Roof Basics

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

I have to admit that I know very little about roofs. My acrophobia has kept me off of them except for a few unforgettable instances, so my experience has been pretty much limited to picking out replacement shingles, talking to inspectors and insurance companies about hail damage, and writing checks.


But Mary and I are always happy to have experts available who can help when roof issues arise, and we're always interested in learning what we can that might be valuable to our clients and help us sound less like idiots.


Matt Lee and John Anderson of Severe Weather Roofing in Loveland CO recently passed on to us a useful infographic that covers roof basics, and encouraged us to share it with you - feel free to use it with your clients as well, if you wish.






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Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


Data Source: IRES MLS

Comments (34)

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Dick what an awesome infographic about roofs. Now we're all a bit smarter - thanks for sharing Mr Greenberg!

Mar 29, 2016 07:55 AM
David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Infographics are cool.  Especially when they are simple to follow, which this is.

Mar 29, 2016 08:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Dick - that is great information.  My asphalt singles have long out lived the expectancy.

Mar 29, 2016 08:06 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Dick, this is a great infographic, I had no idea what each component was called, this is handy tool.

Mar 29, 2016 09:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick I also know very little about roof, and like you I go on them as little as possible, but one thing I know is that roofs have lots of ventilation the life span is significantly increased.

Mar 29, 2016 10:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Like you Dick I have no desire to go to the roof just like I have no desire to crawl under the house, but I have experts who can do both and give great advice, Endre

Mar 29, 2016 04:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thanks for sharing - that's a great infographic. I was surprised by the low # of years for asphalt. It seems it would be worth spending more to get something that lasts longer.

Mar 29, 2016 09:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

This is a great tool to share with our clients. Thanks for the information Dick.

Mar 30, 2016 12:14 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How cool, thanks for sharing this one Dick. It's a very valuable tool for all things "up on the roof." 

Mar 30, 2016 02:33 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That's really cool to have that infographic to share.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mar 30, 2016 03:40 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Dick...being in the real estate business has taught me a lot about roofs. Thanks for sharing this great infographic. 

Mar 30, 2016 05:00 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I love the break down of roofing facts Dick Greenberg. Most common here is asphalt shingles. Have a good night.

Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Love it, excellent. I also know very little about roofs. Usually it is not hurting as we are selling condos, and roofs n condos are not part of the unit, but knowledge is knowledge, and this is very helpful.

thank you

Mar 31, 2016 02:54 AM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

A truly helpful infographic!  Like you, I stay off roofs for personal safety reasons.

Mar 31, 2016 03:56 AM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Great infographics!  Where I live, I buy the heaviest asphalt shingle you can afford due to the wind gusts.  Depending where you live, lifespans are sometimes just wishful thinking.  From 2001 to 2013 I had 3 new architectual asphalt roofs put on due to hail damage. The joys of Nebraska weather!

Apr 01, 2016 05:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good monring, Dick Greenberg great information about roofing .... in my area, the majority of homes have architectural designed asphalt's a nice look for a reasonable price....and a good life span.... 

Apr 04, 2016 12:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick Greenberg . I'm so glad Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 rebolgged your post! How did I miss this one? Excellent information and the graphics that highlight at a glance the important issue and so helpful!

Apr 04, 2016 01:19 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Dick!

I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Enjoy your week!

Apr 04, 2016 01:09 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dick.  This is a really good primer and helpful to others who like me know little about roofs.

Apr 04, 2016 10:21 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a great info graphics, very easy to understand.

I did not know much about roofs...:) 

May 06, 2016 05:02 PM