Measuring Your Deck

Posted: June 27, 2018

Step 1: Whether your deck is a perfect rectangle or an irregular shape, measure the length and width of the deck at its longest. Ex: The width is 24 feet and the length is 18 feet Step 2: Take the length and width and multiply them together to find the area of the deck. Ex:… Read more »

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Preparing for Your Custom Deck


Preparing for Your Custom Deck   At Vivax Pros, we want to make the deck building process as easy for you as possible. We love to give as much information as we can from start to finish so you feel comfortable every step of the way. With every home improvement project, the most important step… Read more »

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Spring Ideas For Decks


Decorate For: Spring   Flowers are blooming, the sun is out, and now’s the best time to start using your new custom built deck. If you’re looking for inspiration to decorate, we’re here to help!   Designing your outdoor oasis can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. You just want it to be perfect and there… Read more »

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Summer Decorating Summer is right around the corner and it’s almost time to use your custom built deck to host all your barbeques! With all the trends coming and going, galvanized decor has been sticking around and is great for your outdoor areas! Its unpolished surface brings a really down to earth tone to your… Read more »

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Hail Tips from Vivax Pros

Posted: September 26, 2017

*psst, want to see what a full reroof looks like in under than 4 minutes? Check out this awesome timelapse video one of our clients made for us!* When hail hits, it hits hard and fast. But sometimes it can feel like the chaos is just beginning after that storm rolls through. From cleaning up… Read more »

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See a Roof Replaced in Under 4 Minutes!

Posted: September 22, 2017

One of our clients sent us this little treat, a little timelapse video of a roof going onto a home! With such a long process, most people only get to see bits and pieces at a time. But thanks to Ted Tripolis and his handy home security camera, we got to watch our guys work… Read more »

Fort Collins Painters

Posted: August 9, 2017

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Since Vivax Pros was founded by Colorado native, Jeremiah Owens in 2004, our team of CSU alumni have been advocates for expanding Vivax to offer painting in Fort Collins. As a growing company we have focused on creating the perfect client experience, using the best products for the Colorado climate, and protecting and beautifying homes… Read more »

Denver’s Best Place to Work in 2017!

Posted: June 20, 2017

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Last week we were honored and humbled to be the recipients of the Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Best Place to Work! We were up against a lot of amazing local Colorado companies, and want to extend congratulations to every organization who made it onto this prestigious list. Together we are all a part of what… Read more »

What to Do After a Hailstorm

Posted: May 11, 2017

Baseball size hail in hand

Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, and Wheat Ridge all experienced a catastrophic hail storm May 8th, 2017 with hail reaching up to 2 inches in diameter. When hail hits the damage that can occur can become overwhelming for homeowners pretty quickly. If you’re not sure who to turn to or even what the first steps are after… Read more »


Colorado Springs Hail Damage to House Paint

Posted: March 14, 2017

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As a homeowner in Colorado Springs, you are probably well aware of our yearly battle with hail. From April to September storms accompanied by hail can cause costly damage to your home and leave it exposed to further damage down the line. Yes, your home is built to withstand the elements, but what happens when… Read more »

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House Painting in Denver

Posted: February 25, 2017

Denver house painting, specifically exterior painting in Denver requires a professional painter that is truly in a league of their own. Due to Denver’s rich history, diversity, and local vibrancy you can find loads of different styles of homes all intermingling with each other on a single street. This means finding a painter in Denver… Read more »


How To Recognize Hail Damage to Windows

Posted: February 20, 2017

Colorado’s Front Range is considered to be in the heart of “hail alley,” which includes Nebraska and Wyoming and receives the highest frequency of hail in North America and even most of the world. You might be asking yourself, well what does this mean? According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, a branch of NOAA,… Read more »


Spring Cleaning Checklist To Prep Your House For Paint

Posted: February 6, 2017

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When the phrase, “spring cleaning,” comes up, painting should too! Painting a home is a smart investment for any homeowner to make. It can ensure that the home is protected from the elements, keeps its beautiful appearance, and retains its value. Having a step-by-step guide can help you make sure your painting project gets finished… Read more »


Back In The Spotlight: New Year’s Resolutions For The Whole Family

Posted: January 23, 2017

2017 New Years Resolutions for the Whole Family

Okay so it’s been about a month since the ball dropped and we’ve all welcomed in the new year. Many of us have set resolutions for 2017 and I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting some of these have begun to get out of focus while we are all back at our jobs and daily… Read more »

The Right Way to Install Windows

Posted: October 28, 2016

Our Vivax Pros Windows team believes in doing things the right way, the first time. With that in mind, we invite you to see for yourself exactly how our window installation process differs from the majority of our competition. In this video, a Milgard professional will walk you through two window install processes: the first… Read more »


Repair or Replace Your Windows

Posted: October 7, 2016

The first freeze of the year in Colorado has come and gone. For the mountain crowd, it means ski season is right around the corner. For the summer lovers, it mean that warm weather will be a fleeting memory until next April. And for many homeowners, it’s the time that they figure out their windows… Read more »

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Replacing Windows: What to Look for?

