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What is a Shingle Roof?

When people think of roofs, they tend to picture one of three materials – ceramic tiles (for that Latin/tropical/old world aesthetic), utilitarian metal sheets, or the classic roofing shingle. However, a lot of people may not realize that shingles come in a variety of...

What Does Hail Damage Look Like On A Roof?

Hail is one of the most destructive common weather phenomena out there. Sure, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods pack a bigger punch, but these aren’t daily occurrences in most parts of the world. Hail, however, can happen anywhere, seemingly out of nowhere. These...

What Are Roof Shingles Made Of?

A common question we always have, when looking at a material we don’t personally work with, is “what’s that made of”. This is an especially common question roofers get, in relation to shingles. They’re referred to as “asphalt shingles”, but to non-roofers, asphalt is...

How To Convert Roof Pitch To Degrees

Measurement units are a pain, across all disciplines, fields, and walks of life. This is especially true in the United States, where we insist on adhering to the ancient Imperial (called Customary here) measurement systems, while still having to juggle the rest of the...

How To Evaluate Your Roofing Contractor’s Quote

When it comes time to update, repair, or replace your roof, there are a lot of very important steps along the journey, and every one of them is equally important. One of the biggest and most delicate steps in this process is the comparison of contractor quotes....

What Is Roll Roofing?

When you think about roofing materials, you almost certainly think of tiles, panels or shingles of some sort. Along with this comes the expense and time in installing/repairing/replacing these, as well as the considerable expense this brings. For a home or commercial...

What Is a Gable Roof?

Whenever you watch cartoons or see traditional illustrations of houses, you may notice a recurring theme, in the shape of the roof. That angular, “A” shape so strongly associated with a basic house shape is called a gable. Of course, we’ve all heard this term before,...

What’s The Difference Between Stucco and EIFS?

If you’re interested in stucco, who can honestly blame you? It’s a beautiful material with lots of personality, without being excessive about it. It provides a solid, unified and form-fitting shell. It can even be detailed and etched into friezes and daises and other...