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How to Prevent Roof Leaks from the Start

North Port has never had a recorded snowfall. About the closest the area could come was the dusting of January 19, 1977. So why should south Florida homeowners worry about ice shield for their roofs? Because ice shield is also water shield, and the material is one of the key ingredients needed to prevent costly roof leak repair from the start. (more…)
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What You Need to Know about Roofs and Hurricanes

  Florida's Suncoast is a beautiful place to live, but life here comes with the yearly threat of tropical storms that can deliver hurricane-force winds in excess of 155 mph. Now that another hurricane season has arrived, it's vital to understand the effect that high winds, lashing rain and airborne debris can have on your home's roof and learn effective ways to protect it from damage. (more…)
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How to Look for Hidden Indicators of Roof Replacement

If your roof isn't particularly old, you may think it has lots of life left before it needs replacement. Unfortunately, the climate here on the Suncoast can prematurely age and shorten the expected lifespan of a roof. If you're already wisely monitoring your roof for storm damage and other telltale problems, like missing/broken tiles or shingles, damaged flashing or water stains on your ceilings, here's how to look for and recognize some less obvious indicators that a roof replacement may be ...
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What You Need to Know about Hydrostop Roofing

Hydrostop is a roofing product from GAF that waterproofs every potential leak point on your commercial roof. Hydrostop roofing components work with existing roof materials to seal and waterproof your North Port business. Save on reroofing, tear-off and carting costs by keeping the roof you have. The HydroStop® PremiumCoat® System can solve most of your commercial roof dilemmas, all with one integrated process. (more…)
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When Roof Waterproofing Should Be at the TOP of Your List

  The roof on your commercial property represents a substantial investment, so it makes good fiscal sense to take steps to prevent roof leaks and maximize its useful lifespan. Having a waterproof coating applied is an option that can add years to your commercial roof's life, and it may even reduce your building's heating and cooling costs. (more…)
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3 Things That Make a Clay Tile Roof Great For Your Home

If it's time to replace your roof and you're investigating different material options for your Northport-area home, clay tile is one that's well worth considering. Not only does this natural material offer distinctive good looks, it's available in an impressive array of colors and textures. While the traditional barrel-shape is still popular, today's clay tile is also offered in a range of profiles that meld beautifully with different architectural styles including contemporary, Craftsman, colonial, Mediterranean and Spanish. There are even clay ...
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Why Your Roofer Needs to Know About Your A/C

Interesting things happen at edges. Where grass meets pond, you find ducks. Where Florida wetlands meet mangroves, you find alligators. Where your roof meets your HVAC unit’s roof curb, you find … trouble. Your trusted HVAC contractor is not a roofer, and your dependable roofer is not an HVAC technician. Each depends on the other to get your building’s A/C right. (more…)
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Blast Your Roof to the Top of Your Home Maintenance Priorities

You can apply the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” to all aspects of home maintenance, but it's especially fitting for the roof that protects your home's structure and contents from the elements. (more…)
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What You Need to Know About Standing Seam Roofing

  Standing seam roofing is a metal roof system which gets its name from the fact that it's comprised of vertical panels which each have two seams, and those panels have the appearance of 'standing up'. A standing roof system is one of the most maintenance-free and durable types of roofing in existence, routinely providing 50 or more years of service to homeowners. (more…)
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What You Need to Know about Clay Roof Tiles

Clay roof tiles have been in use since antiquity, and they're still one of the most beautiful and durable roofing materials available. If you're planning to invest in a new roof, it's worth learning more about clay tile and its advantages. (more…)
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