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Reasons you should have a professional roof inspection

Your roof is one of the most important–and the most expensive–components of your home. That’s why it makes sense to have it checked periodically by a professional roofing contractor like Batterbee Roofing. However, extending the life of your roof is just one of several benefits of a professional roof inspection.
Benefits of a professional roof inspection

Professionals can inspect your roof more safely. You may think that you can climb up to the roof and see if there are any issues and save a few dollars. However, the majority of homeowners don’t have the training, experience, and equipment to work on steep, pitched roofs safely. In ad

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Why Gutters Are Critical to Roof Health

Gutters are high on any list of household irritations for homeowners. Cleaning them, patching holes, connecting them to downspouts, checking them after severe weather – to be effective, gutters require more than seasonal attention. Yet for all the hassles associated with them, gutters are extremely important for supporting a building’s structural integrity.
What Are Gutters?
Gutters are narrow troughs that form part of a roof system. They are designed to collect and divert rainwater away from the roof edge, protecting a building’s siding, windows, doors, and foundation from water damage. Because they are exposed to the elements and prone

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Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Material

Looking to replace or install the roof system on your commercial building? There are many different types of roofing systems available, and they can vary substantially in cost.

No matter which you choose, the main purpose of any roofing system is to protect buildings from the elements and keep contents secure and undamaged. An established roofing contractor should be able to advise you on which type of system will work best for your commercial enterprise and location.
Shingle roofing
Asphalt shingles are a time-tested roofing solution for steep sloped commercial buildings. They remain popular because maintenance is minimal, and they come

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4 Characteristics of a Quality Roof

At their core, the purpose of a roof is to protect your home from the elements, but in reality, they do much more than that. Apart from being a functional piece, your roof adds to your home’s overall appearance, ties in design features, and plays an important role in keeping your home’s interior comfortable.

For these reasons, you should be aware of the qualities that make up the perfect roof. As one of the premier roofing solutions in Central Florida, we at Batterbee Roofing recommend considering the following:

Service Life – One of the most important things to think about when planning your new roof is how long that roof shoul

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How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Roofing repair or replacement can seem daunting, and picking the right contractor for the job can seem even more intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right contractor for the job and get the best value for your money.

They Must Be Insured

Any quality roofing contractor should carry both worker’s compensation and liability insurance coverage. Before making your selection, ask to see proof of both and call the insurance company to confirm they are valid and up-to-date.

Shop Locally

When you choose a local contractor, you not only receive a level of customer service that a natio

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What Wind Damage Can Do To Your Roof

Even without other severe weather conditions, high winds can cause serious damage to a roof. Leaks, missing shingles, and gutter problems are all common results of windy conditions, even for a roof that is rated for hurricane-force winds.

Damage can begin at wind speeds as low as 50mph, so you should know what to look for when checking your home for damage.

High winds do not hit a roof surface evenly. Corners, edges, and the ridge line of the roof are especially susceptible to damage, and should be thoroughly inspected following severe weather.

Wind can get under a corner or small piece of a shingle and rip it off the roof entirely,

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Preventing Roof Leaks Before They Start

One of the most common issues that homeowners run into that requires a contractor’s help is a leaky roof. Most property owners don’t have the expertise required to safely address and resolve a roof leak. Even a professional has their work cut out for them when it comes to tracking water intrusion, which makes prevention and maintenance the best way to avoid a leaky roof and potential damage.

A comprehensive maintenance program that includes regular inspections of critical roofing areas is a great way to prevent leaks in the future. The best part? You can inspect most areas yourself with ease.

These five simple tips will help get you

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What Curling and Buckling Shingles Mean for Your Roof

As your roof ages, the signs of deterioration become more apparent. For asphalt shingle roofs, curling, buckling, and blistering are just a few indicators of declining roof health. The causes of that damage may not be so clear cut, however. The best option for finding the source of your shingle damage is to use an experienced roofing contractor like Batterbee Roofing.

Roof deterioration includes:

Curling – Curling shingles is one of the most common roofing problems we see. It is easy to spot as the edges of the shingles begin to curl upwards which disrupts the uniform look of the roof. Aside from age and natural wear, improper stora

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How Rain Affects Your Roof

Few things are more relaxing than opening up the curtains during a rain storm and listening to the pitter-patter of rain hitting the roof, but if that roof hasn’t been well maintained, you could be in for a bad time.

At Batterbee Roofing, we understand the importance of a quality roofing system as an investment that helps safeguard your home against damage.

A neglected roof can cause big problems for other areas of your home. As the roofing surface deteriorates and begins to leak, water can seep in and begin to destroy everything from the underlying roof structure to your attic’s insulation and even interior drywall. Our job is to e

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What is Modified Bitumen?

One of the most popular roofing materials in the country, modified bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based material that is designed for use on buildings with low slopes or flat roof structures. Modified bitumen roofs can be installed using a variety of techniques, including heat-welding, hot-asphalt, and cold-process adhesives.

Some of the many benefits of modified bitumen roofing include:

A proven record of performance as one of the most popular roofing methods in the country, with manufacturers offering long-term warranties to further reinforce the reliability of the product
High tensile strength to better handle high foot-traffic a

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