylight in the kitchen, bathroom, family room, or just about any room in the house …

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Roofing Maintenance Tips

Feb 14, 2008 by Techni-Seal

The roof is a strategic component in a building’s envelope. A roof’s longevity and its ability to remain waterproof will be increased if it is properly maintained. The following checklist can help evaluate the condition of a roof in order to get the most out of the regenerating benefits from an elastomeric roof coating. Condition of the roof. Measure and inspect the surface to make a list of required minor repairs. It may be necessary to add some repair compound around …