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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s that time of year again where we are met with random torrential downpours and aggressive winds causing potential damage to our properties. South Florida, hurricane season is unfortunately upon us. So, what do we do to decrease any damages caused? Here at Hercules Roofing, we’ve put together 3 tips to help prevent any harm.
If you are a South Florida resident, you are probably no stranger to extreme weather conditions. Over time, hurricanes, tropical storms and prolonged heat waves can result in cracked tiles, roof leaks and even internal damage to your property. If you are experiencing problems with your roof, the first step is to contact an experienced roofing contractor.