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Roof damage caused by hail

What You Need To Know About Roof Damage Caused by Hail

As the inclement weather continues to pummel through major Florida areas, it’s important for you to understand the serious problems that pummel along with it. You may not see obvious damage to your roof from the ground, but our rooftop specialists can both understand and identify hail damage in Stuart and elsewhere throughout the state resulting from recent (and severe) storms.

As recent headlines read, “Fast-moving storms caused blinding rains, strong wind gusts and hail late Monday afternoon in areas of Martin County,” residents and visitors to the area were unprepared in the arrival of the damaging weather.

“The weather just got progressively worse so I wasn’t sure if I should keep driving or stop. Then the hail got really big. I couldn’t see anything in front of me. Then the car started rocking and then the tree came out of nowhere,” described Palm City resident, Melissa Knox.

Roof damage caused by hail

In this blog, Crown Roofing (your local Florida roofing contractor, specializing in roof repair and roof replacement) will discuss a few (very important) reasons why you should never ignore hail damage on your roof. Remember, hail damage is oftentimes not apparent until years later when it has turned into leaks and other severe and costly roofing issues. The full-life damage process is a slow, but almost sure, process. It all starts the moment hail slams into your rooftop and knocks off (or chips) the protective outer layer. This can cause deeper layers of your roofing system to become exposed, making them more susceptible to leaks. For these reasons, it’s critical to have your rooftop examined and inspected by a roofing professional in Port St. Lucie or any nearby areas immediately following a Florida hail storm.

Once damage is identified, insurance companies will prefer you to make a claim as soon as possible.  This helps to ensure that repairs are completed in a timely manner and that more problems will not arise. By allowing a hail-damaged roof to remain exposed to the elements, the risks for more severe (and more costly) problems skyrocket. Weather and storm-related roofing issues carry a number of characteristics as they pass through seasons and only get worse as they pass through time.

While hail may be more prevalent in our friendly states to the north, recent weather events in the Sunshine State prove we’re not in the clear. Just across the US, there were 5,382 major hailstorms in 2019, according to the NOAA’s Severe Storms database. In 2018, 4,610 major hailstorms occurred, resulting in $810 million in property and crop damage.

At Crown Roofing, all our estimators and service technicians are sent through extensive training and, therefore, possess the knowledge to identify storm damage and assist with any necessary insurance claims, working with homeowners to fight for the compensation they deserve. Answering calls 24-hours a day, we’re always ready, willing to work with your insurance company to get you rooftop restored as soon as possible. With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach, and Orlando, we are your local, full-service roofing contractor. Call today: 855-276-9655

 

COVID-19 Safety Updates from your Favorite Florida Roofing Contractor

Crown Roofing remains open for business and we are committed to our longstanding policy of maintaining a healthy, hygienic environment for all team members and customers. 

We continue to take proactive measures related to COVID-19. We have implemented additional cleaning protocols in our office, warehouse, fleet vehicles and work locations. We have also equipped field staff with the necessary equipment to ensure safe working procedures in our customers’ homes.

Crown Roofing is following the strategies that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended in their Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.

In addition, in order to protect our customers and technicians, we have enacted the following protocols:

  • If any service technician is feeling ill or is caring for someone that is ill, they will not report to work
  • We are asking COVID-19 related health questions when booking an appointment. Please let us know if anyone at the home/business is ill prior to our service technician arriving
  • Our service technicians will arrive to your home with gloves, eye protection and shoe covers – we’ll confirm with you if we should wear our PPE (Person Protective Equipment) upon arrival
  • Crown Roofing service technicians will be adhering to social distancing guidelines

If there are any significant changes to current CDC guidelines, Crown Roofing will update our website and social media to provide our customers with the latest information. We appreciate your understanding and patience should this cause any interruptions to our team or business as usual. We encourage everyone to stay healthy by practicing social distancing, washing your hands frequently and staying informed.

Thank you for your support,

The Crown Roofing Family

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Crown Roofing: Business Observer’s TOP Roofing Contractor

It’s one of the most anticipated publications of the year: Business Observer’s Top 50 Contractors.  This year, the published top contractors looped in $6.5 billion in revenue, proving the region’s construction sector continues to speed without signs of a slowdown.  We’re proud to say that your favorite Naples roofing contractors, Crown Roofing, made the list — not only in the top 20 of the entire list, but as the highest-ranked roofing contractor as well.

