What is Roof Flashing?
May19

What is Roof Flashing?

No I am not talking about your neighbor in a raincoat on his roof. I am talking about roof flashing. Flashing helps direct the flow of water around openings. Since water can seep into your home’s walls, deteriorating building materials, causing structural damage, and creating moisture and mold problems, it is very important to properly install flashing when constructing a new house or altering the exterior of a house. Flashing is used...

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What Are The Parts To Your Roof?
May17

What Are The Parts To Your Roof?

Don Schmidt Roofing would like to help you understand the parts of a complete roofing system. Knowing the parts of a roof helps when discussing roofing matters with a roofing contractor when narrowing down your options without getting stressed. Here are five terms you will need to know. Roof deck – This is the roof’s foundation, consisting of plywood or composite sheeting nailed to the rafters. Keeping the roof deck dry is important:...

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Attic Ventilation Reduces Moisture Buildup in Hot, Humid Climates
May14

Attic Ventilation Reduces Moisture Buildup in Hot, Humid Climates

In the University of Florida research paper they summarized data collected from 2001 to 2006 specifically analyzing the impact balanced attic ventilation has on moisture control in attics in hot, humid climates. In the study, Air Vent’s ShingleVent® II ridge vent (a copolymer, shingle-over ridge vent) was used for exhaust and Air Vent’s aluminum continuous soffit vents were used for intake. The research paper focused on data collected...

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Happy Mothers Day
May13

Happy Mothers Day

How about a new roof for mom. Don Schmidt Roofing and Contracting has been a reliable source of roofing repair and installations throughout Central Florida for almost 30 years! Our roofing technicians offer comprehensive inspections for single family homes, multi-family homes as well as villas and estates. We will inspect all areas of the roof, not just where you already see issues, and we will promptly address any damage and repair...

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Evaluate Your Roofing Shingles
May12

Evaluate Your Roofing Shingles

Sooner or later, all roofing needs to be replaced. If shingles are old and worn, patching or limited repairs won’t help when a hurricane strikes. If you know how long it has been since your shingles were replaced, that is a good starting point. While many of the better products come with limited warranties for 25, 30 years or more, the hot sunny Florida climate conspires to shorten that life span. Ultraviolet rays break down the...

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