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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

  • These 4 Fall Maintenance Tasks Could Save Your Home

    When the frost is on the pumpkin and the leaves turn red and gold, you know one thing – winter is coming. Take advantage of autumn days to get your house in shape now. You’ll be protecting your home against upcoming harsh storms and frigid cold while keeping your family cozy and safe from seasonal hazards. Sound like a lot of work? It doesn’t have to be that way.
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  • Storm-Proof Your Roof

    When storm season approaches one of the key components to keeping you and your family warm and dry is your roof. Tropical storms and hurricanes are well known as “roof eaters,” whether the storm is having a light snack and nibbles a few of your shingles, or if it is a ravenous beast and takes your entire roof.
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  • 7 Reasons Fall is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof

    When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a chance to get your house ready to face snow, ice, and c-c-c-cold temperatures. Be sure to book your roofing contractor in advance, though; you may need to allow several weeks of lead time before he can send a
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