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Roofing Myths: New over Old

General

This month we begin a new series: debunking common roofing myths. First we’ll tackle the common misconception that it’s ok to simply lay a new roof over an existing one. Placing new roofing material over old, known as overlaying or re-roofing, can seem like a convenient and cost-effective solution, but it comes with several potential […]

8 Types of Wind-Related Damage to Your Roof

Storm Damage

Wind can damage a house’s roof in several ways, depending on various factors such as the speed of the wind, the direction of the wind, the design of the roof, and the condition of the roofing materials. Here are some of the different ways wind can cause damage to a house’s roof: Lifting Shingles Strong […]

What’s the Difference in Asphalt Shingle Types?

roofing terms

Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material due to their affordability, durability, and ease of installation. There are three main types of asphalt shingles: 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles (also known as dimensional or laminate shingles), and luxury shingles. Here’s a brief overview of each type: 3-Tab Shingles These are the most basic and economical type […]

Solar Panels: Winter Maintenance

Solar

Although winters in the Orlando are hardly difficult weather-wise, maintaining rooftop solar panels in the winter is essential to ensure they operate efficiently despite the challenges posed by cold weather. Readers in colder climates will want to pay particular attention. Here are some tips for homeowners with rooftop solar panels during the winter: Keep Panels […]

Winter Roof Maintenance

Home Tips

For Orlando area residents, winter weather may not be as severe as in some other parts of the country, but there are still some important considerations for maintaining roofs during the colder months. Here are some tips: Check for Damages Before winter sets in, inspect your roof for any damages. Look for missing or damaged […]

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights without Damaging Your Roof

Home Tips

Hanging Christmas lights without damaging the roof is not only important for preserving your roof but also for safety reasons. As you light up your Orlando-area home this holiday season, check out these tips to help you hang Christmas lights without causing damage: Use clips or hooks Avoid using nails, staples, or screws directly on […]

Asphalt Shingles vs Metal Roofing: Which Is the Right Choice for Your Home?

General

The choice between asphalt shingles and a metal roof depends on various factors, including your budget, climate, aesthetics, and long-term goals. Here’s a comparison of both options to help Orlando-area homeowners make an informed decision: Cost Asphalt Shingles: Generally, asphalt shingles are more budget-friendly upfront. They are one of the most affordable roofing materials. Metal […]

Immediate Steps After a Hurricane

Orlando Area, Storm Damage

Hurricane Idalia looks likely to pass well to the north of the Orlando area, but homeowners could still experience some storm damage. With months of the 2023 hurricane season left, Orlando area residents should be ready for any potential aftermath of storms. After a hurricane has passed through an area, homeowners should take several immediate […]

Weather Phenomena that Can Damage Your Home’s Roof

Storm Damage

Of all the factors affecting the life of a home’s roof, weather is the most prevalent. Weather is always around and is always doing its thing. Even pleasant, sunny weather that is the norm in Orlando can, over time, cause damage to roofing materials. While some of the following weather phenomena will probably never be […]

9 Signs of Roof Damage

General

The most common signs of roof damage can vary depending on the type of roofing material and the specific issues present. However, here are some general signs that may indicate roof damage: Leaks Water stains or dripping water inside the house are clear and obvious indications of a roof leak. Look for discolored patches on […]