Intense storms can present unexpected emergencies. Especially in Tampa, FL, it’s good to have a roofing emergency action plan in place in case damage occurs. So, how can storm damage be reduced? Luckily, a few solutions exist for such a problem both before and after bad weather. […]
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When your roof leaks, it can be hard to tell how bad it is or determine if you should get repairs done immediately. Is a leaking roof an emergency? Learn more about roof leaks, including when you should have them fixed right away. […]
The lifespans of various roof systems will differ depending on materials, environment, installation, and upkeep. If you would like to determine how long your roof may last, you’ll want to take a number of factors into account. Here is some useful information to consider when estimating the remaining number of years you can expect to [...]
With proper installation and periodic maintenance, most roofing systems are designed to last a lifetime without developing major problems along the way. However, life happens, and harsh weather conditions and other factors can cause problems to your roofing shingles and structures when you least expect it. This is why it’s important to have a professional [...]
Most residential homes have highly slanted roofs, called steep-slope in the industry, usually roofed with shingles, metal panels, or tiles. None of those roofing materials are right for flat roofs. You can find flat roofs in residential settings over porches, sun rooms, additions, and entryways. Your Tampa-area building deserves high-quality, flat roofing to prevent water [...]
Flat roofs have become a common choice for high-end residential homes and commercial properties. They work well with the aesthetic styles of many buildings and also offer high durability and resistance to environmental factors such as hail, rain, wind, and ice. Flat roofs for residential homes can also be used as extra outdoor living spaces [...]
Other than adding a finished look to your flat roof, flashing serves a critical role in keeping your roof watertight. Flashing also prevents wind and insect damage. Unfortunately, flashing is one of the most commonly ignored roofing components. Here is everything you need to know about flat roof flashing to help you appreciate its importance [...]
You know attic ventilation is installed in homes with sloped roofs, but what about your flat roof? From TPO to EPDM, flat roofs also need to be properly ventilated to allow for air circulation and prevent some problems which might develop otherwise. […]
The roofing system on your commercial building is an important asset which provides significant protection for many years. When installed and maintained properly, the lifespan of a flat roof ranges from 10 to 50 years. However, each roofing material has its own life expectancy. […]
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. […]