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Summer FamilyWelcome to summer—Time for fun in the sun!!! We love it too, but it does have its downsides. Here in Florida, summer is also our rainy season. With all of the rain heading our way, inspecting your home to prevent damage is a must! It’s not just the moisture we’re worried about. Yes you guessed it… It’s also time for those pesky insects to start making their way into our homes. Here are some easy things to check off your list to ensure that your home is summer ready!

1. Inspect wood structures– Be sure to inspect all wooden structures of your home. This includes the inside and outside of your house. Check for any rotting or damaged wood. Anything of this nature should be assessed quickly so that the damages do not worsen.

2. Check for termites– Termites can cause major damage before you even realize you have them. However,  if you are annually checking for them, then you should be able to prevent these suckers from doing any major damage. They eat wood from the inside out, so it is hard to detect them unless you know what to look for. Check your window sills for small buncheGuy Caulkings of them and look around for encrusted mud tubes or dirt in or around small holes and cracks.

3. Prepare for hurricanes– We haven’t had a real hurricane in a while, but this does not predict that we won’t experience any in the near future. Check your home’s hurricane resistant features including things like shutters and windows. Be sure to caulk and weatherstrip windows and doors. Don’t forget to trim any tree limbs that are capable of falling onto your roof.

4. Pest control– If you were worried about pests getting in, well now is the time for them to do so. Make sure you are ahead of them by spraying inside and outside. Sealing your windows and doors will also help with this issue.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful season!

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more info on roofing maintenance, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

At ONEWAY ROOFING, our goal is to achieve peace of mind for all of our customers. Part of that mission is helping you understand the steps to maintain your roof. Roof maintenance tips aren’t always just about the simple routine inspections. Here are a couple things to watch out for during the upkeep of your roof.mike roof photo

Roof maintenance is absolutely necessary. By upkeeping your roof, you can prevent major costs down the road. When performing maintenance checks, it is important to make sure that you check for cracked, missing, loose or damaged tiles and shingles. Your gutters should also be cleaned regularly. In Florida we experience a heavy amount of rainfall. As a result, a lot of debris is trapped in this area.

Gutters are a vital part of your roof. If the issue is not assessed, the water can back up and eventually cause mold, mildew and other roof related issues. Since we do experience rainfall all year round, branches and rubbish might fall onto your roof. It is a good idea to just remove any of this to avoid things like unwanted growth and moisture.

Keeping your roof clean is another way to help your roof last longer. Pressure washing is an option but should only be done by a professional and someone who is experienced in the roofing industry. Pressure washing your roof can cause damage and even force water underneath the shingles if the process is not done properly. Some cleaning solutions can also cause damage to the roof and even run off into the grass and kill plant life! Walking on a wet roof can also be very dangerous. Remember, safety always comes first!

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more info on roofing maintenance, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your home and damages to it can cause everything under it to suffer. We would like to help you maintain its foundation and durability by introducing you to a process called Roof Coating!

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In Florida, your roof takes on a ton because of the harsh sunlight and almost constant rain. The sunlight exposure causes your roof to become oxidized and results in chemical breakdown which weakens the roof. Rain and moisture can also cause corrosion over time.109705b

Roof Coating can be done at anytime and can transform an old roof into a newer looking roof for a smaller cost. With the cost being reasonable for this application, the cost for your electric bill in the summer will reduce itself as well. The coating is designed to allow your roof to reflect more of the harmful rays rather than absorbing the heat, causing your a/c to put out less energy. This is a second layer that will act both as ultra violet and water proof.

For your advantage, we use Roof Masters of Palm Beach for this process. Roof Masters is a Chemical Roof and Pressure Cleaning business that serves areas of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. They are the oldest Chem-Wash company in the southeast and have been in business since 1998 with 18 years of experience. Here at ONEWAY ROOFING we are dedicated to serving our customers and we would only recommend the best.

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

Are you in need of a roof repair or replacement but can’t afford it? We’ve got you covered! Some of the expenses in life can’t be bought at the drop of a dime. However, with the financing options that we offer 721through the FRSA Credit Union, you’ll be able to purchase your new roof when you want to.

ONEWAY ROOFING is a Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal contractor and together we can provide you with your ideal roof by offering you special financing options. FRSA offers a personal loan for roofing costs of up to $15,000. This amount covers most medium sized shingle roofs or small tile roofs. The term of the loan is from 12 to 60 months.

Applying for your loan is easy and FRSA requires only a few things. You’ll need:entrepreneur-696976_1280

  1. A written estimate- ONEWAY ROOFING will provide one to you for free.
  2. Proof of income- Two of your most recent pay stubs will do. Other forms of income may be acceptable as well.
  3. $25 Application fee made payable to the FRSA.
  4. After you receive your estimate from ONEWAY ROOFING, you can fax this information to (407) 671-7014 and fill out your loan application at the following link https://frsacu.org/loanapp.php.

If you are approved, CONGRATULATIONS! Your check will be issued to you by the FRSA Credit Union. For more information about financing with FRSA, you can visit https://frsacu.org/.

