Follow our Roof Shingles Pairing Guide!

Follow our Roof Shingles Pairing Guide!

The Ultimate Guide to Shingles Options

Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements when keeping you and your home safe, but it can also be a fun outward view of your home’s style and personality. If your current roof’s time is up, explore new options for your exterior!

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Changing your home’s exterior can enhance curb-appeal, add value, and even help you save on energy costs! But making a new aesthetic commitment to your home is no simple choice and the options can feel endlessFor the homeowners who don’t have their heart set on a certain look yet, we have the perfect guide to pairing the right shingles to your style & home!


Color Benefits

Your roof shingle color serves an even bigger purpose than aesthetic value… it can also optimize the energy efficiency of your home! Light shingle colors reflect light and heat off of your roof which keeps your house cooler, while darker colors absorb heat and might make your cooling system work harder in warm months. If you’re interested in how roof shingles can make your home more energy-efficient, consider the lighter shingles paired with your home’s exterior color in our Shingles Pairing Guide.

3-Tab vs. Architectural Singles

Aside from color, another style option of shingles is their structure. The two primary choices of asphalt shingles are 3-tab or architectural shingles.
Each have their own unique advantages for the longevity of your roof.

Aesthetically, these options can either draw or deflect attention. Three-tab shingles are flat without varying dimension, so it gives a more uniform look to your roof. Architectural shingles are designed with dimension and can be made to appear like slate or cedar shake, which can certainly elevate curb appeal and draw the eye longer.

Structurally, both shingle profiles are similar. Both made of asphalt with fiberglass backing and granules for the outer layer. Their densities set them apart. Architectural shingles are about 50% heavier than 3-tab, and thus, have a higher wind rating and overall sturdiness. Architectural shingles have a higher capability to withstand elements which comes with a longer chance for longevity. This advantage doesn’t come without a noticeable price difference. However, the value lies in fewer repairs needed and a longer lifespan before replacement.



Single Color vs. Multi-Toned

So, you chose a color, but you have an option for solid colored shingles or multi-tone! Multi-tone shingles feature varying shades of a color, or even multiple different colors. These varying shades can add depth and dimension to your roof, and a unique visual aspect; however, you should be aware of the unique visual aspects already featured on your home. If you have a brick home with varying shades of red and orange, then a solid color would be a balanced choice for your exterior. If you have a consistent siding color all throughout the home, then a multi-tone blend can offset the uniformity with dimension.

Need more detailed help? Our Home Exteriors by Baker team serves homeowners in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee and are ready to answer your questions!

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By Shelby Zeuli

Shelby joined the Baker Roofing marketing team in April 2021! When she’s not on top of roofs trying to get a good angle, she likes to capture portrait photography, skateboard, and watch movies with her dog, Sarge.

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Donating a New Roof for the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston

Donating a New Roof for the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston

Charleston Gifts a Re-Roof to the Ronald McDonald House

Through Baker Roofing Company’s membership in the Roofing Alliance and adoption of the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ roof, our Charleston team was proud to make an incredible donation to re-roof a house that provides comfort and hope to hundreds of families in need each year.

When the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston called on the help of Baker Roofing Company to identify leaks in their roof and provide repairs, it was clear that the collection of roof sections had experienced varying degrees of deterioration that threatened the integrity of the entire roof. A majority of the roof was beyond cost-feasible repair, so replacement with an up-to-date roofing system made better use of funding and future use of the house. Being that the charity did not have a comprehensive budget towards a new roof during a pandemic when their services and donations are limited, Jason Widener from our Charleston office directed RMHC to contact the Roofing Alliance for help.

