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Water puddles are a warning sign on the roof

2020-07-10T09:18:48-04:00July 10th, 2020|News, Target News|

When you’re driving through rain and encounter a puddle, your vehicle can lose traction. Roadways are engineered to use gravity to direct rainwater into trenches, but wear and tear from heavy traffic can disrupt the natural flow.  The same design principles apply to roofs. The steep slope of residential roofs essentially eliminates the possibility of

What is the No. 1 reason roof warranties are invalidated?

2020-06-30T14:42:44-04:00June 30th, 2020|News, Target News|

Every product comes with a warranty, and that includes your roof.  But every warranty also comes with fine print, pages upon pages of disclaimers written by the manufacturer that provide “outs” – reasons why the company does not have to repair or replace a particular item. Manufacturers place the responsibility on you, the product owner, to

Your best insurance policy during the rainy season is a good roof

2020-06-29T12:30:39-04:00June 25th, 2020|News, Target News|

Property owners carry many types of insurance to ensure they are protected: general property insurance, flood insurance, hurricane insurance, liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, commercial auto insurance, business interruption insurance and others.  There is one type of insurance policy, though, that offers the best protection – a good roof.  For a business owner, a good

Carlisle SynTec honors Target Roofing with Champions Award

2020-06-25T10:26:31-04:00June 25th, 2020|Target News|

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal has earned a FleeceBACK Champions Award from Carlisle SynTec Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-quality roofing materials.  Champions Award winners represent an elite group of highly skilled contractors who are committed to installing Carlisle’s FleeceBACK line of durable, robust roofing systems, which includes ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Sunburned roofs? How Florida’s heat and sunshine take a toll on your roof

2020-06-23T15:20:45-04:00June 23rd, 2020|News, Target News|

Florida’s sun is brutal. If you’re outdoors for extended periods, overexposure can have devastating consequences, ranging from heat exhaustion and dehydration to sunburns and skin cancer.  Doctors recommend wearing a hat and a thick layer of sunscreen, both of which help keep you safe.  But what about your roof? It bears the full force of the sun and heat, day after

How to identify, and avoid, a ‘storm chaser’ 

2020-06-05T18:18:41-04:00June 5th, 2020|Target News|

Florida roofs take a beating during hurricanes, tropical storms and severe weather.  If your roof is damaged by high winds, heavy rain or lightning, you’re likely not alone.  Locally, the region’s established roofing companies will assemble strike teams capable of making immediate repairs and scheduling out projects for the weeks and months ahead. Unfortunately, these respected and licensed companies won’t be alone.  Out-of-area, and even out-of-state, roofing contractors often descend upon neighborhoods

Seven ways to tell if a roofing contractor is legit 

2020-06-05T18:15:41-04:00June 5th, 2020|Target News|

Southwest Florida is a growth market that’s saturated with contractors – roofers, builders, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs and more.  Visit Yellow Pages for a roofing contractor in Naples, for example, and 205 companies are listed. Search in Fort Myers, and a whopping 334 companies will show up. Google, Bing and Yahoo will produce similar results.  Search engines may take you to splashy, well-designed websites aimed at generating leads, but bad companies can have great

Statute of limitations for Hurricane Irma insurance claims expires in September

2020-05-29T18:25:08-04:00May 29th, 2020|Insurance, Target News|

Florida law gives commercial and residential property owners up to three years to file insurance claims for hurricane damage. Why so much time? Some damage isn’t immediately discovered after a hurricane or tropical storm. In fact, our team of Haag-certified inspectors at Target Roofing & Sheet Metal are still finding evidence of unreported damage from

Rainy season rule: roofers roll out when storms roll in

2020-05-04T12:57:48-04:00May 4th, 2020|News, Target News|

Rainy season is the time of year that property owners experience the most leaks.  Not surprisingly, it’s also the period when roofing contractors experience the most service calls. That’s why Target Roofing’s repair team answers calls 24 hours a day – we’re here when you need us!  Rainy season also introduces more obstacles for roofing crews. Namely, rain and lightning. According to Vaisala’s Annual Lightning Report, Florida had 13,049,687 cloud-to-ground

How Target Roofing minimizes safety risks while working in America’s fourth most dangerous occupation

2020-05-04T10:18:57-04:00May 4th, 2020|News, Target News|

Certain types of occupations seem inherently dangerous, like being a stuntman, iron worker, race car driver or firefighter.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, though, the most dangerous occupations in America are in the industries of logging, fishing and aircraft operations. Coming in as the fourth most dangerous occupation, with 51.5 fatal injuries per 100,000