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

Tile Roof Replacement February 2016

Are you due for a roof replacement but unsure about what questions to ask? We understand that you expect your new roof to be completed at the highest of standards. When you hire a roofer it is essential to ask specific questions to ensure that your new roof is completed to be durable and longlasting. Here are seven necessary questions to ask that will guarantee you have selected the ideal roofing company.7 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofer

  • Are you licensed? – Always be sure that the roofer you are working with has a license that is up to date. Each company should have their license number handy for customers if desired. For example, our license number is CCC1329311. Any other roofing company should have a similar format.
  • Do you have workman’s comp insurance? – Workman’s compensation insurance covers the company’s employees. If an employee is hurt on a jobsite this comes into play. Some companies will take their chances with this because of the high prices. It is important to avoid companies that do this. An injured employee can potentially sue a homeowner if they do not have this protection. You can view a copy of our workman’s compensation insurance on our website at the following link: http://onewayroof.com/aboutus/licensed-and-insured/
  • Do you have general liability insurance? – General liability insurance covers your property. If there is major accident that causes damage to your home and the company does not have general liability insurance, then you are simply responsible for all damages. ONEWAY ROOFING does carry GL insurance and you can view our certificate at the link above.
  • Do you provide a written estimate? Is it important to be given a detailed estimate before signing a contract for your roof. This estimate should include the cost of anything that could arise in the process of removing the original roof and replacing it with the new one. At ONERoofer PhotoWAY, each customer is given a FREE written estimate that includes the details and total price for their new roof.
  • Will you remove my old roof? – Without the removal of the old roofing materials, the condition underneath is left unknown. By overlaying an old roof with new roofing materials, this serves as a temporary fix and can be cheaper. However, this can be detrimental later on. The plywood underneath could potentially contain moisture. Over time this moisture leads to excess mold and even termites that can destroy the entire structure of your roof. For these reasons, we always remove old materials before putting on a new roof.
  • What will you do in the case of inclimate weather during a job? – Especially in a place like Florida where it rains a lot, we have to make sure that we are extra aware. It is crucial that moisture stays away while your roof is in the process of being replaced. If it does happen to rain, our roofers use tarps to cover any and all exposed sections of the roof.
  • What is the cost of plywood? – You may have noticed that moisture is a main issue, especially in Florida. If pieces of plywood are rotten, the company should replace them and ensure that you have a sound decking before moving forward in the process. If we find rotten or moldy pieces of plywood, we remove and replace up to 5 sheets and any additional are $75 per sheet. This includes labor costs, material fees, waste fees, and tearing off fees.

ONEWAY ROOFING has come a long way in serving our community. Because of our faithful and valuable customers, we have continued to grow our company. We are so grateful to announce that residents of Palm Beach are increasingly reaching out to us for estimates daily. Since our customer demand is growing, we have set a goal to add five new estimators and ten new roofers to our team by the end of 2017. I would love to share with you just a few of the advantages to working with and for ONEWAY.

Don't you want to work for the best?

Don’t you want to work for the best?

Our Estimators or Sales Representatives are those who help each customer through the process of selecting a roof for their home or helping determine the right repair needed for the most reasonable price.  There are many advantages to being an estimator for ONEWAY. The obvious advantage is that our Estimators have no ceiling when it comes to earnings. These earnings grow as the company experiences more and more growth. Another highly sought after advantage of working in our sales departments is the flexibility of our scheduling platform, which allows for quality time with family or extra working hours as needed. Our top reps have built long lasting relationships with many of our customers and that has resulted in much success for both them and our company!

Mike is our owner and General Manager

Mike is our owner and General Manager

Along with our sales department, our roofers are an important asset to ONEWAY. While we are bringing on new team members, we would also like to expand our crew. There are many advantages to working on the ONEWAY crew. Our crew’s safety is of the utmost importance and we assist each team member with obtaining OSHA certification. Our roofers are accompanied by a material runner who brings materials to the job site, thus allowing our projects to run smoother and without delay. We also supply our crew with any and all tools necessary to complete the job efficiently and effectively. Our stocked warehouse allows for easy transitions between jobs and working days.We take great pride in our workmanship, therefore we ensure that each team member is properly trained and certified to install the materials used for each type of project. With all the material and safety training, tool supply, and family-like atmosphere, our roofers are some of the happiest in South Florida!

Just as we value our customers, we value our employees and we like to make sure that each team member is genuinely happy. We consider every single team member as family. Whether in sales, on our crew, or working in the office, the ONEWAY employees are apart of a bigger project… loving on our Palm Beach community. We keep God first, Employees second, and Customers third. With our priorities in that order, we feel that we can achieve much more success in years to come. So, please… join our amazing team!

