Last updated 11 days ago
Shingle problems are among the most common problems of an old roof. Because shingles help keep water out of your home, you need to make sure that all of the shingles on your roof are in good health. But how do you know whether a shingle needs to be repaired or replaced? If you feel comfortable doing so, the best way to answer this question is to get on your roof.
If a shingle has simply come loose but it otherwise intact, you can re-attach the missing shingle with roofing nails. However, shingles that are cracked or missing corners are not as salvageable. If multiple shingles are showing visible signs of decay, they need to be replaced. Entire sections of missing shingles is also a sign—a sign that your entire roof needs to be replaced.
From minor shingle repair to complete roof replacement, the roofing contractors at Paul Bange Roofing can handle any roofing problem you encounter. We offer residential and commercial roof repair services in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Visit our website to learn why we are South Florida’s premier roofing contractor, or call us at (954) 889-5972 if you have any questions.
Last updated 16 days ago
Hurricanes are an unavoidable part of living in Florida, but having to pay for roof repair isn’t. There is no way to stop the heavy rain and powerful wind gusts that come with a hurricane, but there are ways that you can prepare your home (and your roof) for this unstoppable force of nature. To prevent or at least reduce the amount of damage your roof sustains during a severe tropical storm, take these steps to protect your home from the upcoming hurricane season.
Trim Your Trees
Even if a hurricane isn’t powerful enough to rip your roof right off of your home, it can cause overhanging branches to snap and come crashing through your ceiling. To prevent roof damage from falling branches, keep your trees well-trimmed. Not only will this make the trees more wind resistant, but it will also reduce the weight of the branches, which gives them a better chance to survive a hurricane.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Before the rain starts to fall clean out the gutters around your home. If your gutters are clogged, they will not be able to direct water away from the roof. As water pools in the gutters, it will overflow and look for small cracks and holes in your roof. Gutters that are full of leaves and debris can also become very heavy during a rainstorm, often pulling away from the roof and taking flashing or shingles with them.
Replace Missing Shingles
Speaking of shingles, replace any broken or missing shingles before the hurricane season starts. Shingles are your roof’s first line of defense against wind and rain. Even a single missing shingle can reduce the structural integrity of your entire roofing system. Shingles are relatively cheap, especially when compared to the cost of water damage cleanup and major roof repair.
If you live in Fort Lauderdale, Paul Bange Roofing can help prepare your roof for the upcoming hurricane season. We can also provide complete roof repair and replacement if this year’s hurricanes prove to be too much for your roof. Contact us online or call us at (954) 889-5972 to learn more about our roof maintenance and repair services in Fort Lauderdale.
Last updated 25 days ago
Hurricanes are unstoppable forces of nature. Strong wind and heavy rain can cause significant damage to your home. But while you can fix damaged roofs or broken windows, you can’t replace your family. To make sure that your family is safe the next time a hurricane reaches Fort Lauderdale, prepare for the storm as much as you can. In this video, 2012 Miss Florida winner Laura McKeeman shares some tips on how to make a plan well before a hurricane arrives.
After the wind dies down and the rain stops, have a look at your roof, and then call Paul Bange Roofing. We have been in the roofing repair business for over 30 years, and we still hold true the values that Paul Bange created when he founded the company. From minor roof repair to complete roof replacement, you can count on Paul Bange Roofing. If you live in Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding areas, call us at (954) 889-5972 to learn more about our roofing services.
Last updated 1 month ago
The roof above your head is your first line of defense against the elements, but it is only effective if it is structurally sound. Even if all of your shingles are intact and no parts of your roof are missing, bulges and other signs of buckling can indicate a major roof problem. A roofing repair contractor can identify the causes of your buckling roof and repair it so you can rest easy knowing that the roof won’t come crashing down. Some of the most common causes of a buckling roof include:
Warped Roof Sheathing
When your home was first constructed, the roofing contractor covered the sheathing (large sheets of plywood that are installed over the rafters) with moisture-resistant felt paper before installing the shingles. Roof sheathing is moisture-resistant, but not moisture-proof. With enough water, sheathing can swell and expand, causing the sheets and the rest of the roof to buckle.
Poor Attic Ventilation
Hot, moist air is common in Florida, and this air can become trapped beneath your roof if the attic isn’t properly ventilated. In Fort Lauderdale and other humid locations in Southern Florida, this moist air can penetrate the underside of the plywood sheathing, making it swell and expand from underneath.
Multiple Shingle Layers
Although most building codes restrict the number of shingle layers on a roof, older homes didn’t have such restrictions. If your home is 20+ years old, there may be three or four layers of shingles on the roof, which puts undue stress on the roof’s structure. The result of this extra weight is a roof that looks wavy or lumpy.
If your roof is looking long in the tooth, contact Paul Bange Roofing. Serving the entire Fort Lauderdale area, our roof rejuvenation services will refresh your roof and can even add multiple years to its life. To learn more about our roofing repair services, call us today at (954) 889-5972. You can also learn more about our roofing contractors by visiting our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
When it comes to hurricanes, Florida residents can’t be too prepared. To minimize the amount of damage during hurricane season, utilities and government officials are working together during hurricane drills.
This local news report discusses the important working relationship between the South Florida district headquarters and a local pump station. To minimize flooding, water levels around the district should be as low as possible. As hurricanes come near, the personnel at the district headquarters ask the pump station to set the canal to its minimum level. This video also discusses what homeowners can do to prepare for hurricanes.
To protect your family and belongings from high waters and heavy rains, call Paul Bange Roofing at (954) 889-5972. We’ve been providing Fort Lauderdale home and business owners with high-quality roof maintenance and repairs for over 30 years.