3 Misconceptions About Metal Roofing


Metal roofing is an increasingly popular option for homeowners. Despite the fact that more homeowners are choosing this roofing material, some homeowners are hesitant to do so. In some instances, the wrong information has influenced their decision. To help clear up any myths you have heard about metal roofing, here are some of the realities of metal roofing.  Metal Roofing Is Limited in Style and Color Some homeowners shy away from metal roofing because they believe that their choices for style and color will be limited.

23 June 2016

2 Considerations When Choosing A Roofing Material For A Tudor Revival Home


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

Thatched Roofs: They're Not Just From Fairytales


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

Hot Advice For Shingles: 3 Ways To Protect Your Roof From The Threat Of Wildfires


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

The Benefits Of Asphalt And Concrete Roofs


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

Tips For Choosing The Best Roofing Material For A Gable Garage Roof


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

5 Steps To Make Your Home Exterior Evoke A Cozy Cottage


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