For more info on career opportunities with ONEWAY ROOFING, visit the link below.

http://onewayroof.com/career-opportunities/

 

 

In our previous blog we discussed how to prepare your roof and gutters for the spring season. Preparing the rest of your home is just as necessary and we would like to remind you of a few things to help you with the process.window sealing

In a humid area like south florida, algae and mildew frequently grow on siding. You can clean your vinyl, brick, stucco, or wood siding with mild soap and water. To do this you can use a brush and a garden hose with a spray nozzle. A pressure washer is not recommended in this do it yourself situation. Using a pressure washer can allow water to rush underneath the siding. This water then leads to walls and insulation which also causes mold growth. If you have this process professionally done, it could range anywhere from $300- $500.

In our hot state, you need your AC to work as efficiently as possible. It is important make sure that your AC compressor is free of any plant growth. Spring is a perfect time to get rid of all and anything surrounding this area.

Another important thing to do during this time is to check weather seals around windows and doors. Over time caulk can harden or crack so it is important to repair or replace them as needed. This will help keep the cost of your electric bill lower and can prevent water from leaking into your home as well.

While checking window areas you may also want to clean and repair screens. If you are trying to reduce your electric bill, this is a plus as well. By making sure these are functional, you can keep your windows open this season and use less air conditioning.

Always make sure that you keep up with your home maintenance and enjoy the wonderful season. Thank you for reading!

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

05 Apr 2016

Spring Cleaning

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Your roof maintenance this spring season starts with cleaning! Here in florida, we do not experience harsh winters at all. However, our trees do drop a lot of their leaves during the season. This means that gutters could be clogged or extra piles of debris could be sitting on top of your roof. Here are some tips for a quick sprispringng clean up.

 

It is important to make sure that your gutters are free of large amounts of debris. As stated in our previous  blogs, gutters are important for protecting the structure your roof. They also prevent water from creating unsightly stains on the sides of your home. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to clean them. Make sure you scoop out all loose debris and then clear the gutters with a hose. This can be done by using a high pressure nozzle that can attach to the end of your hose. While cleaning your gutters, make sure to check for small cracks or leaks since things like this can affect their performance in sustaining your roof.

 

During this spring cleaning project it is also important to remove any leaves and excess debris. Florida is a very moist environment. If these materials aren’t removed, they can trap moisture and gradually decompose, allowing moisture to accumulate in your roof. This can even allow weeds to grow. Using something soft like a car-wash brush attached to a pole or a roof leaf rake will do the job. Both products are inexpensive and the job should be fairly easy.

 

Always make sure that you keep up with your roof maintenance to get the most out of your roof and enjoy your season!

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com

18 Mar 2016

Layover Vs. Recover Roof

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There are several options when purchasing a new roof, two of which being a Recover or a Layover. Recover is another name for Roof replacement or Reroof, while Layover or Overlay are common names for placing new material over old roofing material.  It can be confusing as to what to choose. We understand you want to choose the best optimike roof photoon for your family as well as getting the most out of your money. I would like to explain the pros and cons of a Recover versus an Overlay.

 

First and foremost, tearing off your old roof and replacing it is definitely choosing the safer option. Your roof deck can  be thoroughly inspected and any damaged sections can be replaced. When laying over your roof, you cannot examine the decking to determine if there are any repairs needed. If you do not get to the sheathing, you will not know if you have the appropriate underlayment. The best case scenario for a Layover is when there are no previous or existing leaks. However, if you do Layover, you cannot install a water-leak barrier since it has to adhere directly to the wood decking.

 

One of the main pros to Laying over your roof is saving money. But because of the amount of work, any savings only equals out to about 25% compared to purchasing a new roof. Shingles most likely will not last long and the job could end up costing more in the long run. However, if you are laying over shingles with a metal roof and there is no underlying damage, this could be a good option. Metal roofs save energy and last longer since they stand up to harsh weather conditions. Metal roofs are typically more expensive due to their durability but this option will still be cheaper since there is no tear off expense. Some Layover roofs are miami-dade code approved depending on conditions and materials. However, every case is different.

 

Whatever your decision may be, make sure that you have any underlying problems fixed first before installing any new roof. Your roof is the most important part of your home since it protects everything under it including you and your family.

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

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Working on your roof is best left to the professionals. However, you can still perform quick routine inspections to make sure that everything is running smoothly.Rain on roof  With the upcoming rainy season, it is important to keep an eye on different parts of your roof to make sure that you prevent leaking and troublesome damage during this time.

When performing a routine inspection, you should use a flashlight and examine your attic for any darkened water stains. Mold is also another sign of leakage. Patches of mold thrive in moisture, so this could be another vulnerable point in your roof.

When checking the outside of the roof, you should watch out for damaged or rotting sections of fascia board. The drip edge is another very important part of the roof to check. This is a common leaking source and is very important to keep intact. A drip edge is used to keep water away from the fascia board, and moved off of the roof. It is also used to keep out insects and other unwanted critters. As stated in our previous blog, we know that gutters serve a very important purpose to reroute water off of the roof so that it does not harm it in any way. Therefore, checking gutters for small holes or cracks is vital to preventing further damage to your roof.

Always make sure you inspect your roof thoroughly before any heavy rains to ensure the safety of your family and to maintain the vitality of your roof. If you have done a routine inspection and have found any of these signs, feel free to call ONEWAY ROOFING for any questions.

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com

 


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