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    Common Winter Roofing Issues to Avoid

    Last updated 1 day 4 hours ago

    Few things are as essential in life as the roof over your head. Throughout the course of each year, your roof keeps you shielded from scorching sunlight and heavy rain. But during the stormiest times of winter, your roof can take lots of abuse. The following issues are among the top causes of roofing damage in the wintertime.

    Melting Ice Buildups
    Ice dams are formed by buildups of ice, which prevent melting snow-water from draining properly. This traps the water and often forces it into a home's interior. Ice dams are usually the result of poor insulation, and generally require the help of roof repair specialists. Thankfully ice dams aren’t much of a concern in Ft. Lauderdale, but be on the lookout for ice buildups when visiting family in the snowy Northeast this winter.

    Leaking Seam Covers
    Another winter problem for many homeowners is flashing leaks, which occur when water slips through the aluminum sheets that cover the seams of a roof. Such leaks can occur anywhere the sheets are applied, such as around the edges of a chimney or sky-window frame. Roof repairs are urgently needed when flashing leaks occur. If you suspect that you're having such a leak, roofers should be contacted right away to inspect the problem.

    Moldy Vapor Deposits
    When the weather gets cold, homes are also vulnerable to condensation—the vaporous result of warm air colliding with cold surfaces. The mold and mildew that results from condensation can not only degrade your home, but also compromise your family's health. To prevent this from happening, you need to ensure that your house is properly insulated throughout the cold spells of winter months.

    If wintery weather has taken a toll on your roof, call the specialists at Paul Bange Roofing. Our team of roofers have repaired and replaced roofs on houses throughout Fort Lauderdale, and we'll be happy to restore the roofing on your home. To arrange a consultation on roofing repairs or replacement, call us today at (954) 889-5972. 

    A Look at Two Types of Roofing Projects

    Last updated 7 days ago

    At Paul Bange Roofing, we offer a range of roofing services to help homeowners throughout the Fort Lauderdale area keep their homes safe and beautiful. Two common projects that we complete are roof rejuvenation and skylight projects.

    Roof rejuvenation services allow us to refresh the appearance of a roof and help ensure that it will last for several years to come. Roof rejuvenation can include crack repair, demossing, demolding, and re-coating of the roof.

    Homeowners who are interested in letting more natural light into their homes often contact us about our skylight services. We can install high-quality skylights and ensure that the roofing materials around skylights are in good condition and ready to withstand the weather.

    Are you interested in roof repair or replacement for your home in Fort Lauderdale? Let Paul Bange Roofing help you choose the best materials for your roof. To find out more, visit our website or call us at (954) 416-2891 today.

    What Are the Signs of a Leaky Roof?

    Last updated 13 days ago

    During Fort Lauderdale’s chilly winter and rainy spring, the last thing you want is a leaky roof over your home. Check out this video clip to learn about the signs of a leaky roof, and be sure to have any trouble spots fixed by a roof repair company before they become big issues.

    The homeowner in this video clip first noticed water stains around a skylight in his home’s attic. After a heavy rain, he was able to poke a hole right through the drywall material with his fingers. Curling shingles, broken shingles, missing flashing, and pooling water on your roof are the four main signs of a leaky roof to watch out for.

    Are you looking for a reputable company to provide roof repairs for your Florida home? Turn to Paul Bange Roofing. Our experienced roofers can evaluate the condition of your roof and recommend the right repairs. For more information, call (954) 416-2891.

    Examining Some Common Roofing Problems

    Last updated 23 days ago

    It’s easy to take your roof for granted, but if something goes wrong with your roof, you can quickly find yourself facing the need for roof repairs. If you ignore roofing problems, you could be putting your home and your family at risk. The good news is that professional roofers can identify problems with your roof before they become severe and offer effective roof repair options. Here is a look at some of the most common roofing problems homeowners face.

    Weather Damage
    Weather damage can strike your roof at any time of the year. During windy summer storms, shingles may be broken or pulled completely off of your roof. It’s also possible for hail to do severe damage to a roof. During the winter, freezing temperatures can lead to ice buildup that causes the formation of ice dams, which can lead to water damage.

    Leaky Areas
    One of the most common roofing problems that strikes homeowners in Florida and beyond is roof leaks. A leaky roof that lets rainwater in can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and other issues for your home. There are a few areas of the roof where leaks are most likely to form; these include the joints along the roof, areas with damaged shingles, and near flashing.

    Damage on the Soffit or Fascia
    Additional problems homeowners often encounter when dealing with roof trouble include damage along the soffit, or the underside of overhanging areas, and damage on the fascia, which is the area between the edge of the roof and the gutters. Water damage and pest damage are the most common issues that strike these areas of the roof, and are especially common when gutters are not cleaned on a regular basis.

    Are you concerned about the condition of your home’s roof? Let Paul Bange Roofing of Fort Lauderdale help. We offer roof inspection, repair, and replacement services, so no matter what your roofing problem is, we can find it and rectify it. For more information, contact us online or give us a call at (954) 416-2891.

    The Steps of Choosing a New Roof

    Last updated 29 days ago

    If you’re getting ready to update an older home by re-roofing it, choosing your new roofing material is one of the most important tasks you face. Different roofing options have different levels of durability and vastly different looks, so it’s essential to evaluate your home and your family’s needs before settling on an option. Consult with your roofing company for recommendations about the right roof for you, and consider the following steps for choosing a new roof.

    Consider the Weather
    The weather in your area can have a major impact on how well your roof holds up over the years. Metal roofing, for example, holds up well in many types of weather, including sunny, rainy, and windy situations. However, metal roofing can be damaged by hail, so if you live in an area where hail is likely to occur, this may not be the best option for you. On the other hand, impact-resistant shingles can withstand rain, heat, and hail damage, but may not hold up well in high winds. Ask your local roofer which types of roofing are recommended for homes in your area.

    Evaluate Aesthetics
    Your home’s roof is one of the most important components of its overall style, so be sure to consider the aesthetic impact that different types of roofing can have on your home. In addition to choosing a roof that will meet your design goals for your home, take a look at other homes in your neighborhood. While you do not have to choose the same type of roofing that your neighbors have, it can be helpful to choose a new roof material that fits in with the overall style of your neighborhood.

    Factor in Cost and Durability
    When you are shopping for new roofing materials, you’ll find that they vary greatly in price. It’s essential to take your current budget into account when choosing a new roof, but it’s also important to consider your future finances. Different roofing materials offer varying levels of durability, and the warranties attached to these materials may also differ greatly. Be sure to consider the expected lifespan of the roofing material you choose and how that will factor into your finances in the future. It’s also important to note that the roofing material you select can have an impact on your home’s value.

    Fort Lauderdale’s Paul Bange Roofing offers re-roofing services with metal roofing, tile roofing, and more. Once your new roof is in place, we can help keep it in great condition with roof analysis and preventative maintenance services. Call us at (954) 416-2891 to find out more.

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