In 2019, the top 50 posted a total of $6.45 billion in revenue, up 15.1% over $5.6 billion in 2018. That comes on top of 15.4% growth in 2018 over 2017. (To make the Top 50 Contractor list, companies must be based in the Business Observer’s coverage area, from Polk County south to Collier County. Companies must be in some type of contracting field: electrical, general construction, roofing and more. Data is self-submitted.)

We not only offer new construction, roof replacement, roof maintenance, and roof repair in Port Royal and elsewhere throughout the state, but we provide top-notch customer service and competitive pricing to help ensure our clients are getting the most personalized and efficient customer service available.  With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Pompano Breach, and Orlando, we’re just a phone call away, 24/7.

Crown Roofing: Marco Island Marriott

Crown Roofing was founded out of the realization of the need for a company that could fill an ever-expanding gap in the market. Customers are demanding low pricing but are unwilling to sacrifice service and quality. A leaner, more efficient model was needed and each current owner felt that with their roofing and corporate management experience, along with advances in technology for more streamlined and automated office operations, they could fill this need. Each owner of the organization came to Crown Roofing with unique sets of skills and years of experience in the marketplace. Crown Roofing has managed multi-million dollar roofing operations for over 10 years and collectively have more than 75 years of roofing and corporate management experience.

Crown Roofing services all of Central, South and Southwest Florida, specializing in new construction, re-roof, maintenance and all of your roof service needs. We look forward to helping you with your residential or commercial roofing needs. With five offices and more than 600 employees across the state, we’re ready to handle your toughest projects. Call today to schedule your free estimate. We’re answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 855-CROWN-55

Crown Roofing New Year Resolutions

New Year’s Roof Resolutions

As we wrap up 2019, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead — 2020.  Once the ball drops, it’s time to get serious and focus on the health of not only your body, but of your roof, too.  Add it to that Resolution List, you know, with losing weight, or quitting smoking, or saving more money, or that big career change.  Pencil in money-saving roof resolutions, and make sure you include the contact information for our specialists of roof repair in Naples, Marco Island, Port Royal, and elsewhere throughout the state of Florida.

Crown Roofing New Year Roofing Resolutions

We don’t stop there though. Whether it’s a roof replacement in Orlando, Winter Haven, or any of the other major surrounding Florida cities, it’s important to team up with a roofing contractor that can handle all your properties. With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach, and Orlando, we’re ready and equipped to help all our neighbors in The Sunshine State.  Let’s get back to what’s important though — your roof.

We’ve got “New Year, New Roof” tips for you and your neighbors to help find the best value in roofing solutions:

Take Action Now: The last thing you want to do is wait until you have a leak to pay your roof the attention it needs.  Regular roof inspections are not only critical in elongating the lifespan of your roof, but also in helping to keep down costly, emergency repairs.  Unfortunately, structural damage can severely increase the bottom line of your roof repair/roof replacement, too.  Keep all working components in tip-top shape with regular care and attention to create the most cost-efficient lifespan of your roofing system.

Know Your Options: When searching out a roofing contractor in Tampa, Lakeland, or any of the surrounding areas for either a roof repair or a complete replacement, your best bet is to turn toward a knowledgeable, experienced, and honest roofer.  There are a plethora of options, features, and upgrades available for every roof system.  It’s imperative that you not only choose the right options for your property but the right options for your wallet.

Watch Your Gutters:  If your gutters aren’t working properly, your roof will likely suffer. You want to make sure that water is able to easily flow away from your roof without any pooling or ponding. Checking your gutters is also an excellent way to tell if your roof has suffered any shingle or tile breakage.

Mind Your Landscaping: Your roof is intended to protect your home or business from the weather — not to repel trees.  You want to make sure that you’re keeping nearby trees properly trimmed to prevent any unnecessary damage. Also, you want to make sure you’re keeping your gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and other debris to help ensure proper drainage.

Find A Trustworthy Roofer: As you wouldn’t let just anyone in your house, you shouldn’t let just anyone on your roof.  Make sure you contract with a company that is local and will be there in your time of need. You want a roofer who can stand behind its warranty and who can provide the property insurance and licensing as well. You want a team that is trained and experienced in all roofing systems and a team that can handle any and all repair, replacement, and diagnostic issues.