Baker Roofing has looked at these roofs several times over the past couple of years and advised the RMH on the benefits associated with the Roofing Alliance and the partnership with Baker Roofing Company. We are honored to be involved with an organization that does so much to help people in need.”– Jason Widener, Contract Manager of Baker Roofing CharlestonIn 2017, the Roofing Alliance entered a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities to adopt all 165 RMHC roofs. The partnership assures all RMHC locations that their roofs will be provided timely inspections and service on repairs they require, or in any necessary cases, a new roof. Through the Roofing Alliance, Baker Roofing of Charleston was proud to donate $60,000 worth of labor installing materials donated by Carlisle Syntec! Moving forward from this project, Baker Roofing of Charleston has adopted the RMHC house for all future service required and is looking forward to nurturing this special relationship with Always Good Work in mind.We are grateful to Carlisle Roofing for supplying RMHC Charleston the roofing materials needed and to Baker Roofing for making this project happen.  We were 10 years overdue in replacing our roof and are especially thankful for this gift when supplies are so limited during this pandemic. RMHC Charleston has been fortunate to not have had to close our doors during this time. It’s because of our community and supporters that make it all possible and with donations like this that allow us to keep fulfilling our mission.  On behalf of all the families the new roof will house, we thank you.”– Kathy Papadimitriou, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Charleston

Since opening their doors 37 years ago, the Charleston Ronald McDonald House has acted as a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families whose children are undergoing extensive medical treatment. To help them lead as normal a life as possible during their stay, families have comfortable beds, hot meals, a caring staff, and their four-legged friend, Gardy, all just steps from the hospital. The new roof system installed by Baker Roofing using Carlisle products will help the Ronald McDonald House provide families with a safe place to relax and focus on healing for years to come!

By Shelby Zeuli

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How to Decrease Your Risk of Fire Damage

How to Decrease Your Risk of Fire Damage

How to Decrease Fire Damage

Your roof is a key part of your safety and comfort. Read Baker’s top three tips on how to keep your roof fire-resistant.

Your roof is a key part of your safety and comfort. Read Baker’s top three tips on how to keep your roof fire-resistant.

Fire-Resistant Materials – Use fire-resistant materials to cover your roof. It’s important to talk to your roofing contractor about the best roofing materials. Class A roof materials are the most fire-resistant.Clean your Roof – Regularly cleaning your roof is something that you should constantly do. If debris builds up on your roof and catches on fire there is a much greater chance your roof could catch on fire. It’s important to clean your roof especially as the seasons change.Fix holes in your Roof – It is very important to fix the holes in your roof. If you are missing shingles or have holes in your roof you need to have them repaired. The damaged places in your roof are much more likely to catch on fire.

If you have any hesitations or concerns please call Baker Roofing Company! We are here to answer any questions!

By Alex Manring

Alex has worked at Baker for 5 years! When not at work, she loves spending time outside with her Goldendoodle and her husband Cole, hanging out with her family & friends, trying all the new restaurants in Raleigh, and watching a good movie!

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

How to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

How to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season

It’s hurricane season again which means we need to get prepped. We have 3 easy steps you can take when preparing your home for a hurricane!

It is important to stay aware during hurricane season. This is your chance to take control of this situation. This way you can be prepared for the storm and take action. Follow these three steps that Baker Roofing Company Recommends to prepare your roof hurricane season.

STUDY THE STORM! Pay attention to the news and weather and what could be potentially coming. Hurricanes can cause flash flooding, winds and flying debris that can seriously damage your home. It’s important to stay informed during this time.

SCHEDULE A ROOF INSPECTION! During this unpredictable season you should have a profession come and check out your roof. This is important because you can have someone check to see if your roof has any weak spots that may lead to further damage. Call Baker Roofing today to set up an Inspection. We will help you make sure your home is in its best condition.

ROOF MAINTENANCE! After you have had your roofing inspection there are things you can do to keep an eye on your home. The first thing that you can do is to keep an eye on your attic to make sure there are no leaks or water stains. Another thing you can do is trim tree branches around your home so that big ones do not fall on your roof.

Always stay informed during the hurricane season! Preparation is the key! If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to call your roofing professionals at Baker Roofing.

