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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

  • Thinking About Metal Roofing for Your Home?

    You've seen it on houses around your neighborhood. Maybe you've stopped by a booth at your local home show and talked to a sales rep. Now that your asphalt shingles need replacement, you are seriously considering metal roofing for your home. What are the benefits? Besides the high cost, are there any other cons to this style of roofing?
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  • 5 Tips for Roofing Your Home Hassle Free

    It can be an enormous headache. The expense and sheer size of a roofing replacement in many homes is often too big for the homeowner to handle. People all over the country dread the day they need to tackle this job and yet someday we will all be there.
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  • When You Should Replace Your Flat Roof

    The flat roof is different from the usual peaked roofs. They have a different composition that prevents water from getting into the house. At the same time, they give a modern and minimalist feel to your house. Depending on the type of flat roof, your roof should last at least 10 years, depending on how well you maintain your flat roof.
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