Crown Roofing looks forward forward to seeing you in the New Year. With five offices and more than 600 employees across the state, we’re ready to handle your toughest projects.  To help jump start your roofing resolutions, we’re offering FREE, no-obligation estimates.  Call today to schedule yours. We’re answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 855-CROWN-55

5 Interior Signs of a Roof Problem

The safety and comfort of your family and employees is important and having a roof you can rely on is essential. While Florida is a beautiful, sunny, and warm state to live, heavy storms and the occasional hurricane can cause damage to your roof. Keeping a close eye on your roof and taking care of any roofing issues during the early stages can help home and business owners prevent costly roof repairs. Below you will see five interior signs of a roof problem.

Signs that you may have a roof problem

Stained or Sagging Roof: If you notice yellow stains or a sagging roof this may be a sign of a roof leak or poor ventilation. Without proper ventilation the lifespan of your roof will be reduced, and you could potentially face an expensive roof replacement project.

Musty/Moldy Odors: It only takes a small leak to lead to mold growth. Mold grows in areas with high moisture, therefore if you smell a moldy or musty odor you should assume there is moisture present.

Water Presence: It’s safe to say if you see water dripping from your ceiling you most likely have a roof problem. Water in other areas such as the corners or floors can also indicate a roofing issue as the water can travel through a building or home. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and have a reliable roofer check your roof anytime you see water.

Ceiling or Attic Damage: If the ceiling paint changes color or expands you may have a roof problem. Also, any light that passes through your attic is sure indication you have a roofing issue.

Higher Energy Costs: If you notice a rise in your energy bills there is a chance you may have a roof problem. A well-insulated, sturdy roof will allow a building to maintain its temperature without placing undue stress on the HVAC system.

The signs above can easily be identified by the average homeowner. It doesn’t take roofing knowledge or a ladder to notice the items listed above. By being aware of these interior signs you can potentially save money on your next roof repair/replacements.

Your Local Roofing Contractor

Crown Roofing excels in installing high-quality, new roofs and replacing roofs damaged through age, weather and other events. If you have noticed any of the interior signs of a roof problem which are listed above, it is best to contact your local roofing contractor for a roof inspection. Occasionally, when a home or business has roof damage, they need more than roofing repair, Crown Roofing will remove old roofing materials and replace it with the roof material of your choice. Crown Roofing has been providing premier quality roofing repairs and replacements for commercial and residential clients across the state of Florida for many years. There is no job too big and no task too small for Crown Roofing.

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6 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Roof

One of the most important components to your home is the roof.   The roof is your protection from weather elements and mother nature; therefore, it is important for it to be kept in top condition.  Many homeowners are unsure of how to maintain their roof.  Some of the most common mistakes you might be making with your roof are as follows:

  1. Not keeping it clean: It may not seem like a big deal, but debris and dirt buildup can ruin your roof by causing the roofing material to decay.
  2. Over insulating your home: A common mistake is over insulating your home. This can lead to ventilation issues such as in an attic.  The ventilation issues in turn cause moisture buildup and mold which can lead to structural damage.
  3. Power washing your roof: Pressure washers can loosen tiles or shingles or even leave water underneath your roof.   A standard hose with a good scrubbing should keep your roof clean.  If not, a knowledgeable roofer can help.
  4. Covering shingles: Avoid taking this common shortcut and make sure to replace old shingles rather than just covering them.
  5. Not inspecting it regularly: In addition to regularly inspecting your roof, you should also be checking the attic.  Mold growth and excessive humidity in your attic are signs you may have a roofing issue.
  6. Ignoring leaks or water damage: A tiny drip or a little watermark may not seem like a big deal but when it comes to roofs a small fix can quickly become large replacement.

The above mistakes are some of the more common mistakes you may be making with your roof.   The biggest mistake you can make however is not hiring a trusted, reputable, experienced roofing company.   Attempting a DIY project or having a friend take a look is rarely a good idea.  While a few of the strategies in upkeeping, your roof may appear to be simple, others may warrant a call to your local roofing contractor. At Crown Roofing, we have the knowledge and expertise in working with all types of roofing systems. If you need roof repair, roof maintenance or a new roof, our expert professionals can take care of it for you. Crown Roofing handles all types of roofing systems from tile, shingle, slate and metal. There is no job that is too small and no task that is too big. Crown Roofing has offices across Central, South and Southwest Florida. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Top 7 Tips to Prepare your Roof for Rainy Season

Rainy season in Florida can have devastating effects on a home’s roof.   It is important for homeowners to be aware of common roofing issues and how to prepare your roof for rainy season.   While the safest way to begin preparing your roof for rainy season is to get a full inspection by an experienced, licensed roofer, there are several things homeowners can do to prepare.

