Installing skylights can raise the value of your home. In the red hot South Florida housing market, that could mean that difference between closing the deal with a good price, or watching your neighbors pass you by.
Aastro Roofing can install your skylight in Deerfield Beach. As part of our service to you, we want you to understand the benefits of installing skylights.
A skylight will mean that your ceiling looks wider. This makes it easier for sunlight and moonlight to enter the room, and fill the space. Not only does this look far better than a dingy old room, but it means that you will feel more tranquil when you are in that space.
When you install a skylight, you need fewer artificial light sources. You can throw that old lamp of yours into storage, because the skylights will provide all the light that you need. This can reduce your electricity costs. The skylights will let in heat as well. This means that you need not spend so much money on your electricity bill in the winter.
As mentioned before, light has a tendency to calm people. That feeling is not just an old wive’s tale. It has been confirmed scientifically that natural light improves mood, performance, psychological health, and behavior. Sunlight can give you a mental boost.
It can also help your physical health. The sun’s ultraviolet light kills germs, bacteria, and other nasty things that cause diseases. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant. Bacteria love dark and musty spaces, and they shy away when light is thrown on them. When you have a skylight, you are protecting yourself from a host of illnesses.
Your body needs Vitamin D. Sunlight is one of the many sources of this vital nutrient. The lamp that you have standing in the corner of the room just is not going to cut it. Installing a skylight is your first step to soaking up the energy of the sun.
One of the most common problems we hear when it comes to skylights let the water in. This is only true when they are installed poorly. Your local professional roofer will not have these issues, however. If there is one project that you are not going to want to do on your own, this is it.
Like with everything concerning your home, you should have options. You should ask about fixed skylights, electric venting skylights, annual venting skylights, and tube skylights. It is a good idea to measure the space where you wish to install these skylights, so you know exactly what kind is best for you. In addition, make sure you know what these different skylights look like, so you can find the best aesthetic fit for your home.
Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes. Recently, Hurricane Irma passed through the Sunshine State causing great damage to hundreds of peoples’ roofs. Wind and rain from the storm can damage your roof, causing leaks that can ruin your home’s interior.
Damage to your roof can be both expensive and time consuming to fix. For those that have home insurance, the process of filing a claim is very tricky.
At Aastro Roofing, we can be your local roofer. Here are a few tips you should know about filing an insurance claim for your roof.
Familiarizing yourself with your insurance policy is important. You should have a general idea of what your policy covers. Insurance coverages vary greatly depending on a number of factors including the age of your roof and the area that you live in.
The age of your roof is a big determinant of whether your insurance company will pay for your roof’s repair. For most insurance companies, if your roof is over 10 years old, you may only be reimbursed for the depreciated value of your roof.
However, if you have not been giving the proper maintenance to your roof with the help of a professional roofer, your insurance company may determine that the damage is from aging or poor condition and you may not be covered at all. If there is something you do not understand about your policy or if you have any questions regarding what your insurance can and cannot cover, contact your insurance agent.
Before a storm hits, it is important to take “before pictures” to minimize the risk of having your insurance question your claim. After the storm has passed, you should also take pictures to document the damage as proof of the destruction the storm has caused to your property.
Do not try to fix the damage yourself and avoid throwing out damaged items without talking to your insurance agent first and explaining your situation. You should also provide your insurance companies with any roof invoices, bills, or documents you may have so that it can speed up the process of your claim.
Call your insurance agent immediately after the storm has passed to file a claim. Many people will be in your same situation and the majority of insurance companies take cases on a first-come, first-serve basis, so waiting will delay your claim.
Make sure you explain in detail the extent of the damages caused to your property and ask any questions you may have. Take note of the subsequent steps you need to take to proceed with your claim.
Hiring a professional and experienced roofing company that you can trust is essential. The roofer will carefully inspect your damaged roof and identify the areas that need immediate repair. Your trusted roofer will also come up with an estimate of the damages caused to your roof so that you can provide this document to your insurance company.
At Aastro Roofing, we want to help those homeowners still affected by Hurricane Irma navigate through the process of filing their insurance claims. If your roof has been damaged as a result of a hurricane, contact us immediately.
Our friendly, and trained roofers are ready to inspect your roof and provide you with the best recommendations. Call us today at (561) 409-3280.
