08/17/17In a city like Miami, it’s important to ensure your roof is in great shape and can withstand any unpredictable weather South Florida might throw your way. When it comes time to invest in that new roof, it may seem like an overwhelming, daunting and costly undertaking. The idea of paying for a new roof out of pocket is unrealistic for many homeowners, since new roofs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on size and other factors. That said, there are financing options available for Read More...
06/15/17With the 2017 hurricane season finally here (Official Hurricane season occurs annually place between June 1 - November 30), now is the time for South Florida homeowners to prepare their homes for what experts are predicting will be the most active season since 2012. For us locals who have lived in South Florida through the devastating natural disasters Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Wilma, we know it’s only a matter of time before another Hurricane comes crashing in unexpectedly. Hurricane Read More...
05/22/17T&S Roofing Systems, Inc., of Miami, Florida, received this month in San Antonio, Texas, the most prestigious contractor award GAF has to offer: The 2016 GAF Presidents Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes T&S Roofing Systems as one of the elite residential roofing contractors in the United States. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 28, 2017 -- T&S Roofing Systems, Inc., of Miami, Florida, received this month in San Antonio, Texas, the most prestigious contractor award GAF has to offer Read More...
05/04/17It is said that the most important part of your house is your roof in Miami, and undoubtedly there is no greater investment towards your home than that of a new roof. There are many reasons as to why you may need a new roof. These may include: natural disasters that can cause severe damage, an aged roof, or the improper installation of a roof by another Miami contractor. The final cost of a roof may vary, after many different considerations. An owner must figure that when calculating an approxi Read More...
01/06/17Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service T&S Roofing Systems, Inc. has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire hi Read More...
04/20/16T&S Roofing Systems recently earned the highest honor in GAF standards, winning the prestigious 2015 President’s Club Award For the second consecutive year, T&S Roofing Systems, Inc., is proud to announce that GAF, North America’s largest roofing materials manufacturer, recently recognized the company with the President’s Club Award for an unparalleled commitment to performance, reliability and service. Our company was one of only two Master Elite™ Co Read More...
07/24/14This year T&S Roofing Systems is celebrating its 10th year proudly serving the South Florida community, and because that same community has been the backbone to our success this last decade we have wanted to show our appreciation and give back to them. With the help of No Roof Left Behind, GAF, and neighbors in the community, we were able to do Read More...
The 2014 Hurricane Season is here through November 30th and T&S Roofing Systems has South Florida’s tips to remember for the season:
BEFORE a hurricane you should…
• Build an emergency aid kit, and evacuation plans with your family.Read More...
• Prepare 2-3 days of ready to eat meals.
• Cover all your windows. Permanent storm shutters (accordion style) are the best kind of window protection and con
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. We have all been there, but for the most part we are able to overcome these challenging struggles after some time. For some families, however, that time feels like it may never come. In today’s economy many families have been affected to the point where they have either lost their home, or have not been able to afford the upkeep. T&S Roofing Systems has wanted to help give back to the community for somRead More...
It is said that the most important part of your house is your roofing in Miami, and undoubtedly there is no greater investment towards your home than that of a new roof. There are many reasons as to why you may need a new roof. These may include: natural disasters that can cause severe damage, an aged roof, or the improper installation of a roof by another Miami contractor. The final cost of a roof may vary, after many different considerRead More...
08/21/13Tropical Cyclones, or Hurricanes as they are generally called, are rapidly-rotating storm systems characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Common during South Florida’s summers, Hurricanes are not only life threatening storms but can also cause serious property damage and hazards such as flooding, high winds, and tornados to name a few. It is vital to be prepared in advance for a hurricane because the des Read More...
Thermal Plastic Olefin or TPO is slated to be the roof of the future, it is also referred to as a “Single Ply Membrane” as it is an entire roofing system in one ply. Depending on the deck type different preparation methods are used and different TPO variants are used. GAF makes three variations of TPO with different thicknesses that are measured in Millimeters. There is a gray material that constitutes the bottom side of the material, it is reinfoRead More...
A Built Up Roof (cap sheet) is a tried and true system that has been used for many years in the roofing industry in Miami. It consists of several layers of felts and hot asphalt hence the name “Built Up Roof”. The base layer is a #75 felt which is rolled out over the deck and mechanically adhered using 1 5/8” tin caps and a 1 ¼” ring shank nail using a nailing pattern determined by the height of the building and the deck type. Once this phaseRead More...
03/14/13Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection FormRoof Condition Verification FormIn 2010, Citizens Insurance implemented the Uniform Mitigation Verification Form that requires homeowners to report the existing condition of various areas of the house that affect the insurers risk in Hurricane Zones including Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The report includes a checklist of 7 Read More...12/26/12
The holiday season is a great time to perform the necessary roof maintenance you’ve been avoid all year and here’s why: First, during the rain season (May-Sept in Miami & Fort Lauderdale), daily rains wash out debris from your roof and the roof remains mostly clean. Second, dry leaves from the change in season fall and collect on roofs more than any other time of the year. And finally, you actually have the time to do it (if you’Read More...06/16/12
In part two of Understanding Section 1524 blog, we will discuss the clauses pertaining to ponding water, overflow scuppers, and ventilation. As explained in the previous edition of Understanding Section 1524 blog, this section governs the minimum requirements and standards of the industry for roofing installations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Section 1524, as part of Chapter 15, outlines the “exclusions” not covered by the building code for roofiRead More...05/08/12
Homeowner’s are often set back by the large number of documents that are required for the roofing permit application process. Although the applications vary by municipality, all roofing permits in Miami and Fort Lauderdale require the Section 1524 page. This page, also called the “Required Owners Notification For Roofing Considerations”, outlines several points that the Florida Building Code suggests should be discussed between the cRead More...03/20/12Florida Power & Light is currently issuing cash incentives to homeowners and businesses that install a “cool roof” system on their roofing in Miami & Fort Lauderdale. Various roof types qualify for the incentive including tile, metal, shingle, and flat roofs. On their website, FPL has a list of approved “cool roof” products that may be used. The list can be found here: Read More...02/24/12
The following roof maintenance procedures should be performed twice a year depending on the type of roof. On all roof types, debris should be removed and all leaves from overhanging trees should be broom swept off of the roof. Especially in Miami Roofing and Fort Lauderdale roofing, debris can cause many problems due to clogged drainage areas. Drainage areas are valleys, gutters, flashing, and other roof areas. If debris and Read More...01/25/12
South Florida and in particular Miami-Dade County has the most stringent roofing codes in the country. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Miami-Dade adopted a new “high velocity wind” building code that substantially changed the way roofs were installed in Miami. In addition to the changes in roofing techniques, a new permitting and inspections procedure was implemented. Different types of roofs have different inspection schedules. Tile rRead More...
