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10 Things About Roofing You May Not Know!

10 Things About Roofing You May Not Know

Imagine you’ve had a brand new house, built by contractors that you thought you could trust. After living in the house for a month, your roof begins leaking after a rain storm (which are quite common here in Southwest Florida). How angry would you be if this happened to you?

Choosing the right roofing contractors, like West Coast Florida Enterprises or Collier County Roofing, can be a difficult process and there are a lot of things to consider when you’re doing so:

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#10: Is It Time For A New Roof System?

Roof System

This is the 10th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

Most roofs will last for 15 years or longer; however, your roof’s lifespan could be dramatically shortened by poor installation, a brutal climate (this means you, Southwest Florida!), poor ventilation, poor maintenance, and a variety of other factors. How do you know when it’s time for a new roof system?

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#9: Checking Your Florida Roofers Reference List

Florida Roofers

This is the 9th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

Contacting homeowners who have hired a contractor in the past is a good way to determine reliability and professionalism. Ask for a list of references. Do your homework and make those phone calls. You’ll be glad that you did.

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#8: Roofing System – The Facts About Peel and Stick Membranes

Roofing Systems

This is the 8th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

The Peel and Stick roofing system has been around for many years and is one of the fastest growing types of roofing in the market today. There are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when evaluating a Peel and Stick roof.

Advantages of Peel and Stick Membranes:
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#7: What Credentials Qualify Cape Coral Roofers?

Flat Roofing Cape Coral Roofers

This is the 7th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

It is absolutely imperative to check the credentials and background before hiring Cape Coral roofers. Ensure they have proper licensing and insurance…

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#6: Why Are Metal Roofs The Best Decision?

Metal Roofing

This is the 6th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

A metal roof might last longer than your house! It might sound crazy, but it’s true. In 1884, the aluminum cap was installed on the Washington Monument – and it’s still there to this day!

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#5: The Truth About Tile Roofing

Tile Roofing

This is the 5th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

Besides being beautiful, tile roofing can be a practical choice for your home. Professionally designed and installed tile roofs can last 25-35 years when properly installed, and many tile manufacturers provide a long warranty on the material. As with most anything, there are also some disadvantages to installing a tile roof.

Unlike some roofing options, a tile will not rot in Florida’s wet summers. It’s also not susceptible to pest damage. Compared to a shingle roof, both concrete or clay tiles will have a longer lifespan, so it can be a cost-effective solution if you consider the entire life of your roof.

However, tile does cost more than wood shakes or asphalt shingles. There is also the maintenance factor to be considered. Tile Roofs require far more maintenance than your average sloped roof material. First of all, you will find that they require periodic cleaning due to their susceptible nature to mildew.

Also, you will want to check at least annually for any broken tile. Once a tile on your roof breaks, any high winds that come along can breach the system and “bye-bye” tile!

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