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Read through our blog to learn more about AMCAT Roofing’s part in restoring your property after a rough storm! These resources are available for home and business owners who are seeking assistance when it comes to roofing, insurance, inspection, repairs, and so much more. Be sure to keep checking back here for further updates! Contact us today to learn more.

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What to Look for When Hiring a Roofing Company

Whether your roof has been damaged by a storm or is simply in need of repair or replacement after a long life of protecting your home, it’s rarely a do-it-yourself job. But for many homeowners, it can be difficult to choose the right roofing company to get the job done right.

Here are a few qualities to look for when choosing the right roofing company for your home.

Solid Reputation and Strong Referrals

One of the best ways to find reliable contractors is by asking around to find reputable local contractors. Have your friends or neighbors had good experiences with a certain contractor? Who do local suppliers and rating services like the Better Business Bureau recommend? Choosing a contractor from your community will also ensure that they are familiar with local rules and code regulations and have a strong relationship with local suppliers.

Fast, High Quality Workmanship

Finding a company with a strong work ethic and the ambition to take on and complete even the most challenging jobs is, unsurprisingly, one of the most important aspects of having your roof repaired or rebuilt correctly. In particular, manufacturer designations can be a good indicator of quality, considering that contractors must pass certain minimum requirements to be factory-certified.

Experience in Niche Markets

There are many roofing companies out there offering more or less the same basic services. Those that go above and beyond, from taking on challenging and unconventional jobs to offering new options, are indicating that they have the experience and ambition to expand their offerings and invest in developing employee skills. This is a surefire sign that the business is committed to providing the best new services to their customers, rather than staying complacent by offering the bare minimum.

AMCAT Roofing is your local residential roofing company with three different locations in Albuquerque, Durango, and Aztec. While we perform all kinds of residential roofing work, we also have expertise in storm restoration management, including helping homeowners deal with insurance providers—all to ensure your fair treatment by insurance companies or contractors, so you aren’t paying out of pocket for a damaged roof. With visionary leadership and a scalable business model, we can tackle the most challenging jobs and ensure that your job gets done quickly and correctly.

We understand just how important your home is to you—just see our testimonials and reviews, and you’ll see that we strive for the highest level of quality and customer service in all of our work. Contact us online or by calling 970-799-6759 (Durango) or 505-793-6000 (Albuquerque and Aztec) today for a free roof inspection!



Supplier Feature: Studs Lumber – April 2018

At AMCAT Roofing, we’re proud to work with quality suppliers. This month, we’re featuring Studs Lumber, our local Durango supplier. Recently, Studs Lumber put a deal together to reduce the cost of 30 year asphalt shingles from Owens Corning, which makes them the primary building supplier in Durango with an inventory of shingles that includes Owens Corning, Tamko, and Malarky products.

About Studs Lumber

Studs Lumber is committed to quality, price competitiveness, and sourcing local and regionally produced materials. Their mission involves connecting the community with the economy; they source their wood locally and employ local people to log and mill it. As a local company, we’re proud to support that goal.  Products available through Studs Lumber include complete framing packages, stock dimensional lumber and framing accessories, beams and engineered products, siding, trim decking, shingles, and more.

About Owens Corning and Tamko

When it comes to your roof, you want to know you have the best products available to keep your home comfortable, beautiful, and durable. Owens Corning shingles do more than just protect your home from the weather; they are available in a number of colors and styles that can bring out the true beauty of your home. Quality isn’t just about performance, it’s also about aesthetic. Owens Corning does both.

When you’re looking for variety, Tamko Building Products has an excellent selection. They carry both asphalt and steel shingles in a variety of colors and styles, so your home can look exactly how you envisioned it. You can’t go wrong with a company that has 70 years of experience and success behind them!

Have a new build, repair, or renovation project? Get in touch! The professionals at AMCAT Roofing are always happy to lend a hand. Contact us at one of our three locations in New Mexico and Colorado to make your service request!



