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(Many) Advantages of Tile Roofs

When it comes to your roofing system, there are more layers to it that no one really enjoys discussing. For the everyday homeowner, especially for those who are aesthetically driven, the most important element of a roof is the type of visible roof materials used. Our Naples roofing contractors understand the exotic romance associated with tile roofs, we understand the aesthetic appeal. We understand the appeal of longevity associated with their lifespan, and we understand that these individual tiles (whether made of clay, concrete, or slate) are much more than just their looks.

We’d like to familiarize you with the selling points of these luxurious roofing materials to help you better weigh the pros against the cons. That way, you can gauge whether or not these materials are a beneficial upgrade to your home, whether it’s for a roof replacement project or for a new construction structure.

Advantages of Tile Roofing

Durability

Slate, concrete and clay tiles are impermeable to fire and can remain strong in the fight against rot, insects, and other pests. These roofing materials can withstand extreme temps (both hot and cold), making them ideal for nearly any climate. For the Floridians, it’s highly appealing that these clay tiles are much more resistant to corrosion caused by salt air than other roofing materials. That makes them even more suitable for coastal homes and businesses.

While they can stand up against the temperamental elements, their biggest threat can be people. These roofing materials are not designed to stand up against heavy foot traffic and can be easily chipped or broken when handled (or walked on) by inexperienced individuals. If you need assistance with your current tile roof system, it’s highly recommended that your call the roofing professionals at Crown Roofing to carry out the job with care and ease.

Crown Roofing: Olde Cypress

Longer Lifespan

Tile roofing systems can cost more (upfront) than your average shingle roof, but they can offset the initial charge in terms of overall lifespan. Because of their high thermal mass, they can work more efficiently in regulating the temperature of your home or business. Because of this, you’re looking at more cost-effective heating and cooling bills. Added Bonus: These materials are typically environmentally friendly, meaning that they can be easily recycled.

Aesthetic Appeal

Often, you’ll see familiar earth tones on tile roofing systems. They’re usually the classic curved shape and they can be either an unglazed or sand-cast finish, too. But there’s much more aesthetic versatility to these roofing materials than most people think. Clay and concrete tiles come in a wide variety of colors and even come in a number of finishes. Whether you’re looking to add the look of a woodsy cabin, a European structure, or a Victorian palace, roof tiles are your way to go as they come in a plethora of colors, shapes, and finishes.

At Crown Roofing, all our estimators and service technicians are fully trained and are provided hands-on experience with all roofing materials, including roof tiles.  If you’re looking for pricing on a roof replacement, interested in laying tiles on your new construction roof, or have a current tile system that needs to be repaired, we welcome you to call us now. Answering calls 24-hours a day, we’re ready to help you with any and all roofing issues. With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach, and Orlando, we are your local, full-service roofing contractor. Call today: 855-276-9655

Florida Hurricane

Is Your Home and Business Ready for Hurricane Season?

National facility managers, local property managers and our South Florida roofing contractors understand that hurricane season is here and coastal facilities, companies and homes are facing some serious risks for dangerous hurricane winds, rains and floods.  According to a recent release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we have a 70 percent likelihood of seeing 10 to 16 named storms throughout this year’s season (June 1 through November 30).  Of these 10 to 16 named storms, 4 to 8 of them are expected to transform into hurricanes – with winds of 74 mph or higher.  These calculations include 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3-5, with winds of 111 mph or higher).

As many of us Floridians know, predicting the weather hasn’t been boiled down to an exact science.  With that, we face a level of vulnerability.  According to the NOAA, this hurricane season will be especially challenging because of the difficulty in determining whether there will be competing or reinforcing climate influences on tropical storm development.  Still, a near-normal prediction shows us that this season could (and probably will) experience more lively hurricane activity than that of the last three years.

Our Coral Gables roofing contractors understand that one of the most beneficial moves you can make before a hurricane rolls in is to establish a solid relationship with a trusted partner – a qualified roofing contractor in your area.  Not only are we experts in new roof installation, but also in roofing service and maintenance.  Serving as a local roofing contractor across Central, Southwest and South Florida, we’re here to save the day when disaster strikes.

