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New front door

Are you considering a new front door for your home?

There are a surprising number of critical factors about a front door. You may not appreciate them all unless you are re thinking about replacing your front door.

Residential house roof depicting hidden features of a roof.

Do you think of your roof primarily as shingles?

Maybe you know it has something to do with rafters and beams. Did you know there are significant components to a roof done right?

Most of them can’t be seen once the final product is installed. However, they each do an essential part of forming a weatherproof system to protect your home.

New roof price variables

There are a number of new roof price variables that impact the overall cost of a new roof.

House having roof replaced depicting new roof price factors

As much as we like to make our job look easy, there are many variables associated with having a new roof installed.

If you, the customer, get three or four different quotes from different roofing companies, you might be surprised at how different the price estimates are.

We don’t recommend only choosing the lowest price available for many reasons. However, we recognize that cost is a factor.

House with gambrel roof architecture

Do you know your roofing architectural styles? Do you know what sets a hip roof apart from a gambrel roof or a mansard roof?

You might be surprised to find out how many roof styles there are, let alone how many different roofing materials there are to choose from.

There are many architectural styles that “go with” their own type of roof.

Gambrel roofs are no exception. Let’s take a look at this classic style and find out if it will work for you,

Mansard roof

What is a mansard roof? Would you be able to identify this style if you see one?

You may not know it, but you have probably seen one. If you have ever been to the Louvre in Paris, you have seen a mansard style roof.

This style is also called a French roof, or a curb roof. If a gambrel style roof is a gable roof “broken” into two sections, a mansard roof is a hip roof broken into two sections.

The gable roof is the most classic roofline. It has two sloping sides that come together at a point and form a ridge across the top. The end walls – or vertical sides – are triangular as a result. It’s also called a pitched roof or a peaked roof, and it’s one of the most popular types of roof in the United States, if not the most popular. This is the type of roof you will find on a Cape Cod style house.

Popular roof designs

Unless you are a professional roofer, or an architect or designer, you probably haven’t given much thought to roof designs and all of the different shapes a roof can take.

You may have driven through old neighborhoods and noted some more elaborate shapes.

Maybe you have even wondered what some of those shapes are called. We want to give you an overview of some of the most popular roof designs and shapes out there, and give you an idea of how each of these shapes works.

Row of houses depicting how to choose the best color for your home's exterior.

We’ve all seen it: the Smurf blue house in the middle of a block of tan or white houses.

If that is not your house, you immediately wonder how they landed on such a bold color, and why.

Did they paint the whole house before they realized how it would look and then it was too late to go back?

Most of us could avoid making that mistake, even if we live in places where local codes don’t dictate our color choices.

However, let’s face it. It is much easier to make a mistake choosing your home exterior color than it is to choose a color scheme that will make your neighbors say, “Wow, that looks amazing! How did you do that?”

Modern house with hip roof

Have you heard of a hip roof? Aside from being an awesome roof, a hipped roof is the name for an architectural style of roof.

Hip roofs or hipped roofs are the second most popular or commonly used style of roof in North America. The first most popular is the gable style roof.