By Alex Manring

Alex has worked at Baker for 5 years! When not at work, she loves spending time outside with her Goldendoodle and her husband Cole, hanging out with her family & friends, trying all the new restaurants in Raleigh, and watching a good movie!

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Are Pests Damaging my Roof?

Are Pests Damaging my Roof?

re Pests Damaging my Roof?

When considering different kinds of potential roof damage, it may be from pests! It is common to have pests but it is not something you want to wait to get fixed!

Your roof is designed to handle almost anything, but summer pests might result in costly unexpected repairs. There are many pests that could be damaging your roof. Rats, mice, ants, squirrels and termites are all some of the critters that can overtake your home. They can significantly endanger your health and may cause serious damage to your roof. They have the potential to harm the energy efficiency of your home and decrease the value of your home. Pest Infestations are common but they are something that you want to take control of immediately.

Here are some additional pests that could be damaging your roof:


BirdsBeetlesAntsRatsSquirrelsHoney beesFire antsIndoor antsBed bugsCockroaches

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Anatomy of a Window

Anatomy of a Window

Replacing your windows is one of the simplest yet most significant renovations you can make to improve your home’s appearance, functionality, and value. In its2019 Remodeling Impact Report, the National Association of Realtors Research Group found that American families spend approximately $400 billion each year on home renovation projects, a sizable portion of which is dedicated to window replacement. New vinyl windows rank as the second-highest, most appealing exterior renovation project for homeowners, and the second-highest exterior project most likely to add property value when the home is listed for resale in the future.

If you are interested in upgrading your windows, you must understand the anatomy of a window to select the right product for your home. Window manufacturers, installers, and contractors implement various industry-specific terms that you should be familiar with, so you are fully informed and prepared to discuss your window replacement project. Consult the information below to learn more about the anatomy of windows and how new windows can improve your home value, save you on energy bills, and help protect the environment. After you review this resource, contactMr. Roof to speak with our team about our product offerings.

Exterior anatomy of a window

A window’s exterior anatomy consists of the following parts:

Frame. The frame surrounds the window and provides structural support for the entire window system. It is constructed of a head, jam, and sill.Head. The head consists of the main horizontal component that forms the top of the window frame.Jambs. The side jambs are the main vertical components that form the sides of the window frame, and the head jamb is the horizontal component at the top.Sill. The sill is the main horizontal component that forms the bottom of the window frame. It features a tapered shape on the exterior to shed excess water.Jamb liner. The jamb liner is a strip installed on either side of a window frame to cover the space between the frame and the interior wall. It is generally made of wood and may be installed during the manufacturing process or on site when the windows are replaced. In some cases, plaster or drywall can be applied to the frame to remove the need for a jamb liner.

Interior anatomy of a window

A window’s interior anatomy consists of the following parts:

