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ROOFING BLOG

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

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

7 Easy Steps to Recover from Hail Damage

7 Easy Steps to Recover from Hail Damage

Hail claims are one of the insurance companies most common types of claims. What doe that mean to you? A major disadvantage. Insurance companies are better prepared to take you on with your claim for a new roof, siding paint, or other repair work. Because they have so...

Get Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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...