There is so much to take care of when owning a business and many people forget that it’s not just the daily operations of the company. For example, caring for the company headquarter’s infrastructure is just as important as finding the right people to fill your job openings. Why? If you don’t take care of the building, your company won’t have a nice place to do business. Let’s take a look at the reasons why it’s important to keep your commercial roof clean in today’s post from Aastro Roofing.
When you have your commercial roof cleaned regularly, it can discover roof damage before it’s too late. This is one of the most important roofing tips out there. When there is damage to the roof, your maintenance team will be able to find the trouble spots when debris is removed and the roof is cleaned regularly. An unclean roof will wind up hiding potential problem spots.
A business owner should do everything possible to reduce fire hazards for their employees and their clients. One way to reduce fire hazards is with commercial roof cleaning. Does your business use or store combustible materials? Are you in an area of Florida prone to wildfires? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s important to keep the roof clean. Cleaning your roof removes possible combustible items, making your building less likely to experience a fire.
The biggest enemy of a roof is moisture. The best way to get rid of moisture on your roof is by removing the debris that can hold water. This includes debris from trees, twigs, paper, and other items. You should also remove these items so that water does not pool on the roof, which can make it heavy and lead to a leak. When there is too much water present on the roof and it is not removed, the roof can wind up developing rust. Commercial roof maintenance makes it easy to remove debris from your company’s roof.
Another great reason why you should consider commercial roof cleaning is that it can help improve the performance of the roof and extend its life. How does a roof perform? When your roof is clean of debris and other items, it can help your building increase its energy efficiency as the HVAC units might not have to run as often. When you have a clean roof, it reduces the potential for damage, which also extends the life of the roof.
Do you operate a restaurant? If so, the roof likely needs to meet certain codes from the health department, especially if there is an exhaust fan present. If an exhaust fan is blocked it can lead to a fire, pushing smoke into the restaurant. While that is just one example, no matter the industry, you need your company’s brick-and-mortar location (or locations) to conform with regulations, compliance protocols, and any other regulatory policies. While keeping your roof in check is just one aspect of the overall compliance “picture,” it’s a pretty important aspect to consider.
If your commercial roof has not been cleaned as of late you need to schedule a cleaning immediately. Call the experienced and trusted team from Aastro Roofing today to schedule an appointment for commercial roof cleaning services. Call our office at 561-409-3280 to schedule your appointment today!
If you own commercial property, you will likely want to do everything possible to protect your investment. One such way is to make sure that the roof is in good shape. Check for missing shingles and that the roof is repaired as soon as possible after a storm leaves behind damage. Another way to make sure the roof is in good shape is to apply commercial roof coating to extend its life. Here are the benefits of commercial roof coating and its effects on different types of commercial roofing.
The easy answer to the question posed above is yes, commercial roof coating actually extends the life of your roof. The best way to explain roof coating is that it is an additional layer of protection for your roof from the elements. Roof coating not only helps protect the roof from the harmful rays of the sun, it also lowers the temperature of the building and reflects heat away from the building.
Roof coating can help lower your company’s energy costs. How? Basically, since the coating helps reflect the rays of the sun off the building, it lessens the amount of time your air conditioning units have to run. This will lead to a lower energy bill each month. The heat from the sun will not be absorbed into the building, making it easier to cool it off during the height of summer.
The biggest advantage of installing commercial flat roof coating is that it can be used with all types of materials and roofing products. This means that roof coating works well with any of the following roofing options:
You should always check the warranty of your roof before having commercial roof coating installed on your company’s roof deck as some products can void a warranty. Are you installing a brand new roof on your business? If so, your best bet might be reflective coating shingles for your new roof. The bottom line here is that roof coating has the same effect on every type of commercial roof material: it works to prolong the life of the roof so you don’t have to worry about replacing the entire roof too often.
Another benefit of commercial metal roof coating is that it can prevent the need for early replacement of your roof. Has your roof been suffering from minor damage that can be fixed? Does it have small leaks? If so, you can apply roof coating to these areas after they have been repaired to add an extra layer of protection.
Do you have questions about installing roof coating to your company’s roof? If so, it’s time to speak to the experienced commercial roof coating contractors from Aastro Roofing about your project. Call our office at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation.
Living in Florida comes with its advantages and disadvantages. You get to enjoy the sun for most of the year without having to deal with cold temperatures. On the downside, you have to deal with high humidity levels, which can lead to mold and mildew in your home if the roof is damaged or too old. At one point or another in your life, while living in Florida, you will need to go through the re-roofing process. You have two options with re-roofing: hot-mop and self-adhering. Let’s examine the pros and cons of both options.
When the time comes to re-roof your home, the hot-mop option is a common one. It involves spreading a layer of hot asphalt on the base layer of the roof. The asphalt is applied to the roof using a heated mop. A modified bitumen cap sheet is then applied to the asphalt and both layers are nailed to the roof.
