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The Advantages of Having Hip Roofs Installed in Your West Hollywood, CA Home
If you’re having a home custom built for you, something you need to think about before confirming your design is what style of roof you want. Although you may not consider choosing a roof the most exciting part of building your home, it is one of the most important to ensure that your home is protected and safe.
While there is no one perfect roof for every house, a hip roof is maybe the perfect roof for yours. If you’re deciding which roof to put on your custom West Hollywood, CA home, consider a hip roof.
What are Hip Roofs?
Hip roofs are slanted on four sides, with all sides of the roof the same length, coming to a point at the top where one part of the roof touches another. Hip roofs are perfect for locations that see a lot of snow or rain. Since the roof comes to a pointed top, there is no surface area for the snow to stick to. There are multiple benefits to keeping snow off your roof: for example, heavy snow accumulation can weigh down on your roof, causing wear and tear. Getting a hip roof for your West Hollywood, CA home can help direct water down your roof, protecting it from the elements.
Like any style of roof, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider before deciding if you want a hip roof installed in your custom home.
If you are having a home built for you, the cost of installing hip roofs may surprise you, as they are more expensive than other style roofs (such as gable roofs). The reason for this is that hip roofs have a more complicated design than other roofs.
However, since hip roofs are the same size all around, your walls are the same length and height too. When building your house, this can save you money as your roofers don’t have to meticulously measure your walls and cut them out in perfect shapes to match your roof. Because your roof is more custom, your walls are less custom; so, where you spend money on the roof, you save it on the walls.
More so than other roofs, hip roofs are energy-efficient for many reasons. For example, the roof keeps snow from gathering on the top of your roof during the winter, which helps keep your house warm. While you may not think of it, having snow piled on your roof can chill the inside of your home. As well, the high hip roofs allow for plenty of room for air circulation, which makes the summertime cooler. Not using heating and cooling as much will not only save you money but also preserves fossil fuels.
One of the great aesthetic advantages of installing hip roofs in Los Angeles County is that they can add a great amount of character to your house. Cottages, bungalows, and ranches are some of the best house styles that your hip roof can complement. If any of those styles interest you, a hip roof can perfectly tie in with your home’s aesthetic; so, find roofers in West Hollywood, CA right away.
Lack of Attic Space
Now, one of the disadvantages of a hip roof is only a considered disadvantage if you want an attic in your home. Due to the style of the roof, there is no room for an attic. However, it does allow for high ceilings that you can fill with accessories, such as chandeliers, to make the space unique. So, if you prioritize style over the functionality of attics, you should install a hip roof in your Los Angeles County home.
Possibility for Leaks
If you choose bad roofers in West Hollywood, CA, you can risk harming your roof. Although the same goes for any type of roof, if your hip roof is improperly installed, you can risk your shingles breaking off and sliding, allowing water to get under them and into your roof. If there are no waterproof seams installed with the hip roof, as well, you can risk water damage.
If you find roofers that have plenty of experience installing hip roofs that will include roof flashings in the construction of your roof, you won’t have to worry about flooding damage. As long as your roof is built correctly, you check for damage, and you have repairs done as soon as possible, you should have no problem with your hip roof.
While not everyone wants a hip roof installed in their Los Angeles County home, there are many reasons why you should consider it for your new home. If you long to have hip roofs for your dream home, call Roofers99 at 855-206-5994 today. To learn more about hip roofs and everything we have to offer, you can browse our website at https://roofers99.com/.
Some information about West Hollywood, CA
West Hollywood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Incorporated in 1984, it is home to the Sunset Strip. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, its population was 34,399. It is considered one of the most prominent gay villages in the United States.
Most historical writings about West Hollywood begin in the late-18th century with European colonization when the Portuguese explorer João Rodrigues Cabrilho arrived offshore and claimed the already inhabited region for Spain. Around 5,000 of the indigenous inhabitants from the Tongva Indian tribe canoed out to greet the ship. The Tongva tribe was a nation of hunter-gatherers known for their reverence of dance and courage. By 1771, these native people had been severely ravaged by the diseases brought in by the Europeans from across wide oceans. The Spanish mission system changed the tribal name to ‘Gabrielinos’, in reference to the Mission de San Gabriel. Early in 1770 Gaspar de Portola’s Mexican expeditionary force stopped just south of the Santa Monica Mountains near what would become West Hollywood to draw pitch (brea in Spanish) from tar pits to waterproof their belongings and to say Mass. The Gabrielinos are believed to have burned the pitch for fuel.
By 1780, what became the ‘Sunset Strip’ was the major connecting road for El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and all ranches westward to the Pacific Ocean. This land passed through the hands of various owners during the next one hundred years, and it was called names such as ‘La Brea’ and ‘Plummer’ that are listed in historical records. Most of this area was part of the Rancho La Brea, and eventually it came to be owned by the Henry Hancock family.
During the final decade years of the nineteenth century, the first large land reconstruction of the town of ‘Sherman’ significantly accelerated the development of the region. In what would later become West Hollywood—the town of ‘Sherman’—was established by Moses Sherman and his partners of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad, an interurban railroad line which later became part of the Pacific Electric Railway system. Sherman became the location of the railroad’s main shops, railroad yards, and ‘car barns’. Many working-class employees of the railroad settled in this town. It was during this time that the city began to earn its reputation as a loosely regulated, liquor-friendly (during Prohibition) place for eccentric people wary of government interference. Despite several annexation attempts, the town elected not to become part of the City of Los Angeles. In a controversial decision, in 1925 Sherman adopted ‘West Hollywood’, ‘…a moniker pioneered earlier in the decade by the West Hollywood Realty Board’ as its informal name, though it remained under the governance of Los Angeles County.
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Here are some roofing-related links:
- GAF (General Aniline & Film)
- Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
- NATIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
- EDPM Roofing Association