The Rocky Mountain Ace Stores are approximately 150 Ace Hardware stores throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico that work together to enhance their helpful service and community involvement.

Tips from the Experts

Helpful advice from your neighbors at Ace

Winter is Coming, Is Your House Ready?

blue print of a home

It’s time to do a pre-flight check of your house. 

A pre-flight check of your house? Let me explain: When pilots get ready to fly, they walk around their plane in a very deliberate way, checking and testing things on the plane to be certain they’re just right before they take off. You should do the same thing with your house now. Walk around outside and take a close look at everything you need to get you through winter without trouble.

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Tackle Those Gutters

Dirty Gutters

Get your mind in the gutter. That’s right, in, not out of the gutter!

Or perhaps, more to the point, get your mind in your gutters, and your downspouts.

Hey, Brad Nale here asking you, when was the last time you did anything about your gutters? Are they clogged? Does the water flow properly? Are they starting to pull off your eaves? Are your down spouts still attached right? Are they clogged? These are all good questions to ask yourself and this is a good time of year to do it.

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Compost Your Leaves at Ace

leaf bag

The falling leaves drift by my window,

The falling leaves of red and gold…

They say that all good things must end someday. Autumn leaves must fall. But don’t you know that it hurts me so, to dump those leaves in to the landfill!

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Fuel your weekend projects with Milwaukee!

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Hi everyone, Brad Nale here to tell you how great Milwaukee’s Fuel line of cordless tools is. Normally I don’t focus my blogs on just one brand, but this line is so cool, I’m feeling compelled to do this.

Milwaukee has long been known for making excellent power tools. With their Fuel line, they’ve proved this once again. A premium line of tools with contractor quality built in, yet very practical for the DIY-er like yourself.

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Keep your deck decked out!


It’s late summer time in the Rocky Mountains and that means you’ve been out using your deck. BBQ’s, family meals or simply watching the sunset while sipping on some wine are all great fun on your deck. That is, unless your deck is starting to need maintenance, then it may just be a reminder of how much work you need to do on your weekend. Fear not, because here at Ace Hardware we can help you with the right products to make your deck last and keep maintenance down to a minimum.

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Roots Can Make a Mess of Your Pipes


Let's get to the root of the problem. Actually, the roots are the problem. In sewer lines at least.

Happy hot summer days from Brad Nale, everyone. It’s hot, it’s been dry, it’s Colorado. Your trees are looking for water and where they find it could be a real problem.

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Ace is the Place for Pets


Brad Nale here. Hope you’re all enjoying the dog days of summer. That means we’re all dog tired from our summer projects, lazy as a dog or perhaps just doggone hot and tired. But Seriously, these are the dog days of summer and you may have a four-legged friend who is out there enjoying these hot summer days as well. If you do have a four-legged friend, bring them along next time you go to your local Ace Hardware store.

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How to Cool Down Your AC

Fan blowing on dog

Hot enough for you? I don’t know about you, but I get tired of that question real fast in these summer months. You know who also gets tired of this? Your air conditioner. Okay, probably nobody really goes around talking to air conditioners, but if they did, your A/C unit may reply “It’s too hot!”

Why? It needs to be cleaned, that’s why!

This is a simple thing that you can do and it will save you money and keep your house more comfortable.

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Protect Your Flowers Today with these Tips!

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Your lawn & your roses are saying Help!

It’s summer, it’s been hot and dry and now you may have dead patches in your lawn. To make things worse, there are beetles all over your rose bushes. Ugh! But wait, there’s more. I’m going to tell you that these two problems are related. Yes, Pete Moss here to help you with two problems for the price of one!

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