Sash. The sash is the operable component of the window that fits inside the frame and holds the window glass in place. It can be made of several materials, including wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, or composite. A double-hung window has two sashes that can move up and down and tilt inward. A sliding window has one sash that moves from left to right, and a casement window has one sash that is operated using a handle.Top sash. The top sash is the upper sash on a double-hung window.Bottom sash. The bottom sash is the lower sash on a double-hung window.Stile. Stiles are the vertical parts of the sash.Rail. Rails are the horizontal parts of the sash.Check rail. Check rails are where the frames of individual glass panes meet. On a double-hung window, the check rails meet in the middle of the window or the horizontal point of contact between the bottom of the top sash (top check rail) and the top of the bottom cash (bottom check rail). On a sliding window, the check rails are found at the meeting point of the two vertical panes of glass.Top rail. The top rail, or upper rail, is the top part of the top sash.Bottom rail. The bottom rail, or lower rail, is the lower part of the lower sash.Glazing. Glazing refers to the sheet of glass located within the window frame. Traditional windows featured one layer of glass, while modern windows typically include two or three layers of glass with inert gas injected between them for additional insulation. Invisible coatings can be added to glazing to manage the light and heat that passes through a window or reflects away from it. Tinted or laminated glazing can add privacy and enhance strength.Lift. A lift is a handle found on a wooden single-hung or double-hung window that raises the lower sash.Sash tilt pin. The sash tilt pin consists of a mechanism that allows sashes to tilt inwards for cleaning the exterior of the panes from the inside of the home.Sash lock. The sash lock comprises a locking mechanism that engages the lock strike of a single-hung or double-hung window to decrease rattling.Balances. Window balances are mechanisms found within the jambs on either side of a single-hung or double-hung window that counterbalance the sashes, so they are easier to open and do not slam shut. They were originally constructed of systems with a lead weight and pulley but now feature block and tackle systems that supply tension with strings.Operating handle. The operating handle is the mechanism on casement or awning windows that open and close the sash along with the operating arm. A crank operating handle extends the operating arm and opens the sash when turned in one direction and retracts the arm, and closes the sash when turned in the other direction. Some windows have non-crank handles that open and close the sashes by manually pushing them.Operating arm. The operating arm is the mechanism on casement, awning, or hopper windows that works with the operating handle to open and close the sash or hold it in position when it’s open.Locking handle. The locking handle consists of a handle- or lever-operated lock that pulls the sashes together to improve energy efficiency and security.

Improve your home with new windows

In the 2019 Remodeling Impact report mentioned above, 42% of survey respondents stated that their window replacement added functionality and livability to their home. After completing their project, 80% of homeowners feel a sense of accomplishment, 64% report a greater desire to spend time at home, and 63% experience increased enjoyment of their home. The average cost of a vinyl window replacement equals around $22,500, and homeowners recovered an estimated $16,000 for this project. This impressive 71% return on investment makes window replacement one of the best and most sought-after renovation projects for homeowners across the country.

Save money with new windows

Compared to all other home improvement projects, a vinyl window replacement consistently ranks as the most efficient use of your renovation budget. They offer a significant three-fold return by increasing the value, energy efficiency, and curb appeal of your home. Replacing your outdated windows with modern energy-efficient models allows you to significantly lower your heating and cooling expenses while improving the exterior appearance of your home. According to Energy Star, you can save 12% of your annual energy bills with new windows. Homeowners can expect to save up to $197 per year with double-pane window replacements or up to $583 per year with single-pane replacements.

Protect the environment with new windows

Not only do new windows add value to your property and save you money, but they also help protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that result from your daily activities, such as turning on a light, driving a car, or purchasing a product. A full quarter of your carbon footprint consists of your home energy usage, so the energy savings from replacing your windows can reduce your family’s carbon footprint for decades. A single-pane window replacement saves 246-2,001 pounds of carbon dioxide annually or the equivalent of 13-102 gallons of gasoline. A double-pane window replacement saves 1,006-6,205 pounds of carbon dioxide or the equivalent of 51 to 317 gallons of gasoline.

Contact Mr. Roof today

For the highest quality window replacements at the most affordable prices, contact Mr. Roof today. With half a century of experience, our roof and exterior service company has become widely respected for our quality products, skilled craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service. Our expert team of fully licensed, bonded, and insured window installers uses the most reliable and innovative solutions available, including:

Low E argon-filled glass traps heat during the winter and reflects it during the summer.Scratch-resistant glass maintains its new appearance for far longer than normal glass.Fusion welding produces airtight, waterproof, permanently sealed seams.Reinforced interlock to reduce air intrusion and enhance security.5-layer weather-strip forms a barrier against wind, sound, dust, and insects.Repel technology resists rain, snow, and sleet.

We will custom create your replacement windows based on your home’s needs and fully insulate, trim, and seal them from the inside out. In 98% of cases, we can complete a window replacement in one day, from delivery of materials to cleanup at the end of the project. We offer a lifetime warranty for all materials and a lifetime warranty for labor covering the entire length of time you reside in your home.

