September 2020

25Sep
Attic Ventilation

The Importance of Attic Ventilation

I often go out to homes where the roof shingles are in bad condition, granulating, losing their adhesion, creased, etc. sometimes these roof are only 10-15 years old. Upon inspection I often find the roof had little or no ventilation. This caused the shingles to bake and age quicker.

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18Sep
Behind The Curtains

Behind The Curtain - After Signing Roof Contract

Most homeowners are blind to what is going on behind the scenes after they sign their roofing contract. I would like to shed some light on what the process entails between the time of signing the contract to installing your roof.

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10Sep
Damaged Commercial Roof

Is My Commercial Roof Damage Covered

Commercial Roofing Insurance Claims are very important to get right. There are too many missteps, mistakes, miscalculations, under-valuations, , and oversights that are possible if your Insurance Claims Adjuster

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03Sep
Men on Roof with Drone Hovering

Roofing In The Old Days

When I was 15 years old my father who had his own roofing company, invited me out to work on one of his projects in the summer vacation period to earn some extra money. I was pleased to go, I needed the money but I was ill prepared for how difficult and physically demanding this kind of work was.

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August 2020

28Aug
Metal Roof

Is it worth switching from shingle roof to a metal roof?

Everywhere I look, there are more and more homes with metal roofs. Especially in Florida, this seems to be the growing trend among homeowners. But is it worth spending the money to upgrade to a metal roof?
After doing some research and being in the roofing industry for a little while now, I feel there are certain factors to consider when deciding on upgrading to metal.

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21Aug
Insurance Claim Denied

Has your Insurance Company denied your roof claim?

It is difficult for the average homeowner to navigate through the daunting challenges of the Insurance Claims process all alone. And while no one can do this for you, you do not have to do it alone. We are here for you, every step of the way – helping you understand all that you need to know in order to secure a beautiful new roof on your home – even if the Insurance Company does at first say “no.”

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14Aug
FREE Drone Inspection

2020 Best Contractor Award

The Best Contractor Awards judging panel of industry specialists honored Sun Coast Roofing & Solar with the 2020 Best Contractor Award for their outstanding service and craftsmanship over the last year.

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07Aug
3 Questions

Should I Get 3 Estmates?

There is sometimes confusion that exists when faced with the question, “should I get three estimates?” On one hand, it is good to see what various Contractors have to offer. And during the Estimate process, you will undoubtedly meet a wide variety of salesmen with personality types, some you click with and some you do not. And while that process can be interesting, it can also be time-consuming, energy draining, and ultimately pointless.

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July 2020

31Jul
Ponding Water on Flat Roof
Blistering on Flat Roof
Leaking on Commercial Roof

Your Commercial Roof Is In Trouble

Is your commercial roof showing red flags that it may be in trouble? A roof is a critical source of protection against harsh environmental elements. It is, therefore, essential to ensure that all parts of the roof are in good shape so that the roof functions as intended.

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24Jul
Roof Needs TLC

Is Your Roof Screaming for TLC

There is no denying that we are living in a “new normal” but there are still some things that remain the same—like checklists and never-ending projects. Now that we are spending more time at home, its easy for these lists to grow and GROW. You may be thinking about organizing your garage or planting a beautiful garden to enjoy all summer long but rarely do people think about cleaning their roof.

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17Jul
FREE Drone Inspection

FREE Drone Aerial Photograph with Roof Inspection!

The time to act is now, and for a limited time, we are offering a Free Drone picture of your home with any roof inspection. This picture is yours to keep, free of charge, and our way of saying “thanks” for the pleasure and opportunity of meeting with you at your home to perform a FREE roof inspection.

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10Jul
Gutter Cleaning

Remove Gutters From Your Honey-Do List

You probably have a “TO-DO” list a mile high and struggle with the motivation to cross even the basic, mundane stuff off. I am sure you do not want to spend your afternoon off cleaning gunk out of your gutters-am I right? Does this chore even make your list?

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03Jul

Benefits of a Covered Patio

If you are looking to greatly extend your property’s functional value, a covered patio is one of the best home improvement projects that you can undertake. It also offers several more benefits than uncovered patios.

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June 2020

26Jun

Benefits of Commercial Roof Maintenance

If you have ever had work done on your roof, you know that it can be a costly investment. So, why not protect that investment?
An easy way to protect your commercial roof is to sign up for a maintenance plan.

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19Jun

Why Get a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

Hurricane season is approaching, so homeowners will need to take measures to protect their properties from the elements. Hurricanes in Florida can cause extreme flooding and high winds can also cause a significant amount of property damage.

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12Jun
GAF HDZ Shingles

First Ever 150mph Wind Resistant Shingles

America's #1 Shingle just got better. Introducing the same GAF shingle you know and love, now with LayerLock™ Technology, which powers the industry's widest nail zone and the first wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.

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05Jun
Repair/Replace Roof

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season officially began on June 1st and will continue until the end of November. Properties along the east coast are sitting ducks for these extreme weather events for roughly half the year, so owners will need to take precautions to keep their properties safe.

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May 2020

29May

Importance of Attic Ventilation

Why is attic ventilation important? Attic ventilation is a key aspect of your home that you cannot ignore since it has a direct effect on your roof’s lifespan, energy bills and even your health.

