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11 Feb 2016

Gutter Replacement Tips

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You probably don’t think about your gutters too often. But don’t worry! We’re here to remind you that your gutters are a very important part of your roof. Broken Gutter Here in Florida we receive heavy amounts of rainfall which washes a lot of debris into your gutters. When they aren’t working properly, this can cause structural damage to your roof. Here are some typical signs that your gutters should be replaced.

 

If your gutters are sagging, pulling away from the house, or moving around, they most likely aren’t doing their job. This means that the gutter is full of heavy rain water and is not draining correctly. Another sign to look for is rust. This may take a ladder to get up on the roof and take a closer look at the issue. The rust will eventually cause holes and cracks. The water will spill out before it gets to the downspout. When replacing your gutters, you can find ones that don’t rust or crack to prevent this issue in the future. Additionally, when there is water running down the side of your home, it will leave water stains, peel the paint, and even grow mold. If you see any of these signs, your gutters are most likely not doing their jobs correctly. Even the smallest of cracks or splits in your gutters need immediate attention. Because of the strong force of running water, small cracks grow into larger ones that will allow water to flow down the sides of your home.

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

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

05 Feb 2016

Attic Ventilation

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With Spring approaching and then Summer soon after, our Florida sunshine will be once again hot and bright. We love the warm weather too! Roof on fireHowever, it can cause energy costs to be higher and cause your roof to take on extreme heat. Let us give you some information on how to keep your costs lower and protect your roof by ventilating your attic.

 

Most practices that keep your roof cool tend to focus on roofing materials themselves. Attic ventilation is just as important. When your roof is under the hot summer sun, it takes a lot more energy to maintain a cooler home which will cause you to pay more than you should for your electricity bill. By ventilating your attic, this will release most of the heat and put less strain on your A/C. Another great side to Attic Ventilation is that your roofing underlayment is not taking on the excessive heat. Such heat can eventually wear down your underlayment, leaving you with severe roof leaks.

 

Call ONEWAY ROOFING to get your free ventilation quote today!

 

-Colleen

ONEWAY ROOFING

561-277-8507

 

27 Jan 2016

The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs

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The roofs of our homes are vital for our living. They must be long lasting and durable. There are many options to choose from. However, the most sustainable option would be Metal.

Metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years outlasting any other type of roof! Below you will find some pros and cons of a Metal Roof:

Pros

  • Durability
    • Can sustain winds of up to 140 miles per hour.
    • Will not corrode or crack
    • Can be impact resistant (depending on which metal is chosen)
    • No periodic maintenance
  • Safety
    • Will not ignite during wildfire or lightning strike
  • Energy Efficient
    • Reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10% to 25%
  • Environmentally Clean
    • Metal roofs are 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof and contain 25% to 95% recycled content depending on the material used.
  • Warranties
    • Metal roofs include long lasting warranties of up to 50 years.

Cons

  • Affordability
    • Metal roofs can be priced 2 to 3 times more than other types of roofs. While the other roofs are cheaper, the Metal roof will last longer and will not call for metal roofthe maintenance that an average roof would.
  • Noise
    • These roofs can be a bit noisy but this problem can be solved by adding extra insulation.
  • Expansion and Contraction
    • As it warms and cools, the metal expands and contracts causing a wavy effect on hot days.

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

 

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

12 Jan 2016

Roofing Tips for The Winter

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While you start off the year right by achieving personal goals and making New Year’s Resolutions, ONEWAY ROOFING would also like to give yo8765307u a few roofing maintenance tips about this winter season here in Florida to make sure your new year stays all the more positive. To northerners, Florida is known as the safe zone from harsh winters. Although we do not have winters that resemble places like Canada or New York, we can still have somewhat of a cold season. When this happens, it is still important to follow maintenance tips to make sure your property in Florida stays beautiful.

 

BRC in Jacksonville has some great tips on how to maintain your roof during our Winter Season. Here are some points directly from their website:

 

“Keep your window and door weather stripping intact– Regardless of the season, your window and door weather stripping must always be in good shape. It does not only block water from entering your home; it can also help save energy by keeping warm air in.

Caulk and seal cracks– Improve your exteriors by caulking and sealing cracks. The use of exterior caulk and foam backer rods will provide your home with added security.

Insulate water pipes under your house– If you start hearing strange noises from your pipes, it means that the cold weather is putting a strain on them. Insulate your pipes immediately once you notice this problem.

Protect your roof– Inspect your roof regularly, especially during winter. The change in the weather conditions can cause your roof to have a leak problem. When ignored, it can lead to broken shingles and water seeping into your foundation.”

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email info@onewayroof.com
“Home Maintenance Tips for Winter.” Www.brcroof.com. BRC Roofing & Construction. Web. 11 Jan. 2016.

21 Dec 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Here at ONEWAY ROOFING, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!

We hope that your New Year is1933187_10207802917258585_6614837254912119358_o full of joy, peace, and love. We thank you so much for taking a part in the growth of our company. To a new and happy year!

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

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

We understand you might be holding off on your roof replacement because you are unsure about what the process entails. Allow us at ONEWAY ROOFING to give you some information on our process to comfort you in moving forward with your roof replacement.

 

First and foremost we will have one of our expert Project Estimators schedule an appointment to to properly assess your situation as each presents its own challenges.  After assessing the project and all its facets our Project Estimator will determine the cost of your project and present you with an estimate absolutely free of charge. When the replacement is underway our first step is to file for a permit with the corresponding municipality. Once the permit is received, the real work begins.

