Feb 6, 2014 6:16 PM by Matt Prichard

Rebuild faces frigid obstacle

Hammers, drills and saws fall silent in Black Forest as cold temperatures force contractors to move their rebuild work inside.

"It certainly affects our work on the outside of these homes. But with homes like this one, we've got the insulation in. So we just throw some heat on and we can work inside," said Total Solutions Provider Co. spokesman, AJ Guarino. 

Subzero temperatures streaked across Southern Colorado this week forcing builders to move indoors. But marching forward is priority number one, and those building these homes know it.

"You have clients and insurance companies involved. You want to try and get it done as quickly as possible," said Guarino. 

That dedication hasn't gone unnoticed, with homeowners saying that builders haven't stopped no matter the obstacle.

"The cold weather didn't hit until the poor plumbers and electricians came, and we went over there one day and they were working anyways, bless their hearts, they've really gone out of their way" said Black Forest fire victim, Barbara Metzger.

Metzger added that she's just thankful their home is nearly complete so those working can focus on the interior instead of freezing outside.



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