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Sep9
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…
Sep6
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…
Sep3
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…
Aug30
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…
Aug28
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.…
Aug26
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…
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