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What You Need to Know about Green Roofing

Green roofing is a concept which has long been popular in Europe, and is only now becoming popular for homeowners and business owners in the U.S. It's a way of helping the environment, either by planting rooftop vegetation over a waterproof covering, or by using green materials that are much more reflective than traditional roofing materials. If a majority of city residents and businesses adopted green roofing as their preferred approach, we could, as your Sarasota roofing company, help significantly reduce ...
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What to Do When Severe Weather Hits Your Roof

Hurricane-force winds, lashing rain, and airborne debris can leave you dealing with roofing damage that jeopardizes your home's structure and compromises your family's comfort and safety. Here is some timely advice on what to do after a severe weather event: (more…)
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Ways to Make Your Home Value Soar

Almost everybody loves those self-help quizzes, so here is a simple one: what is the one weather issue Sarasota homeowners think of first? The heat, of course. Cutting down on your home’s central air conditioning bill would actually add value to your home at resale time. At Mark Kaufman Roofing, one of the best Sarasota roofers, we know two great ways to reduce the cooling load in your home: attic insulation and metal roofing. (more…)
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How to Tell if Your Roofing Project will be Tidy

You may have seen the somewhat snarky meme that says a neat house is a sign of a wasted life, but we at Mark Kaufman Roofing do not believe that. As the preeminent roofing contractors Sarasota homeowners have come to trust with roof repair and replacement, we pride ourselves on neat and tidy job sites. Why? It is efficient, safe, and it preserves home value. (more…)
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The Best Questions to Find the Right Roofer

Any time you plan to engage one of the many roofers in North Port, you should seek three estimates. This applies for large roof repairs, roof replacement, new construction or new options like green roofing. You will be investing a lot of money, so having three competitive bids helps you hold onto your dollars. Ask great questions to find a great roofer. (more…)
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Make Sure Your Roofer has These 3 Values

With roofing contractors, North Port residential homeowners expect a level of trust, quality, and experience that ensures a good job. Selecting a residential roofer from the many local companies is as much about a good fit, personally, as it is about a portfolio of completed work. Make sure you evaluate prospective roofers for these three values: trust, quality, and experience. (more…)
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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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