The Roofer’s Blog

South Florida Roof Repair: Tips To Recognizing If Your Roof Is In Need of Repair

No roof lasts forever. Exposure to the elements (especially here in Florida) will cause any roof to need repairs eventually. Recently, I came this video posted by State Farm video that shows you how to recognize a roof in need of professional repair or maintenance. The video covers tips for shingles, tiles, and other common roofing materials. You can learn the signs of weather damage that likely require immediate repair. Roofs that reach over 15 years of service may even [...]

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South Florida Roofing: Unseen Roof Damage – How It Can Hurt You

Not all roof damage is as evident as damaged shingles or  gaping hole in your roof. However, the unseen roof issues are often those that pose the greatest risk to your home. Here are a few common roof problems that may not be easy to see: Moisture Problems A myriad of water-related problems can cause issues for your commercial or residential roof. Harsh Florida winds can force excess moisture under your shingles and form wet spots. Moisture that sits beneath the [...]

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South Florida Roofing: The Value of a Roof Inspection After a Storm

West Palm Beach area residents are no strangers to serious storms. Unfortunately, this also means that they’re rather familiar with the associated roof damage. Now that hurricane season is near its end, it’s time to start thinking about the condition of your roof. Having your roofing inspected for damage is essential to preventing further damage. Let’s take a closer look at why roof inspections are a good idea after a storm. Hurricanes and other storms can severely damage your roofing, [...]

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South Florida Roofing: How a Roofing Contractor Spots Common Unseen Roof Problems

Not all roof damage is as evident as a torn opening or worn shingles. However, the unseen roof issues are often those that pose the greatest risk to your home. Here are a few common roof problems that may not be easy to see: Moisture Problems A myriad of water-related problems can cause issues for your commercial or residential roof. Harsh Florida winds can force excess moisture under your shingles and form wet spots. Moisture that sits beneath the roof eventually [...]

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South Florida Roofing: What to Consider When Installing A New Roof In Florida

The diverse weather conditions in Florida require a roof that can hold up to a variety of forces. A superior material will reduce overall roof maintenance and provide additional household benefits.  Researching new roof replacement strategies can make it easier to keep your home protected in every season. Here are a few things to consider when installing a new roof in Florida: Wind-Resistant Materials The tropical climate of Florida is no stranger to hurricane winds. Choosing a new roofing material with [...]

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South Florida Roofing: Check Out These Resources For Great Information On Where Leaks Are Prone to Start

Follow these links to learn more about where leaks are prone to start in your roof and what to keep in mind when you’re having your home’s roof replaced. See how to spot leaky areas in a roof and how a shingle roof leak is repaired on this page from HowStuffWorks.com. Visit Dummies.com to learn how roof leaks aren’t always where you’d expect them to be, and how to better locate them. Check out this page from AskTheBuilder.com to learn about metal [...]

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South Florida Roofing: Common Roof Leak Locations

Leaks can form almost anywhere across your roof, but there are a few typical areas that are prone to leakage, given the right conditions. Knowing where to look can help you find a leak early and have it repaired by a roofer before it gets worse. Flanges, Joints, and Flashing: Roofing that is aged or wasn’t properly installed can be predisposed to leaking near flanges, around joints, or within the flashing. By today’s standards, these areas would be reinforced by [...]

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South Florida Roofing: What to Consider When Having Your Home Re-Roofed

Installing a new roof increases the lifespan of your home and can even boost its value and appeal. A good roofer can help you get the most out of a new roof, especially if you have an idea of what materials to use and you locate a quality roofing contractor. Roofing Materials If you’re simply doing repairs to your home, then you likely want to use the same materials in order to mask any work done. However, if you’re planning on [...]

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South Florida Roofing: Spanish Tile Roof Replacement

Hercules Roofing recently finished this roof replacement (see photos below) in Palm Beach County Florida. This house was undergoing extensive renovations, including the addition of a second floor. The homeowner wanted a roof that reflected the new elegance of the house and chose a beautiful Spanish tile roof. Hercules Roofing has had many customers in the past few months choose a Spanish tile roof. These tiles can give a house a more elegant feel and a “Southern” look. We work [...]

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South Florida Roofing: New Shake Tile Roof Completed

  Hercules Roofing recently finished this roof replacement (see photos below) in Boca Raton, Florida. This house had an old faded Terra Cotta concrete tile and the owner was looking to make a bold change. The homeowner chose a Hanson Roof Tile Chalet Shake in a Midnight Color. The customer also made two other major changes to the outside of their house. The first they painted their house with colors to match the new look of the house. Painting a house [...]

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