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Roofing problems can be extremely difficult to determine by the untrained eye. To most of us, unless it’s in shambles, a bad roof looks like any other roof. That’s why it might be necessary to contact a licensed roofing contractor. A roofing contractor can tell whether your roofing needs to be refurbished or completely overhauled. A good rule of thumb is if your residential roofing is less than 15-years-old and was properly installed, a few repairs is probably all that you will need.

Roofing Costs: An In-Depth Breakdown

Here's a closer look at what you should be paying for your roofing based on where you live.

Building Your Own Rooftop Garden

A little professional help can go a long way in creating your own ecologically smart green roof.

Copper Roofing

Metal roofing materials like copper have become more popular in the last few decades. Even Just as short as a few years ago, no one would be caught dead installing copper roofing, but now metal roofing has become all the rage. Coppering roofing lasts twice as long as asphalt roofing. In fact, , some estimate s put the lifespan of copper roofs to be at overmore than 100 years.

Corrugated Roofing

Corrugated roofing is a widely available and easy to install roofing system. Corrugated sheet roofing refers to metal sheets that have been rolled to achieve a corrugated or wavy pattern. Corrugation increases the strength of the metal, creating a lightweight and sturdy roofing material. Corrugated roofing was typically seen in rural areas, but its popularity has expanded well beyond its country roots. Corrugated metal roofing is often found today on many restaurants, retail, and commercial spaces.

Fiberglass Roofing

Fiberglass just might be the most exciting building material introduced in the 20th century! When first introduced over 60 years ago, fiberglass revolutionized the roofing industry and is still in use today. Fiberglass has affected almost every aspect of roofing from traditional 3-tab asphalt shingles to flat roofing membranes.

Flat Roofing

Most residential homes use have some kind of sloped roofing system. However, in recent years flat roofing has become a more viable option. A flat roof, as its name suggests, is horizontal roofing or nearly horizontal roofing (an extremely low slope). Flat roofs are generally easier and quicker for a roofing contractor to build and use fewer roofing materials, which could potentially save a lot of money.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has long been used in commercial and industrial construction projects. One reason is because metal roofing requires almost no maintenance. With fewer leaks and repairs, metal roofing saves money in the long run. It’s these long term, money saving factors that have made metal roofing more and more popular in residential areas. Residential metal roofing is made from light weight metals like steel, copper, or aluminum, and can be easily installed by a licensed roofing contractor over your existing roofing materials, eliminating any disposal problems associated with re-roofing.

Rubber Roofing

New material choices like residential metal roofing, fiberglass roofing, and rubber roofing have made almost anything possible. A popular material choice for many flat roofing projects is rubber roofing. For flat roofing, rubber sheets are fused together to form a protective membrane over your roof’s surface. The rubber material used is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer also know as EPDM rubber. Rubber roofing is now preferred in low slopping or flat roofs over traditional tar and gravel because it’s better at letting water run off freely without accumulating standing pools or ice dams.

Steel Roofing

Metal roofing can refer to aluminum or copper roofing, but might be most widely associated with steel roofing. Metal roofing has been used for centuries in Europe, but steel roofing for residential purposes is just starting to become popular in the United States. Steel roofing is perfect for any construction project: commercial, industrial, residential, or agricultural.

The Future of Roofing

New technology and eco-friendly designs are likely to rapidly change the look of roofs over the next decade.

5 Ways to Fix a Leaky Ceiling

From identifying the problem to repairing pipes or roof damage, Signature Contractors guides you through every step of sealing up that ceiling leak.

Green Gutters

Green building trends are expanding into every portion of home remodeling, including those all important gutters and downspouts.

A History of Rooftop Gardens

Roof gardens are an ancient idea taking hold again for their eco-friendly benefits in the 21st century.

How to Winterize Your Roof

From preventing leaks and clogs to architectural vulnerabilities, winterizing your roof can be an involved task best handled with the assistance of a professional.

A Review of the iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot

Can a robot really take over the tough task of clearing out your home's gutters? Signature Contractors explores the effectiveness of the iRobot Looj.

Solar Shingles get State of the Union Plug

President Obama named-checked the Allen Brothers and their Solar Shingle business during his State of the Union address, but how exactly do solar shingles work?

Atlanta Roofing Contractors and Projects

In Atlanta, Signature Contractors works with some of the Southeast's most experienced and reputable roofing contractors.

Chicago Roofing Contractors and Projects

Chicago is one of the top markets in the country for finding experienced, first class roofers and roofing contractors for a wide variety of jobs.

Chicago Roofing Costs

How do average rates of roofing contractors in Chicago stack up against national averages? What factors can come into play? Signature Contractors takes a closer look.