Shingle Roof vs. Standing Seam Roof: What Is Best For Your Home? – January 2018


At AMCAT Roofing, we’re proud to give stand-out service to our customers every time! Every home is unique, and we love finding the perfect solution for your long-term comfort. Recently, our rock-star Client Representative, Ethan Wilkinson, worked with a customer in Durango who had ongoing leaks in his roof causing damage in his garage and in another section of his house. Though this customer had originally worked with another roofer in Durango, he was left dissatisfied with the lack of follow through and still had persistent roofing issues that needed to be addressed. When Ethan went out to inspect the roof, he found hail damage that could be covered by our customer’s insurance. Ethan took charge of the insurance claim process for our customer, and was approved for a new shingle roof.  However, after consultation with Ethan, our customer decided he would use that insurance money and add a bit more to upgrade from a new shingle roof to a 26 gauge standing seam roof. In addition to replacing the roof, AMCAT Roofing was able to address an issue with the original roof construction, framing to raise a lower slope to make it flush with the rest of the roof. Our custom coiler made panels on-site, and our brake was used to custom bend the trim and flashing pieces.

Would you choose a standing seam roof over shingles? Read on to check out the pros and cons!



Shingle Roof

Did you know that “[a]sphalt shingles are seen on at least 70% of homes in the United States”? With that kind of popularity, shingle roofing must be doing something right! The main pros of shingle roofs are their convenience. With simple installation and accessible price points, choosing a shingle roof for your home may seem like a no-brainer. However, this top roofing choice isn’t without its drawbacks. Asphalt shingles may be affordable, but are less durable than other choices. Susceptible to damage from the outdoor elements as well as mildew, algae, and mold, shingles often need to be replaced. Shingles also lack the energy efficiency of other types of roofs.



Standing Seam Roof

If you want to avoid the risks of shingle roofing, there is another option! “[M]etal roofing is growing more popular because of its energy efficiency and cooling ability,” among other benefits. Customers of AMCAT Roofing are choosing standing seam roofs to achieve a better fit using our custom coiler and brake, and to take advantage of the impressive lifespan of this metal roofing. For those of us who get lots of snow during the wintertime, a standing seam roof provides easy home upkeep as the snow simply slides off! The main con of standing seam roofing is the cost upfront. However, it’s worth talking to our client representatives to learn more about the value of this choice.

When it comes to choosing the right roofing options for you, we’re on your side! We will walk alongside you throughout the process, to offer you the best possible experience and quality workmanship on your roof every time. It’s important to us that our customers are delighted with their new roof, and we’ll go above and beyond to make that happen! Contact our friendly team at AMCAT Roofing today to get started.



Best of Durango 2017 – Thank You! – November 2017

We are proud and honored to have won the distinction of being the best roofing company in Durango and La Plata County, Colorado. This is the first year a roofing company has won this award, and it’s all thanks to you, our loyal customers. Through your votes, you showed your appreciation for local, quality service, and we are happy to be able to provide exactly that! Serving and being a part of this vibrant community is important to us—thank you! Big thanks to The Durango Herald for presenting The Best of Durango & La Plata, as well.



Fast, high-quality workmanship and work ethic are all things we pride ourselves on at AMCAT Roofing. When it comes to roofing and roof repair, our residential roofing contractors and commercial roofing contractors are always ready to provide expert service. On top of that, we’re always happy to walk our customers through the complex insurance process. From start to finish, we’re on your side, and we guarantee your repairs will match your expectations 100%!

Your property is a valuable investment, and you want to know it’s well taken care of. Whether you have damage to your gutters, roofing, siding, windows, or AC/HVAC unit, we’ll coordinate the job to ensure you’re getting everything you need. Our contractors can install asphalt shingles, metal roofing, flat roofing, EPDM and foam, and tile. We can replace your current, damaged roof or upgrade it—it’s all up to you! The most important thing to us is that you’re satisfied, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as manufacturer and labor warranties on your project.

Now that winter is on the way, keep us in mind for your roof repairs. You never know when a storm will come through and wreak havoc on your home or office, but you can rest assured we’ll be there for you when it does. Give us a call at 970-799-6759 with your comments or questions at any time.

Providing quality service for our amazing customers is what makes each day so great. Your comments, reviews, and votes for us in The Best of Durango make everything we do worthwhile, so thank you! We look forward to hearing from you soon.