Although barely noticeable in our sunny state of Florida, Fall has officially arrived. If you are looking for things to do, Palm Beach has plenty of events to keep you and your family entertained this Autumn. We have compiled a list of events that are not to be missed in the Palm Beach county area:
From Jupiter to Boca Raton, Flavor Palm Beach offers everyone a delicious taste of a variety of exquisite local restaurants. You and your family will have a great time enjoying lunch or dinner without breaking the bank. You can choose from over 50 participating restaurants and we guarantee there is something for every taste. Flavor Palm Beach runs until September 30th. For more information, visit their site.
Palm Beach is celebrating one of the most picturesque waterways in the county, Lake Worth Lagoon. Take your whole family to this free event that will feature live music, wildlife presentations, and exhibitions. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids, so bring the little ones. Check out their site for more information.
If you are in the Boca Raton area, do not miss out on Boca Restaurant Month featuring a New York twist. Each participating restaurant will have a least one New York inspired dish or cocktail. You do not have to visit the Big Apple to enjoy a New York-inspired menu. This event will run to until September 30th. For a list of participating websites, visit their site.
The pirates are coming to Boynton Beach. From October 21 to the 22nd, enjoy 2 free days of family fun at Downtown Boynton Beach. This will be the sixth annual event and there are 100,000 expected visitors. Do not miss your chance to see magicians, fairies and wheel walkers. There will also be live pirate reenactments with Captain Jack, a treasure hunt for kids, live mermaid tanks and much more. For the kids, there will be a kids’ costume contest and mermaid pageant, along with face painting, crafts, and games. Your kids can also play in the pirate ship designed just for the children. Come hungry as there will be plenty of local restaurants at the event. For more information, check out their site.
If you are looking for a fun and secure Halloween event for the kids, check out SpookyVille at the historical Yesteryear Village. This event for kids 12 and under offers trick or treating and scarecrow making. They also feature rides, games, and arts & crafts. This event is $10 for adults and $7 for kids from 5-11 years old. Kids under 5 years old are free. For more information, check out the official site.
At Aastro Roofing, we are committed to serving our community. We are expert and experienced roofers that aim to provide excellent service for our customers. If you are in need of roof maintenance, repair, or replacement, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Roof repair or replacement is a question many homeowners ask, especially after wind and rain damage from powerful storms and hurricanes. Roof repairs may be a temporary but cheaper solution, while roof replacement can be costlier in the short run, but can save your home from more serious damage in the future. Here are things homeowners need to keep in mind when trying to decide whether to replace or repair the roof.
The National Center for Healthy Housing found that about 40% of all American homes have safety issues that require roof repair. This is an alarming statistic that all homeowners should be aware of. If you have recently had your roof replaced or if your roof has minimal damage, you may only need to repair a portion of your roof.
Repairing the roof is best when there is a quick and easy fix for a minor issue, such as replacing shingles or fixing a small leak. Repairing a leak could range in price depending on the leak and damage done to your roof. However, some homeowner insurance companies are willing to cover these small repairs and you may avoid having to make this expense. Check with your insurance company to see if they will cover repairs on your roof.
If your roof is over 20 years old and there is considerable damage, your best option may be to replace the roof entirely. If you start to see dark areas on the ceiling, signs of water leaking from pipes or missing or curled shingles, your roof will need to be carefully inspected by a professional. If the damage is beyond repair, you will need to replace your roof. Although costly, this option could turn out to be better for you in the long run.
In many cases, entirely replacing your roof at once is cheaper than repairing portions of it at a time. If your roof looks like it may not withstand storms in the future or is susceptible to significant damage if not taken care of immediately, consider replacement.
A benefit of replacing your roof is that it will give you peace of mind when the next storm or hurricane hits. You will no longer have to worry about leaks or mold from water damage with a new roof. You will also be able to enjoy your new roof and not have to worry about replacing it for over a decade.
If you plan to sell your home, replacing your roof will also give your house added value. Potential buyers will feel more comfortable knowing that the roof is new, sturdy, and will last for many years.
When thinking about replacing your roof you can choose from different options. Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular. These roofs are eco-friendly and can drastically improve the energy consumption of your house. In any case, you should consult with a roofing specialist to figure out which is the best type of roof for your home.
Whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, it is best to check with a roofing professional. Choose the roofing experts at Aastro Roofing with over 30 years of experience to help you decide whether to replace or repair your roof. The roofing specialists at Aastro Roofing will be able to diagnose the condition of your roof and provide you with the best recommendations. Do not hesitate, contact us today!