The pros of the hot-mop option:
The self-adhering concept in the roofing industry is a newer option for homes and businesses throughout the state of Florida. The biggest benefit of a self-adhering roof is that you do not need tar or the equipment required to apply tar for the installation of this product. Self-adhering roofing is so simple that it is often referred to as peel and stick. This product can be installed on structures with a flat roof and some structures with a sloped roof.
The pros of self-adhering roofing:
So, which roofing option is better for your home? If you are going for a proven, cost-effective method, your best bet is the hot-mop method. If you don’t mind paying a little more for your roof installation and don’t want hot tar or an open flame on your home, then self-adhering roofing is your best bet.
If it is time to re-roof your home, or you haven’t decided what method to use on new construction, you need to speak to an experienced roofing contractor. Call the team from Aastro Roofing at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation or appointment for service.
Working on a roof is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most difficult jobs you can have. Whether you are looking to make a repair to the roof on your home or business, or are interested in working for a roofing company, you need to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. A fall from a roof, no matter how high, can lead to dire consequences. Here are top five roof safety tips to follow so you can complete the project without suffering any injuries.
The first thing you should always do prior to beginning a roofing project is to monitor the forecast. It’s just like going out on a boat; you don’t want to get caught in a storm because you have little to no protection. If there is a storm in the forecast, do not start the project. You don’t want to begin ripping up old shingles to have it rain. The rain can easily seep into the home, causing water damage and problems with mold. Don’t even risk it if the forecast isn’t calling for a day without the chance of a storm.
You will need a ladder to access your roof no matter where it is located on your home or business. If you have to go through a window, you should still have a ladder set up on the ground in the event someone closes the window on you. If the roof is uneven, add a leveler to the ladder to make it safe to climb.
Even if you are the most experienced roofer there is, you should always use a roof safety harness when working on your roof. The harness must be attached to a permanent roof anchor that is installed on the ridge of the roof. Not only will this protect you from experiencing a potentially deadly fall, it will also help you move around the roof easily.
You might think the project you are handling will only take five minutes, why should I ask for help? Well, if you work alone on a roof and fall, who will know you need emergency care? You should always have someone working with you, whether they are on the roof alongside you or monitoring your progress from the ground.
Aside from the harness, you should wear a helmet, gloves, goggles, boots with good traction and any other piece of protective equipment you think is necessary. You want to eliminate the various ways you can suffer an injury when working on a roof and this equipment will help make that happen.
Are you ready to undertake a roofing project at home? If so, it’s a good idea to call the roofing team from Aastro Roofing to discuss your project and what you will need. Call us today at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation. Be sure to follow these roofing tips so that your project goes off without a hitch.
Owning a home is one of the most exciting goals you can achieve in life. It can also be stressful. There always seems to be something on the to-do list for homeowners, including repairing or replacing the roof of the home. Aastro Roofing understands how difficult it can be to determine whether or not a roof is damaged or if it needs to be replaced. Here’s what causes roof failure and roof damage.
In the majority of cases, a roof fails because poor or faulty materials were used in the most recent installation. Homeowners might not have the money on hand to pay to have a new roof installed on their home, which could cause them to purchase cheap materials for the project. This will only help you save money right now. Going with cheap materials will cost more down the road because the entire roof will need to be replaced well before its lifetime has expired.
There are things that are completely out of a homeowner’s control when it comes to roof failure and one of those things is the design of the roof. Poor roof design doesn’t come with a roofing contractor. It usually happens with the construction of the home. There might not have been enough slope to the roof when the home was built or there isn’t enough proper ventilation in the roof to remove moisture. Poor ventilation in a roof will lead to moisture and air being trapped in the attic space, which eventually can lead to the growth of mold.
Every roof needs flashing installed. If there’s none installed, water can seep into the home. Roof flashing is part of a weather-resistant barrier installed on most homes in Florida. It helps seal seams and joints so that water does not travel down them, accessing the home and causing water damage or the growth of mold and mildew.
Have you suffered roof damage due to severe storms? Did a tree or limb fall on your roof? If so, you need to have the roof checked for damage and repair. A lack of maintenance of the roof can lead to serious issues with the roof and the interior of your home. Maintenance can include replacing shingles that fly off the roof in a storm. Do not continue to go with missing shingles or water will invade your home.
Another common cause of a faulty roof is poor installation of the roof in the first place. Maybe you worked with a roofing contractor that is not licensed or has a poor record with the Better Business Bureau. Poor workmanship is often a leading cause of roof failure in Florida.
Have you been dealing with roofing issues? Have you noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls? If so, it’s time to call the trusted roofing contractors from Aastro Roofing about your problems. Call our office in Deerfield Beach at 561-409-3280 to schedule an appointment for service.