  • Check your gutters –Make sure your home’s gutters are free of debris to avoid water backing up. Also check your downspouts for blockage and clogs and make sure water can flow smoothly through.  Make sure all drains are free from impediments.
  • Check for and remove and roof debris. Also inspect the roof for cracks on the roof’s ridges and cracked or damaged shingles.
  • Make sure the flashing does not have any holes, cracks, or rusted spots. Ensure the flashing is properly sealed and has no holes.
  • Inspect skylights to make sure they are properly sealed and secured
  • Check flat roofs for standing water, deterioration and discoloration. Inspect tile roofs for missing tile and shingle roofs for missing or cracked shingles.
  • Trim nearby trees and bushes – Dead trees and overhanging branches can damage a roof if they fall on it. Make sure any overhanging tree limbs are trimmed before rainy season begins.
  • Prevent leaks before they start – Many large roof issues could have been avoided by fixing small leaks and defects before they worsened. Fix the small issues to avoid larger issues later!

An important tip to remember when preparing your roof for rainy season is that water runs downhill and anything that impedes the waterflow can cause a leak and lead to roof damage.   Gutters, downspouts, and the roofs condition should always be monitored to avoid major roof damage.   Homeowners are always advised to get a roof inspection prior to rainy season to avoid major leaks and roof damage.   An experienced, reputable roofer can help ensure your roof is ready to handle the heavy Florida rainy season.

Who to Call

As many of our Florida residents know, June marks the first full month of Florida’s annual rainy season.  Before this year’s rainy season begins, be proactive and give Crown Roofing a call to schedule your appointment for a roof inspection or roof repairs.  Our expert roofers can make sure that your roof is ready to handle the heavy rainfall this season to ensure that your family and your home is protected.  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. Crown Roofing has offices across Central, South and Southwest Florida. Contact us today for a free estimate.

3 New Year’s Resolutions for your Roof

Each year millions of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions as they ring in the new year. Most of the resolutions that are made involve personal goals such as eating healthier and weight loss, others may involve jobs, financial situations or personal relationships. What many people do not realize is that New Year’s Resolutions don’t have to be just about self-improvement. Resolutions can and should include taking care of investments, such as the roof of your home or business.

Your property is one of the biggest investments made. As a home or business owner, taking care of one of your biggest assets should be part of your New Year’s Resolutions.

3 New Year’s Resolutions for your Residential or Commercial Roof

Inspection – Inspecting your roof is one of the simplest ways of keeping your roof in good shape. Doing a visual inspection from the ground is a great start as it may help you to see damages such as broken or missing tiles or shingles. However, sometimes damages may not be so visible and most home or business owners will be unable to notice these faulty areas on their own until it’s too late, or until a leak has already happened. Scheduling a yearly roof inspection with a professional allows you the chance to catch any minor roofing issues before they spiral out of control. Our experts can pinpoint potential problems in the early stages which will keep the repair cost down and will protect the integrity of your home or business.

Clean and Maintain – Cleaning your roof and maintaining the areas surrounding your roof is an important factor in protecting your roof and prolonging the longevity of your roofing system. Cleaning your roofing system, whether it be tile, shingle, metal or flat, will not only please the eye, it will help to keep it in efficient working order. Eliminating the buildup of debris from your rooftop can help to reduce the risk of mold and mildew. Maintaining the areas surrounding your roof is important as well. Trees which are too close to your roof can cause many issues if unattended. Large trees not only leave your structure vulnerable to having branches fall on your roof causing damages, the leaves can clog gutters causing rain water to not properly drain away from your roofing system. Large trees and branches may also block the sunlight from your roof, providing dark and damp areas where mold and mildew can thrive.

RepairRepairing small roofing issues at an early stage can help you to save money in the long run. While a cracked or missing tile or shingle may not cause much of an aesthetic problem, especially if it appears in an unnoticeable area, they should not be ignored. With missing or damaged shingles or tiles, your roof is less likely to remain weatherproof. Things such as cracked or broken tiles, missing shingles or wear and tear around chimneys or vent pipes can turn into larger issues if left unattended to.

