Knowing when to call a roofer is sometimes a matter of, “We have a leak. Call the roofer!” Calling a roofing contractor in an emergency situation, while warranted, shouldn’t be the only time to pick up the phone. If you take the time to monitor the condition of your roof (take a peek at it when you’re driving up to the house on a regular basis) a quick visual inspection will alert you [...]
Roofing contractors in Florida understand that there are many roof styles that are unique to the Sunshine State. There are many that are more common to Florida than other areas of the country, and even in Florida there are roof styles that are more popular in one area of the state than others. For example, in central and southwest Florida you will see roof tiles in styles that vary from barreled [...]
Unless you’re involved in the roofing industry, chances are, what happens on your roof is beyond your scope of expertise and other than noticing if your home starts to leak or if a shingle blows off, it might all be a mystery.
Roofing professionals in Florida explain that your roof is made of up many parts, any or all, of which can lead to problems if maintenance and upkeep are not done on a [...]
A metal roof is not a new concept in the roofing industry but they aren’t as prevalent yet as are shingle or other roof styles. A metal roof, while more expensive than an asphalt or shingle roof, has the benefit of longevity as compared to many other roofing styles.
What are the benefits of a metal roof other than its useful life? Because most metal roofs are made from panels or sheets, it [...]
When you step back and look at your roof, you may think it looks the same as your neighbor’s roof and you may think that on the surface it’s simply a layer of shingles. It's actually much more complex than the average homeowner may realize.
Roofing contractors explain that your roof is, in fact, a complex system of layers of materials that form a cohesive cover to protect your home from the [...]
What is the best kind of shingle for your Florida roofing project? It depends on your budget, the slope of the roof and many other items that your roofing contractor can explain to you during the process of obtaining an estimate.
There are pros and cons for any type of shingle and these, as well as your budget, will figure into your overall decision-making process. Here is a brief breakdown of [...]
Not all roof damage will be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy, but if you have any questions as to whether the damage that you’re seeing is covered under your policy, it’s best to contact your insurance agent for advice. One word of caution offered by Florida roofing professionals is that it is necessary to call your insurance agent as soon as you see damage; after a certain [...]
Flat roof styles are being seen on more and more homes in recent years; the main reason being, they are considered more energy efficient than a gabled roof design. Customers also find they save on construction costs with the installation of a flat roof because it takes up less surface space and uses fewer construction materials.
There are myriad factors to consider if you’re thinking that a [...]
Just as your interior design is a matter of your unique taste, so too is the color of the roof on your home. When you consider that your roof makes a statement to anyone driving down the road, you may want to take time to consider the visual impact of your roof.
If you’re in the midst of a roof replacement, you will want to talk to your Florida roofing contractor for advice on roof color and [...]
While you may not give your roof much thought, you have to consider that it is the “umbrella” under which the rest of your house and its contents reside. When you think of that, you may come to the conclusion that knowing at least the basics about your roof is a great idea.
Whether you’re having a house constructed from the ground floor up or are in the process of having a new roof [...]