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Most Common Roofing Problems

Taking care of your roofing is one of the most important tasks as a homeowner. It can be easy to neglect and forget about your roofing because it is a sort of out of sight, out of mind approach. Plus, too many homeowners think that they will be able to easily spot a problem with their rooftop.

This simply isn't true. The truth is that even some experts occasionally miss out on spotting potential problems with roofing. You need training, skills and hands on experience to have a better understanding of what to look for when it comes to your rooftop repair needs. But detecting this kind of problem early is key to being able to save the structural integrity of your roof.

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Asphalt Shingles: The Alternative To Wood And Tile

Years ago, most homes were built with either wood shake, slate or clay roofs. These materials were very durable and handsome when installed. Over time, roofing manufacturers developed less expensive options than these traditional roofing materials. The result was asphalt roofing shingles that sometimes detracted from a home’s character and overall look.

Recently manufacturers have improved both the look and performance of asphalt shingles.

Improved Asphalt Shingles

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Flat Roofing Types

Flat roofs are most common in areas with little or no rain, though they aren’t unheard of in other areas of the country, either. While they are an economical choice from a building perspective, they can be trouble when it comes water leakage and accumulation. In order to preserve flat roofs, and the homes beneath them, they must be covered with a good waterproof material, and be outfitted with a good drainage system. Below are some of the most popular flat roofing systems, as well as a few benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Hip Roof

A hip roof, also called a hipped roof, is a roof where all the sides slope down to the eaves. There are no vertical sides (a gabled roof) and no flat sides (a flat roof). A square hipped roof creates a single point from which the sides of the roof slope; a rectangular hipped roof creates an edge for the added length. Hipped roofs are known for their solidness and practicality. They are most popular for ranch homes and cottages as they help accentuate a more horizontal house design.

Advantages and Disadvantages

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From The Blog

  • Tips for Holiday Lights and Decorations on Your Roof

    Everyone wants to have the best lighting display in the neighborhood and Christmas lights are a big tradition all around the country. Colorado Springs has the advantage of providing a winter landscape that encourages you to leave your lights hanging from the eves of your roof for a few months at least. If you are hanging Christmas lights on your roof then a few tips are in order to make
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  • How To Install Holiday Lights

    Holiday lighting installation is something many of us look forward to each and every year, but sadly, many homeowners run the risk of hurting themselves or their loved ones as they hang lights throughout the exterior of the home. There are always safety precautions one should take before hanging holiday lights, but more so, a helpful guide, including tools needed and step-by-step instructions should always be referenced before attempting a
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  • Don't Fall for Christmas Lights: Illuminating Safety in Holiday Decorating

    Whether you just plan to wrap a few lights around the trees in your front yard or harbor a grand, Griswoldian vision of installing enough holiday sparkle to keep the neighbors awake at night, take heed of what emergency room doctors already all know too well: Installing holiday lights can be hazardous to your health.
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