What to do About your Roof After a Florida Hurricane.
Aug24

What to do About your Roof After a Florida Hurricane.

After a storm or a hurricane, we receive many calls from concerned building owners. At Don Schmidt Roofing, we understand the importance of having the right information when you need it most. The following information is recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).   Often following a natural disaster, unprofessional contractors will try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. If it is necessary to...

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Even a few more Roof Care Tips.
Aug24

Even a few more Roof Care Tips.

Roofing is something that is best left to the professionals. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take care of your roof yourself. Keeping a close eye on your roof and making sure that it is in top shape can go a long way in saving huge expenses in the future. After all, it is a fact that roof maintenance often prolongs the life of your roof and gives you peace of mind. The following are some roof care tips that you should know...

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What is the purpose Roofing Underlayment?
Aug24

What is the purpose Roofing Underlayment?

Roofing underlayment, which prevents wind-driven rain or water from infiltrating under your shingles, tiles, etc., prevents damage to your roof deck. When properly installed, it can extend the life of your roof. All roofs are not the same though. You’ll need underlayment that is compatible with your specific roof covering. Within the roofing system, underlayment is considered the primary moisture barrier. It is installed between the...

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How to Pick Out the Right Color for your Metal Roof.
Aug17

How to Pick Out the Right Color for your Metal Roof.

The color of your roof plays a major role in helping make your home more energy-efficient, so taking this into consideration will help you save money on your monthly electric bill. Lighter color roofs reflect sun’s heat much better than darker colors. In fact, a white metal roof is Energy Star rated as a cool roof and can be 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a dark color asphalt shingles roof. It is best to choose a light color metal such...

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Even More Roof and Hurricane Tips.
Aug17

Even More Roof and Hurricane Tips.

Nearly 18 hurricanes on average strike the United States every decade, according to the National Hurricane Center. These storms leave devastation and despair in their wake, taking lives and destroying homes. Those who live in hurricane-prone areas often take steps to protect their homes and families from hurricanes. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 77 percent of hurricane-damaged homes suffer from roof...

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It May be Time to Replace your Florida Roof.
Aug17

It May be Time to Replace your Florida Roof.

This is a question many ask as soon as it starts raining. Roofing experts say that many times the quantity or the quality of leaks indicates that your roof needs to be replaced.   Naturally, when water is leaking into someone’s house, the first thought is, “it’s the roof,” but the roof isn’t always to blame. The most important clue is the age of your roof and the type of material from which it is made. If you know it’s been up...

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