Preparing Your Roof For The Rainy Season

It’s important to prepare both your roof and your gutters for Florida’s rainy season. During this time, you can expect to receive 26.8 inches of rain, which accounts for about 70% of the year’s rainfall. Preparing for Wind and Floods Florida’s landscape makes flooding a major issue, especially for those living in southern Florida. This …

Beat The Heat With Summer Roofing Safety Tips

Summer temperatures have been above average over the past several years. Anyone who works outdoors (e.g. laborers for a roofing company) must take additional steps to keep themselves cool and hydrated. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, many people don’t realize how important this is until they find themselves suffering from a heat-related illness. …

Determining Whether You Need a Lightning Rod on Your Home

A lightning rod (a.k.a. finial) is a metal rod that’s attached to your home’s roof to divert lightning into the ground where it’s harmless. While you may wonder if these actually work, you’d be surprised to hear that without them life would be more dangerous for anyone in a tall building during a bad thunderstorm. …

Shingle Roofing and its Advantages and Disadvantages

Shingle roofing is popular in Clearwater, Florida. These shingles are manufactured from a variety of materials including wood, metal, slate, plastic, and composite (e.g. asphalt). You can even get a great looking roof by using the TrueDefinition Duration shingles manufactured by Owens Corning. If this isn’t the look you’re after, then try the Owens Corning …

Don’t let Your Roof’s Leaks Become a Nightmare

When you’re trying to find and repair a roof leak, you’ll oftentimes find that its source isn’t obvious. This can happen even when you see discolored walls, mold or mildew growing, or water puddling on your ceiling in your home. Unfortunately, oftentimes there’s no obvious culprit for these things though. Fortunately, there are some things …

How to Avoid Roofing Scams After the Hurricane is Gone

Unfortunately, when Hurricane Irma hit last September she wasn’t very kind to many of the area’s roofs. In fact, if you talk to any roofing company, you’ll find that they’re still extremely busy because of it today. This isn’t only because it’s tough to find high-quality roofing crews, but it’s also difficult to find supplies. …

How Different Roofing Materials Withstand Florida’s Climate

Roofing durability should be an obvious concern, regardless of what type of building you own. It makes perfect sense to want to know how long your roof is going to last because when it fails, your structure will also fail. It doesn’t matter how well it’s built, you’ll still have problems. For this reason, you …

Why Your Home in Florida Still Needs Insulation

Insulation is a great way to help keep your home cool. However, this gets a bit complicated when you consider that each part of your home has its own insulation requirements and recommendations. Why you Should Care About Roof Insulation The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says that insulating your roof and attic …