Preparing your Roof for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us yet again, and is here to stay until mid-November. After years of quiet tropical activity, the past couple of hurricane seasons have seen an increase in activity, and 2018 is threatening to follow that trend.

It doesn’t take a major hurricane to cause damage to a home, and when your roof is in disrepair, even the outer bands of a tropical storm can threaten the integrity of your home.

The roof is an afterthought for many homeowners, but there are ways to get your property ready for this year’s hurricane season.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

The first step in preparing for hurricane season is having you

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What is TPO Roofing

An acronym for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, TPO roofing is a single-layer roofing surface made out of polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber formed into a polymer. This type of roof surface is typically installed either with the material glued to the roof structure with an adhesive, or mechanically attached. The TPO is meant to be the outermost layer on a roof structure, and is intended to be exposed to the elements for its entire lifespan.

The first TPO roofing was installed back in 1989, and since then it has been used in applications worldwide, with millions of square meters having been used since.

Effective Uses

TPO roofing is

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5 Most Common Roofing Problems

Most homeowners will experience a roof problem at some point in their lives. From small leaks to major issues, roofs can suffer from a number of different problems that require attention. The following list includes some of the most common roof problems that require calling a professional roofing service to remedy.

Repairing roofs not only requires a special skillset, but it can be dangerous as well. In most cases, the risk just isn’t worth it. Instead, count on Batterbee Roofing to get the job done for you.

Roof Leaks

Probably the single most common roof problem, leaks can form in a number of different places from around flashing

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The Benefits of Roof Coatings

A critical part of any healthy home or office building is a sturdy, reliable roof. What many people don’t know however, is that adding a roof coating can extend the lifespan of your roof, even if the surface isn’t brand new.

Coating your roof can reduce heating and cooling costs, and can increase the roof’s UV and water resistance, meaning more usable years before needing to replace it.

Many roof coatings are approved by ENERGY STAR for their proven advantages, including:

Reduced Cooling Costs

Roof coatings lower the roof’s surface temperature and can lower your home’s interior temperature by up to 10 degrees. Reflective

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The Relationship between Ventilation and Your Roof

Most homeowners know that their home’s roof is ventilated, but not all understand why it’s there or what is so important about roof ventilation. The simplest explanation is that they let excess heat out that is trapped in your attic, but they do much more than that. A properly functioning roof ventilation system reduces heat in the summertime and moisture levels in the winter. It helps your heating and cooling systems work as efficiently as possible, all of which help prolong the life of your roof. 

How your Ventilation System Works 

Hot air naturally rises, and vents located at the crest of your roof let that hot air out,

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Important Benefits of Solar Attic Fans

Attic fans have been a long time favorite of homeowners looking for a way to better regulate the temperature in their homes while keeping their attic dry to help extend the life of the roof and protect any stored goods. Beyond that though, many people fail to realize just how many other benefits there are to having a solar powered attic fan versus a traditional electric fan.

Cost to Operate

Using modern solar technology, these attic fans can operate free of charge! The solar panels harness the sun’s energy to power the fans, allowing you to conserve energy and save money while keeping your home nice and cool.

Active Cooling

As o

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Will My Commercial Flat Roof Ever Need Replacement?

Though flat roofs are becoming more popular in residential applications, they remain a staple for commercial buildings all over the country. Flat roofs have proven time and again to be very rugged and durable, often outliving the rest of the building. Like anything else though, they require maintenance and in some cases replacement to keep your building adequately protected.

Flat Roof Basics

Resilient, strong materials are the backbone of any flat roof system, as they are constantly bombarded by everything from intense UV radiation to severe rainfall. Though these roofs appear flat and level to the eye, they utilize subtle angles in the

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My Roof is Leaking. What Should I Do?

Florida averages about 54 inches of rain each year. That’s approximately 24 inches more than the national average. A leaky roof can be more common for Floridians, especially from March through October. If the wet weather reveals a roof leak, quick action is vital. Follow these steps to protect your property and quickly access a long-term solution.
Step 1: Manage the Damage
Start by protecting your interior from water damage. Move what you can out of the way and cover what you can’t move with plastic. For an immediate fix, set out waterproof containers to collect the leaking water. If the ceiling is buckling, poke a hole in the middle to

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Do I Need a Roof Replacement?

Routine roof inspections twice a year help you stay ahead of an extensive roof replacement job. Inspections identify manageable issues that can be repaired before causing widespread damage. They also make it easier to detect a new problem or issue before it becomes a larger issue that may require a replacement.
Warning Signs
Prevention is always the best option. But what if it’s too late for preventative measures? Is it time for a roof replacement for your central Florida home? A professional inspection is the best way to tell, but there are several signs that signal the need for that inspection and a subsequent replacement.

If you’v

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How to Choose the Perfect Skylight

Light bulbs are great for adding light to a room, but they pale in comparison to the capabilities of natural lighting. When you open up a room to the lighting of the outdoors, you add brightness and color that can boost your mood and really set your home apart from the rest. On top of their ability to turn a gloomy room into one full of character, skylights give you added benefits each month when your power bill arrives. Sunlight is free, so adding a skylight to your home can save you a significant amount on your electricity costs.

Skylights of old have a reputation for not being the most reliable, mostly for their proneness to leaking and

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