Flat roofs are becoming predominant in high-end residential homes, thanks to the emerging roofing materials which offer both aesthetics and durability. To help you make an informed decision about the best flat roofing material for your home, here are a few options to consider. […]
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Flat roofs are extremely popular in commercial and industrial applications, but they’re increasingly gaining traction in high-end residential buildings as well. A well-installed flat roof can give your home solid protection for upwards of 25 years depending on the specific material used. Knowing more about flat roofing can help you to make decisions about your [...]
Tile roofing is among the longest-lasting roofing materials in existence. In fact, many ancient buildings still have their tile roofs intact. However, not all tile roofs are made the same. Unlike today’s asphalt shingle roofs, tile manufacturers rarely sell their products as complete roofing systems, so it’s important to learn about tile roof replacement to [...]
A tile roof adds elegance and charm to a home, but it can also break and crack over time. When there is a need to make repairs on a tile roof, only a professional, trained local roofer with extensive experience with tile roofing should walk on your roof – never the homeowner. Tasks such as gutter cleaning or [...]
Tiled roofing systems are beautiful and durable. On the other hand, they are heavy and expensive, but that’s something you can expect from a roofing system that can give you up to 100 years of protection. Traditionally, tile roofing systems were made from fired clay, terra cotta product, or slate, but today’s roofing tiles are [...]
Skylights are a good investment in any home. They let in beautiful daylight into your rooms through your roof. Think of a skylight as a window – it requires interior finishing, framing, and trim, which is why you need a professional roofer to install your skylights. Your roofer is best equipped to prevent leaks, seal [...]
If you own a condominium or a planned unit development (PUD), you may find out some areas of your HOA’s governing documents are not clear in assigning responsibility for specific building components. Determining who pays for what regarding maintenance, repair, or replacement costs is often a confusing situation of many condo or PUD owners. Fortunately, [...]
Roofer. Carpenter. Glazier. Who, exactly, should you call to have a skylight installed? Is it part of the roof? You want a roofer, then. But maybe it really calls for removing rafters and adding headers and … oh, dear. It sounds like a carpenter’s job. But it is a window, so window installers and glaziers [...]
The decision tree for a commercial building manager facing roof issues need not be complicated. Your first move, of course, is to contact your local commercial roofer. When you have an ongoing, trusting relationship with a reliable roofer, much of the decision-making burden shifts to that partner. What does your roofer do to determine, for [...]
Commercial properties usually have flat roofs. Flat roofs offer terrific business opportunities; diners love a rooftop restaurant and then there’s Mardi Gras. As a building owner or manager of a Florida commercial property, you take the bad with the good. Flat roofs have problems greater-sloped roofs don’t. […]