When it comes to your business, every dollar matters. That’s why a sturdy roof is one of the most important investments your business can make. Roofs do more than simply shield your employees and equipment from the elements. Make sure your livelihood is covered with a roof that’s ready to handle any weather. Read on to learn four ways a new roof can help your business.
Operating your business in an older building? If your building is dated or in need of a refresh, a new roof will dramatically improve and modernize the appearance. With tons of options for roof coverings, roof styles, and a wide selection of colors, the combination possibilities are endless. A new roof will give your building the makeover it needs.
If cutting down your energy bill is important to you and your business, consider the benefits of a metal roof. Since metal roofs are great insulators, they will keep your building cool in the scorching South Florida heat, and your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard.
Even better, you can feel good about decreasing your business’s carbon footprint while saving on your electric bill. If you appreciate quality that is built to last, you’ll be pleased to know that a metal roof installation is an investment that will last up to 70 years, so your business will be ready to grow through your family tree for generations.
In South Florida, we are no strangers to severe weather. Floridians know that preparation is key to staying safe in the storm. Whether the forecast predicts a tropical storm, a hurricane, or a tornado, a healthy roof is imperative to damage prevention. An old roof has an increased risk of damage in severe weather.
If your roof is older than 12 years, or you are unsure of when your roof was last replaced, be sure to call the pros at Aastro Roofing for a roof evaluation and find out how you can update your roof and be prepared before the storm hits.
Replacing your roof may also help lower your insurance premium. Since an old roof is more likely to incur damage as the result of rain, wind or natural disasters, insurance companies incentify businesses who replace old or faulty roofs with lower insurance rates.
If you are considering replacing your business’s roof, the second call you should make is to your insurance provider. This is especially true if you are replacing a roof that has outdated building materials. Generally, the installation of a new roof should lower your insurance premiums by as much as 10 to 20 percent – especially if the new roof is constructed with fire-retardant shingles.
Notice how we said, “the second call you should make is to your insurance company?” That’s because your first call should be to Aastro Roofing!
If your roof is leaking, falling apart, or just plain looking tired, call the experts with over 30 years of experience, Aastro Roofing. Call us today at 561-409-3280 to schedule a free commercial roof evaluation, or book online at aastroroofing.com.
As a new homeowner, there are a number of things that require upkeep – plumbing, insulation, structure, roofing. In South Florida, the latter is often left to the wayside when, in fact, it requires some of the most consistent maintenance. Annual hurricanes and afternoon thunderstorms combined with other Florida-elements can leave your roof in shambles. As experts in the roofing industry, we highly recommend that you keep your roof as well maintained as possible.
Whether they’re a recent homeowner or have lived in their house for 20+ years, people always have misconceptions about roofing. Read on to find out what they are, and how you can prolong the longevity of your roof.
Not true. While the average house can last upwards of 80 years, the roofing cannot and will not. The average lifespan of the different roofing materials are as follows:
Of all the roofing materials, metal roofing has the longest life. While we recommend metal roofing for its longevity and durability, shingle roofing is the most common roofing in South Florida. One of the more frequent roofing problems that arise with this type of roofing is missing, curling, or cracked shingles. After a bout of storms or an intense hurricane season, a shingle roof might need to be repaired or replaced sooner rather than later.
Even if there were a slow hurricane season and a dry summer with minimal thunderstorms, your roof will not last forever.
While it’s possible that you can fix some minor common roofing problems on your own, a frequent misconception about roofing is that you can fix all of your roofing issues. Because your roof is fundamental to your home’s stability, it’s important that all repairs are done properly. That being said, unless you are a professional roofing contractor, your insurance covers your DIY repairs, and you are 100% sure that your solution is effective, we don’t recommend fixing repairs on your own.
Instead, hiring professional roofing contractors gives you peace of mind, knowing that all of your roof repairs are done accurately the first time. Adding roofing experts to your new homeowner’s checklist is essential to a safe and stable home for years to come.
To avoid further issues, you should repair your roof as soon as possible after it is damaged. A common misconception that homeowners make about is that replacing or repairing thier roof will take weeks or even months. But actually, roofing installation can be done in as little as 2 to 3 days. Beyond that, any added time comes from cleaning up and/or homeowners dealing with their home insurance company. However, the quicker you handle the latter, the quicker repairs and replacements can be done.
Homeowners can become quickly overwhelmed when it comes to their home’s roof. Many factors and unknowns can influence the stability of it, and both new and seasoned homeowners can believe any of these misconceptions about roofing. That’s why our team of expert roofing contractors are here. With us on your side, you can rest assured that your roof is in its best shape. Contact us today at <a href=”tel:561-409-3280 5614093280″>(561) 409-3280</a>.</span> for a free estimate on any and all of your roofing needs.
There’s nothing quite like natural lighting, listening to raindrops, or glancing at the stars. Now, imagine if you could do that in your own home. Well, you can! By installing house skylights, you can experience all of those benefits and more. At Aastro Roofing, we understand that any additions or modifications to your home seem overwhelming. However, skylights are more than just an aesthetic addition to your home. There are other financial and personal benefits of skylights. Read on to find out what they are.
