Oct 9
The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Decorating
9 Oct, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Holidays are approaching, and with holidays come a lot of decorations. There are certain ways you should and shouldn't decorate the outside of your home. In this post we will talk about what could damage your roof during holiday decorating and how to take a better approach to it. Never Decorate Alone / Have a Helper Having someone there to help you decorate is important for your safety. Having a helper to hold the ladder and pass your supplies is a sure way to reduce risk while decorating. Even if you find yourself in an accident, you will have someone…
Sep 10
A Guide to Protecting Your Flat Roof
10 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Inspect Regularly Flat roofs are prone to leaks and surface degradation due to weathering and standing water. Objectively look at the surface of your flat roof for granular loss, ponding, holes, punctures or even blisters in the membrane. Check the drains for blockages and inspect the flashings and membrane seams for signs of wear and tear or corrosion. Flashings are also prone to fungus, which can push the flashing away from the surface of the roof and cause leaks. You or a professional should inspect your roof at least three times a year and also after storms. GET AN…
Sep 9
Buying a New Home? Here’s What You Should Look for in a Roof.
9 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Age of Roof When buying a home, you always want to ask the homeowner or realtor how old the current roofing system is. A roof can last up to 50 years if installed and maintained correctly. The older the roofing system is, the more likely you will need to invest in repairing or replacing it sooner. You want to look for cracked or missing tiles and shingles, any signs of bulging or curling edges and you want to make sure that there is no water spots on the inside or outside of the home.   Good Ventilation System A good…
Sep 6
4 Roof Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
6 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Using a Non-Customized Power Washer While some pressure washers are made for light duty and release about 1300 PSI of water, the higher pressure can easily force shingles upward and cause them to bend or rip away from the roof completely. Another consideration is roof penetrations, such as skylights, vents, flashing etc., where high pressured water could compromise the sealants and enter the home. Water temperature is also a concern. If the temperature of the water is too hot, it could damage roofing components. Lastly, if the angle of both the spray directed at the roof and the deflection…
Sep 3
5 Common Gutter Problems
3 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Clogged Gutters Clogged gutters have a tendency to become over-weighted with slow moving water, soiled dirt, and leaves. This not only stresses the gutters but it puts even more stress on fascia boards and soffits. In some cases if the gutter doesn’t break free from the part of the building it’s attached to, it can bring that part of the building with it. It is not uncommon to see a clogged gutter take part of the fascia and soffit down with it. Fixing these problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Clogged gutters can also be related to pest…
Aug 30
Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?
30 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Create an Evacuation Plan Kathy Phillips, a Senior Underwriter at USAA, recommends creating a family evacuation plan that includes figuring out more than one escape route to your destination and calling ahead to shelters to make sure they can take your entire family, including pets. Map out your primary routes and backup routes to your evacuation destinations in case roads are blocked or impassable. Try to have a physical map of the area available in case GPS satellite transmissions are down or your devices run out of power. Make sure you have a plan of items you will take in…
Aug 28
Common Roof Problems and Solutions
28 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Punctures: Foot traffic is the main reason for roof punctures. This includes service personnel  such as, plumbers, satellite technicians and roofing technicians who are not careful with their tools. Walking on the roof can cause can cause sharp or blunt punctures to the roof. To prevent this from happening, limit foot traffic on the roof to professionals only and consider using a log sheet for tracking contractors and service personnel who work on your roof. Also, only hire highly trained and experienced people when heavy items are used on a roof. Wildlife can also cause punctures in your roof membrane.…
Aug 26
Which Roofing Materials are the Best for Withstanding Bad Weather?
26 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Shingles: If you currently have a 3-Tab-Shingle Roof in Florida, you may want to consider getting a new roof replacement. 3-Tab-Shingle Roofs can only withstand 60-70 mph winds before they start to lift. Versus the Architectural shingles which can withstand winds from 110-130 mph. The Pros of installing a Shingle roof are: Low Cost, Light weight, and Easy to Install. Compared to Tile and Metal Roofing systems, shingles tend to cost less to install. Shingles are a lighter weight and easier to install than metal and tile roofing systems. A Con of Shingle roofs is that aging and weathering will…
Aug 20
4 Yearly Roof Cleaning Rituals for a Longer Roof Life
20 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
  1. Hire a Reputable Roof Cleaner Although there some amateurs pretending to be professionals, it is actually fairly simple to weed out roof cleaning companies that don’t suit your needs. By asking questions and trusting your gut when something doesn’t feel right, you can avoid a bad situation that leaves you worse off than when you started. The most important factor when choosing a reputable roof cleaning company is by far their reputation in your area. How long they have been in business can also be the biggest indicator of their success. It’s not worth taking the risk on…
Aug 14
What are the Signs its Time for a Roof Replacement?
14 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Roof Condition Missing or damaged shingles can allow water to penetrate into the sheathing layers and lead to rot. Look for uneven shingle lines, curled, loose or torn shingles. If you see your roof sagging, it’s a pretty clear sign the under layer is rotting. 2. Gutters Gutters play a significant role in keeping water off of your roof and preventing moisture damage to your home. Your roof sheds rainwater to the gutters, so looking closely at your gutters can give you some insight into the health of your roof. When cleaning the gutters (at least twice per year)…