Tudor style homes were originally popular in the United States between 1890 and 1940, but revival styles continued to pop up over the years. The architectural design featured asymmetrical elements, lavish brickwork, and a number of ornamental accents. Tudor homes have steep gabled roofs with dormers and decorative chimneys sticking through the roof at various points. The roof is a major visual feature on the Tudor home, so it's important to choose a roofing material that can accent your home without drawing too much of the focus.
8 June 2016
You may remember reading story books as a child and seeing pictures of cottages with thatched roofs. Made from straw or reeds, thatched roofs are not just an imaginary creation of storytellers or a relic of history. They still exist, and if you have a cottage or cabin-style home, a thatched roof may be a great option for making it appear more natural and quaint. Here's a closer look. How are thatched roofs made?
2 June 2016
Often a fiery roof collapse is the pivotal event that brings down a burning structure. It's important when you have your new roof installed to choose from materials that are proven to meet fire safety ratings. Your roofing company will have additional recommendations for fire-resistant materials specific to your area's fire risks. Other ways to protect your roof from fire damage include the following: Learn from the past There are a number of federal, private, and state-funded websites and resources to help you keep current on wildfire conditions where you live.
12 May 2016
Replacing your old roof can be an exciting experience, but you need to make sure that you pick a material that is perfect for you. To help you out with that, here are some of the key facts that you should know about two of the most common roofing materials: asphalt and concrete. Asphalt For a variety of reasons, asphalt is the most common roofing material in residential areas. It blends great value, low stress on the homeowner, and great range in the number of colors that you can choose from.
3 May 2016
The two steep sides and sharp peak of the gable roof makes it one of the most recognizable roof styles. A gable garage roof can compliment a main house roof of nearly any style and also offer added space in the loft-area of a taller garage. The pros and cons of the gable garage roof become important when you're considering a roof replacement and need to discuss your chosen roof repair material with roofing contractors.
5 April 2016
If you love the look of the charming cottages that line the seaside or dot the English countryside, you're not alone. Many people adore the look of these storybook abodes. Whether you are building a new home, or you just want to update the exterior of your drab ranch or Cape Cod, here are five ideas to help you achieve the look you want. Update The Windows Your home will have more of a cottage look if the windows sport muntins.
28 March 2016
Metal roofs are an excellent choice when you need to have a roof that can handle many different types of weather conditions, climates, and perils like fires and natural disasters. Here are some options for choosing the right roofing system made of metal materials. Metal Panels The first type of metal roof you might want to get for your home is one made of sheet metal. These are large metal panels that are installed over your roof.
22 March 2016
If the previous winter has caused major wear and tear to your home's roof, making sure your roof obtains maintenance and repairs before the next winter season arrives is critical. Not only are you faced with the potential chance of roof leaks, but you could also experience major and costly damages, like having your roof cave in. Well, instead of putting your home at risks of costly damages, consider hiring a roofing contractor, like the ones at Cumberland Roofing Of Fayetteville, before any wet weather arrives, so you can improve the stability and durability of your roof.
19 March 2016
If you recently had a big storm that included large pieces of hail, you might be concerned about the damage it did. Roofs are susceptible to hail damage, and might experience dents, cracks, or even holes, depending on the severity of the hail and the type of roofing materials you have. Here are some signs that you have hail damage on your roof so you know when it is time to get repairs done.
17 March 2016
If you have a shake roof, there is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done regularly. You will probably need to do an occasional repair to your roof to ensure you get the most life out of it. With the right maintenance, you will be able to get decades of use out of your wood shakes. Here are some of the things that you may want to know about maintenance and repairs to your shakes:
17 March 2016