What Happens to Your House When a Roof Leak Causes Mold?

Any roof leak is bad, but a roof leak that stays hidden long enough to cause mold? That’s a nightmare.

How Does a Leak Go Unnoticed?

Most of the time, when a roof leaks, you’ll begin to see discoloration on the ceiling or even water dripping down to the floor. This tips you off that you need to have someone come out and check the roof, ASAP. However, on occasion, a small roof leak can drip between walls or into other parts of your home’s structure. When positioned just right, the leak can go on for months or years without the home’s occupants catching on. (more…)

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Things You Should Know Before Your Roof Needs Repairs

Your roof is one of the most expensive components of your home. Just a simple repair can cost from a few hundred up to thousands of dollars. According to Home Advisor, the average cost to fully replace a roof in the state of Florida is between $8,000 and $16,500. That’s why it’s so important to keep your roof maintained and fix any issues that arise with your roof as early as possible to prevent future, more costly repairs.

Preventative Maintenance for Your Roof

Preventative maintenance for your roof is simple and straightforward. To keep your roof in its best condition possible, abide by the following preventative maintenance guidelines: (more…)

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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Delay Roofing Repairs

Your roof is by far the most expensive part of your home, and for good reason! Your roof protects the inside of your home from the weather, leaf accumulation, and sometimes, even falling trees or flying projectiles. In addition, the space created between your house’s top floor and the roof provides necessary ventilation for your entire home.

Since the roof is the most expensive part of the home, it makes sense that it is also one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace. This fact pushes some homeowners to put off roof repairs out of fear that they cannot afford them or that they will experience negative consequences from filing a claim with their insurance company. (more…)

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How to Budget for a Roof

Your roof is one of the most expensive (and important) parts of your home. It protects you, your family, and all your belongings from the Earth’s harsh elements. So, it’s no wonder that roof damage is considered an urgent situation that requires immediate repair.

A new roof can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 on average. The two biggest factors are the cost of your new roof is your home’s square footage and the roofing material you choose. If you have a very large home and choose an expensive roofing material, you could spend over $20,000 for a new roof.

Budgeting for your new roof can seem difficult since it’s such a large amount of money, but we have a few tips to make saving more manageable: (more…)

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Choosing the Right Roof Repair Company in Florida

Right Roof Repair CompanyHiring a roofing contractor can be stressful, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Roofing repairs are expensive, and mistakes can cost you thousands of extra dollars and extensive damage to your home. Don’t fall victim to unlicensed and disreputable contractors just because they offer a cheap price. Follow these tips to choose the best roof repair company for your project:

  • Licensed, bonded, and insured

All roofing contractors in Florida must be licensed to work in their respective counties. In Pinellas County, the Contractor Licensing Department handles the licensing of all contractors, including roofing contractors. Anyone doing roofing work here should have a license issued by Pinellas County. One requirement of receiving a contractor’s license in Pinellas County is posting a $5000 surety bond and taking out business liability insurance. If you’re considering hiring a roofing repair company and they cannot produce proof of a license, bond, and insurance, move on to the next candidate. (more…)

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Dangers of a Leaking Roof

Leaking Roof St. PetersburgIt should go without saying that a leaking roof is best repaired sooner rather than later. However, sometimes homeowners put off essential repairs like this for various reasons, usually financial. But a leaking roof should not be put on the back burner but should instead be handled with urgency, as the consequences of ignoring the leak can be devastating.

Mold and Mildew

 Numerous health issues can be traced back to mold and mildew lurking inside people’s homes, such as allergic reactions, asthma, eye irritation, and sinus congestion, to name a few. A leaking roof is a perfect catalyst for moisture to get inside your home’s attic, walls, and insulation, becoming a breeding ground for mold spores. Any type of mold is costly to fix, but black mold can run you into the thousands to remediate.

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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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Budgeting for Roof Repairs

You can’t always prepare in advance for roof repairs. Sometimes inclement weather or falling trees and branches can cause damage to your roof that you were not expecting. However, for the vast majority of roof repairs and roof replacements, you can budget in advance to make sure that these expenses don’t catch you off guard. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Having a Roofing Nest Egg

You should try to save a little bit of money each month toward home repairs and improvements, including your roof repairs. If you collect a little nest egg for roofing repairs and other household needs, you will be able to fix leaks and holes in the roof as soon as they happen to protect the rest of your home.

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3 Areas of Roof Installation and Repair

A good roofing contractor can handle a variety of new roof installations and roof repairs. As a premier roofing contractor, we offer services in three primary areas of expertise. Learn more about our services and how we can help you by visiting our website.

Residential

Residential roofs are most commonly asphalt shingles, although some homeowners prefer tiles or a flat roof. Our workmen are experienced and skilled in installing new or replacement asphalt shingles, tile shingles, flat roofs, or even metal roofs. We are familiar with the code regulations in the area, and we can make sure that your roof meets those standards.

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