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Choosing The Right Metal Roofing Color

Choosing The Right Metal Roofing Color

You’ve narrowed your roofing search down to metal roofs. You’ve even picked out a specific type of metal roof, which is more than most homeowners can say. But you’re still left with one question: what color should you pick for your new metal roof? A metal roof lasts...

What to Look for During a Roof Inspection

What to Look for During a Roof Inspection

Is your roof leaking? Are you worried your roof is damaged after a storm? Roof problems are a major headache for homeowners, though they may not be as bad as you think. Whether you need basic repairs or a complete replacement, a roof inspection is the best way to find...

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Your roof is one of your home's most important shields of protection against heavy rain and strong winds. Your roof keeps your home intact and your loved ones safe. Unfortunately, if a roof is not secure, it can be damaged during high winds. Your roof is the first...

How to Spot a Roofing Scam

How to Spot a Roofing Scam

Your roof is an extremely important part of your home. It doesn’t just look nice, but also protects your home from weather and debris. Because it is important, many roofing scams seek to take advantage of homeowners who are worried about their roofs. Fortunately,...

Seven Most Common Roof Problems

Seven Most Common Roof Problems

All homeowners struggle with roofing problems at some point. From minor leaks to bigger cracks, there are multiple ailments that require immediate attention. Though repairing a roof on your own is difficult and dangerous. You should hire an expert instead of trying to...

What type of roof lasts the longest?

What type of roof lasts the longest?

When installing a roof or buying a new house, roof material is one of the most important things to consider. It’s essential to choose a roofing material that is durable and can endure the climate of your area. This is especially the case if you live in Florida. A...

What Maintenance Do Metal Roofs Need?

What Maintenance Do Metal Roofs Need?

Metal roofs can last between 40 and 70 years. Another advantage of a metal roof is its durability. Metal roofs are often better able to withstand extreme weather than other types of roofing materials. Additionally, metal roofs can help lower the cost of your energy...

Why Metal Roofs Are Best for Heat

Why Metal Roofs Are Best for Heat

Anyone living in Florida is well acquainted with heat. Temperatures can soar to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that trying to keep your home cool can be an arduous, and expensive, task. However, having a metal roof can help you keep your house cooler and...

6 Signs You Need a New Roof

6 Signs You Need a New Roof

All homeowners want their homes to last as long as possible. However, all homeowners also know that there’s always something that needs to be done on their homes. The trick is getting a jump on any problems before they turn into catastrophes. This is especially true...

Benefits and Drawbacks of Metal Roofing for Florida Homes

Benefits and Drawbacks of Metal Roofing for Florida Homes

Metal roofing is growing in popularity due to the numerous associated benefits. The metal roofing industry has tripled in size over the past decade and continues to grow with each passing year. Metal roofs have longer lifespans, higher wind resistance, low...

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company

20 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Company

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...

What is Causing My Roof to Leak?

What is Causing My Roof to Leak?

  Causes of Roof Leaks You have a great roof. It was installed by the best roofers with the best materials, and yet, there is a...

A to Z Guide to Roofing Terminology

A to Z Guide to Roofing Terminology

Understanding basic roofing terminology will make talking to a roofer ten times easier. From identifying a part of your roof to keeping up with the installation process, clear comprehension of roofing terminology will help you stay in the know as a homeowner. Whether...

What Is Roof Flashing?

What Is Roof Flashing?

  Flashing Help from Our Roofers If you’re unfamiliar with how roofing works, it might come as a surprise to you that your roof has more to it than just the shingles or metal panels. It’s important to know and understand the components of your roof so that you...

Your Guide to Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

Your Guide to Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

If you’re a homeowner that has shingles, you may have considered dumping them in favor of the benefits a metal roofing can provide. What many homeowners don’t know is that installing metal roofing over shingles is a viable option for your next roofing project. Metal...

What Roofing is Best for Hurricanes?

What Roofing is Best for Hurricanes?

It is best to protect your home with a metal roof when it comes to hurricane preparedness. Metal roofs are built to withstand winds of up to 160mph. Plus, it won’t blow away in pieces that become potential projectiles, which is what shingles do when they come loose....

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles: A 2020 Report

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles: A 2020 Report

Florida homeowners’ two major options to decide between are metal roofing and asphalt shingles when getting ready to reroof their home. You’ll want to consider durability, hurricane and storm-resistance, added home value, energy efficiency, lifespan, and overall cost....

10 Myths and Misconceptions about Metal Roofs

10 Myths and Misconceptions about Metal Roofs

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,...