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36 Types of Roofs (Styles) for Houses (Illustrated Roof Design Examples)

There are a surprising few types of roofs for the home. While 36 sounds like a lot, when you check out our list below, several are variations of one type. Intricate roofs have many parts that incorporate several of the basic roof designs such as a gable roof sitting atop a gambrel or variations of …

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5 Hip Roof Types & Styles (Plus 20 Photo Examples of Houses with a Hipped Roof)

Related: Hip and Valley Roof | Types of Roof Shingles | Types of Roof Vents | Types of Roofs | Types of Roof Trusses  What is a hip roof? A hip roof or a hipped roof is a style of roofing that slopes downwards from all sides to the walls and hence has no vertical sides. …

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Things to Consider When Replacing a Roof

It goes without saying, but a new roof is sometimes needed (no matter if you have a commercial or residential property) for various reasons. Perhaps you purchased an older home with a roof that hasn’t been replaced in a few decades; or maybe the building you own went through a severe thunderstorm, causing irreparable roof …

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Discover How Much a New Roof Costs (by Sq. Ft. and Roofing Material)

Do you need to replace your roof? Every house incurs this cost at some point. A leaky roof will only cost you more in the long run. It’s best to deal with it when needed. Yes, a new roof is expensive regardless of which type of roof shingle you get. The good news is that …

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19 Different Types of Roof Shingles (2022): Pros, Cons & Costs of Each Type

This just might boggle your mind. 30 years ago you just had to choose between asphalt, wood or clay (ceramic) tile roofing shingles. Most people opted for asphalt. From there it was choose a color scheme. These days, it isn’t so easy. There are so many different types of roofing shingles that it’s mind-boggling. With …

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6 Effective DIY Roof Repair Options to Fix Different Types of Roof Leaks

Once first raindrops and on your head inside the house you live in, it is too late to think about prevention, as you need to focus on repairing your roof. If there is a hole up there, then even a 5-minute shower will cause you problems but that might be for the greater good. This …

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12 Different Types of Roof Vents

The idea of roof vents existed for hundreds of years with natural vents employed in Chinese buildings during the Tang Dynasty, natural ventilation ducts in the Buddhist monks’ caves, and wind catchers incorporated in Arabian architecture. Vent roofs with steeples, towers, or cupolas can be found in different buildings from barns to cathedrals. The building …

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The 17 Parts of a Roof Gutter (Illustrated Diagrams)

Boring? Yes. Important, YES. Gutters are an important consideration for your home to help prevent water damage inside and outside of your home. While there are alternatives to gutters, most homes use some form of gutter system. At some point, you must replace and/or repair your gutters. In order to do this, it helps to …

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19 Parts of a Roof on a House (Detailed Diagram)

Like many aspects of a home, a roof is fairly complex. There are quite a few parts of a roof on a home including different layers and features. Below we created a very helpful custom diagram that illustrates the various features and layers of a typical roof. For more information about roofs, check out our …

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