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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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How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Year after year, your roof takes a beating from the natural elements. The sun, wind, and rain can be hard on your roof regardless of whether your roof is brand new or older. Fortunately, there are some simple maintenance steps you can take to extend the life of your roof. 1. Clean Your Gutters Clogged gutters can cause ruined paint on your siding and water damage in your basement, but did you know that overflowing gutters can also lead to roof [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Hurricane season in Florida begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. It is important to begin preparations for hurricane season long before the threat of a hurricane occurs. Our blog explores the different actions you should be taking this month to prepare for hurricane season. Evacuation Planning Evacuation planning is a critical part of hurricane preparedness. Do some research and find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area, which is an area in which residents must leave [...]

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Roof damage from overgrowth in need of roof repair from Hercules Roofing experts.

3 Roof Maintenance Tips for the Summer | Hercules Roofing

Summertime is here, at last, bring blue skies and snow birds to South Florida. But with that comes hurricane season, the great destroyer of Florida roofs. Most people think of fall as the time to get up there and take care of the roof, but maintenance is a year-round activity. Now is as good a time to start as any. To get you started, here are three things you can do to help maintain your roof this summer. 1. Clean the [...]

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Repairing commercial roofing by roofers at Hercules Roofing.

Should you repair or replace your roof?

Your roof plays a significant role in protecting your home from harsh weather, sun exposure, falling debris, etc. As a Florida resident, there’s a high chance your roof has experienced some wear and tear over the years. If your roof has seen better days, you might be asking yourself this question, “Should I repair or replace my roof?” Here’s what you need to consider before you answer. Time of Year You might change your decision to repair or replace depending on the [...]

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Ranging roof types and colors.

How to Choose the Right Tile Color for Your Roof

How to Choose the Right Tile Color for Your Roof   Need a roof replacement? When investing in a new roof, you’ll need to consider what tile color and style best complements your home. A new roof is a 15 to 20-year long investment, and the wrong choice could potentially change the look of your home for years. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. This month, Hercules Roofing brings you a few great tips to help make you [...]

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Shingle tile roof in need of roof inspection and roof repair.

Tile vs. Shingle Roofs: What’s the Difference?

Thinking about investing in a new roof for your home? Before you make a hasty, last-minute decision, consider your options. Ask yourself: do I want a tile or shingle roof? This month, we looked at the two most common types of South Florida roofs to help you make the right choice for your home. Read on to find out! Cost Tile roofs tend to cost more than shingle roofs due to its quality material and sealing process. However, keep in mind that [...]

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