Top 10 Roofing Articles of 2017

Top 10 Roofing Articles of 2017
At Renovations Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. we want to give our best to our customers and our online readers as well. Our customers are our top priority and we hope that our insights online have helped our readers with their roofing and remodeling decisions.

Something we do every year is to reflect on how we have done, and what we have written about in the past year. We have rounded up our ten most popular blog articles from 2017 so we can see how best to serve you. It also gives new readers a chance to see information they may have missed in the previous year.

We always welcome comments and questions. Please let us know if you have questions or if there are topics you hope that we will cover in the coming year. Here is the roundup from 2017:

Top Roofing Articles of 2017

1. Flat Roof vs. Pitched Roof: What’s the Difference?

Flat roof

In this article, we outline the major differences between a flat roof and a pitched roof. Flat roofing is usually found on commercial buildings while pitched roofs are more common for residential buildings – although modern style homes are often designed with flat roofs.

Not only are the structures different, but the materials used to cover these two types of roofs are vastly different as well. In this article, we talk about several of the most popular types of flat roofing materials.

2. Skylights Pros and Cons: Are They Worth the Money?

Skylights pros and cons

If you have been dreaming about having a skylight in your home, you might not realize the potential risks of adding a skylight while focusing on all of the aesthetic benefits. Here are some of the most common pros and cons of skylight installation.

3. What to Do if Your Roof Leaks in a Heavy Storm

Roof leaks heavy storm

Here is what to do if you notice your roof leaking during a heavy storm. There are a variety of reasons a roof might leak, and we outline some of the most common.

4. Roof Ice and Water Shields & Underlayment: What You Need To Know

Roof ice and water shields

Not everyone knows about all the materials that go into a new roof, and what they do. One of those components is ice and water shields that underlay traditional shingling. We talk here about what it is and what it does.

5. How to Hang Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof (Or Yourself)

How to Hang Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

Popular for another year, this post is all about the correct way to hang Christmas lights. If you have that scene from “Christmas Vacation” in mind, you are thinking about it all wrong!

6. Architectural Shingles vs. 3-Tab Shingles – Pros and Cons

Architectural shingles vs. 3-tab shingles

There are many choices in the shingle world. You may not have known that was the case. This article gives the two most popular choices and what they have to offer.

7. 3 Reasons to Change the Pitch of Your Roof

Reasons to change your roof pitch

If you are thinking about doing a structural change to your home, or you are wondering if there’s a good reason to do so – here are some considerations.

8. Roof Tear Off vs. 2nd Layer of Shingles: What You Need to Know

Roof Tear Off vs. 2nd Layer of Shingles

Ever have a contractor tell you that you don’t need a roof tear off? Wondering if it’s a good idea just to put a second layer of shingles on top? Here is an article all about it that you won’t want to miss.

9. House Siding: Pros and Cons of Popular Siding Options

House siding options

This article is a good overview of all the most popular home siding options, including a few you might not have known about before.

10. How to Unclog Blocked Downspouts

Block downspouts

Downspouts are one of the most important elements in your roofing system. Not all parts of roofs are safe for homeowners to tackle themselves when they need maintenance, but a clogged downspout is one of them. Use this tutorial to address a downspout that could potentially damage your roof.


We are thankful for your readership, just as we are thankful for each of our customers. Let us know your favorite article and how we can improve in 2018. Have a safe, warm and happy New Year!

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