With hurricane season upon us, both homeowners and business owners should review the following before a storm hits:

  • Are you in contact with a roofing contractor that can respond within 24 hours?
  • Does your roofing contractor have a 24/7 call center?
  • Does your roofing contractor know how to work with insurance for storm claims?
  • Does your roofing contractor have teams in your area that can be mobilized quickly?
  • Can your roofing contractor provide the proper documentation and technology access to understand the damage to your roof and to provide the repairs needed?

Make sure you have the answers to these important questions and make sure that you have a trusted roofing contractor on your team before the big one strikes.  When it comes to fixing roofing damage after a major storm, you want a roofing contractor who can respond quickly and seamlessly to help you, your home, your family and your business bounce back.

Call our roofers in Miami Beach at 855-276-9655 today for a free estimate. Not only do we provide regular inspections, but we can help to repair current roofing systems that may be failing or we can install new roofing systems to best help you, your family and your business stay safe. There’s no job to small and no task too big. With offices in Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota and Miami, we’re here to help with all of your roofing needs.

Choosing A Professional Roofer

Picking the right roofer to meet your specific needs may seem like an endless and confusing task.  Don’t worry, we’re here to help simplify the process for you to make sure you get the reliable and affordable service you deserve.  Our roofers in South Florida are equipped to help you get the job done right in moderate time.

While there’s no predetermined checklist to help you choose the roofer of your dreams, keep reading for some very important guidelines to follow to help ensure you’re getting exactly what you need to meet your roofing needs.

Choose A Local Contractor:

Our Miami roofing company advise homeowners and commercial property owners to choose a reliable and local contractor. You want to make sure that your roofer has an established business and a solid reputation in the community.  Unfortunately, property owners have fallen victim to fly-by-night roofers who, after installing or repairing a roof, seemingly move, close or vanish.  In these cases, warranties can be useless.  It’s important to remember that a roof’s warranty is only as good as the reputation and the longevity of the roofing company.

Price Isn’t Everything:

Price should never be the determining factor.  While Crown Roofing strives to provide you with the best quality roof at the most affordable price, it’s important to remember that the two coincide.  Unfortunately, cheap bids can drive down the market and any company with overhead and with the proper insurance must establish pricing to cover these kinds of costs.

Avoid The Storm Chasers:

You should always avoid the knock-on-the-door companies.  These out-of-town storm-chasing roofing companies are the most publicized, yet people from across the state fall victim to them each and every day.  Also referred to as roofing gypsies, these companies travel across the state following the paths of storms looking for homeowners to exploit.  Your best bet is to select a roofing company from a referral or a sign posted in your neighborhood that has a happy, satisfied client on the other end of it.  You should never be pressured into selecting a roofer by forceful tactics and you should never seal the deal with an out-of-town company.

Get It In Writing:

It’s critical to make sure that you have a contract or a detailed proposal from a roofer before agreeing to the project.  Remember to clarify details pertaining to the project’s estimated date of completion, daily starting and ending times, materials expected to be used, enacted safety procedures, payment details, and don’t forget to ask about clean-up methods.

Check The Credentials:

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), you want to make sure that your chosen roofer has all of the proper documentation to perform their services.  It’s important to seek the company’s business license, roofing credentials, workers’ compensation insurance, general liability insurance and written manufacturer warranties.

Communication Is Key:

It’s critical in the early stages to establish a communicative relationship with your roofing company.  Are they returning your phone calls?  Are they getting you’re the proper documentation you’ve requested?  Are they following through?  Is the answer to any of these questions is “no”, it’s critical to communicate these concerns to a company representative.  If the problem isn’t solved then, it’s time to walk away.  As with all businesses, communication is key.  If a company isn’t getting you want you need on the front end when they’re still trying to get your business, what do you think will happen once they’ve already locked you in as a client?

When choosing a roofer, it’s important for you to choose a company that can help ensure that your family and your home is protected and that you’re getting the best service possible. Call our roofers in Fort Lauderdale at 855-276-9655 today for a free estimate. We can help to repair current roofing systems that may be failing or we can install new roofing systems to best help you and your family stay safe. There’s no job to small and no task too big. With offices in Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota and Miami, we’re here to help with all of your roofing needs.