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We are your local roofing contractor, serving Florida and the surrounding areas.
Looking for an affordable, durable, and versatile roofing option? R panels are the perfect solution for your residential or commercial building needs. Made of high-quality steel, they come in various colors and finishes and can be used on roofs with low or high slopes. Plus, they’re easy to install, saving you time and money on your roofing project. Contact us today to learn more about R panels.
Modified bitumen is made by adding modifiers such as rubber or plastic to asphalt, which improves its flexibility and ability to withstand changes in temperature. This type of roofing material is commonly used in low-slope or flat roofs, and is known for its excellent waterproofing and fire-resistant properties.
We only use the best option for underlayment on your roof. Peel & Stick (also known as Ice & Water Barrier) underlayment is beneficial to your roof for several reasons, which is why we ALWAYS use it in every valley and around any penetrations on your roof.
The thick layers of flexible polymer make this most durable underlayment unable to crack or tear.
Peel & Stick cannot wrinkle, which will not allow any water to seep underneath and compromise your roofing system. If compromised, water could eventually reach the plywood underneath.
Wood decking is an essential component of a roof installation? Not only does it provide a sturdy base for your roofing materials, but it also helps protect your home from moisture and weather damage. Make sure your roof installation includes high-quality wood decking for long-lasting durability and performance.
Roof wood decking refers to the wooden base or substrate that forms the structural foundation for the roof’s shingles, tiles, or other roofing materials. Here are some key points about roof wood decking:
Support Structure: Roof decking serves as the supportive layer onto which the roofing materials are installed. It provides a stable base for the roof, supporting the weight of the roofing materials and any additional loads, such as snow or wind.
Material: The decking is commonly made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), although older roofs may have solid wood decking boards. The choice of material depends on factors such as cost, structural requirements, and local building codes.
Installation: Roof decking is installed over the roof trusses or rafters, forming a solid and even surface that supports the weight of the roofing materials and provides structural stability to the entire roof system.
Waterproofing: Proper installation and maintenance of the roof wood decking are essential for preventing water infiltration and ensuring the overall integrity of the roofing system.
Inspection and Maintenance: Regular inspections of the roof wood decking are crucial to identify any signs of damage, rot, or deterioration that may compromise the structural integrity of the roof. Prompt repairs or replacements are necessary to maintain the longevity and performance of the roof.
Understanding the importance of the roof wood decking in providing structural support and stability is crucial for ensuring the durability and longevity of the entire roofing system.
Different types of roofing materials have different lifespans and maintenance requirements?
Asphalt shingles typically last 15-20 years, while Metal roofing can last up to 50 years or more.
Our roofing experts can help you choose the best material for your home and budget
“Eaves” are the horizontal edges of your roof. Think of this as where your roof meets your gutters, which are responsible for water management by preventing leaks and damage frequently caused from water build-up. Under the covering of an eave, you will also find an “eave membrane”. This membrane goes under some (or all) of the shingles in order to prevent water infiltration caused by “ice dams” in the winter.
“Rakes” are the angled edges of your roof. At first, it can be easy to confuse “rakes” with “eaves” (and vice-versa) due to the similarity between the two. However, the easiest way to tell them apart is to remember that rakes are set at an angle, while eaves are completely horizontal. If an edge isn’t parallel to the ground, you’re looking at a rake.
A “ridge” is the horizontal line on the top of your roof. The ridge is often the single longest line that can be seen on most rooftops, and it designates the highest point of the roof’s frame, usually running along the attic itself. Most properties have a single ridge, but larger structures can feature multiple ridges. “Ridge vents” are installed along the ridge to help ventilate the attic by allowing any warm, moist air to escape.
“Hips” are the down-sloped ridges formed at the intersection between two sloping roof planes. Hips are something that you won’t find on every roof. Flat roofs, for example, don’t have hips. However, there are many popular styles of homes that feature hipped roof designs, including: “Hip and Valley”, “Overlaid Hip”, “Cross Hipped”, and “Pyramid Hipped”. Hexagonal gazebos have another recognizable hipped roof design.
