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3 Ways A Professional Roofer Can Do a Better Job Than You

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The world has become overrun with DIYers and their neat little tricks. We applaud the independent approach but roofing is one of those areas of construction that you might not be able to accomplish all by yourself.

Here are 3 reasons why hiring a roofer is your best bet when looking at major roof improvements.

Why Do You Need a Roofer?

1.  Pro Roofers Maintain Safety Protocols

Roofing work does not come without its assorted risks. Climbing on the roof on your own to inspect or repair the damage is not very safe. You might end up hurting yourself or someone else in the process. A roofing contractor is well trained to carry out repair work. In All American Roofing, our roofers have also honed their skills with years of experience. A pro roofer will make sure they follow all the safety protocols and lower the risk of an accident taking place.

2.  Offer Warranties on Their Workmanship

When you repair your roof by yourself, there is no guarantee that the repair work will last. Not only is a roofer going to do a much better job than you but they will also provide a warranty on their workmanship. Roofs are a big investment, it is only fair that you receive some warranty on it.

3.  Dependability and Reliable Work

Finally, the most important reason why hiring a professional roofer is recommended is that the quality of their work is significantly superior to yours or any other general contractor’s. Having worked with roofs for years, they will be able to track your roofing issue down to its actual origin. A roofer’s expertise is what sets them apart and that’s where the dependability comes from. You can also rely on them for any future damages.

5 Different Types of Roof

Roofs can be broadly categorized into sloping or flat roofs but there are actually different shapes of them too. We have discussed 5 of the most popular types of roofs.

1.   Gable Roofs

A gable roof is the most common type of sloping roof. The word gable refers to the triangular area where the two sloped sides of the roof meet. Gable roofs can be installed on any structure and are seen on homes, sheds, and warehouse facilities. They are easy to build and offer ample ventilation and drainage openings.

2.   Hipped Roofs

Hipped roofs consist of 4 sides, meeting at the top to create a sort of 4 sided pyramid. They are popular for their classic suburban aesthetic, but hipped roofs aren’t the best for ventilation. A hipped roof in areas with sultry heat isn’t the best comfortable living situation. Likewise, the limited ventilation makes them the ideal roof for areas prone to high winds and frequent storms. Sounds like hipped roofs would work just fine in Oklahoma.

3.   Mansard Roofs

The mansard roof gets its design from the French. It is essentially a hip roof with two slopes on either side. The bottom of the slope is steeper such that the pitch of the roof barely starts. This allows attic space inside the roof.

4.   Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are never actually flat. Any roof that has been built with an incline less than 45 degrees qualifies as a flat roof. The low slope allows the stagnant water to run off. Shed roofs are a type of flat roof that have a higher pitch. These roofs can be used alone or fused together with other designs.

5.   Dormer Roofs

Dormer roofs are not real roofs but additions to the existing roof. Domers are tiny windows with a roof (can be gable, hipped or flat) that sit on the existing roof. Sometimes dormers are built just for the look but functional dormers can actually create usable space and headroom. The window also brings in natural light.

At All American Roofing, our staff has the experience and expertise of years. We offer the complete array of roof repair and replacement services. Our team also has dedicated support to assist in insurance claims. All American Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Contractor, that is locally owned and operated in Oklahoma. We cater to residential and commercial property owners in OKC, Edmond, and Tulsa among others.