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Learn more about the roofing industry and how to make the most of one of your home’s most vital aspects.

Choosing The Right Metal Roofing Color

You know you want a new metal roof for your home. Great! You’ve made a responsible choice. You even know what type of metal roof you want, which is more than most homeowners can say. But you’re still left with one question: what color should I pick? A metal roof lasts...

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles: A 2018 Report

Roofers and homeowners alike debate the same topic every year: is the asphalt shingle roof or the metal roof a better choice? It all depends on your financial situation, the time you’re going to spend in your home, and the weather you’ll have to deal with on a yearly...

Get Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season

Last year’s hurricane season was devastating. In fact, it was one of the top-10 most active hurricane seasons on record, with several hurricanes with Category 3 conditions or higher. This left plenty of Florida homeowners with roof and home exterior damage — and these...

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company (part 4)

Asking questions to your roofing company is an important part of determining whether they will be a good fit for you. Everyone’s home is different, and everyone’s needs and expectations are different, so one roofer might be a better solution than another. However,...

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company (part 3)

Hiring a roofing company is a big decision, and if it’s not something you do every day, it could be hard to know you’re getting the right roofing contractor. As humans, we never like to feel like we’re “out of our depth,” whether it’s dealing with an auto mechanic,...

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company (part 2)

Choosing a roofing company to re-roof your house is an important decision, and all too often, homeowners don’t know how to choose between the various roofers out there. After all, hiring a roofer isn’t something you do every day. However, getting the right contractor...

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company (part 1)

When it’s time to make the decision to put on a new roof, you want to make sure that you get a good roofing company to do the job — one who won’t rip you off or leave you with a poorly-done job. When you call any roofing company to get a quote, you’ll have a chance to...

Why You Should Choose A Roofer Who Installs Metal Roofs

If you are in need of a roof, you have an important decision before you: Who should install your roof? And unless you’re a roofer yourself, the choice will probably come down to which local roofing contractor you pick. Does it seem to you that one roofing contractor...

8 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair (part 2)

Shelter is one of the basic human needs, and if you’re a homeowner, you know how much work goes into making sure that you’re providing adequate shelter for yourself. The roof on your home is the piece that shelters the rest of your living space, but roofs don’t last...

8 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair (part 1)

The roof of your home is the first line of defense against the elements, and it takes a much bigger beating than your walls, windows and doors. Wind, rain, storms, and other severe weather happen to us all year round here in Florida. Even when it’s sunny and...

8 Reasons Why You Need an Expert to Install Your Metal Roof (Part 2)

When you live in Florida, installing any kind of roof is no picnic. However, while the average beginner with handyman skills could probably figure out how to do their own asphalt shingle roof, installing a metal roof is a whole different ball game. In the last blog...

8 Reasons Why You Need an Expert to Install Your Metal Roof (Part 1)

If you’ve been following our roofing company’s blog for a while, you know that metal roofs are an amazing way to protect your Brevard County home for many years to come. If you’ve already been convinced about the superiority of metal roofs as the best option, but...

Myths and Misconceptions about Metal Roofs (Part 2)

Here at Hippo Roof, we are passionate about delivering the highest-quality roof possible to each one of our customers. We don’t cut corners, work uninsured, or make do with inferior building materials to make the job cost us less money. In fact, we do exactly the...

Myths and Misconceptions about Metal Roofs (Part 1)

Here at Hippo Roof, we are huge fans of metal roofing because it’s simply the top-of-the-line roof option that you can get. While shingles are a popular choice because of their low cost, they can’t hold a candle to metal roofs when it comes to durability, longevity,...

10 Benefits of Metal Roofing

If you have been following our blog for very long, you know that the folks here at Hippo Roof in Melbourne are fanatics about metal roofs. This is not to say that we won’t install a shingle roof when the occasion calls for it; after all, we do offer the ShieldRoof for...

Lessons from the Metal Roof on a Historic Home

Here in Melbourne, there is a home on the National Register of Historic Places called Green Gables or the Wells Home. This house is located at 1501 South Harbor City Boulevard and was built in 1886 by William T. Wells. Though now it is quite a dilapidated old house,...

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricane Roof Preparation As a resident of Florida, you are more than familiar with hurricane preparedness. Not only is important that you make the right plan for the safety of yourself and your family, but it’s important that you also make sure you have a plan in...

Can You Put a Metal Roof on a Mobile Home?

Are you tired of sealing and re-sealing the roof of your mobile home, only to have it crack and get dry-rotted in the Florida sun? Have you gotten fed up with high cooling bills in your trailer or manufactured home, and you suspect that your deep black roof is a big...