As we make our way through one of the most delectable seasons here in Florida, we enjoy our cool breezy weather along with our pumpkin spice latte’s. In roofing, the weather plays a significant role. Fall is a time of beauty and comfort but can also have its mishaps. When leaves and pine needles fall on our roofs it can be unsightly and harmful. Let us give you some information on how to remove falling debris from your roof to ensure your home’s utmost vitality.
Leaves, pine needles and other falling debris are native to Florida and will affect your home in a negative way. By remaining untouched, these types of debris will eventually clog gutters, which impedes proper drainage. This will cause moisture to remain stagnant on the roof and can result in deterioration.
There are many effective ways to remove rubbish from your roof. A blower is a fast and easy way and is quite common. Another frequently used option is pressure washing, which will remove debris as well as unsightly stains. If you do not have one of these methods, the rubbish can be removed by hand but may take a bit longer. We don’t recommend that homeowners climb onto their own roof, so it’s always a good idea to consult a professional first!
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
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15 Oct 2015
Replacing your roof can be quite expensive. However, there are cheaper but still durable options like Asphalt Shingles. Shingles are one of the most inexpensive roofing materials and they come in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Shingles are appropriate for any style home, especially those with steep-sloped roofs. While Shingles can be blown off or damaged by high winds, they are easy to install or repair since they can be effortlessly cut and fit into place. For this reason, Asphalt Shingles are one of the most widely used roofing materials in North America. Shingles are very low maintenance and can be walked on during inspections or repair work. Nowadays, Shingles can even be made to withstand mold and mildew!
Asphalt Shingles will provide your home with at least 20 years of protection for a minor cost. Value is the primary advantage of this roofing material, which explains its popularity.
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
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06 Oct 2015
Roofing issues account for over one third of all homeowner’s insurance claims. A leaking roof can not only be tedious, but can lead to other complications. Moisture can cause structural damage to your home, as well as mold which can cause physical health problems. Water can also seep into power outlets and cause electrical damage and fire hazards. Seeking professional help for a roof inspection would identify all of these issues before they become severe.
During inspections, a licensed inspector will examine the roof to find issues like: Water damage; Loose, missing or curling shingles; Damaged tiles; Visible holes etc. If these problems are ignored problems will grow and cost more in the long run. However, an inspector may not find anything wrong with the roof. Even in this case, you still know the remaining lifespan of your roof.
Your roof is an investment. It is important to inspect your roof to make sure you protect your investment in case of serious and harmful issues. Schedule your roof inspection with ONEWAY ROOFING today!
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
14 Sep 2015
Even though we may not ever take notice to the roof of our homes, it is in fact one of the most important parts. We may not notice a problem until we have a storm or something unexpected goes wrong. It is a good idea to know some things that cause damage to a roof so that you can keep an eye out for them before they worsen.
- Tree limbs from nearby trees may fall on the roof due to wind, heavy precipitation. Sometimes trees limbs are weakened and can easily fall and damage your roof. Our advise would be to inspect trees around your home and cut down any branches that may be a threat to your roof.
- Those same trees may cause a buildup of debris on the roof, especially in the valleys created by dormers or extensions. Leaves, sticks and pine needles can form a pile on your roof that remains constantly wet underneath, causing the shingles to deteriorate and the roofing structure to rot.
- Animals could have potential to damage your roof as well. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, mice and bats are all prevalant in the state of Florida and it is common for them to be a problem. Birds like woodpeckers sometimes look for insects under shingles and in rotting fascia boards while raccoons will search for open entrances into your attic.
- Gutters are a vital part of your roof . If they are clogged with debris, water will eventually stop flowing correctly. The water could seep into your roof over time, causing wood to rot and creating the need for extensive repair.
- Its important to inspect your roof regularly to insure that wind is not lifting your shingles, since this could be an area for water to potentially seep in. If you notice any pieces of them astray in your yard, its a good idea to have a professional locate the issue in a timely manner.
- Roof flashing around chimneys, vents and along the edge of a roof are designed to keep water out. If the flashing is damaged it can let water underneath, causing rotting or leaks to the interior of your home. The roofing compound that seals the flashing down can also dry out and come loose causing water damage.
- Sun damage is a big contributer to the aging of your roof. Over time shingles can dry out and crack leaving vulnerable areas. Sun damage is also a signal that over time it is avdised to seek replacement.
