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    What Is Corrective Roof Maintenance?

    Last updated 24 days ago

    After a roof inspection, a professional roofing contractor may make recommendations for preventative or corrective maintenance. Preventative maintenance prepares your roof for severe weather before damage occurs. Corrective maintenance, on the other hand, includes any post-damage roof repairs, whether that damage was caused by wind and rain or simply routine wear and tear.

    Small repairs, such as tile or shingle replacement, gutter straightening, and other minor fixes, are all types of corrective roof maintenance. This term can also include more extensive projects, such as replacement of any damaged underlayment or flashing, or the application of new tar to flat roofs. Any leak repairs are also considered corrective roof maintenance. However, the most drastic type of roof work, complete roof replacement, is not considered corrective maintenance.

    The professional contractors at Paul Bange Roofing provide a wide range of roof repair services, including corrective roof maintenance, to Fort Lauderdale homes and businesses. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced roofing contractors, call us today at (954) 981-7663.

    Taking Care of a Flat Roof During the Winter

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Mild winters are one of the perks of living in Fort Lauderdale. Even though it doesn’t snow, you still need to take care of your roof and prepare it for winter. Occasional bouts of winter rain can catch homeowners unawares at any time. Schedule preventative roof maintenance at least once per season with a roofing contractor in Ft. Lauderdale to keep your roof in great shape. To prepare your flat roof for winter, a professional roofer will:

    Remove Debris

    Because of their negligible pitch angle, debris can and will accumulate on your flat roof. Piles of palm fronds, twigs, and other matter on your roof can cause water to collect in small puddles, which causes the roofing material to wear unevenly. The first thing a roofing professional will do when performing a winter check-up on your flat roof is sweep away all debris in order to prevent this from occurring.

    Inspect for Evenness

    Over time, as a flat roof wears unevenly, it will develop slight indentations where pools of water can form, even when all debris has been cleared away. During the inspection, your professional roofer will check for these slight imperfections, report back to you, and ask for your permission to patch them. In some cases, portions of the roof may need to be re-tarred or replaced. 

    Check for Trapped Water

    A properly installed roof consists of several layers of material. During the high winds and extreme weather of Florida’s hurricane season, water can enter through microscopic cracks in the surface layer of your roof and become trapped, eventually rotting through and damaging layers of building material underneath. Since winter tends to be a dryer season here, it is the ideal time for an experienced roofer to find these pockets of trapped water on your flat roof.

    For more than 30 years, Paul Bange Roofing has provided Fort Lauderdale homeowners with professional roofing service, including corrective roof maintenance, new roof installation, pre-hurricane season roof inspections, and much more. To schedule a winter roof inspection, call us today at (954) 981-7663.

    What Are The Most Common Roofing Problems?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The roofs of homes in Fort Lauderdale are exposed to a great deal of wear and tear. They are battered annually by the rains and winds of hurricane season, and also scorched by the bright Florida sun. Even the highest quality roofs need preventative maintenance at least once a year, in addition to emergency corrective maintenance when they are damaged. Some of the most common roofing problems include:

    Small Leaks

    All roofs will develop small leaks sooner or later. Weak points particularly prone to springing leaks include the joints between tiles or shingles, the valleys between two sloped sections, and areas along the flashing surrounding vents or chimneys. During an inspection, roofers will check these points. Leaks can also cause paint to discolor or chip in rooms directly below the roof, so keep an eye on the ceilings of rooms on the top floor of your home.

    Missing Tiles or Shingles

    During hurricane season, high winds can tear shingles or tiles loose from your roof. This exposes the underlayment to forceful barrages of rain, which can cause very serious damage. After any hurricanes or tropical storms, always schedule a roof inspection as soon as you can and have any missing tiles or shingles replaced immediately in order to protect your roof and your home.

    Damage to Peripheral Components

    Besides the outer layer of roofing materials, there are several peripheral components to your roof. Of these, the fascia and the soffit are the most vulnerable to damage. The fascia is a long panel, usually made of wood, installed parallel to the gutter. The soffit is the layer of material, often metal or wood, on the underside of the overhang. Both of these pieces are especially susceptible to water damage.

    Call (954) 981-7663 to schedule a roof inspection with Paul Bange Roofing today. With three decades of experience in Fort Lauderdale, we know how to properly carry out maintenance that will repair any damage from tropical storms and prepare your roof for the next hurricane season. 

    Noticing the Signs of a Leaky Roof

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Dripping ceilings are an obvious sign of a leaky roof. But even if you don’t experience drops of water falling on your head indoors every time it rains, this does not mean that your roof is free of leaks. Most roof leaks are in fact small, and without routine inspections and a vigilant eye, they may go unnoticed until they have caused extensive water damage. Water stains around skylights, bulging paint, or discolorations on ceilings can be signs of roof leaks. Watch this video to learn what other signs may point to a roof leak.

    If you suspect that your roof is leaking, call Paul Bange Roofing at (954) 981-7663. For 30 years, our roofing repair contractors have served homeowners and business owners in Fort Lauderdale, providing professional, comprehensive roof services including roof repair, roof maintenance, and roof installation. 

    Reasons to Choose Paul Bange Roofing

    Last updated 2 months ago

    No matter what type of roof you have over your head, the experts at Paul Bange Roofing deliver the very best service to keep your roof in tip-top shape for decades. From the most modest of homes to warehouses and high-rise condominiums, our roofing repair experts serve all types of residential and commercial roofs in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. We provide all sorts of roof services, including repairs, preventative maintenance, and roofing installation. We even provide quick-response emergency roof repair services.

    Contact Paul Bange Roofing for all your roof repair and maintenance needs. Contact us online or call us at (954) 981-7663 to speak with one of our experts about your roofing needs. You can also schedule your free in-home roofing inspection and consultation by visiting our website and using our easy roofing consultation form

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