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What Is The Best Way To Clean A Dirty Metal Roof?

What Is The Best Way To Clean A Dirty Metal Roof?

Having metal roofing can make your home more energy-efficient and enhance its appearance. While metal roofs don’t require a lot of maintenance compared to other roofing systems, they can become dirty. Having a dirty metal roof can negatively affect your home’s appearance and lower its curb appeal. (more…) Read more
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How To Choose Between Metal And Tile For Your Florida Roof

When you return home to your North Port sanctuary every evening, you want to feel good about all you see. Lovely entryway, crisp window and trim lines, handsome roof. When you opt for a metal or tile roof, you can enjoy that feeling for decades.  (more…) Read more
How Many Layers Go Under My Metal Roofing?

How Many Layers Go Under My Metal Roofing?

You have seen the gleam and glint of your neighbors’ metal roofs throughout North Port. Those shiny metal roofs look beautiful, don’t they? Metal roofing is amazingly durable, and the cheerful colors stay bright for years. But what goes under metal roofing? If you have a metal roof installed, what layers should you consider besides the visible, beautiful metal roof itself?  (more…) Read more
How Insurance Could Help With Your Roof Replacement

How Insurance Could Help With Your Roof Replacement

Homeownership can be perplexing, or even vexing. Why is the HVAC contractor charging more this year than last year? Should we have our wiring checked? When is roof replacement for insurance claims, and when is it something we just have to pay for ourselves?  (more…) Read more
5 Causes Of Metal Roof Leaks And How To Combat Them

5 Causes Of Metal Roof Leaks And How To Combat Them

Did you know you have a curb on your roof? Most homeowners are not familiar with roofing terms such as curb, step flashing, or rubber boots. But all those parts of your roof could be causing you problems. Contact your nearby neighborhood roofer if you have a metal roof and suspect a water leak. These five causes of metal roof leaks will be among the first places your professional roof repair contractor inspects. (more…) Read more
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4 Things That Determine If You Need A Roof Replacement Or Repairs

The Great Debates of modern society include nature versus nurture, chocolate vs. vanilla, and roof replacement vs repair. For North Port homeowners, that last choice may well be the hardest. How does a roofer know definitively if your home’s roof can be repaired or must be torn off and replaced?  (more…) Read more
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What Kind Of Weather Can Roof Shingles Be Installed In?

It’s raining, it’s pouring, never mind about the old man’s sleep apnea. Now it’s a bit windy, a hurricane’s brewing, and is that hail? Oh, dear! My roofer is scheduled to install my new shingle roof this week! Can it happen in bad weather?  (more…) Read more

Can Roof Shingles Be Cleaned By Using Pressure Washing?

Ever notice how people ask a question which immediately leads to another question? They start off with, Are you going to eat that slice of key lime pie? and then the follow-up: Can I have it? This is also true with questions about roofs: Can roof shingles be cleaned? and then, Can roof shingles be pressure washed? Let’s dig into the roof cleaning concerns; the key lime slice is for you and yours to sort out.  (more…) Read more
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Why Are Roof Shingles Slippery When Wet?

Glacier and glacis both emerge from a Latin word meaning “ice.” A residential roof is very much a glacis — meaning a slippery, gentle slope — when wet. So the question is not so much, “Are roof shingles slippery when wet?” but rather, “Why are roof shingles slippery enough to land me in the hospital?”  (more…) Read more
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Painting Roof Shingles: Why Would You Want To?

Is your new carpet buff or beige? Some folks might dismiss it as biscuit, but a few Floridians have the discerning eye to see the subtle difference between camel and café au lait. Perhaps your roof shingles are no longer the shade or tone you want, and now you wonder: are roof shingles paintable? (more…) Read more
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