Natural vs. Synthetic Slate: Which Is Better for Me?

Slate vs. Synthetic: Which is Better for My Home?

Tempted to cover your home in slate? We don’t blame you! Slate is a classic premium roofing system that has maintained its beauty and desire for hundreds of years. But, there are some aspects of slate roofing you should know before making the decision to invest.

Slate shingles are made from natural slate rock that is hand split, giving the tile edges a beautifully non-uniform appearance. Unlike shingles, slate tiles are installed by hand one at a time, which requires extraordinary attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Pros: Natural slate shingles are incredibly long-lasting and highly customizable. Due to the nature of a slate roof’s installation, it is possible to choose tiles in staggering widths and variating colors to achieve a more stylized, unique look. Not to mention, that stylized roof is built to last! Slate roofs in favorable conditions can last 100 years or more, making it very likely that you will not have to replace your roof again in your lifetime. This degree of longevity certainly pays off!

Cons: Slate roofing is also an incredibly complex system to install. Yes, slate rock is naturally very durable to weather conditions, but slate tiles can crack and break if a roofing crew is reckless with their installation process. This highlights the importance of hiring a highly experienced and skilled roofing contractor to install your slate roof. On top of this, slate is a very heavyweight material, which means any structure it covers has to be optimized for that weight. If your home has exceptionally sturdy framing and the support necessary, this shouldn’t be an issue. However, if your home wasn’t built for a roofing material of this weight, then you might consider synthetic slate.

Synthetic slate shingles are made of recycled materials and are modeled after natural slate with chisel marks to add the unique, imperfect look of slate rock!

Pros: Synthetic slate tiles weigh a fraction of what natural slate weighs, which means no additional structural support is needed with installation! This makes this the a great slate option for a majority residential constructions. Synthetic slate is also incredibly durable as it is treated with ultraviolet inhibitors to protect from sun deterioration. Like natural slate, synthetic slate roofs can also be stylized with varying tile sizes and colors.

Cons: A disadvantage of synthetic slate is that the material has not yet reached the age of a lifetime to accurately observe how long it lasts. Of course, synthetic slate tiles are the result of extensive research and rigorous testing, but it is still one of the newer roofing system materials the world has to offer. Additionally, each synthetic slate manufacturer produces products uniquely, so you should rely on your roofing contractor’s expertise when choosing the best fit for your home’s needs.

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 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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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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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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Home Exteriors Transformation


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For over 100 years Baker is widely recognized as a leader in the commercial and residential roofing industry. While we are very proud of the roofing projects completed each and every day, many are still learning that Baker provides more than just roofing! Under the brand Home Exteriors by Baker, the company offers siding, windows, doors, and gutters. We have countless success stories of successful exterior transformations, but one, in particular, caught our eye in Apex, NC.

This 39-year-old home suffered wind and storm damage in 2018. This past month, the Home Exteriors by Baker team gave the home a long-awaited facelift with new James Hardie Cedarmill siding, painted trim, and new gutters! The transformation by the installation of new siding almost makes the home look like a completely different home!

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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

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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

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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Does My Roof Need a Roof Vent?

As a homeowner, it’s likely that you receive a lot of conflicting advice about how to care for your property. Many companies try to fearmonger and trick you into paying for expensive repairs and replacements that you don’t need. When it comes to roofs, it is especially easy to create a false narrative that scares clients into committing to costly repairs. We at Mr. Roof refuse to operate this way, and give our clients only honest, straightforward information about their homes and roofs. This is why we are here to set the record straight about roof vents and whether they are indispensable in your home.

What is a roof vent?

Roof vents are small ventilation areas that allow air to flow freely through a home’s attic. Because there are often no windows, doors, or traffic in attics, roof vents provide circulation to the space and ensure that it doesn’t become too hot or cold.

The need for air flow

It’s difficult to understand why airflow is so necessary for an attic area. Without air movement, attics can reach incredibly high temperatures in the summer and very low temperatures in the winter. The heat encourages mold and bacteria growth underneath the shingles of your roof. Any trapped moisture can also create ice dams in the winter, which can crack and damage your home’s shingles and cause leaks. Keeping the attic temperature consistent and temperate can help your roof last longer and stay in good condition.

Energy costs

Roof vents are among the top ways to keep energy costs low. If your attic is extremely hot or extremely cold, your home’s heating and air conditioning units are forced to work doubly hard to keep the air in your living spaces at a desirable temperature. By allowing air to flow more freely through the attic, you can keep that space at a more reasonable temperature and eliminate the need for your forced air systems to do all the work.

Indoor moisture

Even if you happen to live in an area with few temperature extremes, it is still important to have proper attic ventilation. Many people forget that steam from showers, dishwashers, and even cooking can affect the moisture in the attic. Additionally, the home’s heat from the furnace, clothes drier, and oven naturally rises to the attic, raising the temperature. Without ventilation, the heat has nowhere to go and causes issues similar to what we mentioned above.

Too much is not a good thing

Though ventilation is, in fact, necessary, there is such a thing as too much. If an attic is over ventilated, leaks and damage can easily occur. A good rule of thumb is one square foot of venting for every 150 square feet of attic space. Any more than that creates unnecessary vulnerability, and any less can increase attic temperatures and cause damage to your roof.

