Which Roofing Material is Right for You?

Re-roofing an entire business can be a daunting task to go through. It is not a small feat, but there are ways to make the process easier. A good question to start out with, is what roofing material would fit best with your building and its location?

There are three popular types of roofing material available. By considering the pros and cons of each, you can decide which material will suit your needs.

Roofing Materials:

1.Shingles –

Most popular roofing material
Can be recycled
Somewhat fire resistant, and some types are algae resistant
Can be used for both steep and low incline roofing
Made from either fiber mat (cold resist

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The Best Roofing Material for Your Florida Beach Home

Whether or not you live right off one of the beautiful beaches, or further inland, Florida presents a unique set of challenges for your roof. Choosing a roofing material that is appropriate for the area in which you live is critical to the longevity of your roof.

Here in Florida, our roofs are exposed to coastal winds, high humidity, salt, heat, and the occasional hurricane, all of which can quickly damage a roof if the proper care isn’t taken when choosing a material.

If you’re building a new home, renovating an existing house, or simply replacing a roof, here are some materials that are great for the harsh Florida conditions:

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Roof Inspection is a priority for hurricane season

It’s not news to Floridians that hurricane season is upon us. In the short time that’s passed since the season officially began on June 1, we’ve already experienced our first tropical storm. If you haven’t prepared yet, don’t waste another minute. The torrential rain and extreme wind of a hurricane is enough to inflict serious damage on a roof it you aren’t prepared.

The following tips will have you well on your way to keeping your home safe this hurricane season:

Get Inspected – Having a professional roofing company inspect your roof for issues that need to be corrected immediately can mean the difference between maki

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Top 3 Roofing Materials

The roof is the most important part of your house. It shelters you from weather and other outside factors and keeps you comfortable during all seasons. However, not all roofs are the same, and many homeowners are unsure which materials are best for them. The following three materials have proven their usefulness time and again.

1. Metal

Metal is one of the strongest roofing materials. Unlike shingles, it doesn’t crack or break easily. It’s particularly resistant to lightning and fire damage, and insects are less likely to make their homes in the eaves. Today’s metal roofs are also attractive, thanks to sleek modern designs.

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2 Reasons to Leave Metal Roof Paint Touch-Ups to the Professionals

When it comes to scratched paint on a car, most people won’t attempt to fix it on their own. Leaving it scratched isn’t an option either, as leaving the scratched area exposed can lead to rust. Your metal roof is very similar in this situation. If it gets scratched, repairing it yourself is not recommended.

We at Batterbee Roofing believe in doing high quality work. While there are some roofing maintenance tasks that are safe for a homeowner to perform on their own, repairing a scratched metal roof isn’t one of them. Here are two reasons to consult an Orlando roofing specialist to repair your metal roof:

1. Generic Exterior Paint

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3 Common Roof Problems & How to Fix Them

Your roof is the often-forgotten-about protector of your home. People frequently overlook routine roof maintenance for fear it will be difficult or costly. It’s generally just the opposite though! Just like how we keep our bodies healthy, taking care of small roofing issues that can easily crop up throughout your roof’s life can prevent larger and more expensive problems from happening.

We at Batterbee Roofing have come up with 3 common Roof problems and what we think you should do about them.

1. Damaged Fascia
Fascia is usually made out of wooden boards or sheet metal and acts as the front board along the edge of your roof. It

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7 Metal Roofing Myths Busted

Metal roofing is a truly great option as far as roofing materials go. We’ve found that our Orlando roofing customers don’t typically know all that much about metal roofing. We decided to demystify this popular roofing material by busting the 7 most common metal roofing myths we hear.

1. They’re more expensive
This is a case of not having all the information. Yes, metal roofing is more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles. But it is comparable in price to other specialty roofing materials like tiles. Plus, metal roofs can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years or more which is much longer than the average asphalt shingle roof.

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Roof Flashing: What is it and why is it important?

Flashing is so important because moisture is your roof’s arch nemesis. Living in Florida, we get to enjoy nearly year-round tropical weather which is great for us, but not so great for our roof. Roof flashing is a piece of metal that covers joints, edges, and gaps in the roof to prevent leaks. Over the years, flashing has been improved and is now very efficient and cost-effective.

Flashing can be made out of:

Stainless steel
Zinc Alloy
Galvanized Steel

These materials can’t be used interchangeably. Some roofing materials go together better than others. When looking for the right

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How to Clean Your Roof

Your roof is the main line of defense for keeping the elements out of your home. Keeping it clean can not only help keep your home looking its best, but help prolong its life as well, and the longer you can keep a large expense like replacing a roof at bay, the better. You may notice black, streaky looking areas on your roof, especially on sides that are normally shaded like the north or west sides. These black streaks look like mold, but are actually algae that form on your shingles and trap moisture against your roof.

Many shingles carry a ’10-year algae warranty’, because shingles are treated with algaecide that fights off the a

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6 Warning Signs You Might Need a New Roof

The prospect of replacing a roof can be scary. The roof, after all, is your home’s biggest line of defense against the elements. And living in Florida means our roofs are definitely put to the test time and time again. Keeping regular tabs on your roof’s health is a vital part of making sure your home is safe for you and your family.

Keep an eye out for these 5 warning signs that could be telling you it’s time to replace your roof:

Weathered flashing – Flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys plays an important role in keeping moisture out of your home. If it ages to the point that it’s letting moisture in, it should be

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