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Learn more about your roof system! There are a lot of components in a roof system that work together towards protecting your home. The key to a successful and problem free roof replacement is through understanding these components!

Difference between 3-tab and architectural shingles?

Often times we are asked “what is the difference between 3-tab and architectural shingles?” There are several distinct differences in these two common shingle types. Shingle Cost: The popularity of architectural shingles has significantly increased over the years.  It is for this reason that the cost difference between architectural and 3-tabs...
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How loud is a roof replacement?

Have you ever wondered “how loud is a roof replacement going to be”? Over the years I have had many clients ask this same question.  The simple answer is “it is pretty noisy”.  During a new roof replacement, I thought it would be a great idea to short a short...
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What is a Notice of Commencement?

Wondering exactly what this document is? For more exact information, please follow the Florida Legislature hyperlink below: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0713/Sections/0713.13.html The short version: This protects both the owner(s) and the contractor(s) to ensure payments are all made.  A situation where a sub-contractor or vendor is not paid stems mainly from the new...
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Dead Roof Valley

What is a dead roof valley? A dead valley is generally used to describe an area where a valley meets an obstruction such as a wall or chimney.  The lowest portion of the valley is generally of a lower slope as well. The trouble in this design is that rain...
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Chimney Cricket

Debris can build up on the roof! This “dead” area can also collect debris if not designed properly. The debris will get caught and over time build up. Debris accumulation is not a good thing anywhere on a roof system. It will retain moisture and possibly cause the roofing materials...
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Chimney Flashing

Chimney Leaks! We receive a lot of phone calls from clients that have water stains on their ceiling in the area near their chimney. This common roof leak issue is almost always due to a failed flashing or old chimney flashing. Sometimes homeowners try to “band-aid” the roof leak by...
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Replacing bad roof decking

Replacing stained or rotten roof decking is a part of the roofing process.  Most often, your need to install a new roof means the existing system has expired.  Throughout previous or active leaks, water may have created bad roof decking. Bad decking is most often an unforeseen by the roofer...
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Eaves Drip Metal

Eaves drip metal is an important component to a roof system. Naturally water is going to drain off of the roof. To protect the fascia and roof decking, eaves drip metal spans the entire perimeter of the roof. Eaves drip metal is bent in a way that channels the water away...
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Installing Continuous Ridge Vent

A ridge exhaust is the most effective way of ventilation on your new roof. It requires no on going service and does not cost money in electricity to operate. Attic ventilation using a ridge vent will allow heat to escape your attic efficiently. Rising heat will not need to...
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