T&S Roofing Systems, A Miami Roofing Company, Receives Master Elite™ Certification From GAF Materials Corp.12/09/11
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MIAMI, FL (PR Web), December 9, 2011 –T&S Roofing Systems has received the Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor certification from GAF Materials Corp., North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Only 3% of roofing contractors nationwide are certified Master Elite™ Roofing Contractors and of 1800 roofing contractors in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, only 14 roofing companies haRead More...11/04/11
Roof maintenance is a topic commonly overlooked by many homeowners and building owners. However, performing preventive roof maintenance is the single most important factor in assuring the roof system lasts its expected lifetime. Roof maintenance costs for a 2,000 square foot house range between $500 and $1,500 and for a 10,000 square foot warehouse they range between $2,500 and $3,000. Roof maintenance is especially important for flat roofRead More...10/10/11
After a strong storm many people discover leaks that they were previously unaware of. Stains appear on ceilings and walls which darken as they dry. When diagnosing the area that is causing the leak it is important to consider all possibilities. This includes not only the roof, but also windows, chimneys, AC equipment and other roof top equipment. The biggest culprit for roof leaks other than the roofing system is windows. With time, the seRead More...09/06/11
When pressure cleaning, customer face several challenges. The greatest challenge is that pressure cleaning companies do not guarantee against broken tiles and many take poor precautions to prevent breaking tiles. Tile repairs can be costly and usually requires a roofing contractor to perform the repairs correctly. The second problem home owners face with pressure cleaning is that the shooting water at high pressures directly at the tile roRead More...08/09/11
Mortar is used for the concrete finishes of tile roofs in the valleys, hips, ridges, hip heads and gable heads. It can be stained with oxide a variety of colors and there is a general misconception as to the color that is appropriate for different tile types and colors. Clay tiles all usually have a terracotta base and a terracotta oxide stain is typically used if the the tile is 100% terracotta. However, when clay tiles are blended with tRead More...07/22/11
Rain season is a catch 22 for roofing contractors. When it rains heavily, many homeowners notice new evidence of roof leaks from ceiling stains, swollen drywall, or even a sense of humidity in the house. Although roofing companies get drenched with new estimate requests, we get substantially delayed from the weather not allowing roof work to be performed. Whenever it rains heavily, it is said to be a good day for roofers, but a bad day forRead More...06/06/11
Hurricane season is expected to be an active season this year with several named storms. Most homeowners are concerned about existing roof leaks heading into hurricane season but there is something more important to watch out for: loose objects on the roof. The biggest danger during a storm is projectiles caused by loose objects on the roof. Before a storm, homeowners should inspect the roof for any loose tiles or debris. Active leaks areRead More...04/04/11
There are not many options when it comes to residential roofing in miami or roofing in ft lauderdale. The common choices are between shingle, tile, and metal. Unless, of course, if you have a flat roof, in which case you will have many more options. We will get into flat roofing systems later. Shingle roofs are the most economical and easiest to install. The options are regular 3-tab shingles or dimensional. These two roof types may last bRead More...07/21/10
A guide for repairs of Miami roofing and Ft Lauderdale roofing.
Performing a water test is easy, however most people don’t know how to do it effectively. Start off by taking the hose on the roof. Then have someone turn the water on as you aim towards the general leak location. Do not turn the water on yourself and climb on the roof with a running hose. Climbing the ladder with a running hose can cause you to slip and really hurtRead More...04/27/10A guide for repairs of Miami roofing and Ft Lauderdale roofing. Finding the exact location of a roof leak can often be an arduous task, especially on tile roofs. The first thing one should do in order to effectively pin-point the problem area is to mark the probable location. View outside a window and spot an object that falls in line with the area where the ceiling shows sign of moisture. After choosing an outside object to guide you, with a tape measure, measure the distance from the wa Read More...04/14/10There are several misconceptions about the performance of concrete tiles and clay tiles. It is often thought that clay tiles are not as strong as concrete tiles because they are thinner. Actually, clay tiles are thinner but are much stronger per cubic inch so their strength is comparable to that of concrete tiles despite their thinner profile. The strength of concrete tiles depends highly on the sand content in the concrete mix. The higher the sand content, the weaker the tile. Not all concrete Read More...03/22/10When choosing a roofing contractor, there are several things a homeowner should consider. Choosing the right roofing contractor is essential to ensure a timely, pleasant, and successful roofing experience. Company Philosophy It is important to understand the mission that drives any organization you do business with. A company’s philosophy is what determines their approach to workmanship, customer service and business relationships. It is the foundation the company is built on, lives by, an Read More...