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The Advantages of Having Hip Roofs Installed in Your Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood, CA
Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Bordering the campus on the south is Westwood Village, a major regional district for shopping, dining, movie theaters, and other entertainment.
Westwood was developed on the lands of the historic Wolfskill Ranch, a 3,000-acre (12 km2) parcel that Arthur Letts, the successful founder of the Broadway, and Bullock’s department stores, purchased in 1919. Upon Arthur Lett’s death, his son-in-law, Harold Janss, vice president of Janss Investment Company, inherited the land. He began to develop the area and started to advertise for new homes in 1922.
The Los Angeles Times reported the news: ‘Westwood, the subdivision of the Wolfskill Ranch, 3,300 acres (13 km2) of scenic territory between the city and Santa Monica, is to be opened to homeseekers and investors today by the Janss Investment Company. The tract comprises approximately 1000 residential and business lots, situated west of the Los Angeles Country Club on Santa Monica Boulevard and the Rancho Country Club on Pico Boulevard.’
Meanwhile, the Southern Branch of the University of California had been established on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, where enrollment expanded so rapidly that by 1925 the institution had outgrown the site. The selection of a new campus in the Westwood hills was announced on March 21, 1925. The owners of the estate, the Janss brothers, agreed to sell the property for approximately $1 million ($12 million in 2019 dollars), less than one-third the land’s value. Municipal bond measures passed by Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Venice provided for that amount. Proposition 10, a state bond measure passed that year, provided $3 million for construction. Thus the University of California at Los Angeles was established in Westwood; ground was broken on September 12, 1927 and the campus opened for regular classes on September 20, 1929.
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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