Contact us today for an initial consultation by submitting the form on our website. We will visit your home to take measurements, explain your options, provide a cost estimate, and display a 3D visualization of your project, so you know exactly what to expect.

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Save Money With New Windows

Save Money With New Windows

Can new windows really save you money? The short answer is – Yes! When researching, you can be bombarded with a variety of answers and responses, but it is clear that there are numerous benefits to installing new windows. 

New windows are an investment, and few of us consider how many windows we have until there is a price tag attached to it. While it is undeniably an investment, it is a worthwhile one, as it improves both your home’s aesthetic as well as its efficiency. Energy efficient windows can save you money down the road. 

Why new windows?

Insulation impacts numerous areas of your home. While proper insulation in your walls seems like common sense, many overlook the importance of insulation within their windows. When it comes to your home, insulation can impact your overall heating and cooling costs throughout the seasons. If you notice a cold draft coming from your windows, this is a clear sign that your insulation may be less than ideal. 

Even if your windows have been replaced on the tail end of ten years, they are likely not as efficient as windows today. Windows now maintain an IGU rating or insulated glass units, which can include multiple panes of glass. This type of window can help to improve your odds against heat loss and even outside noise. If you’re ready to shave on bills and improve the aesthetic of your home, new windows may just be exactly what you need.

When should I consider new windows?

When it comes to being a homeowner, it feels like the possibilities are endless. When it comes to replacing your windows, there is never a bad time. If you are invested in staying in your home, but you would still like to save on energy bills, installing new windows could be an ideal investment. This investment is also ideal for helping to improve the dampening of outside noises or any risks of draft that can make you uncomfortable. If you are looking to sell your home, installing new windows could improve not only the curb appeal but the overall value of your home. 

The numerous benefits of new windows

At the end of the day, there is truly little downside to installing new windows. The largest benefit is the fact that you will be saving money. Heating and cooling needs can drive up the monthly cost of your home immensely. Installing new windows can help cut these costs by eliminating drafts and providing proper installation. By investing in newer windows, you’ll also help to improve the overall comfort and even the lighting within your home. 

With new windows, you’ll deal with less noise, less draft, and less worry when your monthly utility bills come in. Windows can completely change the overall look of your home, so if you’re ready to save money while also making your home more you, now is the time to update your windows. If it’s time for you to consider new windows for your home, contact the team at Mr. Roof today. 

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All About Your Dormer Roof

All About Your Dormer Roof

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. Many families choose their homes based on the overall aesthetic rather than focusing on particular features. Though this is perfectly fine, it does reduce one’s ability to appreciate the finer details that go into a beautiful home. When it comes to roofing, it’s not uncommon to overlook design even further. When homeowners consider their roofs, it’s often in relation to their condition rather than their architectural design. This puts many people at a disadvantage when purchasing a new home or building a new construction. The architectural design of your roof can have a significant impact on the roof’s functionality and can be a benefit or a hindrance, depending on where you live. There are many distinct styles of roofs, but the dormer style is absolutely one of the most unique.

What is a dormer roof?

It’s probable that you’ve seen a dormer roof before but didn’t realize that it was a distinct style unto itself. These roofs are characterized by dormer windows, which are windows that stick out from vaulted roofs and have roofing that is separate from the rest of the home’s roof slope. This provides additional space into interior rooms that have vaulted ceilings and can create nooks that are great for beds and other uses. This style dates all the way back to the 1500s in Great Britain, but variations of this style were used as early as the 12th century. Throughout the centuries, this style has been used to bring additional space and light into attic areas that previously had very little. Now that electricity is the standard, they are generally added for additional natural light or to compliment the home’s overall shape and aesthetic.

