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A Brief Roofing History Lesson

Traditional Italian Clay Roofing Tiles

Throughout history, roofing materials exhibit the shifting tastes and technological advancements in architectural styles, such as mansard roofs and Queen Anne-style corner turrets, among other roofing styles. As the most important feature of your home or commercial building, the roof shields the structure, furnishings, interior spaces as well as the building’s occupants from damaging effects

5 Signs Your Shingles Need Replacing

Learn how to install and repair asphalt shingle roof

Wondering if your old shingles need replacing? Generally, new shingle roofs should last approximately 15 to 20 years. However, many factors, such as proper installation, sun, rain, wind and ventilation, can impact the life of your roof. Inspect your roof regularly to keep raindrops from falling on your head. One of the benefits of regular

How to Become a Roofing Contractor

DIY Roofing Installation and Repair Videos Asphalt and Roofing

So you want to become a roofing contractor? It may be less complicated than you think. This article discusses getting getting started in the state of Georgia, so there could be different requirements in your state or country. 1. Understand the Qualifications and Limitations of Roof Contracting: A roofing contractor is not the same as

How To Choose the Right Roofing Color

Stylish Redwood Asphalt Shingles

These days, some homeowners are taking steps away from the monotone or subtly colored black, brown, or grey roofing. Colors like blue, red, green or even tones of purple are making their way into roofing choices—and grow more common every day. When building a new home or deciding to redo a roof, what color roofing

How to Install Metal Roofing Over Shingles

How to Install Metal Roofing over Shingles

Metal roofing installation: What to consider when putting a steel roof over asphalt shingles. Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine Can you put steel roofing over asphalt? Can you