#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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#4: Fair Weather Friendly – Ready Your Naples Roofing For The Harsh Summer

Naples Roofing - Gutters

This is the 4th installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

Summer in Florida can be tough on roofs. The regular rain leaves even more dirt, debris and leaves in your gutters. Severe thunderstorms dump tons of water, and wind gusts cause all kinds of damage. And, of course, hurricanes will really put your Naples roofing to the ultimate test.

How can you give your home or condo a better chance at defeating Florida’s summer storms?

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Back-to-Basics!

Getting Back to Basics

Today’s technology seems to move faster than the speed of time itself – we strive, as many do, to keep up with the ever-changing times and stay ahead of the curve.

But… At what cost? In all of our rush to keep up with advances in technology, have we forgotten the basics? We do what we do every day for the sake of “improving our business” and “bringing attention to our services”. But in so doing, have we forgotten that a simple phone call or visit is STILL important?!

I just came from a conference full of roofers from all over the country. The aim was to share ideas that work and take something home that can be used in our businesses to improve customer relations and add clients. One of the common themes of the event…

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#3: Maintain Your Composure – Are You Receiving Proper Roof Maintenance?

Roof Maintenance - Cleaning

This is the 3rd installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

You always get the oil changed in your car. You replace the batteries in your fire alarm. You even have regular dental appointments. So why aren’t you properly maintaining your roof?

Most people don’t know that a roof needs regular maintenance. That’s not to say you have to get up on top of the roof every day with a hammer and nails – far from it. Most of your necessary roof maintenance is a matter of common sense. Here are a few tips:

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#2: Ft. Myers Roofing – The Roofing Police: Buyer Beware!

Ft. Myers Roofing

This is the 2nd installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

In a perfect world, only expert, licensed professionals would offer you Ft. Myers roofing services. But in reality, there are plenty of unlicensed contractors ready and willing to scam you. Southwest Florida is not immune to these problems. The best way to protect yourself against potential scams is to do some research, check references, and hire a reputable provider like West Coast FL Enterprises or Collier County Roofing.

If you fear you might be being solicited by an illegitimate contractor, here are a few warning signs to look for:

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#1: Florida Roofing Warranties – They’ve Got You Covered… Or Do They?

Florida Roofing

This is the 1st installment of “Ten Things About Roofing You May Not Know!which you can download as a free eBook.

A Florida roofing warranty might sound reassuring. Wouldn’t you want a formal written promise that your roof will be repaired or replaced if anything goes wrong?

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