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 [...]
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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. […]
A quality flat roof installed and maintained by experienced, knowledgable professionals should last your Tampa-area home for many years. But like any roofing, it’s susceptible to specific issues – such as ponding – because of storms and heavy rain. In turn, ponding can damage and shorten the lifespan of the roof. […]
A flat roof is an invitation to the powers of nature. It signals your willingness to subject the roof to rain, wind, harsh sunlight, and the damaging effects of hurricanes. Low-slope (flat) roofs do not shed water well unless they are maintained or restored well. Flat roof restoration is an economical answer to whole roof [...]
Restoring a low-slope (flat) roof to superb condition offers many benefits, especially to business owners whose buildings bake in the Florida sun. With a high-quality flat roof restoration, nearly every building manager sees savings in energy consumption, a more comfortable work environment inside, and a longer-lasting roof. […]