No Roof Left Behind

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 … Continue Reading »

South Florida Hurricane Preparedness Guide 2013

  Tropical 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, … Continue Reading »

Flat Roofing In Miami Part 2

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 … Continue Reading »

Flat Roofing In Miami Part 1

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 … Continue Reading »

Pros and Cons of Concrete & Clay Tiles

There 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 … Continue Reading »