Updating your home encompasses many different aspects and projects. One of the most critical improvements you can make to your home is putting on a new roof. The roof helps protect the home from wind, water, and debris. A properly installed roof can help prevent water from getting into your home, which can lead to mildew and moisture problems. If you are planning to update your home with a new roof, you likely are worried about how you can pay for it. Aastro Roofing can help with not only the installation but also roof financing options.
Roof replacements are important upgrades to your home that must be made ever so often. Why? Leaving an older roof on your home can easily cause a leak. A roof should be replaced no later than every 20 years if you want to prevent water damage. Replace your roof when there is damage from trees, wear and tear, loose or missing shingles, and any other significant damage occurs.
You have financing options available from Aastro Roofing if you are worried about being able to pay for your new roof. We will work with you so you are able to pay with little to no worries. Our financing plans include varying payment plans so you don’t have to worry about being able to pay the entire balance in full when the project is complete. Making monthly payments over a period of one or two years can make it much less stressful when you realize it’s time to replace your roof.
A big benefit of working with Aastro Roofing when replacing the roof of your home or when making a roof repair is that you can secure interest-free payments. This means that so long as you continue to make your minimum monthly payments on-time, you will not accrue any interest each month. However, if you fail to make a payment or do not pay the balance of the account by the due date, interest will be applied from the date of the transaction.
Making monthly payments, instead of a down payment, is a much better option when replacing your roof in Florida. With monthly payments, you will be able to provide Aastro Roofing with a minimum payment. If you can only pay less than the minimum payment one month and more the next, you have this option. As long as the balance is paid in full by the due date, you won’t get charged any interest. Adding a small monthly payment to your budget is easier than finding a lump sum of money during difficult times to replace your roof.
Are you ready to replace the roof on your home? Are you worried that you won’t be able to pay for the project in full when it is completed? If so, it’s time to call the experienced and trusted roofers from Aastro Roofing at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation for your roofing project.
Chances are you haven’t given much thought to whether you should replace your roof before selling your home. While roofs are a large part of any home, they generally don’t rank all that high on the never-ending list of things that accumulate when selling. You’re more likely to consider your home’s value, the health of your local real estate market (hint: South Florida is healthy), and how to stage your home for showings. Guess what? Roofing repairs and replacements have a significant impact on your home’s value.
Here are some Aastro Roofing approved house selling tips. You can thank us after your home is in escrow!
Deciding whether to replace your roof before selling your home comes down to a couple of things. Sure, there are style considerations, but you’ll really be looking at the cost vs the resale value. After all, roofing repairs and replacements can quickly add up to a significant investment. That’s exactly what they are, though, an investment. Making sure your entire home, from the roof to the foundation, is in pristine condition.
So, you should replace your roof before you sell your house if you’re in a seller’s market. This means that there is a high demand for homes, and sellers can expect to receive competitive offers – at or above the listing price – on their home.
South Florida’s market is cyclical. It’s almost always strong, but it moves between being a buyer and seller’s market regularly. Right now, we’re starting to drift into a buyer’s market. This means that you’ll need to repair your roof rather than replacing it before you sell your house.
One survey from the National Association of REALTORS® found that homeowners increased the overall value of their house by five percent after replacing shingles. This won’t be the case for everyone, but it’s just one sign that you want to pay attention to your roof when selling.
Other house selling tips include:
There are many, many more house selling tips, but these cover the basics. Now you know how to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
If you decide to repair or replace your roof before selling your house, you’re going to want Aastro Roofing on your side. We’ve been making sure South Floridians homes have the highest quality roofs for over three decades. Take a look at our work and then call us at (561) 409-3280 for a free estimate!
There will come a day when you need to replace your roof. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but a fact all the same. When that day comes – around once every twenty or thirty years – you’re going to want to pick the right one. That means something different in South Florida than it does in, say, New York. Given our climate, should you choose shingled roof tiles or opt for a metal roof? What about the huge variety of roofing styles to choose from? Keep reading for answers to all your questions!
Before getting into the world of roof types and answering the question of how to select a new roof for your home, let’s take a look at how you know it’s time for an all new roof. After all, it’s probably tempting to say, “We’ll just repair what’s already on top of our house.” That might be okay in some situations, but it won’t work in all of them.
Call your South Florida roofers and have them perform a thorough inspection. What might look like ordinary wear and tear – cracked shingles, aged flashing, minor leaks – could actually be the sign of something much more severe like sheathing damage. Remember, your roof doesn’t only add value to your house. It also protects your home from rain, heat, and the occasional hurricane.
There are a lot of different roof types to choose from. You can go for the classic metal roof look, pioneered way back in the 1700s. It’s still going strong today. You can pick shingles, America’s most popular type of roof tiles. Or, you can opt for clay, which is ultra-durable and gives your home an attractive Spanish look.
