Do concrete tile roofs last in Florida?
May17

Do concrete tile roofs last in Florida?

There are a lot of variables that can affect the life expectancy of your concrete tile roof. The newer roofs done here in Florida can generally last you 25-30 years, even longer if you use a secondary water barrier like GAF Storm Guard and premium tile underlayment felts. Now, we can get into what can cause your roof to fail faster than it should, if you have a lot of trees around your home we always tell our clients to make sure the...

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We understand what matters as we are a family business.
May17

We understand what matters as we are a family business.

Not all Roofing Contractors are alike. You may find roofers who use the same high-quality roofing products, but their values and experience might not be what you want. We understand what matters Our roofing family is trained & experienced in a large set of services. We can tailor our expertise to suit your roofing needs. When it comes time to repair or replace your roof, be sure to call to see all that we have to offer, we just...

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Is roof flashing important?
May17

Is roof flashing important?

Roof 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 beneath the first course above ground level in a masonry building, above all wood trim on...

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How to reduce the moisture buildup in your attic.
May10

How to reduce the moisture buildup in your attic.

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 Shingle Vent® 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...

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What are the parts to your roof for?
May10

What are the parts to your roof for?

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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Happy Mothers Day 2020
May09

Happy Mothers Day 2020

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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