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What Exactly Is A Hip Roof?

If you’ve ever noticed the different roof shapes and styles in your neighborhood, you may have wondered about their purpose and structure. For example, hip roofs are among the most common types of roofs, second only to gable roofs. Read more

Transform Your Existing Porch Into A Sunroom

Nothing is more relaxing and therapeutic than the beauty of the outdoors, especially when you’re blessed with a gorgeous view of plants, trees, mountains, or other natural elements from the comfort of your own home. However, unpleasant weather conditions, insects, dust, and other external elements can prevent you from fully enjoying the natural world in all of its splendor. Fortunately, there is an effective way to bring the outdoors inside to where you are—with a sunroom addition. Read more

Common Problems With Masonite Siding

Masonite siding, also known as hardboard siding, is a budget-friendly siding choice that was popularized in the 1980s and early 1990s. It’s made of wood fibers that are held together with glue or resin through a heat and compression process. It was originally developed as an alternative to real wood, vinyl, and aluminum sidings. It was originally believed to be lower maintenance than wood, but with better looks than either vinyl or aluminum. It was intended to fill a gap for homeowners that dislike the look of vinyl but wanted something lower maintenance than wood.

However, masonite had many problems of its own. Just 20 years after its creation, the original manufacturers were hit with multiple lawsuits because the material preformed so poorly. It’s currently still available as “hardboard” although most people still refer to it as masonite. Regardless of what it’s called, the material has many common problems that often lead to its replacement. Read more

How To Choose The Right Shingle Color

As a Chattanooga area homeowner, you’re most likely only going to buy maybe a few roofs in your lifetime, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time. The shingle color you choose needs to work with your house and style, complement the neighborhood, and take into consideration any other preferences you may have. Below are some tips to to help you as a homeowner consider the best possible color for their next roof.

Ensure It Matches Your Home

Take a look at your homes style—do you have bricks or siding? Is your home painted? What is the overall style of the home?

Think About Its Curb Appeal

golden harvest shingles

Golden Harvest Shingles

Whether you are in your forever home or plan on selling in a few years, a neutral color will keep your house looking current for years to come. You can also help your home stand out by using more striking colors. Either of these options can increase your home’s curb appeal, which can increase the value of your home.

Consult With Your Neighbors

If you live in a complex run by an HOA, make sure there aren’t any rules for choosing a shingle color before your finalize your decision. Some homeowners associations prefer all homes in within the neighborhood to look the same. If you’re not in a complex, consider your neighbors and what they have on their roofs. If you like your neighbors’ roofs, find out more about similar shingle colors and styles and how they may complement your home. If you want to be a little different and stand out from your neighbors, explore alternative shingle styles and colors that will make your home unique.

Do Your Research

Get some samples and look at online tools like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to see which color shingle would look best with your home. Also, consider the architectural style of your home. What may look good on a Ranch-style house may not work for a Tutor or Colonial. Drive through different neighborhoods to get ideas and see examples.

Once you have a general idea, or simply need a little more help, give Armor Xteriors a call at (423) 760-3333 or Schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our roofing experts.

Metal vs Shingle Roofing & The Pros and Cons of Each System

While many Chattanooga homeowners choose to install asphalt shingles roofs on their homes, often lured-in by the attractive low prices of asphalt, many quickly learn that sometimes, with a low price there can also be a whole slew of unexpected and often costly problems. A metal roof can in some cases provide a far better alternative. Read more

Why Choose Armor Xteriors As Your Chattanooga Roofing Company

Finding the right Chattanooga roofing expert can be tough. Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make on your home so it’s extremely important to protect. When it comes to roof repair or roof replacement in Chattanooga, you’ll want to choose a trusted expert to work on your home. As a prominent Chattanooga roofing company, we know that your home can face some serious challenges if your repairs are left unattended.
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Need A New Roof In Chattanooga? Heres What To Expect

When you need a new roof, hiring a roofer is a big decision and often times it is difficult to ensure that you are hiring the most qualified and reliable roofing company around Chattanooga. To make your decision a little easier, we have put together a simple 8-point list of what to except before, during, and after the job. Read more

6 Commons Causes Of A Roof Leak

You know it’s happening, but you don’t yet know why. Determining the cause of your roof leak can help you figure out the extent of the repair that’s going to be needed. Sometimes the leak will be in a place that seems to be of little consequence, especially if the water is dripping at a snail-like pace. But that is no reason to ignore it. Read more

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