Types of dormer roofs

The dormer genre has several subcategories that are each a little bit different but still classify as dormer roofs. Remember, these classifications refer to the dormer itself, not necessarily the overall roof. The dormer often has a different shape than the larger roof. Here are a few types of dormer roofs that you may find:

Gabled. This style involves a dormer that has two slopes and one peak on top.

Shed. The shed style is a simple, one-slope roof from the larger roof over the window. There is no roof slope on the sides. Despite the name, this style is often found on homes and not on garden sheds.

Arched. On these dormers, the roof over the window is curved. This style has a French history and has a distinctly European look.

Pedimented. The pedimented roofs have a similar shape to the gabled style but involve a crossbeam that creates a triangle at the top of the window. This detail may seem small, but its roots come from Greek architecture, and this small variation can have a big impact.

Wall. While most dormers exist entirely on the roof of a home, wall dormers exist at least partially on a wall of the home. These can be more aesthetically pleasing for homes that have relatively small roofs. A wall dormer’s roof can be altered, as this style is not defined by the roof shape.

There are several other styles of dormers that are possible for a home. However, these are the most commonly found styles and represent the basics of a dormer roof.

Dormer roof considerations

When looking at a home with a dormer roof, or if you are considering adding one to your home, there are several things you’ll want to think about. As with any home feature, the dormer roof has pros and cons that may sway you in one way or another.


Dormer roofs increase airflow. With the added window, you can get fresh air in attics or upstairs rooms that were previously blocked in by your roof.

Additional light. Dormer roofs create natural light in attics and upstairs spaces, which makes them more livable.

Added space. A dormer may seem like a small feature, but it can bring a significant amount of space into a room. Many people choose to put their bed or a reading area in the space a dormer roof provides.

Curb appeal. Dormer roofs are a desirable commodity for a home and add increased curb appeal to your property.


Leak risks. Naturally, adding more roofing and window seams raises your chances of leaking. This risk can be mitigated by investing in a quality roofer to install and maintain your dormer roof.

Price. Dormer roofs can be expensive to install. Depending on the style, one window could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000.

You can’t do it alone. Even the most experienced DIYers won’t be able to install a dormer window by themselves and will need to call a professional.

Interior uses for dormer roofs

Dormer roofs don’t just make your home’s exterior look nice, but they add a significant amount of space and variation to inside rooms as well. There are several types of rooms that dormer roofs typically benefit from, and an endless amount of possibility for how to arrange and decorate each one.

Bathrooms. Attic bathrooms are a great way to turn the space from a living space into a master suite or private living quarters. Dormer roofs add enough headspace to move around comfortably and stand at a bathroom sink.

Bedrooms. Adding a window to your attic space can make it an official bedroom on the housing market and makes it more pleasant for you as well.

Living areas. You may choose to continue to use your attic space for a general living area. The natural light helps to make it a desirable place to read, play games, or sip coffee.

Of course, there are an infinite amount of possibilities of what you could do with your dormer roof space. With the additional light, you can customize your attic to function however you’d like.

Contact Mr. Roof

Whether you have an existing dormer or want to install one, the experts at Mr. Roof are here to help. For over 50 years, our professionals have been helping families create and maintain their dream homes. Whether you have a question or want a job done fast, we are always here for you.Contact us today for a free estimate. 

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All About Your Gable Roof

All About Your Gable Roof

Unbeknownst to many homeowners, the style of your roof can have a large impact on the functionality of your home. While aesthetics generally drive home purchases, it’s important to know how the details of your home may benefit or hinder your family’s wellbeing. When it comes to roofs, many people understand that having a well-made roof is essential to protecting the home as a whole and that replacing your roof is essential every 15 years or so. What some homeowners don’t realize is that the shape of the roof itself may affect how effective your roof is at protecting your family. Discovering the style of roof on your home allows you to look for common issues that crop up with that type of roof and may even affect what kinds of homes you look for in the future. A main category of roofing is the gable roof. You’ve undoubtedly seen this roof style before, though it’s common not to know much about it.

What is a gable roof?

