Archive for February, 2011

Roofing Police | Book’em Danno-Part II | Raise the Roof!

Admit it… as a Law Abiding Citizen, don’t you just love to see the law breakers being “gently placed” in the back of squad cars?  I look forward to the day when I can go on a “ride along” with my son, who aspires to be a police officer himself some day! Just like in most any industry, the Roofing Industry has a few Bad Apples to contend with.

For the most part, the Roofing Contractors of SW FL are a professional group of men and women striving to do whats right. But we do find ourselves competing against some rather unscrupulous characters at times! There are regional groups of roofing professionals who meet regularly in an effort to separate themselves from these bad apples. In the SW FL area this group is called the South West FL Roofing Contractors Association –  (SWFRCA). We are striving to give our industry more integrity and strength than ever before by laying down the ground rules for becoming the Industry’s Elite.

You can help… By supporting those roofing contractors that make the core membership of these organizations. When you are ready to hire a roofing contractor, consider visiting the website of the organization in your area first. In SW FL that website is: www.swfrca.com.  Of course, we like to think you can’t do any better than hiring us – West Coast FL Enterprises!

Thanks in advance for Policing the Roofing Industry, and remember… Raise the Roof!

Roof Maintenance | Maintain Your Composure-Part II | Raise the Roof!

In Part I of our Maintenance Blog Post we compared roof maintenance to maintaining your vehicle. Using that same analogy, think about how often you clean your car’s exterior. Not only do you feel better knowing the car is clean, but the car’s body shows its appreciation by warding off damaging stains and potential rust!

Your roof will also appreciate a good cleaning now and then.  Whether you have a flat roof, metal roof, shingle roof or tile, periodic cleaning is essential to a prolonged Life Expectancy. Those of you with flat roofs probably don’t ever see the roof, so its sort of “Out of sight-Out of Mind”, right? Those flat roof membranes are perhaps the most important roof of all when it comes to keeping them clean. The membrane needs to be clean so it can reflect the UV rays and last longer. Most of us clean our sloped roofs (shingles/tile) because we get tired of looking at the stains.  Don’t neglect that flat roof just because you can’t see it!

If we can help you in any way, just give us a call! We are happy to help in any way we can, after all, we are your Problem Solvers!

Raise the Roof!     1-800-372-1852

Roof Gutters | Get Your Mind in the Gutter | Raise the Roof!

No… that’s not what I’m talking about. Although, that would make a more interesting blog I guess!

What I’m referring to are your Gutters on your Home or Building. Have you checked them lately? Gutters have a tendency to fill up quickly and you will want to make sure they are clear. Clogged gutters and downspouts cause water to back up. When water backs-up, it can rot the fascia boards and deteriorate the soffit framing. This is something you can easily do yourself. But if you need some help, we are just a call away – (239) 433-9777.

www.westcoastFLenterprises.com