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Why Is Regular Roof Maintenance So Important?

Why Is Regular Roof Maintenance So Important?

By admin | December 23, 2021

Even though you may not think about the condition of your roof every day, your roof is constantly working to keep you safe! But in order to do so and to maintain its function at the highest possible level, it needs proper care. Poorly maintained roofs are usually those with the most problems, as even the smallest issues can turn into costly repairs and replacements when neglected. The solution, therefore, lies in regular roof maintenance as the best preventative measure that will help you protect the structural integrity of your roof. So here are some of the top benefits of regular roof maintenance and why you should think about scheduling one for your home. Roof Maintenance Allows You to Identify Problems Early On Regular roof maintenance keeps problems from getting...

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Ways to Save on Insurance With Your Roof

By admin | February 18, 2020

Ways To Save on Insurance With Your Roof Homeowners insurance can be expensive, so you may be looking for ways to save on your premium. Did you know that your roof can help? The savings are deducted from the wind portion of your homeowner’s policy, which makes up more than half of your yearly premium costs. Most customers can cut their annual insurance bill significantly by making a few improvements to their roofing system. Install a New Roof Older roofs are more prone to leaking, shingle loss and storm damage, leaving your homeowners insurance provider at a greater risk of you filing a claim after a hurricane or severe weather incident. If you live in a climate that is prone to strong winds and heavy rain, such as Florida, replacing...

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Common Roofing Terms

By admin | December 6, 2019

Some Of Roofing Terms Some roofing contractors assume that the language of the business is universal. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, most people have no reason to be able to tell the frieze from the flashing.Still, when you have a problem with your roof, you don’t want to struggle with understanding the terminology your contractor is using. That’s why we at Chappelle Roofing wanted to take the time to explain the ins and outs of the roofing business, starting with the industry lingo. Also we are providing roofing service in Bradenton FL & St. Petersburg FL area. So here are some of the most common terms we use to identify roof components and the types of roofing.Common Roofing TermsA quick note before we get to our list: we’ve...

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What to Expect During a Roofing Inspection

By admin | November 10, 2019

What to Expect During a Roofing InspectionRegular roof inspections are among the most efficient preventive maintenance tasks you can invest in. They help keep your roof in excellent condition and protect you from expensive repairs down the road. We advise against performing your own inspections, however, as most homeowners don’t have the proper training for it. For important projects like this, you should turn to reputable  company like Chappelle Roofing. Here’s what you can expect from our professional service:Exterior InspectionsOur trained team will go up to your roof to check for signs of wear and tear and to determine the general condition of the system. This means checking for any leaks, damaged or missing shingles and loose granules. We’ll also determine whether your roof’s dormers, valleys and side walls still...

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5 Distinct Benefits of Hiring a Local Roofing Contractor

By admin | November 1, 2019

Run a quick online search for roofing contractor and you’ll get results of all kinds. There are unique advantages, however, that hiring a local contractor can offer. Let us share with you some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy when you go local. Verifying License, Insurance and References Is Easier Obtaining a contractor’s license and insurance information, as well as contacts for references is easier when you work with a local contractor. You might even be able to visit homes in the area that your roofer has worked on before and examine their handiwork first-hand. Low Chance of Issues With Non-Compliance Local contractors are more familiar with local building codes, which means you won’t have to worry about your roof being torn down because of compliance issues. Since the roofer signs all...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Roof Replacement Project on Budget

By admin | October 20, 2019

Keeping a roof replacement project within budget   Keeping a roof replacement project within budget is a challenge. By hiring the right roofing contractors and trying out the following tips, you’ll be well on your way.   Don’t Rush the Planning Stage With the exception of emergency roof replacement, there is no reason to rush. Take time to research and consider your options before making a choice. Whether you’re looking at different color options or planning to change your roofing slope, carefully considering your options will streamline your project and help you avoid unnecessary changes. Research the Ballpark Cost You won’t know the actual cost of your project until roofers give you written estimates, but you can ask around and get a rough estimate of the project cost. This will...

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Hiring A Roofing Company You Can Trust

By admin | September 17, 2019

  Your home is one of the most important assets that you have, and protecting and preserving its value will have a significant impact on your financial health as you maintain and improve it. Regardless of how well constructed your home is, you will inevitably face upkeep and repairs as you navigate the journey of home ownership. One of the most costly repairs homeowners can make is on a roof. The roof is the single most important element of the home when it comes to protection from outside elements and the preservation of the overall structure. There is no repair that you should consider more seriously when protecting and preserving the value of your home.   Like many homeowners, you probably wait until you are facing repair to begin the...