Floridians pay, on average, 12% above the national average each month for their electric bill. Considering how hot it is year-round, it’s no surprise that the cost is significantly higher. But apart from air conditioning costs, the price of keeping lights on can get expensive, too.
Skylights can decrease your monthly electric bills and bring your annual cost down tremendously. Because they allow natural light into your home, you can keep your lights off during the day and enjoy both the sunlight and the savings.
In addition to reduced costs, skylights are “green.” By installing them in your home you are not only reducing energy costs on your monthly bill, but you are reducing energy consumption in general as well. This benefits both you and the environment— it’s a win-win!
Another benefit of skylights is that they add life to small spaces. Conventional bulbs can create an unnatural yellow glow, while LED bulbs can sometimes still emit an artificial light. Skylights, on the other hand, give off the sun’s natural light and allow it into your home. This adds life to any home, especially in small places like a hallway or smaller living room where aesthetic appeal is needed.
Not only does it add life and boost your mood, but skylights can improve your health as well. Since they allow light into places that normally wouldn’t be exposed to sunlight, any mold or mildew growing in your home can be eradicated. Allowing the mold or mildew to fester can worsen any allergies or asthma you or your family has, so installing skylights can benefit your families’ health in the long run.
At first, the cost to add skylights to your home can be steep and can range anywhere from $900 to upwards of $2000. They pay off, however, in the long term — especially if you’re planning on selling your home. The environmentally friendly aspect matched with energy savings each month is appealing to potential buyers and will increase your selling price.
And, as part of the Solar Tax Credit implemented in 2009, any homes that have renewable technologies (like skylights) qualify for a 30% tax credit through 2021. Saving money and going “green” are two aspects that set your home apart from the rest on the market.
If you’re thinking of installing skylights in your home, talk to the roofing experts at Aastro Roofing. We can install or repair any skylights in your home, ensuring that the quality and aesthetic appeal of your home remains intact. Contact us today at (561) 409-3280 for a free estimate.
Metal roofing has continuously increased in popularity throughout the past few years. In South Florida, metal roofing is one of the premier roofing materials as it is not only durable but long-lasting, too. Considering the amount of bad weather in Delray, Boca and, for that matter, the rest of South Florida, a sturdy roof is not just recommended, it’s necessary.
At Aastro Roofing, we understand how important it is to have a safe and secure roof. Of the many types of roofs, metal roofs are one of the best. Read on to get an inside look at some of the biggest benefits of metal roofing.
A lesser-known benefit of metal roofing is how customizable they are. Homeowners have the ability and freedom to paint or choose any color they want for their metal roofing. Practically any color imaginable is available to maintain the aesthetics, style, and curb appeal of your home.
One important thing to note about metal roof colors is their effect on the temperature of your roof. South Florida experiences hot weather year round, so choosing a lighter color like a light bronze, beige, light green, light blue, etc., will keep your home significantly cooler throughout the year.
Most of the initial metal roof costs are financially beneficial in the long-term. At first, the initial installation cost is more than other types of roofs but down the road that extra few dollars per square foot pay off. Because metal roofs are significantly more durable, homes on average receive up to 6% resale value gain compared to homes with other roofing.
In addition, the longevity of the roofing material ensures that its quality will not waver, even during hurricane season. When it comes time to sell your home, you can rest assured knowing that the roof is up to par.
Another benefit of metal roofing is its “green” factor. Metal roofing is the most environmentally friendly roofing material, as it’s not only partly made from recycled material but can be fully recycled at the end of its lifespan as well.
Not only is the material environmentally-friendly, but its effects are, too! Metal roofing has superior insulation, which significantly reduces the energy costs in your home. As it reflects sunlight, it reduces cooling costs by up to 25%. In South Florida, this can make a significant impact on your monthly electricity bill.
As mentioned, metal roofing is long-lasting. In fact, metal roofing has a lifespan of up to 80 years. That’s around 2 to 4 times the average lifespan of other roofing materials, like asphalt or shingle roofing. The longevity and durability of metal roofing are appealing and beneficial for homeowners who want a secure, strong roof.
Metal roofing material is also lightweight and fire-resistant, adding to how safe and secure it is. In addition to durability, metal roofing is interlocked and slick. Acting almost as a repellent, rain, debris, and any other elements can just slide off and not build up.
While roof inspections are necessary for any type of roofing, metal roofing does not require the periodic inspections that other roofing requires. In a storm, shingles can become cracked or broken. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can withstand intense hurricane-level winds.
Aside from the initial metal roof installation, metal roofing does not need constant maintenance. For the most part, it’s impact-resistant. Therefore, you can get through any storm knowing your roofing is safe and stable.
Our team of experienced roofing contractors recommends metal roofing for South Florida homes. It’s strength, customization, and value are just some of the many benefits of metal roofing. Contact our team of experienced contractors at (561) 409-3280. to get a free estimate today!