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Can Roof Shingles Be Cleaned By Using Pressure Washing?

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
shingles with the caption Why Are Roof Shingles Slippery When Wet?

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
red and blue paint bucket graphic with the caption Painting Roof Shingles: Why Would You Want To?

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
Can The Asphalt Shingles On Your Home Catch On Fire?

Can The Asphalt Shingles On Your Home Catch On Fire?

Asphalt shingles are a common type of roofing material used on homes, but you might wonder about their safety if a fire occurs. Are these roof shingles flammable? Having a fire-resistant roof helps protect your home from widespread damage, so it’s essential to learn more about fire ratings for asphalt shingles. (more…) Read more
What Is The Process Behind Repairing The Tile Roof On Your Home?

What Is The Process Behind Repairing The Tile Roof On Your Home?

The most common issue with tile roofing is cracking. When you notice a leaking roof due to a cracked or broken tile, it’s best to hire an experienced roofer to fix the problem correctly without causing further damage to your roof. Typically, small cracks and holes can be easily repaired by filling the defects with plastic roofing cement. (more…) Read more
How Expensive Can You Expect Your Tile Roof To Be?

How Expensive Can You Expect Your Tile Roof To Be?

Many Florida homeowners adore the beauty and longevity of tile roofs but often get worried about the cost. Although the initial cost of installing a tile roof is significantly higher than shingles or metal, tile roofs can last a lifetime, saving you costs of roof replacement in the long run. There are three most common tiled roofs (clay, concrete, and terracotta), and each option comes with different cost elements. Other than the type of tile roof you choose, several factors can ... Read more
The First Step To Take After A Storm Damages Your Florida Roof

The First Step To Take After A Storm Damages Your Florida Roof

The roof is designed to protect your home from the elements. However, violent storms can cause significant damage to your roof at the most unexpected of times. You'll want to learn the proper steps to take whenever such events occur. (more…) Read more
What Are The Pros And Cons You Can Expect From Tile Roofs?

What Are The Pros And Cons You Can Expect From Tile Roofs?

If you need a new roof, you're probably considering various roof materials. One roof material becoming more popular is tile. (more…) Read more
Sky over a tile roof with caption "Is It Safe For You To Walk On Your Tile Roof?"

Is It Safe For You To Walk On Your Tile Roof?

Can a tile roof be walked on? That is an utterly practical question asked by many a Sarasota homeowner privileged to have a tile roof. The answer has two parts: No, and Yes.  (more…) Read more
Red tile roof with caption "Is It Possible To Repair Your Tile Roof?"

Is It Possible To Repair Your Tile Roof?

Tile is an extremely durable roofing material that lasts more than 50 years before requiring replacement. But to get the longest lifespan possible, your tile roof needs regular maintenance. When small leaks on tile roofs are left unfixed for long, they can cause more severe damage to your roofing system, ceiling, and valuables inside your home. Always have your roof inspected periodically and repairs made for minor issues before they escalate into costly problems. (more…) Read more
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