Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or are considering making improvements to your current home, don’t overlook what’s right over your head. A high-quality roof is one of the most important aspects in keeping your home running efficiently and providing protection from the weather and your surroundings.

You can learn all about roofing—and its many qualities—in this new interactive web page: The Truth About Roofs.

In this guide, we first cover what goes into a roof’s shingles. You’ll learn about the most common types (asphalt, metal, and wood), the pros and cons of each, and how to properly care for them.

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You might be saying to yourself, “It’s just a roof. Why do I really need to care what kind of shingles it has?”

Well if you’re a homebuyer who’s interested in a home with wood shingles, you should probably know the cost to replace 100 square feet of it is typically between $400 and $700. Not to mention they’re costly to maintain.

Even if you’re a homeowner with a perfectly fine roof, you still need to learn the proper techniques of taking care of it—including your gutters. We have a whole section devoted to gutter maintenance called “Get Your Mind into the Gutter,” because, well, we just couldn’t help ourselves.

Plain and simple: A roof isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a need-to-have. And house hunters and homeowners alike could learn a thing or two about the fundamentals of what’s above their heads.

So if you’re ready to get the full 101 on roofing and maintenance, click below to get your guide.

The Truths about Roofs Guide

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