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
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31 Aug 2015
As you may know, hurricanes are prevalent in the state of Florida. We would like to help you prevent damage to your home by providing you with some insite that explains how metal roofing could be the best option for a hurricane prone environment.
Due to the way metal roofing panels are constructed and installed, metal roofs have extremely high resistance to wind damage, such as hurricanes. With vertical seamed metal roofs, panels are installed that start from the lowest part of the roof and extend to the highest part of the roof. This approach greatly decreases the likelyhood that water or wind can seep in since there is less area for this to happen. Although metal is the most expensive type of roofing, it lives up to its expectations with a higher durability rate than any other material. A metal roofs unique method of attachment serves as additional matter that represents its strength. Metal roofs are mechanically affixed to the roof decking with screws to assure higher resistance to wind and pressure than that of a tile or shingle roof.
Thats not all; Metal roofs are very energy efficient and can pay themselves off in the long run since they are heat reflective. So, you can expect a lower energy bill! Also, because of their long lasting nature, longer warranties are guaranteed from your roofer which leaves you with less worry.
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
17 Aug 2015
Are you tired of trying to clean your roof with short term effects? Let us introduce you to a product called ‘COPPER CAT’. No more pressure washing and or using chemicals to keep your roof clean. ‘COPPER CAT’ will do the work for you!
‘COPPER CAT’ is a double-sided copper strip that uses the natural process of water interacting with copper to release ions that prevent the growth of algae, moss, mold etc. ‘COPPER CAT’ works on all types of roofs including asphalt, shingle, tile, cedar, slate etc. This product is also 20 times stronger than Zinc strips that are used for the same purpose.
Algae harms your roof by slowly consuming the limestone in the asphalt shingles, ultimately weakening the shingles. Algae also produces a dark pigment on your roof. As this pigment accumulates on shingles, the roof becomes less reflective and absorbs more sunlight, which is transferred into the house as heat, raising your cooling costs
Algae often thrive on asphalt shingles because one of their key ingredients is limestone. The limestone is composed primarily of calcium carbonate, which is what the algae feeds on. Paired with moisture from rain or humidity the perfect living environment for algae is created. Algae is likely only the first step of your problem. It colonizes and leads to fungus and together they form lichens. Moss then follows and eventually other vegetation can develop. None of these are covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. At that point it is past time for a new roof.
Some roofs come with a manufacturer’s warranty against algae staining. Algae resistance provisions of asphalt roof shingle warranties are very limited in coverage and scope. Shingle manufacturers provide a limited, pro-rated AR, or Algae Resistant Warranty. It does not provide any warranty protection against lichens, moss, mildew, or other vegetation which could cause premature shingle failure. Shingle manufacturer’s warranties only cover algae that is botanically described as “Blue-Green” algae or Cyanobacteria Gloeocapsa Magma. No other algae types are covered.
Pressure washing is often a cleaning method that people use to remove growth from their roof. This method is not long term effective and can cause damage. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association and all shingle manufacturers recommend not pressure washing your roof. You may see a manufacturer state, “What NOT to do! Do not power wash.” Why? High pressure washing systems are likely to damage asphalt roofing. It may dislodge granules, which can then lead to premature shingle failure. It is also only a temporary solution and discoloration will likely occur again.
It is vital to keep your roof in its best condition. COPPER CAT is a long term effective product and will keep your roof beautiful for years to come.
Any ONEWAY ROOFING Customer who chooses Copper Cat to be installed during their re-roof is entitled to $250.00 off their roof replacement! Just use coupon code BLOGCAT2015 when you place your order with us.
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
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11 Aug 2015
Making the right decisions about your roof is important. We want to make sure you get the most out of your roof as well as saving time and money. A common question in the roofing industry is “When should I replace my roof?” Here are some helpful tips on how to know how long your current or future roofing material will last.
The first step to ensuring that your roof remains durable is to perform regular inspections. It is best to find problems early and when they are small, since this could save money on a repair or perhaps prevent you from needing a replacement in the future. We stress being proactive on this matter since any damages to your roof can worsen very quickly. It is best to do an inspection twice per year. We advise that you begin your inspection by looking inside your home for signs of mold, mildew, moisture or cracks. Any damages on the outside like, missing tiles or shingles, warped shingles, or missing nails should also be taken into consideration for further examination.
