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Fortress Roofing is proud to be the recipient of Angie's List Super Service Award for another consecutive year!! We appreciate the significance of this award, especially because it comes from the feedback received from our customers! The Angie's List community is an outstanding source for locating contractors and business partners as it provides recommendations from individuals in the community who have personal experience with each company. This award demonstrates the impact of our dedication to superior customer service on the community. We want to thank all of our customers for their trust in us and for giving us the opportunity to prove that we are Utah's premier roofing contractor. A special thanks to our Angie's List customers who took the time to tell the community about us!!
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Replacing your roof is a costly investment. Sadly, many homeowners are driven solely by cost when they select a roofing contractor, not realizing the risks that they are taking. The fact is that by selecting a contractor just because they offer the least expensive price is risking the integrity of your roof, which can end up costing a lot more in the long run.
It is important to take some time to do your research before you embark on a major home improvement project. These steps will help you in your search for a roofer:
Ø Gather a list of local contractors. In addition to your family and friends who can provide referrals, there are many valuable resources such as Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau, and of course, internet search engines. Make a list of roofers that have a good reputation that you can evaluate in deeper detail.
Ø Ask questions. A good contractor will be willing to spend time answering your questions. Many will have a website that will answer many of your questions, but if not talk to them and make sure that each contractor provides you with the following information:
o Experience – how long has the contractor been in business?
o Licensing – does the contractor have proper licensing for their state?
o Insurance – does the contractor have liability and worker’s compensation insurance coverage?
o References – ask for names/locations of other projects that have been completed near you
o Philosophy – upon what principles does the contractor operate?
o Materials/Suppliers – what materials does the contractor use, and from which suppliers/vendors do they purchase their materials?
o Does the contractor stand behind his work – are there any warranties available on the roof they have installed?
o Awards or certifications – what sets each contractor apart from their competition?
Ø Get a proposal. Once you’ve narrowed down your list to about three possible contractors, ask them for a proposal. The proposal should be a written description of the services they will provide and the materials that will be used. Typically, before drafting a proposal, the contractor will offer you options for different materials or products. You should feel comfortable asking them what your options are if they do not offer. Get the proposal in writing, and ask them how for how long the proposal will be honored. Because the cost of roofing materials changes often, proposals are not good indefinitely. Some things to consider when you are considering proposals:
o Products/Materials: what products will be used?
o How long will it take to complete the project?
o Warranty – is there a warranty on this roof? What does it cover?
o Terms of payment – how/when the payment is to be settled.
Ø Sign the contract, and sit back and let the contractor do his job. Now that you have done your homework, your final choice should be relatively simple. At this point, you will understand the difference in cost between your options, understand the different strengths of each contractor and be able to make a sound decision.
Fortress Roofing is Utah’s premier roofing contractor. We are always more than happy to answer your questions and want you to rest assured that your project will be handled to your specifications and seen through to completion exactly how you want it. Call us today to get an estimate, and to find out what sets us apart from other local contractors!
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Thinking of remodeling your home? This cool utility from our friends as GAF allows you to change the color and style of the outside features to help you envision the endless combinations. You can even upload a picture of your own home to play with! Check it out:
The details involved in the remodeling or home improvement project deserve careful thought and consideration. We hope that you will remember that your project can only be as successful as the materials used and the contractor you use to install them. When you work with Fortress Roofing, you can rest assured that your job will be done right, as we have access to the best materials available on the market. Call us today for a free estimate on your home improvement project!
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As Utah’s premier roofing contractor, we know that you will be ecstatic about your experience with Fortress Roofing. We know that you will find our roofing technicians to be courteous, professional and attentive to every detail of your project while they are on your property completing the job. However, there is also a dedicated team working behind the scenes to make every job a complete success. And although you might not get to meet them all face to face, they are equally dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Today, we’d like to introduce you to some of the people that you might not meet face-to—face, but who are involved in every project.
Adam Cordon – A graduate of the BYU, Adam is the founder and President of Fortress Roofing. He oversees all operations of the company. Adam’s early start in roofing at age 12 has allowed him to gain a thorough knowledge of all aspects of roofing. Adam is actively involved in all commercial projects as project manager. His experience in roofing from a young age led to his desire to operate his own business in a manner that sets Fortress apart from other roofers, with an emphasis on customer service and teamwork.