Overall, the key to keeping a healthy roof is with regular upkeep – inspection, cleaning and maintenance, and repair. While a few of the strategies in upkeeping your roof may appear to be simple, others may warrant a call to your local roofing contractor. At Crown Roofing, we have the knowledge and expertise in working with all types of roofing systems. If you are in need of roof repair, roof maintenance or a new roof, our expert professionals can take care of it for you. Crown Roofing handles all types of roofing systems from tile, shingle, slate and metal. There is no job that is too small and no task that is too big. Crown Roofing has offices across Central, South and Southwest Florida. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Storm Damage Roof Repair South Florida

Most Common Causes of Roof Damage

Roofs are a major part of a home. They protect us from the sun, weather, precipitation and outside debris. As such, roofs are expensive to fix or replace. It is important to be aware of the common causes of roof damage so you can prevent or reduce the risk of roof damage.

Improper Maintenance

• Roofs should be checked 1-2 times annually
• What to look for: missing shingles, flashing, raises or dips, discolored areas
• Gutters should always be clean and clear

Wind Damage

• Even weak storms can destroy weak roofs
• Verify shingles, flashing, and other roof components are secure
• Utilize a perimeter fastener strip to secure the roof’s edges

Trees

• Ensure trees are safe distance from home; remove ones that are too close
• Remove limbs and branches that could strike the roof
• Keep roof clear of debris

Wet Weather

• Consult a roofer to determine the best type of materials for your weather
• Keep roof and gutters free of debris so water can flow and drain properly

Pests

• Animals and insects can damage a roof
• Damaged areas can provide a path for pests into your home
• Keep branches at a distance from your roof – pests will use them to get to the roof

New roofs cost thousands of dollars. Even fixing or repairing a roof can be a costly endeavor. In order to prevent or reduce roof damage you must be aware of the causes. While many things can cause roof damage the above list are most common.

If you believe that your home may have roof damages it is important to take care of the damages as soon as possible to prevent small damages from becoming larger ones.

The professionals at Crown Roofing have years of experience maintaining and repairing damaged roofs. We work with roofs of all types, tile, shingle, metal or flat. Crown Roofing offers services for both Commercial and Residential roofs. There is no job that is too big and no task too small for Crown Roofing. Call us today to schedule your appointment for a free estimate.

Inspecting Your Roof After Hurricane Irma

Inspecting Your Roof After Hurricane Irma

Living in Florida has its advantages with the beautiful tropical climate, long sandy beaches and mild winters, however as we all know, during the months of June through November, Floridians need to beware of hurricanes. Hurricane Irma has just passed wreaking havoc all across Florida. With wind speeds exceeding 105 mph and wind gusts up to 130 mph in some areas, many home and business owners suffered extreme loss and damage to their property. Flooding from storm surge, water damage, property damage, downed trees and roof damage are things which many communities are now dealing with during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

If your commercial or residential property has suffered from roofing damages due to Hurricane Irma it is important to fix the damages in a timely manner so your property isn’t left vulnerable to the next rain storm.

How to Inspect Your Roof After a Hurricane

• Ground Inspection – Inspection of your roof can begin with a ground level inspection. By standing far enough back, you can review your roof to see if you notice any missing shingles, missing tiles, broken tiles or other damage. Using a pair of binoculars is also helpful in doing a ground inspection.
• Ladder Inspection – If you have a large stable ladder, you can use it to inspect your roof for damages. However, we suggest that you do not climb on your roof for inspection as loose shingles, loose tiles or other damages could cause you to fall resulting in injuries.
• Gutter Inspection – While inspecting your roof, inspect your gutters. Make sure your gutters are still secure and that they are not broken or damaged. Damaged or broken gutters can cause water to drain directly next to your home’s foundation which can cause problems.
• Interior Inspection – After completing an exterior inspection it is good to inspect inside as well. Using a flashlight, you can inspect your attic and ceiling for signs of water leaks. Check for wet areas on the ceiling and down the sides of the walls.

These steps can be followed for all different types of roofing such as shingle, tile, metal or flat. If your damages are minor and you feel you are able to repair them yourself, do so with extreme caution as some damages may not be so clearly visible causing slippage and injuries. For your safety, calling a professional is suggested for all repair work following a hurricane.

Who to Call

The staff at Crown Roofing hopes that you and your family have all made it safely through Hurricane Irma. If you find that your roof has incurred damages or if you find water leaks, call the professionals at Crown Roofing. We are here to provide you with roof repair services for your commercial or residential property. Crown Roofing has 5 locations across South Florida. We have offices in Fort Myers/Naples, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach/Pompano Area. Call us today to schedule your appointment.