Special Considerations When Choosing Roofing Materials For A Richardsonian Romanesque Home

Posted on: 23 August 2016

Richardsonian Romanesque homes boast an eclectic style that gets at least partial inspiration from classical Roman architecture. The homes have a stone or stone and masonry construction, rounded arched windows, and an arched front door flanked by decorative Roman columns.  These homes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, which range from larger country estates to taller, narrower city townhouses. Varying sizes also means the Richardsonian Romanesque family contains several roof types, including hipped and mansard main roofs with supplementary gable roofs.
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Three Great Roofing Materials For Hot, Dry Climates

Posted on: 23 August 2016

Not all roofing materials are created equal. If you live in a hot, dry climate, you'll need to choose a roofing material that does not break down when exposed to heat, reflects a lot of sunlight to keep your AC bills in check, and does not become brittle in the dry air. Here's a look at three such roofing materials. Slate Slate roofs can be costly. (Prices start at $9 - $10 per square foot for a basic slate roof.
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How To Protect Your Roof Structure From Storm Damage

Posted on: 22 August 2016

Your roof structure typically endures constant and brutal bombardment from the elements. Making sure that the roof is intact is therefore very crucial to your safety and comfort. Unfortunately, strong winds, snowstorms and pounding rain can be a big threat to your roof, causing leaks, ripping off shingles or even causing a total collapse. Luckily, you can prevent costly storm damage through regular maintenance and strategically toughening up the structure. Read on for simple steps you can take to protect your roof from storm damage.
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3 Best And Worst Roofing Materials For A Home In The Victorian Gothic Style

Posted on: 19 August 2016

The Victorian Gothic style of house is a standout mainly for its arched decorative windows and the presence of parapets or turrets that give the home a castle-like feel. These homes typically have a gabled main roof, which features two parallel sides and can help determine the best and worst roofing materials for your repair job. Here are a few Victorian Gothic appropriate roofing materials to discuss with your roofing contractors.
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