Design trends come and go, but metal roofs have stood the test of time in Florida. In fact, metal roofs have been protecting homes in the Sunshine State since the late 1800s. Early settlers recognized that metal panels were relatively inexpensive to ship and simple to install. Today, metal remains a popular roofing choice. You’ll see it atop apartment buildings, condominiums, shopping plazas, churches, schools and government facilities, as well as single-family homes. Below are four reasons why
Roofing repairs are not DIY projects. DIY improvement shows on TV can make renovation projects look easy, especially for a skilled DIYer. However, if your project involves a roof repair, squash those thoughts immediately. Roof repairs should be left only to licensed roofing professionals. And by roofing professionals, we don’t mean maintenance technicians, building supervisors, handymen or even general contractors. In Florida, roofing is an occupation that requires registration and licensure through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
During rainy season, your roof is like a heavyweight fighter. It absorbs blow after blow from Mother Nature – intense UV rays, heavy downpours, high winds and possibly falling branches. After the final round, a boxer undergoes a head-to-toe medical evaluation that includes a complete physical before getting back into the ring for another fight. After rainy season, your roof needs a similar inspection so it’s ready to fight another battle with Mother Nature during the next rainy season. Target
Preventative maintenance is an investment, not a cost. For example, an oil change costs about $50. Failing to change it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles can cause severe damage, requiring you to replace the engine. This small maintenance cost of $50 is now 100 times more costly to repair. Regular maintenance is essential for vehicles, machinery and appliances, but many property managers and business owners are surprised to learn their roofs also need preventative maintenance. A little expenditure upfront ultimately
Target Roofing & Sheet Metal jumped 34 spots to No. 202 overall on Business Observer’s 2020 list of the Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast. Each year, the business publication ranks companies based on annual revenue and employment levels. The list includes contractors, banks, law firms, insurance companies, medical practices, restaurant chains, auto dealers and many other industries. “Business Observer’s reach covers a vast stretch of Florida, from Clearwater south to Marco Island, as well as inland communities,” said Casey Crowther, president of Target Roofing. “Just to be included on the Top 500 list
The summer of 2020 is shaping up to be one of Southwest Florida’s hottest on record. Unfortunately, record heat also means record utility bills as A/C systems run nearly nonstop to keep homes and businesses cool. Is an inefficient A/C system to blame? In many cases, A/C systems are working precisely as designed, but they’re fighting a losing battle against solar radiation. During the day, heat can enter a building through its walls, windows and doors, but most A/C systems can handle that. Solar gain through the roof, however, poses a bigger challenge. A roof has three factors inherently