Florida has a humid subtropical climate. It is characterized by the mildest winters in Continental United States with average daytime temperatures ranging from 64 °F in Tallahassee to 77 °F in Miami, hot, sunny summers that range from 70 °F in northern Florida to near 80 °F in the Keys, and a defined rainy season from May to October. The area experiences more thunderstorms than any other state, more tornadoes per square mile than in any other state, and year-long tropical cyclones.
In Florida, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires that all roofing contractors are licensed before they can practice. To obtain a license, roofing contractors must meet certain requirements which include experience/education, contractors’ examination, financial responsibility, good moral character/criminal background, and insurance requirements.
You may have overlooked the condition of your roof for many years. When the time comes to sell your home, you must be ready to invest in the required repairs or even a replacement if need be. Home buyers will consider the exterior of the home just as much as the interior when making a decision on which property to settle for. They expect a reliable roofing system that has been well maintained over the years. If your roofing system is not in good condition, it may be time to consider re-roofing before putting that property on sale.
Want to re-roof your West Palm Beach home? Tile and shingle roofing are typically the most common materials you’ll come across. How then do you decide which type of roof is best for your property? We’ll go over some pros and cons of these popular roofing material options. We hope the information we provide below will help you get unstuck when choosing between tile and shingle roofing.
Commercial roofing must be properly installed and well maintained to avoid costly repairs as well as serious health and safety claims. As commercial flat roof experts, we’ve come across many damaged roofs that have been as a result of mistakes, which could have been easily avoided. We’ll go over some of these easy to make mistakes when handling commercial flat roofing. If you keep these mistakes at bay, you’ll maintain a roof that performs optimally and prolong its life expectancy.
Metal roofing is one of the most popular roofing materials in Florida. Curious why? We’ll go over some of the pros and cons of metal roofs so you can weigh them carefully to determine if it’s the right fit for your property.
Ponding water is water that remains on a roof for over 48 hours. This may be rain water, runoff from rooftop equipment like HVAC units, skylights, and vent stacks, or melting snow/ice. Ponding should be addressed the moment you notice it to avoid deflection/deformation of the roof due to the extra load, to prevent ice damage and growth of vegetation and algae which can cause clogging and chemical/physical damage, to prevent insect infestation and the roof from acting as a magnifying glass to the sun’s UV rays which can damage the surface, and to prevent water infiltration.
Commercial roofs are expensive to install, making regular maintenance a necessity. There are some commercial roofing issues that require a qualified contractor – attempting to fix them yourself could exacerbate the problem, void manufacturer and/or workmanship warranties, force you to buy expensive equipment and safety gear, and cost you time. Roofing issues that should only be handed by a qualified contractor include:
Are you looking to re-roof an existing property or you’re building a new home from ground up? It is important to be sure that the type of roofing material you choose is the best for your specific situation. Though selecting roofing materials isn’t as exciting as choosing new furniture, the specific materials you choose will have a substantial functional implication. Here are the common types of residential roofing materials you may want to consider.
Taking care of your property’s roof is an essential task for you as a property owner. The roof is one of the imperative parts of a building, and just like floors, windows, and other parts of the home, it can develop issues from time to time. Here are the top eight roofing issues that need the attention of a highly qualified West Palm Beach roofing contractor.