“Valleys” are the “V-cut” angles formed along the junction of two slopes of a roof. As their name implies, valleys dip inward, making them the opposite of hips, which project outward. Since valleys are particularly vulnerable to water damage, they are commonly reinforced with a specialized underlayment membrane. In many cases, a “valley flashing” is also installed to help divert rain from the valleys to the gutter system. This is particularly important if you live in an area that receives a lot of cold weather. Valleys are prime locations for “ice dams,” which occur when melted rainwater refreezes and allows ice and water to accumulate under the roof.
“Flashing” is a resistant molding that prevents water from infiltrating the roof. There are various types of flashing, including aluminum, galvanized steel, and plastic. Depending on its application, flashing can either be flexible or rigid. Among the most common places you’ll find flashing are in valleys, at the bases of chimneys, and around roof vents. If flashing is applied to an area that’s located on an incline (like chimneys or dormers), “step flashing” is used. Step flashing gets its name from the way it’s applied. Contractors install individual pieces in a step-like fashion going up the vertical surface.
Soffit: Soffit refers to the material that is installed between the outer edges of a roof and the adjacent wall of the house. It bridges the gap between the siding and the roofline, providing ventilation to the attic and helping regulate temperature and moisture levels within the home.
Fascia: Fascia is the vertical finishing edge that is mounted along the roofline, where the roof meets the outer walls of the house. It acts as a layer between the edge of the roof and the outdoors, protecting the wooden board against water damage and serving as a point of attachment for gutters.
Both soffit and fascia are crucial for maintaining proper ventilation, protecting the roof and the interior of the house from water damage, and enhancing the overall appearance of the building’s exterior. They work in tandem to provide a functional and visually appealing finish to the roof structure.
“Drip Edge” is a metal molding that is designed to prevent rain from infiltrating the roof by directing water away from shingles located near your eaves and gutters. Drip Edge is crafted in an L-shape which attaches to the edge of the roof, simultaneously blocking water from getting under the structure while reinforcing the fitting itself.
In roofing, headlap refers to the overlap of one course of roofing material over the course directly beneath it. Here are some key points about headlap:
Function: Headlap is crucial for ensuring effective water shedding and preventing water infiltration through the roof. It helps direct water away from the joints and seams, enhancing the roof’s overall waterproofing capabilities.
Water Resistance: The headlap provides an additional layer of protection against wind-driven rain and water penetration, reducing the risk of leaks and water damage to the underlying roofing materials and the roof deck.
Installation: Proper installation of roofing materials with the recommended headlap ensures a secure and watertight seal between the overlapping courses, minimizing the risk of water seepage and enhancing the overall durability of the roof.
Types of Roofing Materials: Headlap is a critical consideration for various roofing materials, including shingles, tiles, and slates, to maintain the roof’s water-shedding capabilities and prevent water infiltration.
Understanding the importance of headlap in roofing is essential for ensuring effective water management and protection against water-related issues, contributing to the long-term durability and performance of the roofing system.
If a wind or rain storm is in the forecast, there are a few things you should do before the storm hits to prevent roof damage:
1️⃣ Check tree health: If a tree has fallen ill, now is your last chance to address it before the storm.
2️⃣ Trim the tree: If there are any dead branches or branches that have grown too close to the roof, trim them back. Otherwise, the storm may pull them loose for you.
3️⃣ Clean gutters and downspouts: Debris in your gutters or on your roof during a storm is likely to cause a clog or prevent your roof from draining correctly.
4️⃣ Clean rooftop: While cleaning the gutters, gently brush off any leaves on the shingles. This will allow stormwater to move off the roof unobstructed.
If you do have roof damage from a fallen tree, contact us for a Free Estimate for your roofing solutions,
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Whenever there is repairing or construction work (like roofing), always take adequate precautionary measures to protect the property from any damage.
It could be as simple as covering the attic or safely securing appliances from any falling debris. It could also be covering the swimming pool with a fresh tarp.