Posted: September 28, 2016

Winter is coming. The first snow of the season could fall any day now. When that happens, thousands of people will notice that one or a few of their windows aren’t working the way they should be– keeping those drafts out and the heat in. Failing windows can cause all kinds of headaches for homeowners…. Read more »

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You Need New Windows!

Posted: September 22, 2016

Did you know Denver ranks No. 3 in the country for most unpredictable weather?  If you have lived here for more than a few months, this should come as no surprise.  Between the snow in May, the 70 degree temperatures in January, and the sporadic hail storms, it’s almost impossible to plan for the weather… Read more »


What do you Envision for Your Space?

Posted: August 15, 2016

What you want from your outdoor space is not the same as what your neighbor wants for theirs. Our highly skilled, in-house design team will take your vision and create an outdoor space that exceeds your expectations. We start with an in-depth inspection of your existing structure or the space in which you want to… Read more »

Enjoy the Perfect Colorado Air on Your New Deck

Posted: August 12, 2016

Four years ago, I lived in a home that had a simple deck attached to the back of the house. My roommate and I spent countless hours relaxing, cooking, laughing and sharing stories with friends in our outdoor living room. It was an ideal combination of comfort and convenience, with the fresh air and sounds… Read more »

Beautifying Your Home, From the Inside-Out

Posted: June 1, 2016

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Your house should be a place where you can truly unwind and recharge after your day. You come home, kick off your shoes, and pick a room to settle in. Which one is your favorite? Maybe the family room is, because there’s a comfy place to relax and you’re surrounded by mementoes of special times… Read more »

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Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted: May 3, 2016

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like most people you’ve probably left getting a present to the last minute. For whatever reason buying gifts for the woman that raised you can be terribly stressful however this Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a few ideas for easy, thoughtful gifts… Read more »

Rrrrruff! Denver Furry Scurry May 7th

Posted: May 2, 2016

There’s a good chance there’s a pup around somewhere to greet you with a wagging tail and big, canine smile the minute you walk into the Vivax Pros office. Our love for furry ones and commitment to serving the communities we work in combine beautifully at the Furry Scurry, presented in Denver’s Washington Park by… Read more »


Growing Together at the Rocky Mountain Tree Festival

Posted: April 23, 2016

When exploring the Colorado landscape, our shared appreciation for the outdoors is no secret. There is a strong, enduring relationship between our healthy, happy communities and the blooming elements of nature. And happy neighbors make for a thriving neighborhood, right? To celebrate Earth Day here in Colorado, communities all around our state have shared in… Read more »


Prepping Your Home for Paint

Posted: April 4, 2016

There are over 1,100 painters in Colorado.  How can you be sure the company you chose won’t be the one to leave you with a half decent job for a over-inflated price?  The answer, is in the painter’s preparation. Here at Vivax Pros we proudly boast Colorado’s strongest warranty program.   We would not be able… Read more »


Spot it Early: How to Know When to Paint your Home

Posted: March 15, 2016

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Here at Vivax, we believe that the first step to fixing a problem, is learning about it.  We take great pride in our work and although it may sound silly, we find that a thorough knowledge of products, processes and our client’s needs have allowed us to be successful.  Likewise, we make it our job… Read more »


How to Give Your Windows Character

Posted: February 4, 2016

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If eyes are the window to the soul does that make your windows the literal windows to your home’s soul? We definitely think it does and if you’re trying to add a pop to your home but you’re not really sure how to do it, accessorizing the windows might be the solution you’ve never thought… Read more »

How to Choose Energy-Efficient Windows

Posted: January 26, 2016

With snow one day and sunshine the next, Colorado residents know the positive and negative effects windows can have on their energy bills, but with a market flooded with options finding the right energy-efficient windows for you has become a lot more confusing these days. With so many factors to consider like brand, type, efficiency,… Read more »


How to Keep Your Home on Trend Without Breaking the Bank

Posted: January 13, 2016

It’s definitely true what they say, the older you get the fast time flies because I swear it was JUST yesterday we were looking at winter and now it seems Spring will be here before we know it. With each new year we get a fresh look at that season’s “it” colors and Pantone has… Read more »

