Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

Commercial roof leaks are much more complex than residential roofing. While damage can certainly cause leaking in commercial roofs as well, there could be some other causes of frequent roof leaks on your commercial property. Here are some of the most common causes of roof leaks on commercial buildings.

Poor or no drainage

When your commercial roof was first installed, the contractors should have considered adequate drainage of the roof. Your roof is going to get a lot of water, especially during the rainy season. To eliminate leaks and expensive repairs, drainage systems must be installed. If your original contractor didn’t do their job properly or if the drain has become worn or damaged, it could cause leaks.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Roofer

If you only own one or two commercial properties, you probably didn’t know what you were getting yourself into until long after the fact. Owning a commercial property means that, regardless of whether it is you or tenants occupying the space, you are responsible for all maintenance and upkeep. There is a lot more to that with a commercial property than with a residential home.

Commercial roofing experience

Because your commercial property has unique needs, you need to make sure you are hiring a roofing contractor that has extensive commercial experience. You should also choose a roofing company that makes sure their roofers are properly trained specifically in commercial properties.

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The Important Role Your Roof Plays in Your Family’s Safety

You know your roof protects your home from the elements and adds aesthetic value to your home, but do you really understand the role your roof plays in your family’s safety and comfort? In fact, your roof plays two important roles beyond protecting your home from water and storm damage.

Protecting your family from critters

Having a cat is a great way to keep small critters cleaned out of your home, but if you don’t have one available, your roof can be a great barrier to stop them from getting in to begin with. A well installed and sealed roof will take away access points for mice, squirrels, and even birds. 

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Hurricane Season Is Here: Have a Roofer on Standby

With the recent landfall of two hurricanes, the reality of hurricane season has hit everyone, and preparations are being made that were ignored or procrastinated in the past. But how prepared are you for a hurricane, really? Chances are, you are prepared for the event itself, but not the aftermath.

It is important to be prepared for any of the potential damage that can occur as a result of hurricanes and tropical storms. This includes having a water mitigation company, trusted contractor, and roofer.

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How to Be Prepared for Roof Storm Damage

Seasoned Floridians know that they can expect severe storms, high winds, and hurricanes for the next several months, but newer Florida residents may not realize just how important it is to be prepared for storm damage. While you might install hurricane shutters or screens to protect your home from flying objects, it is important to be prepared to also protect your family from hazards from above.

Check your insurance coverage, inventories, and policy restrictions

Some homeowners’ insurance policies specifically exclude certain types of storm damage. You need to make sure that any roof damage will be covered by your policy, as well as any interior damage to the home that results from the open roof. If you’re not sure what your policy covers, check with your agent. You also need to make sure that your home inventories are up to date in case items are damaged by the open roof. Know where your policy is located and keep it in a fireproof and waterproof box or safe.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Make Roof Repairs

Did you use a “quick fix” to stop some roof leaks? If so, you need to take action quickly to get your roof repaired. You really shouldn’t put off roof repairs at any time of year, but especially not at this time of the year. If you have had evidence of leaks in your ceiling, you need to contact us right away for roof inspection and repair. Here are some reasons not to wait.

Timing is everything

If you’re new to Florida, you might not realize how the seasons run here. From June to the end of November, there is endless potential for rains, and it is also hurricane season. Although there is not necessarily a severely damaging hurricane every year, severe storms do happen, and sometimes without much warning. If you don’t get your roof repaired now, you are certain to have big problems later.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Spring Repairs

Living in Florida, fall and winter are very mild and usually fairly dry. Spring and summer are times when you can expect storms every day, some of which can become quite severe and cause a significant amount of damage. Before summer really gets underway, it’s a good idea to make a few spring repairs around your home to minimize potential damage when storms arrive. Here are some of the things you should do and why you shouldn’t put them off.

Caulking

Your doors and windows are prime targets for water to seep through and cause damage. Gaps in the seal of doors and windows can also cause cooled air to escape or warm air to come into the home, both of which can raise cooling costs and energy usage. Caulking is very inexpensive, takes only a few minutes, and should be done at least once a year, before storms arrive.

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Benefits and Advantages of a Metal Roof

A metal roof can be a major expense, but it can also be a very wise investment. When you are needing to replace your roof anyway, replacing it with a metal roof could have several benefits and advantages. Here’s why a metal roof might be right for your home.

Reflects Light and Heat

A metal roof will reflect light and heat, even if you paint it. This reflection means that the inside of your home will be up to 25 percent cooler in the spring, summer, and early fall than if you were to use another type of roofing system. 

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How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Roofing contractors are not hard to find. If you live in an urban or suburban area, you have probably seen at least one yard sign for roofing contractors in your neighborhood or city. While hiring a small-time contractor might work out, there are many reasons you should hire an experienced professional with a reputable company. Here is what you should look for in a roofing contractor.

Experience and Training

A good roofing contractor will have many years of experience. Even if they have newer employees, these employees should be well trained and supervised by more experienced team members. Look at how long the roofing contractor has been in business and how many years of experience the main contractor has in the business.

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Top Benefits of Asphalt Roofing

The most popular roofing material for decades has been asphalt shingles, and there are many good reasons for its popularity. If you are wondering about whether or not you should go with a different material for your new roof, here are some of the top benefits of asphalt shingles.

Cost Effective

Asphalt shingles are the least expensive of roofing materials. Because they are also easy to install, you will pay the least amount in labor costs with asphalt shingles. Repairs are also less expensive because most defects can be repaired with only a shingle or two.

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