Italianate-style homes pack beautiful ornamentation onto a basic geometric structure. The homes, which were popular builds during the mid-to-late 1800s, prominently feature ornate, tall windows with curved ornamentation. Narrower windows are staggered throughout the architecture and a set of bay windows is usually on the side of the house. The whole structure is usually topped off with a flat-style roof that often has protrusions including chimney or dormers. If you have an Italianate home and are in need of a new roofing material, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing a material.
4 July 2016
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
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