Recent Types Of Roofing Articles


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6 Iconic North American Roofs: a Virtual Tour

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 08, 2016

A roof is an essential architectural element. It protects the building and its residents from snow, sleet, rain, wind, and excessive heat. But that's not all. Very often, roofs go above...


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7 Ingenious Uses for Roofing Shingles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 21, 2015

Here's a little insider knowledge, courtesy of professional roofing contractors: Roof materials are measured by the "square," with one square equal to 100 square feet. Roofing squares...


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7 Reasons Fall is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2015

When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a...


Calculate the Cost of a New Roof

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 11, 2014

Any serious online discussion of new roof costs needs to start by pointing out that prices will vary a great deal because there are no standard roofing jobs. Your requirements may be...


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What to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Roofer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 03, 2014

Choosing a commercial roofing contractor is an enormous responsibility for you as a building owner or manager. Whether you are planning to install or replace the roof on a shop, mall,...


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10 Popular Roofing Styles: Which is the Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 10, 2014

Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they...


 Those aren't weedy gutters! That's a living roof on one of Seattle's libraries.   Photo: benet2006/Flickr

Meet Modular Green Roofing

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Dec 04, 2013

Living roofs, also sometimes called green roofs, are pretty awe-inspiring. The thought of all those living plants perched on top of a structure, providing shelter below to the residents...


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Top Green Roofing Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 29, 2013

"Green roofing" is a buzzword, a popular idea, but where should you start if you are not a professional roofer experienced in green roofing? You can start by reading these articles,...