Gable roofs are fairly basic. They consist of two roof slopes that meet at a single seam on the top of the house. This seam runs the length of the home, and there are no slopes on the other two sides of the house. If a child were to draw a simple picture of a house, they would likely draw one with a gable style roof, specifically a side gable. This style is common all over the world, with a particular presence in East Asian architecture. Many Gothic-style homes utilize gable roofs as part of their design as well. There are several subcategories of gable roofs that still fit the general description of a gable roof but with a different twist. These are some examples:

Front gable. In this style, rather than having the roof slopes cover the left and right sides of the home, the slopes come down the front and the back sides instead.

Crossed gable. In these homes, there are several gable roofs whose seams intersect. In the case of a crossed gable home with four peaks, the seams would make a cross shape from the top.

L-Shaped gable. On these homes, the roof comes down farther on one part of one side than it does anywhere else. The low part creates almost an A-Frame style, but only on one portion of the home. It is distinct, but it does happen.

Box gable. In this iteration of the gable roof, there is a crossbeam that goes from one of the eaves to the other. Essentially, this simply completes a triangle on the sides without eaves. It often indicates a distinct attic area rather than a full floor.

Gable roofs do not have to only involve straight edges, but many do. Some gable roofs have curved lines, and they can also have dormers of any kind.

Considerations about gable roofs

As with any home feature or style, gable roofing has some pros and cons. Depending on your family, lifestyle, and the climate in your area, a gable roof may not work. Before making any new home purchases, or before designing a new construction, consider these advantages and disadvantages of gable roofs:


They are effective at removing snow and rain. Because of the steep slope of most gable roofs, snow and rain easily run down the eaves and into the gutters. There is little risk of pooling or accumulation under normal weather circumstances.

They’re easy to make. Because of their basic design, gable roofs are fairly easy to build. This often makes them a less expensive option when building a new construction.

They’re affordable to maintain. For similar reasons, gable roofs are easy to maintain because they are so common. Most roofers will know how to work well with gable roofs.


They don’t stand up well to high winds. In weather events such as hurricanes or tornadoes, Gable roofs often don’t do well. In many cases, builders omit adding additional support to a gable roof to maximize living space. In the event of severe weather, a gable roof can easily collapse.

There is the potential for updraft damage. If there is a significant overhang on a gable roof, a strong gust of wind can catch under the lip of the roof and remove the roof from the rest of the home.

They aren’t always well made. Many DIY homeowners try to replace or install their own gable roofs. Because of the simplistic design, many amateur craftsmen believe that they can save money by doing the job themselves. However, this often leads to ill-fitting parts and unreliable support, only adding to the dangers. If you are buying a home with a gable roof, be sure to have it inspected by a professional to identify any homemade roof fixes.

For some people, the advantages of a gable roof far outweigh the disadvantages. For areas of the world that don’t receive hurricanes or lots of snow, gable roofs are an absolutely wonderful choice. For others, a different roofing option may be a better fit and provide more peace of mind.

Differences between a gable, mansard, and hip-style roof

The two other main categories of roofs that you will encounter are mansard and hip. The difference between these types is fairly simple to understand and can help you determine what style to look for. While a gable roof only has slopes on two sides of the home, a hip roof has slopes on all four sides. Other than the number of slopes, the possibilities for customization in hip and gable roofs are the same. A mansard roof is a little bit different. Mansard roofs have slopes on all four sides as well, but each side has two different slopes. The top slope of each side has a more gradual incline downwards, whereas the second portion of the slope is significantly steeper. This creates an angle on the sides of the home, giving it a distinct appearance.

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It’s never a good idea to attempt roofing projects without a professional to help. The experts at Mr. Roof have been serving American homeowners for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on creating quality, well-built roofs that are dependable and give our customers peace of mind. For any questions about roofing styles, to find a location near you, or to request a free estimate, contact Mr. Roof today.

