Flat or Sloping Roof?

Do you prefer roofs that are flat as the plains or sloped like mountains? If you’re building a new home, shed, or building, or if you’re remodeling your current roof, you should always explore your options when it comes to roof shapes. Typically, we tend to see sloped (or pitched) roofs on residential homes and flat roofs on commercial spaces, but that doesn’t mean you must do the same. Both options come with pros and cons, which we plan to explore today. So should you choose a flat or sloping roof? Let’s find out . . .
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Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles

Drive around most suburban neighborhoods in the US and you’ll see roof after roof made of asphalt shingles. If you aren’t well acquainted with roofing materials, you might wonder why. Why do so many homeowners choose to install asphalt shingle roofs? What makes them so desirable? Why do they dominate the market? And although asphalt shingles are clearly very popular, they must have some disadvantages as well. Why do some homeowners avoid asphalt shingles when so many others flock to them? To help you get to the bottom of these mysteries, today we’re discussing the pros and cons of asphalt shingles . . .
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Pros and Cons of Wood Shakes

The vast majority of American homes are topped with asphalt. Asphalt shingles, that is. However, just because every other roof in your neighborhood uses asphalt shingles, that doesn’t mean that you have to follow suit. Shake off the shackles of conformity! Why not use wood shakes instead? With their natural and unique look, wood shakes might be the perfect complement to your home. However, before you rip down your old roof and start installing wooden shingles, be sure to learn about the pros and cons of wood shakes . . .
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Pros and Cons of a Slate Roof

If you’re shelling out thousands of dollars for a new roof, you had better be sure that you’ve found the right roofing material. Asphalt shingles are very common, but will they hold up as well as other options? Ceramic tiles are beautiful, but do they suit the style of your home? Wood shakes are unique, but are you willing to complete all the maintenance they require? Or what about a slate roof? Slate is distinctive, distinguished, and long-lasting, but is it the right choice for your home? Scroll down to discover the pros and cons of a slate roof.
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Roof Remodeling Tips

If there is one renovation project that we do not recommend tackling on your own, it’s roofing. Unless you’re an experienced builder, DIY projects should not be attempted so far above the ground. However, you can still make a lot of good decisions from the ground before you send up professional contractors. Today we’re looking at general roof remodeling tips, from the roof’s shape, material, and structure to ventilation, contractors, and permits. So if you’re eyeing up your roof and debating potential changes, be sure to check out the tips and tricks below.
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Roof Insulation Tips

Summer is fading into fall, the temperature is dropping lower and lower each night, and before you know it, you’ll be pulling your winter coat out of storage. But if you’re cold, just imagine how cold your roof and attic will be this winter! Naked, exposed to the elements, their beams and shingles shivering every time a draft blows in . . . If your roof and attic aren’t well-insulated, your energy bills will skyrocket during very cold months as well as very hot months. So before winter rolls in, consider adding insulation to your roof and attic. You’ll improve your home’s value, energy efficiency, and comfort level. Check out the roof insulation tips below for some ideas.

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Spanish Tile Roof Installation

Looking to add some Spanish flair to your abode? Why not install a ceramic tile roof? Colorful and visually unique (especially when compared with common asphalt shingle roofs), Spanish tile roofs are protective, long-lasting, and beautiful. The tiles are formed from clay fired at intensely hot temperatures, creating a sturdy product that will stay strong as the years pass by. If you’re interested in learning more about this unique style of roof, please read on. We’re going to discuss Spanish tile roof installation as well as style, durability, and some pros and cons. Continue reading

EPDM Roofing

Ethylene propylene diene monomer. What a mouthful! Luckily, this rubber roofing material is better known as EPDM. A staple of the commercial roofing industry for over 40 years, EPDM is a very popular choice for commercial roofs, especially those with low-slope roofing. It’s also strong, resistant to most weather, and very reliable. If you’re interested in learning more about EPDM’s characteristics and benefits, read on! We can help you decide if EPDM roofing is the right choice for your building.
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TPO Roofing

Although one of the newest types of commercial roofs on the market, TPO roofing has quickly climbed the ranks. Designed to be the perfect combination of EPDM (rubber) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride), TPO is one of the most popular roofing products available these days, despite its relative youth. Flexible, strong, and very resistant to harsh temperatures and wild weather, TPO roofing has many advantages, but it does lack the long track record that more traditional roofing systems boast. If you’re interested in learning more about the composition and advantages of a TPO roofing system, read on! We’ll help you decide if TPO is right for your building.
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