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How to Stop a Leaking Roof During a Storm

By admin | August 20, 2019

A leaky roof poses a problem for homeowners regardless of weather conditions, but a leaking roof during a thunderstorm can quickly escalate to an outright emergency. By the time the water becomes noticeable in the interior of the house, the drywall has likely already saturated and could be at risk of crumbling if not addressed swiftly. Luckily, there are a few easy measures you can take right now to prevent further damage and more costly repairs until one of our roofing experts is able to assess the problem: First, you’ll want to prevent any further damage to the interior of the home by consolidating furniture and fabrics away from any affected areas. If the leak is causing a bulging spot in the ceiling, use a screwdriver or awl to poke a small hole near...

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Is Your Roof Emergency Ready?

By admin | July 1, 2019

Most states deal with four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. Florida, however, is subject to one more: hurricane season. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, and while it isn’t certain your home will face the brunt of a major hurricane, it will almost certainly be subjected to heavy winds and rains associated with the long season. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your roof can withstand a storm, and what to do if your roof is damaged by severe weather. Protect and maintain your roof before a hurricane hits You should keep up with your roof’s regular maintenance needs throughout the year. Be sure the roof, valleys, and gutters are clear of debris, and check regularly for loose or broken shingles and...

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Common Causes of Roof Leaks

By admin | June 27, 2019

What are Common Causes of Roof Leaks A leaky roof is more than just inconvenience. It is constant drain on your home, your energy efficiency, and ultimately, your pocketbook. Leaks in your roof can cause damage to your attic, your insulation, and the interior of your home. In ongoing cases, excess water and moisture can lead to mold and mildew buildup, causing damage to your home and possibly compromising your health. HERE ARE SOME COMMON CULPRITS OF ROOF LEAKS, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT THEM: → Loose, Cracked or Rotting Shingles If your roof is twenty, you likely have loose, cracked or rotting shingles on your roof. Due to extreme weather conditions and normal wear and tear, shingles can fall off. A weak outer layer also compromises the underlayment that...

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Roof Inspection Checklist For Homeowners

By admin | April 29, 2019

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time. Our homes represent security, warmth, and comfort, but they can also at times represent additional stress and challenges. One area of your home that should never be neglected is your roof. You roof is one of the most important structural elements of your home. Regular care, maintenence, and ongoing inspection of your roof will ensure that you can avoid some significant repair and restoration costs in your future.   Tip #1: Spring cleaning your roof is essential. When spring cleaning, dont just give attention to the outside of your house, delegate some of that elbow grease to your roof and gutters as well. Clean your roof of all debris, sticks, dirt, mud, leaves, and other elements of nature that can pile up and...

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How to clean a Metal Roof: 101

By admin | March 3, 2019

On top of being visually appealing, metal roofs are fire-resistant, quick and easy to install, and they offer maximum shedding of rain and snow (hey, it could happen). They’re also lightweight and by far the easiest to clean and maintain. But before you learn how to clean a metal roof, let’s see why it’s so important. Benefits of Cleaning a Metal Roof Many people think that a clean roof is a matter of appearance — that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because your roof protects your home from rain, debris, mold, etc. — it’s constantly covered in it. So, regular and proper maintenance is key if you want to preserve the integrity of your roof.  As with most things, if you let dirt and other harmful substances sit on your roof...

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I’m Selling My Home: Do I Need to Replace the Roof?

By admin | February 26, 2019

Getting ready to sell your home? One of the most important aspects to consider is what in your house needs attention or replacing before you sell. Perhaps the biggest decision is what to do about your roof. Can you sell the house as-is, does it need repairing or will you need to replace your entire roof? There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof before putting your home on the market, including the age and condition of the roof, what materials were used and the climate in which you live. If you aren’t sure about whether to repair or replace, here are a few guidelines to help you determine the fate of your roofing situation. When to Repair Your Roof If your roof...

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Save on Energy Costs with Improved Attic Insulation

By admin | January 12, 2019

To get the maximum performance from your roof, an entire system of products must work together, including attic ventilation and insulation. With proper attic insulation, you can prevent the majority of your home’s heat from escaping through the attic in the winter and protect your living space from hot attic air in the summer. This vital step can help you prevent your heating and cooling expenses from going through the roof—literally. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 50-70 percent of the energy used in the average American home, but that doesn’t mean homeowners have to be stuck paying outrageous energy bills. By having the right insulation system installed in your attic at the same time you install a new roof, you can ensure optimal...

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