 

We start by removing old roofing material. All old shingles, tiles, and underlayment material must be completely removed in order to inspect the wood decking. Any soft, wet or rotten wood needs to be replaced to ensure a strong substrate for your roof.

ONEWAY ROOFING does both commercial and residential roof replacements.

ONEWAY ROOFING does both commercial and residential roof replacements.

Wood sheathing also needs to be inspected to assure that it is attached to the roof rafters in the correct way. The crew will check for missing nails during the removal of old material.

 

The next step in the process is called drip edge installation. Drip edge is a piece of metal bent at 90 degrees to prevent rain from getting underneath roofing material. After the wood decking is prepared we install drip edge at all edges of the roof.

 

Moving forward, we start with the water shield installation process. This is a roofing underlayment that sticks to the wood decking to prevent any water leaks. It must be installed at the bottom of the roof and at all roof penetrations such as chimneys, pipe flanges, roof connections, etc.)

 

After the underlayment process, the rest of the roof will be covered with roofing felt. Roofing felt also sticks to the wood and prevents water leakage.

 

When the above steps are completed and the base is ready, it is time to start laying out the new roof material.

 

After the roof is completed, our crew will clean the jobsite thoroughly, leaving nothing but a new and beautiful roof. Last, but not least,  each roof replacement includes a final detailed inspection to ensure your safety and satisfaction.

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

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

 

“7 Steps to Roofing Replacement.” Http://allroofingsolutionsde.com/. ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS, 26 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.

With the upcoming holiday, we know that everyone will be up near the roof attaching beautiful lights to spread the Christmas cheer. We love it! However, maybe while you’re there… you should check out your roof. 

Christmas LightsMost attach their Christmas lights to the fascia boards of their home. Fascia boards are directly under the roof overhang. Since you’ll already be on a ladder, this is an excellent time to make sure you don’t have any loose/hanging shingles, damaged tiles, rotten fascia boards, or anything else of that nature. We understand that it’s not your first priority to jump on your roof and check for mishaps, but this may be the perfect opportunity to make sure you are in the clear. Routine checks will help you to catch damage quickly. The quicker you remedy roof problems, the more cost effective you are being; and lets not fail to mention… regular maintenance will ensure that you get the full life of your roofing system! 

 

If you find any roof concerns while hanging your beautiful Christmas lights, then please call to schedule your FREE estimate with ONEWAY ROOFING! We are more than happy to assist. Last but not least, always be sure to practice safety and be cautious while standing on a ladder and or walking on the roof. Enjoy your Holiday!

– Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

02 Dec 2015

Tile Roof Repairs

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Tile roofs are known for their longevity and beauty. They are extremely durable and are 100% recyclable. They allow for great water flow and protect the underlayment of the roof very well. As 1great as tile roofs can be, they can still suffer damage at some point in their lifetime. If there are cracks in any tiles on this type of roof, it is best to repair them and not replace them.

 

Tile replacement raises the issue of color matching. Over time roofing tiles can fade in color from the sunlight. It is best to keep the original tiles and have them repaired if possible because it will be difficult to match the exact color. If this is not a possibility, there is another option. During the repair process it is possible to take tiles from a less visible area of the roof and replace those with new tiles instead. This will keep your roof looking as good as new!

 

-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

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

We depend heavily on our roofs to protect our homes and everything inside of it, including our families.

 

However, let’s be honest for a minute. Roof repairs can be expensive and they often happen at the most inconvenient time. Let’s pretend it is Thanksgiving Day and a huge rain storm just blew in from the Atlantic. You’ve got all your distant cousins coming over, but your roof just started leaking on the dining room table! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?? You can’t ignore it!

 

First of all, you should call your roofing contractor. Chances are, they will come out for a premium rate. If that solution isn’t in your budget, then let us educate you on a simple and affordable TEMPORARY solution. Here is some information on what to do in this situation until a roofer can repair your roof properly:

 

For temporary leak blockage a plastic tarp can be used. No, they are not pretty, but tarps are very tough when secured properly. Use the holes along the edge to secure the tarp along your roof. Cover an area slightly larger than where you see the leak because most of the time the leak has traveled from another area than where it is actually protruding. Threading rope through the holes on the tarp and securing them to something solid should keep the tarp from moving. Sometimes bricks are used to hold down tarps. However, this should not be done since bricks and heavy objects can fall off of the roof easily and can be a danger to anyone standing below.

 

Sometimes we are faced with issues that cannot be fixed right away, which cause a need for temporary repairs. That, of course, is the key: temporary repairs are just temporary. Leaks should always be followed up with permanent repairs in which you remove the existing material all the way down to the underlayment of your roof. Your roofing contractor should replace all layers of your system to ensure that your roof is weather-proof and also to prevent further damage.

 

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

It is the season for beautiful weather here in Palm Beach County. We are experiencing sunshine and bright blue skies. It is perfect weather to have your roof replaced fast and easy!1-sunny-blue-sky-michal-bednarek

Normal Florida weather can cause roof repairs and replacements to be delayed. Working in the rain can be dangerous and harmful to our fellow roofers. Roofs have to be dry for workers to walk on during the day.

Additionally, having your roof repaired or replaced can be a little noisy and messy. It is best to get it done as fast as possible so that we can help maintain your peace and quiet.

Help us take advantage of our beautiful weather by scheduling an estimate today with ONEWAY ROOFING!

 
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING

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


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