Roofing Tips & Information

 

Are you looking to replace your roof or just need help on how to maintain the roof that you already have? The roof is an important part of your home since it protects everybody who lives in the home and also all your belongings. How do you know its time for a new roof? Some of the warning signs includes water stains on your ceiling, this is probably of of the most obvious signs that there is a probelm with your roof. Another sign might be curled or missing roof shingles.
There is so much to learn about roofing. Did you know, for example, that there are many different kinds of roofs, and different kind of roofing material? Here is a few of them:

Examples of Roofing Styles

  • Gable roof
  • Hip roof
  • Dutch roof
  • Mansard roof
  • Flat roof
  • Shed roof
  • Butterfly roof
  • Gambrel roof
  • Dormer roof
  • M shaped roof
  • Lean-to roof
  • Clerestory roof
  • Jerkinghead roof
  • Saltbox roof
Examples of Roofing Materials

  • Clay tile
  • Slate tile
  • Slate shingles
  • Synthetic (rubber) slate tile
  • Concrete tile
  • Metal
  • Wood shingles and shakes
  • Spanish tile
  • Asphalt shingle

 

Click on any of the links below for more great facts and information about roofs.

 

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