What to Look for When Selecting Shingles

Posted: January 5, 2016

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If you are new to Colorado, you’ll realize quickly how fickle the weather here can be, and how hard it can be on your roof. The typical lifespan of a roof is anywhere between 15-30 years but with hail and wind damage, you could be looking at much more frequent roofing projects. Doing research on… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Preparing your Home for Warmer Weather

Posted: January 4, 2016

After the busy holiday season and celebrating a new year, warmer weather is on the horizon! As spring approaches, now is a great time to start planning for exterior paint projects. We encourage homeowners to asses their homes to see the condition of both paint and siding. Vivax wants to give you a quick checklist… Read more »

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Factors for Choosing a Denver House Painting Company

Posted: May 4, 2015

With so many house painting companies in the Denver area, how do you know when you’re choosing the right one? There are many important components to consider before choosing a painting company.  Choosing the right painters can make all the difference in the outcome of your project. Whether it be interior or exterior painting, there… Read more »

Cost For Exterior House Painting in Denver

Posted: April 3, 2015

Whats the cost for exterior house painting in Denver? It’s a common question we get all the time, so you are not alone in wondering. How much would you charge to paint my house by square feet? What does the average house cost to paint? Is there a way for me to calculate the cost… Read more »


How to Choose the Right Painter- Why Vivax Pros


Few things have changed since this video was taken in 2009. We’ve stayed with the same model of taking care of clients first, building a passionate and hard working team, giving back to the community (We now have a whole program called Vivax Pro Boosters!) and making every house a Vivax Home! Your Neighbor Chose… Read more »

Paint Before Selling Your House – Interior and Exterior

Posted: March 18, 2015

Are you looking at putting your house on the market or maybe just wanting to increase the value of your investment? Here are the best home improvement projects to increase curb appeal and get a greater return on home. Repaint Rooms. Paint with your buyers in mind. By using neutral colors throughout your home you… Read more »

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The Green House Painter – We Recycle!


It’s not easy being green! But we are trying our best. All of us are pretty proud to live in this awesome state. The environment is a huge priority and keeping our natural habitats intact is a huge priority! And most people don’t think about painting or painters when they think of the environment. We… Read more »

Paint Colors Advice – Don’t Wait to Paint the House!

Posted: March 16, 2015

It’s August which means that painting season is in full swing! Summer seems like the ideal time to get outside and give the exterior of your home a little TLC but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the interior of your home! It’s the perfect time to reorganize and refresh for the coming change in… Read more »


Budgeting for Exterior Painting – How Do You Know When it’s Time?


With spring upon us, homeowners find themselves facing a daunting list of home improvement projects and the even more daunting task of budgeting for them. When it comes to home improvement projects, like painting, it can become a little overwhelming so here’s a guide to help with the budgeting process: Costs can add up when… Read more »


Home Improvement Projects this Fall? Get Started NOW


Homeowners know a thing or two about the maintenance a home requires. It seems like there’s always something to do; either the deck needs to be re-stained, the sun has faded the paint you once loved or hail has left your gutters looking like they have the chicken pox. To make it worse it seems… Read more »

Denver Hail Storm Season – Do You Have Damage?

Posted: April 15, 2014

Colorado residents are no stranger to the damage spring’s frequent hail storms can wreak on the roofs of their homes. If you believe your roof has been damaged by a hail storm, please contact Vivax Pro Exteriors for a free inspection before further damage can be done. After a hail storm it is best to… Read more »


Hail Storm Windsor and Greeley Colorado

Posted: August 5, 2013

Have you inspected your roof yet? Does your siding look a little shredded? If so, please call a local and family owned company for a free inspection. Our hail insurance specialists can help you with any project regarding roofing, painting, gutters and windows. We specialize in ALL of those areas and we are 100% local… Read more »


Denver Hail Season – Roof Replacement

Posted: May 23, 2013

It’s now officially storm season and the devastation across the Midwest has caused millions, maybe even billions, in insurance claims. For those that haven’t taken care of their roof replacement from the Colorado June 2012 storm, now would be a good time to do it. You’re going to want a strong new roof to fight… Read more »


Ice Dam – Protect Your Roof From Rain and Snow

Posted: April 3, 2013

Many home owner’s have been puzzled when they notice a consistent dripping from above on a winter day. Especially, when no snow or rain fall occurred on that particular day. So how is it possible the roof be leaking on a day on a day such as this? The reason this is possible is due to the formation of what… Read more »

Warranty and Insurance Advice from the Colorado Roofing Association

Posted: February 18, 2013

A warranty should always be in writing and the roof contractor should be able to provide you with a sample for your review before signing a contract. From start to finish, use good common sense when selecting someone to work on your home. Low bids can often mean someone is cutting corners to make a… Read more »

What is a Supplement and How do They Work?