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22May

Why Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Windows & Doors

If you are looking for new windows or doors for your home, you know you have the luxury of being able to select from a wide range of windows and doors. While several kinds are available, you should look out for energy-efficient windows and doors.

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15May

Benefits of Metal Roof for Commercial Property

Metal roofs have been used to cover commercial spaces for decades. The vast majority of these roofs are made from steel, aluminum or copper. These materials offer many advantages over other roofing materials such as shingles. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of using metal roofing.

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08May
Permitting/Inspections

Importance of Permitting & Inspections

A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project. Basically, a permit is the city's way of recognizing you are changing or adding a structure or system in your home and assuring that this work complies with all city and state codes.

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01May
Repair/Replace Roof

Begs the Question - Repair or Replace?

My wife and I recently went through the process of purchasing a home. Exciting right? It was, but there was also a level of stress when trying to find out if everything with the house is functional, mainly the roof.

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April 2020

24Apr
Storm Damage

Deadline Looming to file Hurricane Irma claim

While insurers are encouraged to file their insurance claims in a timely manner after a weather event, sometimes damage is not discovered until long after the storm has passed. The deadline for filing a Hurricane Irma insurance claim is September 10th, 2020.

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17Apr

Re-Roof Plus Solar = Great Savings

This a great time to Go Solar, and there is no better time than when you need a new roof. Great incentives are available from Federal, State & Local sources, plus Sun Coast Roofing & Solar will add-on a $1,000 coupon, when you install an integrated solar roofing system with us.

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10Apr
Drone Roof Inspections

No Contact - Drone Roof Inspections

In these difficult times, you may be wondering if you can receive a roof inspection – all while maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. Well, the answer is a resounding – YES.

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3Apr
Hurricane Storm Damage

Mother Nature Damage

What happens when your roof sustains damage due to hurricane, hail or wind damage and you want to put a claim in with your insurance company? The first thing you’ll be told is "get three estimates and send them to us”.

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March 2020

27Mar
New Roof

3 Factors to Consider on a Re-Roof

There are only three factors you need to think about when buying a roof! Structural Integrity, Cosmetic Appeal and Monetary Obligation. Here’s why...

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20Mar
Solar Roof

Are You Ready To Go Solar?

Thinking of installing a solar roof? There is no doubt that solar roof is a major investment for your property. The premier roofing service provider of Florida, can tell you the benefits of solar roofing.

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13Mar
Insurance Deductible

Understanding Your Deductible

What is a deductible? A deductible is the amount of money you have to pay up front in order for your insurance company to pay you the remaining monies to make the claim whole. When purchasing insurance you are asking the insurance company to "have your back" if you suffer damages that could hurt you financially.

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6Mar
Roofer with Harness

Our Commitment to Safety

The safety policy of Sun Coast Roofing Services is to comply with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and to have a safe and injury/illness free job site that protects our employees and our customers.

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February 2020

28Feb
Windblown Shingles

The Florida 25% Rule for Roofing

Do you know about the Florida 25% Rule regarding roofing? Your insurance company sure does not want you to know about it. The 25% rule can have a major impact on how much you can claim from your insurance company after an event, such as a hurricane or even a hail storm.

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21Feb
Master Elite Contractor

The Advantage of Using A Master Elite Contractor

Who is going to protect you if or when your roof leaks?

When most people replace a roof one of the most important questions they should ask is, how long is the warranty? and another question they should ask, is this warranty transferable?

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14Feb
Worn Shingles

When do you need a Re-Roof?

Sometimes it can be difficult to assess the health of your roof by simply looking at it from the ground. A damage or a deterioration that may look minor from the outside, as you shuttle your kids back and forth from the driveway and into the house, glancing at the rooftop – may actually be quite major on a closer look.

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07Feb
Leaky Roof

Handy Roof Repair & Maintenance Guide

In our previous blog, Warning Signs That You May Need a New Roof, we discussed the signs that indicate a potential roof failure. And, we can all agree that a re-roofing project to repair a potenial roof failure involves major expenses.

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January 2020

31Jan
Sick House

IAQ Concerns Related to Roofing Projects

For any roofing project – repair or replacement, the maintenance of indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the main concerns, stakeholders and project contractors share during the execution of the project.

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24Jan
Roofing Contractor

How To Choose A Roofing Contractor!

Roofs protect us from external forces of nature, keeping us safe. However, the same forces of nature, from which the roofs protect us, also damage the roof, which leads to its gradual deterioration.

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17Jan
Leaking Roof

Warning Signs You May Need A New Roof!

You examine your roof closely and find that your roof is damaged. However, you do not know the extent of the damage. Now may be the time to look for a professional contractor to ensure you do not retain more damage.

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10Jan
Re-Roof Project

Your Re-Roofing Project:
Shingles, Metal, Tile? Oh My!

So finally, you have decided to install a new roof for your home. With the decision, comes the conundrum that which type of roof should you select for your re-roofing project.

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03Jan
Insurance Fraud

How to Avoid Roofing Insurance Scams!

A roofing insurance scam is any fraudulent practice, committed on the behalf of the policy holder or by the insurer, to leverage a financial benefit, which the executor, otherwise is not entitled to.

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