What is your roof made of and how long does it last? Standard asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, longevity options, and price points. Asphalt shingles last from 15 to 30 years. A more durable option would be Clay or more commonly used, concrete tiles. These are non-combustible and have a long life-span which reflects the price difference to that of shingles roofs. Concrete tiles come in many different colors, shapes, textures, and sizes to fit your aesthetic needs. Concrete and Clay Tiles can last for over 50 years if taken care of properly. Another type of roofing material is Metal. Metal roofs are some of the most durable roofs on the market, as they are guaranteed to sustain extreme weather conditions. Therefore, they are commonly backed by warranties that are longer than that of shingle or tile roofs, which somewhat pays off for the higher price of these types of roofs. Metal roofs last at least 50 years before the need of replacement. They also ensure cool temperatures inside your home since they offer a high solar reflectance. Since your electricity bill will decrease, this is an additional reason to pay more for a metal roof. Aside from their durability and longevity, metal roofs also bring great style to the home itself with numerous styles to choose from!
We understand you may have many more questions about your roof. For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
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14 Dec 2013
Choosing the right roof for your house is a highly important consideration. Surely you want something, that lasts longer, is easy maintenance, and sustainable. Not to forget environment friendly and ‘green’. Roofs these days serve more purposes than just protecting you from rain and snow. Now roofs are better designed to give you other benefits like making the house cooler, and reducing the utility costs. Other roofs conserve rain water that can be used for gardening. Some trap in the solar energy to power your house and even heat water!
When going for a certain roof type, keep a few things in mind.
Choose a roof keeping the climate in mind. A ‘cool roof’ is the best option for hot, sunny climate as it reflects the heat of the sun. standardized cool roof products an lower the temperature by as much as 100° F. the good news is that these cool roofs are available in a wide range of colors that could go with a variety of architectural styles. Another huge advantage is that these roofs don’t expand or contract in the sun and thus sustain for longer.
Choose a roof that has a long warranty and can last you for at least 40 to 50 years. They might cost more but will hold up a lot longer and better than the low-cost ones.
Another eco-friendly way of choosing a roof is going for roofs made of recycled materials.An increasing number of roofs these days are made of recycled plastic and tire rubber. It will take long for them to be commonly used, but the trend is slowly catching up!
Vegetated ‘green roofs’ are the rage and slightly expensive. But the multiple benefits they offer make them very exciting. They turn barren rooftops with grasses, flowers, herbs and natural habitat. They reduce the heat in buildings and cut down on the cooling costs. Not to forget, the visual treat it gives to one’s eye!
For more roofing options and solutions, contact us right away! One Way roofing is considered to be the best roofers in West Palm Beach and Jupiter and have a 100% customer satisfaction history since 1995. As a roofing construction enterprise in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, we believe that there is only one way to do a job, the best way! Our workers commit to following the highest standard of quality. Everything is done the right way the first time, making sure you get the best possible quality, thus extending the life of your roof to its maximum potential.
12 Sep 2013
Like humans, roofing system tends to age as the time passes. This is because the roof that lies above your head bears extreme weather conditions be it the harmful UV rays coming from the sun or merciless wind or hail storms. All these factors little by little damage the roofing system until the service life of roof gets over. Hence regular roofing maintenance and sometimes slight re-construction by trusted roofers / contractors, saves your money which can then be used for some other purpose.
As very well known roofing and construction contractors in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, we have noticed that roofs that do not receive proper maintenance last only as long as half of its original life. Hence it is very critical to conduct regular roof inspection and get it maintained regularly as per the suggestion by a professional contractor.
If you are of the view that you can avoid the trouble because your roofing system is under warranty, be informed that almost all the warranty providers state clearly in their terms and condition that the warranty is not applicable if the roof is not maintained properly. It is advised that roof inspection should be conducted twice a year for proper maintenance check. However, the task of maintenance and repair should not be entrusted to someone who is inexperienced. Professional help is the best solution.
One way roofing is considered to be the best roofers in West Palm Beach and Jupiter and have a flawless customer satisfaction history since 1995. As roofing construction enterprise in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, we believe that there is only one way to do a job, the right way. Our crews are made up of experienced roofers who commit to following our high standard of quality. Everything is done the right way the first time, making sure you get the highest possible quality thus extending the life of your roof to its maximum potential.