The different types of metal roofing materials

Metal roofs can offer unique advantages, especially in our Florida climate. When it comes to metal roofs, there are a number of materials you can choose from. So what are the differences in metal roofing materials, and how do you know which is best for your Florida home? The four main types of metal roofs are copper, aluminum, zinc, and steel. Below are some details on each of these roofing materials. Copper: This material has been used for hundreds of...
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The process of installing a new roof

Roof replacement is a big job. But what exactly is your roofing contractor doing to install your new roof? Here’s an overview of the roof replacement process.   Cover and protect any exterior plants or structures that could be damaged in the roof replacement process. Remove the existing roofing material (shingles, tiles, etc.). Any damaged flashing or drip edging is also removed at this time. If the wood beneath your roofing material is in good condition, this is when minor...
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When is it time to call a roofer?

There are a number of reasons why you may need a roofer for your home. These can include a roof replacement or installation, roof repair or regular maintenance and inspection. Depending on your specific needs, there may be a local contractor better suited. Some contractors specialize in roof replacement while others are focused on maintenance, inspection and repair. If you’re seeking a roofing contractor for a repair, the price of the work can vary depending on the scope of the...
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Hiring a roofer for your Safety Harbor, Florida Home

Roofing is a major investment in your home. Choosing the right contractor to not only help you select materials but also complete the work and installation is incredibly important. So what do you need to know about the process for selecting a roofing contractor for your home’s roof work? A roofing contractor should be your trusted source to understand the most appropriate roofing materials for your home based on your needs and what you wish for your roof to look...
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How to immediately address a leaking roof

There’s never an ideal time for your roof to leak. If you do encounter this unfortunate circumstance, there are a few things you can do immediately to minimize the damage. First action when you encounter a leak in your roof is to cover or move anything that could be damaged by the water. This includes furniture, electronics and any other valuables or keepsakes you may have in your home. Next key action is to catch the water. You’ll need a...
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Tips for maintaining your new roof

If you’ve recently replaced the roof on your home, you know how costly and time consuming the project is. Once you have a new roof on your home, you should be eager to keep it pristine and well-maintained. Here are some tips to help keep your new roof in top shape for years to come.   Inspect (from the ground) twice a year: During your semi-annual ground inspections, you should look for several things, including: shingles that are lifting or...
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Important questions to ask of your roof replacement contractor

Replacing your roof is an incredibly costly investment in your home. It’s very important to do your due diligence before hiring a roofing contractor to complete this large, expensive project on your home. Here are some important questions you should ask of potential contractors for your roof replacement.   Are you licensed and is it current?: Roofing contractors are required to be licensed, and every state has different licensure requirements. If you know the basic licensure and code requirements in...
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Roof Repair: What to look for

Your roof is one of the most valuable assets in your home. It’s important to give it adequate time and attention.  If your roof starts leaking, it likely requires repair. So what factors cause roof leaks, and how can you appropriately repair them?   Debris: As branches, leaves, sticks and other debris live on your roof, they can retain water on the roof. This water may eventually make its way into your home. Keeping your roof and gutters clean and...
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Prioritizing roof repair among home improvement projects

[caption id="attachment_522" align="alignnone" width="300"] Roof Replacement Shingle[/caption] As a homeowner, there are a variety of projects that may require time, attention and money at any moment. Whether they be necessities or optional, home improvement projects are typically time consuming and can be very expensive. If you have a number of projects you need to complete on your home, you may be inclined to prioritize them. Here are some reasons why roof repairs are important for your home.   Your roof...
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Preparing your children and pets for a roof replacement

In previous posts, we’ve addressed how to prepare the interior of your home and your yard/garden for a roof replacement. Now, we’ll address how you can best prepare your family, specifically children and pets, for a roof replacement. A roof replacement is typically a very noisy job that can take a number of days. This can be very disruptive to both children and pets. So how can you best prepare them?   Plan to keep your pets inside: Not only...
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