Regardless of the roof type, you need to pick the right roofing styles for your particular home. In South Florida, that means something durable to withstand high winds and heavy rain. You’re also going to want a gentle slope. This helps rain and debris move down and off of your roofing materials, rather than sitting stagnant and leading to damage. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t go above a 4/12 slope (a rise of four inches for every foot). Anything higher can put your roof tiles in danger during tropical storms.
Here we’ve come to the most important question – what roofing materials should you select? We’ve mentioned shingles, clay, and metal, but there are plenty more to choose from!
EPDM roof types offer serious weather protection. A combination of different rubbers and polymers – ethylene, propylene, and diene to be exact – EPDM roofing is all over South Florida. It’s traditionally been used for commercial property, but don’t let that stop you from picking it for your home today.
Modified Bitumen is another great material. It’s a hybrid of different materials that not only looks stylish but is extremely lightweight. It is a particularly smart choice for South Florida thanks to its UV protection, which can help keep your heating bill down.
Whatever roofing styles you choose for your house, and whatever roofing materials they’re constructed from, the experts at Aastro Roofing can install them. With over thirty years of experience, we know what it takes to get the job done right. Contact us today at (561) 409-3280.
Deciding to replace an old roof is never easy. Roofs are an integral part of your house. They’re also large and unwieldy to work on, and commonly thought to be expensive to replace. This might be why so many people put off replacing or repairing a roof until it’s been seriously damaged.
Don’t be one of those people! You want to be proactive with all things related to your roof – from signs of roof damage to learning how to spot leaks and more. Here are three tell-tale signs it’s time to replace an old roof.
You know it’s time to replace or repair a roof when it starts showing major damage. This includes things like leaks, missing shingles or tiles, and even large cracks in the roof’s foundation. What you might not know, though, is that you can spot signs of roof damage long before they become major.
There are many signs of roof damage, but some of the more common ones here in South Florida include:
Singles are one of the most popular types of roofs in the country. It’s easier to replace an old roof before it becomes too old or damaged. Checking your shingles is a great way to take this proactive step.
Leaky roofs are the bane of homeowners everywhere. This is especially true in South Florida, where hurricane season lasts half of the year. Wind, rain, and debris damage from tropical storms and hurricanes are a major cause of repairing a roof. So, it’s time to learn how to spot leaks in your roof before they become an even larger problem.
How to spot leaks is easier than most people think. You can look for signs of water damage in your attic, on your ceilings, and at the top of your walls. These are all fine, but you can also act proactively by inspecting the flashing and boots (rubber seals) on your roof. You can also look for wet insulation in the attic. While a leak itself may be too small to spot, it will still dampen any insulation.
Now that you know signs of roof damage, how to spot leaks, and when to replace an old roof, you can give Aastro Roofing a call at (561) 623-3710 for a free estimate. We’re South Florida’s roofing experts! You don’t have to start repairing a roof alone. We’re here to help every step of the way.
Is it time to replace the roof on your home in Boca Raton? If so, it’s important that you end up choosing a roofing contractor that is right for you. One way to make sure the company you pick will provide superior service is to read online reviews. Online reviews are written by current or former customers of the roofing companies you are researching. We want you to work with the most reputable roofers in the area. That’s why our team has compiled this post about researching online reviews of roofing companies.
Word of mouth is one of the best ways a customer can inform themselves when choosing a roofing contractor. Word of mouth could either be positive or negative. In the digital age, word of mouth travels incredibly fast. When you read online reviews of roofing contractors in your area, you are getting an understanding of the type of job that was performed by the contractor in the words of the customer.
When you begin reading online reviews of roofing contractors in Boca Raton, there’s a list of items you need to look for in order to make an informed decision about which roofer to hire. This includes the politeness of the staff, the price of the project, the quality of the work, the way the team left the job site at the end of each day, if they are insured and bonded, and if they handle your type of roof.
You will ultimately come across reviews that do not have a narrative with them. For example, the reviewer might have selected one or two stars and failed to leave an explanation as to why they gave the low rating. You should ignore these online reviews because they are, for the most part, filed by disgruntled former employees or former customers who simply have something to complain about. You want to focus on reviews that have a narrative with them so you can pull the important information out and make an informed decision.
Quite possibly the most important benefit of reading online reviews is that they provide a wider description of the contractor in question. What do we mean by this? You will be able to get an understanding of the contractor’s work without having to personally know neighbors, friends, or family members who used the contractor. You can obtain much more information with online reviews than by simply relying on word of mouth from the people close to you.
After you have read through plenty of online reviews and the time has come for choosing a roofing contractor, you can confidently say that Aastro Roofing is a great choice for your roofing project. Contact us at (561) 623-3710 to schedule a consultation about your project. We will provide you with superior service in a timely manner, so you don’t have to deal with leaks or other issues any longer.