Tag - ROOF MAINTENANCE

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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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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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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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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