A vast majority of roof repair insurance claims are settled with roofing contractor assistance. The reason for this is insurance assigned adjusters often not only underestimate jobs but just don’t see the full scope of damage that exists. For this reason, it benefits the homeowner for the contractor to give an actual estimate for the necessary… Read more »

What is ACV, RCV, and Depreciation?


After you file a claim, you will receive an estimate from an insurance claims adjuster of your carrier to bring the property back to the condition it was previous to the damage or loss. This is somewhat “standard” of insurance practices. However, all insurance companies are different and there are a variety of practices within… Read more »

What do I do After a Hail Storm?


There are many ways in which a homeowner can move forward with the insurance process. Typically, we suggest you start by calling your insurance carrier. Your insurance company will most likely send an adjuster out to assess the damage of your home. Your insurance company’s goal is to get the house back to pre-hail damage…. Read more »


Colorado Consumer Protection/Residential Roofing Bill


This Addresses “Concerning Measures to Protect Consumers who Engage a Roofing Contractor to Perform Roofing Services on Residential Property” … get the full report!

How to Move Forward After a Hail Storm

Posted: June 29, 2012

The summer months in Colorado provide long days of sunshine and impressive afternoon thunder storms. Like clock work, 3pm on most summer days bring a dazzling lightning show, followed by brief but sometimes violent downpours. Recently, many homeowners in the Denver area experienced a major hail storm that wreaked havoc on homes throughout Littleton, Castle… Read more »


Use Technology Whenever You Can! Hello iPad

Posted: August 25, 2010

Recently our technology treat has been the iPad. Wow, what a difference this mini computer can make for a business. For those who aren’t familiar with mini computer, Apple says it’s, “The best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. Hands down.” Whether that’s the case or not, it’s definitely going to be… Read more »


Painting and Dealing With the HOA: Part 2 – Color Approval

Posted: August 20, 2010

Some helpful pointers and things you should know about color approval: – Just because your neighbor was approved for the colors, doesn’t mean you will be. One example of this may be if a house to your left, right, behind or in front of you has the color scheme you want, there’s a chance you… Read more »

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Painting and Dealing With the HOA

Posted: August 17, 2010

Sometimes it can be a headache dealing with your Home Owners Association. Of course they’re looking out for the best interests of the neighborhood but in some cases that comes at your expense! Useful Tips: First thing to do is find out the name of your HOA and the management company that they use. From… Read more »

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Three Golden Rules – Pressure Washing, Prepping and Choosing Paint

Posted: July 30, 2010

Golden Rule for Pressure Washing Rinse the house. Get rid of everything that shouldn’t be on a house! For the paint to adhere to the surface and really soak in, the siding/wood needs to be clean. Golden Rule for Prepping: All about sealing the surfaces (Exterior) and protecting the areas where you don’t want paint… Read more »


Recommended Tools for Painting Your House


Paint Scraper, Putty Knife, Sandpaper/Sanding Block, Stiff Brush, Power Washer, Ladders, Sprayer Spray vs Brush Method of Application: Jeremiah Owen of Vivax Pro Painting, also known as Hey Paint Guy, says it depends on the type of surface. “Cedar for instance is porous and has linear grains so you’ll want to brush or spray and… Read more »


Prep NOW to Avoid the Headaches Later


If you have the itch to get out there and do some house painting on your own, you’d better make sure you know what you’re doing! And it all starts with the prep work. A fair metaphor for painting prep work: A strong prep job for painting is what a strong education is to a… Read more »

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Two Things That Make an Impact on Whether or Not to Paint Yourself


Painting is the quickest and most affordable way to add value to your home. Do you do it yourself, or hire a pro? 1. Money. Have you considered all the necessary costs? Tools in addition to the paint (not discounted) brings the job close to 50% of what you can hire a painter for. Pro’s… Read more »

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To Paint or Not to Paint, That is the Question


You’ve explored the art of painting. You’ve exhausted yourself searching the internet for “How-to” videos. And you’ve walked the outside of the house scratching your head in anticipation of painting on your own. You’re next thought: Forget it, I’m bringing in a pro. No big deal, you’ve decided that the value of your time in… Read more »


The Science of Social Media Marketing


WOW! Who would’ve guessed the science that goes into social media marketing? Like the gazillion other companies out there, we have turned to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others to help get the word out. Take Facebook for example…what was once a casual site for keeping in touch online has now turned into a mass media… Read more »

Journey To Me – A Helping Hand for a Great Cause in 2010

Posted: July 28, 2010

Sometimes in order for a business to grow, a community must feel support and strength from them. That’s certainly a priority for Vivax. We came across the Journey to Me organization and immediately felt a connection to what they are doing. Journey to Me is committed to strengthen families and help adopted children thrive by… Read more »