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3 Consequences of Ignoring a Leaky Roof

3 Consequences of Ignoring a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can be hard to detect and even harder to resolve. If left unchecked, flaws in your home’s roof can lead to an abundant amount of issues. From risking your home’s infrastructure to costing an arm and a leg on your utility bill, a leaky roof can wreak havoc on your home it goes ignored.   1. Mold and Mildew As water seeps into a home with a leaky roof, mold and mildew can begin to grow and spread. Not [...]

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When is it time to replace your roof?

When is it Time to Replace My Roof?

1. Your Shingles or Roof Tiles Have Seen Better Days In South Florida, weather takes a beating on the shingles or tiles that cover your roof. Between blistering sun, hurricane force winds, and torrential rain, just surviving summers in South Florida add a lot of wear and tear to your roof. If you’re concerned your roof may need replacing, a major indication is the current state of your shingles or roof tiles. Signs of necessary replacement include: · Missing, bald, torn, [...]

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3 spring cleaning tips for your roof

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Roof

Spring cleaning—you either live for it or live to avoid it. This is the time of year when you clean out your closets and scrub what you’ve neglected all year so you can start fresh during the springtime. One of things that people often forget—or choose to forget—is cleaning their roof. To make it manageable, follow these three tips when it comes to tackling your roof during spring cleaning. 1. Check for discolored streaks. Discolored streaks on a shingle can often [...]

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roof tiles

5 Reasons to Consider Roof Replacement

There’s something special about the roof over your head, so why not treat it to a facelift? This winter, move forward with roof replacement as your next home remodeling project. Here are five things to keep in mind: 1. Get More Bang for Your Buck: Ah, tax season. With the scramble to collect documents and filing of forms, comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for: an income tax refund. As tempting as it is to cash out on something luxurious, [...]

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tile roof maintenance

How To Handle A Tile Roof Replacement

If you have a tile roof, you already have one of the most reliable roofs possible. When installed correctly, tile roofing will last you for many years –– when you’re using materials like concrete, clay, and terracotta, your roof is less likely to rot or be seriously damaged due to fire. Even with these benefits, tile roofing isn’t perfect. Though your tile roof can last decades, you still may need to replace individual tiles or entire sections. Roof tiles are [...]

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Shingle Roof assembly by roofer on residential home.

Shingle Roofs vs. Tile Roofs: Which Is The Right Choice For You?

When it’s time to purchase a new roof, you’ll be faced with a number of decisions. Which installer should you use? How much are you willing to spend? And another decision you may not have considered: What materials should be used on your roof? Whether you’re replacing a damaged roof or buying one as you build a home, you’ll have several roofing coverings to pick from. Let’s look at two of the most popular, shingle and tile, to help [...]

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Florida home's new roof and driveway.

How To Take Care Of Your Roof During A Florida Winter

Winter starts Dec. 21, so it’s time to get your parka and gloves ready. Just kidding – we live in Florida, so our winter prep usually consists of wearing closed-toe shoes instead of flip-flops. Even though the change in the season won’t bring any drastic differences to our state’s forecasts, you’ll still need to be mindful of how winter will impact your roof. Let’s explore how you can take care of your roof during a Florida winter. Examine Your Roof Sure, you [...]

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What To Do After A Hurricane

Hurricane Irma is expected to cost Floridian homeowners more than $19 billion by the time all repairs are complete, and that’s not counting damage in other states or the Caribbean. Even though the storm didn’t bring the brutal winds and rain meteorologists were fearing, the damage was still remarkable. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn’t until Nov. 30, so our area may see more storms before the end of the year. There’s a lot of advice about what to do before [...]

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Roof Maintenance

3 Tips to Extend the Lifetime of Your Roof

Destruction of your roof after a few months of its installation is something that no homeowner wants to face. However, if it does occur, there could be various reasons behind this dilapidation. The major culprit that is often ignored is the insufficient care of the shingles. Here are three effective ways for prolonging the life and value of your roof: Inspect Thoroughly   The first step that you should take to ensure a sturdy and durable roof is maintaining an extensive inspection [...]

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5 Questions to Ask When Getting a Roofing Estimate

Repairing or replacing your roof is a major investment, so it’s best to make sure you have as much information as possible before hiring someone to do the job. The perfect time to gather this information is during the roofing estimate. Here are the top five questions to ask during a roofing estimate to make sure you choose the right roofing contractor. 1. Are you licensed and insured? It is important that the company you hire is licensed and insured. If [...]

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