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Benefits of Owens Corning Roofing Systems

Benefits of Owens Corning Roofing Systems

Whether you are building a new home, renovating, or replacing your home’s roof, it’s important to know your options regarding the roofing system you select because it provides the performance and reliability you expect to help protect your home.

Mr. Roof wants to be sure our customers have the information they need to make an informed decision. And a critical part of our roofing systems are shingles from Owens Corning® Roofing.  Owens Corning® is a leading brand among roofing manufacturers in the United States and offers a wide variety of shingle styles and colors to fit any home.

Owens Corning® Roofing Shingles

While a complete roofing system has many components working together to help protect your home, shingles are your roof’s first line of defense against the elements. In addition to the long-lasting protection they provide, they also offer curb appeal.

Versatile Design Options: exterior design considerations are important when making any major repairs or upgrades to your home. Owens Corning® architectural shingles have multiple granule colors blended together to add texture, in addition to shadow lines that give them depth and dimension on the roof. These ceramic-coated colored granules also help protect your shingle from UV degradation – damage caused by ultraviolet light from the sun.Superior Moisture Protection: One of your roof’s most important functions is protecting the inside of your home from water damage. A professionally installed roof should provide you the confidence that your home is protected. Owens Corning® shingles feature fiberglass mat at the core saturated with weathering-grade asphalt and are covered with colorful mineral granules to provide a water-shedding barrier to your home.  And Owens Corning® roofing shingles have a proprietary heat-activated sealant on each shingle that bonds the shingles together into a watertight unit.Patented Technology for Advanced Performance: Duration® Series shingles from Owens Corning® feature their patented technology called SureNail®^ , which is a fabric reinforcement in the nailing area to help protect against shingle blow offs.

Roofing System Options From Able Roof 

Every aspect of an Mr. Roof roofing system revolves around protecting your home from water damage and other elements. Mr. Roof offers three roofing system packages, which all include asphalt roofing shingles from Owens Corning®.

RoofGuard Roofing System:

Owens Corning® Oakridge® Shingles>Up to 2x better nail pull-resistance++Limited Lifetime warranty coverage*‡‡110 mph wind warranty coverage*Algae resistance coverage*Available in popular colors

RoofGuard+ Roofing System:

Owens Corning® Duration® Series Shingles>Up to 2.5x better nail-pull resistance++Patented SureNail® Technology^ for reinforcement in the nailing zoneLimited Lifetime warranty coverage*‡‡130 mph wind warranty coverage*Algae resistance coverage*TruDefinition® color platform in a wide variety of colors

ThunderGuard® Roofing System:

Owens Corning® Duration FLEX® Shingles>SBS modified asphalt that makes the shingles pliable and gives them greater flexibility and toughness42% better nail-pull resistance against the wind versus standard shinglesPatented SureNail® Technology^ for reinforcement in the nailing zoneLimited Lifetime warranty coverage*‡‡130 mph wind warranty coverage*Algae resistance coverage*TruDefinition® color platform in a wide variety of colors

Duration FLEX® shingles are the most durable and reliable shingles if you are concerned about having the best possible moisture protection in your roof.

Choose The Best Roofing System For Your Home 

A roof repair or replacement is a big investment for a homeowner. It’s essential to choose a reliable roofing system that offers the value and performance you expect for many years to come. Mr. Roof proudly offers Owens Corning® shingles as part of Mr. Roof roofing systems.  Together we offer you high-quality roofing products and installation of your new roofing system. Contact us today for more information.

*see actual Owens Corning warranty for details, requirements and limitations.

++Owens Corning testing against competing shingles with a wide single-layer nailing zone when following the manufacturer’s installation instructions and nailed through the middle of the allowable nail zone.

^For patent information, please visit SureNail® Technology is available only on Owens Corning® Duration® Series Shingles. SureNail® Technology is not a guarantee of performance in all weather conditions.

‡‡ For single family residences. 40-Year Limited Warranty on all other projects

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