Call Mr. Roof

You can always count on the experts here at Mr. Roof to give you clear and honest information about your home’s roof. Over our 50 years in business, we have served over 300,000 satisfied customers, and maintained an A+ rating with the BBB. Don’t hesitate,contact us today. 

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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.

Contact Mr. Roof

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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3 Ways to Use Copper in Your Home Exterior

3 Ways to Use Copper in Your Home Exterior

Yes, specialty metal roofing is costly, but that doesn’t mean the classic look of copper is out of reach for your home! Here are our 3 favorite ways our customers use copper in their home exteriors that don’t include all-over roofing.

1. Porch Roofs, Dormers and Water Tables

You don’t have to cover your entire home with copper to have a beautiful roof that highlights and protects your home. Porch roofs, dormers, and water tables are great options for homeowners wanting the look of a copper roof while minding a budget! A break in uniform on the roof goes far to highlight a smaller roof section and add timeless flair!

2. Flashing and Drip Edges

Like the previous option, copper flashing is a wonderful way to highlight and add dimension to your home (especially if you have several roof sections varying in size). Flashing aids in waterproofing a roof system that’s made more vulnerable by valleys and sidewalls. If this sounds like characteristics your roof, then consider installing copper flashing!

3. Gutters

Copper gutters are the best of both worlds: beautiful and functional! The attention-grabbing look of copper gutters creates a frame for your home while also serving to direct water away from your foundation and landscaping. Bonus perk: Copper has the longest lifespan of all gutter materials, so you can trust that your investment will go the extra mile!

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By Alex Manring

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What Is the Best Affordable and Durable Solution for My Roof?

If you need a new roof on your home, many options can provide long-lasting protection and value. Mr. Roof is proud to offer a vast selection of some of the highest quality roofing systems available today. One unique solution you won’t find anywhere else is our RoofGuard system, an ideal choice for any homeowner who wants a solid blend of affordability and reliability.

What makes RoofGuard special?

The RoofGuard system from Mr. Roof includes revolutionary roofing materials that can replace your existing roof and provide lasting protection for your home. Our team uses innovative roofing techniques and the latest tools and equipment to deliver stellar results with every RoofGuard installation we perform. Our RoofGuard system offers three key advantages over standard asphalt shingle roofing systems that any homeowner will find valuable; our systems are:

Wind-resistant. Every RoofGuard system includes components designed to withstand the harshest winds. While other roofing shingles may crack or dislocate from severe winds, this isn’t a concern with the RoofGuard system. Every shingle used in RoofGuard roof replacement is a triple-layered fiberglass asphalt composite, offering superior performance to standard asphalt shingles.Algae-resistant. It’s common for homeowners to overlook algae growth on their roofs until the algae has caused significant discoloration and damage. RoofGuard shingles have been specially designed to deter algae growth. This prevents algae from accumulating, damaging shingles, allowing water to enter through your roof bed, and causing health problems for you and the other occupants of your home.Class A fire-resistant. The RoofGuard system offers some of the best fire resistance you’ll find in any new roofing system. Roof collapse is a major concern whenever a house fire occurs, and RoofGuard provides the highest level of protection in the event your home experiences fire damage.

Beyond these three valuable benefits, RoofGuard from Mr. Roof is also an affordable option for any homeowner on a budget. If you want the best roof replacement option at a great value that doesn’t skimp on quality, RoofGuard from Mr. Roof is your best option. Despite its relatively low cost, the RoofGuard system offers superior performance compared to most other leading roofing systems available today.

RoofGuard Plus from Mr. Roof

Roof replacements are some of the most expensive home improvement jobs that any homeowner will face. It’s natural to want to save as much money as you can with this type of job. However, if you are willing to spend a little more on superior protection, RoofGuard Plus from Mr. Roof can provide even greater value than our standard RoofGuard system.

The main difference between RoofGuard and RoofGuard Plus is the inclusion of SureNail technology from Owens Corning. The SureNail system has a specialized nailing strip designed to ensure that every shingle is properly aligned and consistently fitted with the tightest possible arrangement. The fabric nailing line on every shingle not only provides superior protection but also streamlines the installation process for your roof replacement team.

What to expect from Mr. Roof

The team at Mr. Roof understands that a roof replacement can be daunting for any homeowner. The best shingle roofs will last about 20 to 25 years with proper upkeep, but eventually, every roof will require replacement. If you need a new roof and want an affordable but reliable new roofing system, the RoofGuard system from Mr. Roof is the ideal choice.

Our team provides comprehensive professional roof replacement services. During every phase of work, from your initial estimate to completion, you can rely on the Mr. Roof team to help you make informed decisions about your new roofing system and answer any questions that arise during the project. We also provide a wide range of additional home improvement services, including insulation installation and replacement, masonry, window replacement, siding installation, gutter replacement, and more.

When you work with Mr. Roof for your roof replacement, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home’s exterior, so you know precisely which areas of your home require the most attention. We also understand that when you need to replace your roof or arrange other work for your home’s exterior that you want a result that is beautiful and reflective of your tastes. We offer a wide range of visual options with the RoofGuard system, so you are sure to find a style that suits your tastes. If you want an affordable and reliably durable new roofing system, RoofGuard from Mr. Roof is unmatched. Contact Mr. Roof today to schedule a free estimate and to learn more about the RoofGuard system.

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