14 Jul 2016
Florida’s climate is different from most states. In this season we are feeling the full effects of Florida’s hot and humid weather. One of our goals as Florida residents is to make sure that our home living is not affected by it. We would like to give you some insite on how these different roofing materials stand up to each other, while keeping our climate in mind.
Shingles are one of the most common types of roofing material. About 80% of the residential roofs here in america, are covered with them. They are inexpensive and add an attractive appearance to a home, which is a great combination. Asphalt shingles contain minerals that resist against algae and other staining. Over time these minerals can wear away but there is an option to have your roof clean by a professional. Shingles are a good fire resisting material with a moderate wind resistance. These type of roofs typically last around 15 to 20 years.
Concrete tiles are another type of roofing material that appeal to many homeowners. They come in a wide variety of colors and can be made to resemble other tiles like clay or slate. This is great since it makes the reroofing process cheaper! These type of roofs can last around 25 to 30 years if they are taken care of properly. They generally require low maintenance but walking on a tile roof the right way is vital since the tiles have the potential to crack. Just like shingles, tiles are also fire resistant and do great in warmer climates like ours. In colder climates the tiles are susceptible to shattering due to the freezing and thawing cycles.
Another type of material used for roofs is metal, which can be made to resemble other materials as well. Metal roofs have a good resistance to both fire and wind which contributes to their lifespan of up to 50 years! This material also does well with both low and steep roofs whereas the other types of roofing material are better for a steeper sloped roof. Another upside to using metal is that it absorbs little heat (about a third less than asphalt). This is great for keeping your cooling costs down. Metal is on the more expensive side of the spectrum compared to other roofing materials. However, with the lower maintenance, high resistance to damage, and long lifespan — the cost seems to pay off in the long run!
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING
For more Florida roofing related questions, visit our website: www.onewayroof.com or email email@example.com
28 Apr 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.
- 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 ONEWAY, 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.
18 Dec 2015
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.
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
“7 Steps to Roofing Replacement.” Http://allroofingsolutionsde.com/. ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS, 26 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.