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. …

What You Should Know Before Buying A House This Year

There are many things you probably don’t know about buying a house (e.g. choosing the “perfect” home, qualifying for a great mortgage). You don’t want to walk into this process completely blind. It’s important that you have a little knowledge about the process before getting started. The First Step to Buying a House Many markets …

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 …