Rob Fullerton – Rob oversees the day to day operation of Fortress as general manager, getting personally involved in each job and carefully monitoring the details of each residential project. Rob also leads our residential sales team. Rob has over 20 years of experience in roofing and home remodeling projects, including nine years as owner/President of his own company, Fullerton Exteriors. Rob’s leadership has earned Fortress many awards and distinctions including Angie’s List Super Service award, status as a GAF Master Elite roofer, Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, and CertainTeed Master Shingler. Rob has worked endlessly to create a culture at Fortress that has resulted in tremendous growth, and the development of our outstanding reputation.
Joan Hutchings –Joan is Fortress Roofing’s Customer Relationship and Office Manager. Her main goal is to ensure that every single customer has an outstanding experience with Fortress Roofing. She is the one to call with any concern or feedback, and she will work to make sure that there is smooth and easy communication between customers and our company. She has over 15 years of experience in developing long-lasting relationships with customers, and enjoys the opportunity to work with our customers to put their mind at ease about their project.
Cory Cooper – Cory is part of our residential team. As with all of our residential team members, if he not only provides residential customers with competitive and accurate estimates, but he sees projects through to completion. He started roofing in 2009 after completing an Associate’s degree in Construction Technology from the University of Montana, Helena College of Technology. He has worked in Montana and Utah, and has learned the roofing business from the ground up, having worked as a laborer, and then working his way up to lead crews as a foreman.
James Fiscus – James started his commercial roofing career in 1990 as a laborer, and has dedicated his roofing work to commercial roofing. His thorough knowledge and experience with commercial projects led him to start his own company, ANJ Roofing in 2003. James has joined Fortress as our dedicated Commercial Estimator. He works to provide our commercial customers with detailed estimates, adhering to each contractor’s specific requests and requirements.
All of us at Fortress Roofing are here to make sure that your mind is at ease about your home improvement project. Please do not hesitate to call any of us, as we are excited to have the opportunity to work with you and earn your trust.
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The busy season is upon us here at Fortress! Our commercial crews have been busy! We just finished up a couple of United States Post Office roofing projects in Delta and Fort Morgan, Colorado. Our residential crews have been busy with not only with installations, but with numerous repair jobs that have arisen thanks to the crazy snowstorm and melt we had a couple weeks ago. Nothing like that kind of storm to alert homeowners to leaky roofs and the need for repairs!
A common misconception is that roofing projects cannot be completed in the winter. Obviously, there are precautions to take when working in the winter, but in all reality, most roofs absolutely can be replaced at any time of year. For the purposes of clarity, we will consider winter to be the time of year when temperatures are consistently below 40° F. The key is to trust your roofing project to a reputable contractor whose main concern is doing the job right! That’s why Fortress Roofing is your best bet: we are staking our reputation on our ability to do your project right, no matter the weather!
For flat roofs, roofing systems that involve the use of liquids like glue and tar should not be installed during the winter. This is because the glues and adhesives will freeze. Freezing liquids can change the chemical composition of the product, causing failure of the roofing system. However, PVC and TPO roofing systems can be installed at any time of year, because those systems are installed mechanically with heavy duty metal plates and screws, and the seams are welded using hot air equipment, which heat to temperatures in excess of 800 degrees F, ensuring a tight seam weld regardless of the temperature outside.
For sloped roofs, care must be taken for proper installation, but when you have Fortress on the job, you can rest assured. The main concern is, as mentioned, temperature. For metal roof systems, there is absolutely no concern with installation, as the material used is not subject to temperature restrictions, and the interlocking design prevents water from moving upward.
For shingle roofing systems, the main concern is, again, temperature. Shingles that are not pliable are prone to cracking. We pay very close attention to the local weather forecast to ensure that the temperatures will be amenable for the entire length of the project before we begin. Fortress is extremely cautious to ensure that the shingles we use have been stored properly, and that the temperature outside will be warm enough to keep the shingles pliable for the duration of your project.
Because our crews work like a well-oiled machine, Fortress has developed a reputation of completing their projects very quickly in addition to doing the job correctly the first time. This distinction makes us the ideal contractor to complete your winter roofing project! We not only have the knowledge to do the job right, but have years of installation experience in harsh Utah winters and most importantly, the commitment to 100% customer satisfaction driving us to complete the job correctly. Your project – regardless of the time of year – is always in the best hands when you call Fortress!