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President’s Club Award

President’s Club Award

We're proud to announce that Florida Southern Roofing has just received GAF's prestigious 3-star (their highest level) President’s Club Award in recognition of our Performance, Reliability & Service!

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Readers Choice

Thanks to everyone who helped make Florida Southern Roofing the Florida Community Association Journal's Readers Choice for Roofing Contractors!!!

Stay safe and don't forget that we're here with No Contact appointments if you have any roofing issues during this pandemic.

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Roof Leaks

Locating leaks. It’s tough! Ask some roofers and all you’ll get is a shrug and a mumble. Not with the Roof Patrol. At Florida Southern Roofing, we specialize in locating those hard to find leaks so you can get some straight answers and an upfront price.

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You can rely on Florida Southern Roofing

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Roof Patrol

Not just anyone gets to be on the Roof Patrol, Florida Southern hires carefully so that only the best of the best show up at your door OR end up on your roof. Anything less and we’ll throw them off the roof.

Call us with confidence!

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Florida Southern Roofing "No Contact” Appointments

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We at Florida Southern Roofing know the importance of keeping your family safe and healthy.

We also know how important your roof is. That’s why we’re offering “no contact” appointments by using technology.

Here is how you can get yours today!

Step 1 – If you have a known roof issue, a leak, missing shingles or tile, or it’s just time for a new roof, you can schedule your free assessment at your convenience by calling 941-954-8811 or through our website at FloridaRoofing.com or Facebook.

Step 2 – We will contact you and confirm your appointment to let you know we’re all set! You don’t need to meet anyone or worry. If there is special entry/access, we can discuss that beforehand. Our Roofing Specialist will conduct the assessment and leave.

Step 3 – The Roofing Specialist will compile the information and documentation from the assessment and reach out to you so they can set up a time to talk via phone, face time or anyway way is most convenient for you. They will walk you through their assessment results and let you know their recommendations. If an agreement is reached to move forward, we can ensure that all paperwork is handled electronically and hard copies will be either mailed or emailed.

We wish you and your family safety and good health.

Our entire team is here for you and your family!

Thank you to our Roofing Specialists for doing whatever it takes to make our customers feel safe!

Kevin McLin - Roofing Specialist
Chad Holt - Roofing Specialist
Max Cherbonneaux - Roofing Specialist
Tim Mays - Roofing Specialist

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Florida Southern Roofing - Extra Precautions During COVID -19

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At Florida Southern Roofing, the safety of our clients and our employees is a top priority every day.

While health and safety standards and procedures are followed on a daily basis at Florida Southern Roofing, we wanted to make you are aware of the extra precautions we’re taking. It is imperative to us to ensure everyone stays healthy during this time of heightened concern:

WHAT WE ARE DOING:

• We are closely monitoring daily updates and recommendations from the CDC.

• Latex gloves are being worn by all staff when appropriate for the task.

• We are sanitizing our service trucks and tools.

• We continue to wear shoe covers when entering and working in your home.

• We sanitize our work area in your home when our job is completed.

• We are increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting our office and warehouse.

• We are making a concerted effort to emphasize to our entire staff the importance of thorough hand washing. This means fronts, backs, wrists, and between fingers for at least twenty seconds.

• Team members have also been instructed not to come to work if they experience fever or other flu-like symptoms.

Please contact us if you have any further questions. Know that if you need our services, we’re here for you.

For regular maintenance or an emergency in your home, we are willing and able to make that service call using these meticulous protocols. And rest assured, when we interact, every precaution has been taken to ensure the protection of your family’s health and safety and comfort.

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Better than Roof Cleaning!

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Within minutes, Roof-A-Cide® Stain Treatment restores roofs to their original color and it safely and effectively prevents stains for years after an application.

A light spray every few years is all you need to eliminate the need for roof cleaning and the potential damage associated with roof cleaning.

With over 25 years of proven results, Roof-A-Cide is the only EPA-approved, non-toxic roof cleaning alternative and it’s approved by every major roof manufacturer of shingle, tile, and stone-coated steel roofs including CertainTeed, GAF, Boral, Monier LifeTile, US Tile, Gerard, Metro, and Entegra.

Roof-A-Cide is safe for people, pets and plants, it’s cost effective, and it comes with a 2-year unconditional guarantee!

Florida Southern Roofing is an authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicator.

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Florida Southern Roofing Has You Covered

Florida Southern Roofing Has You Covered with Roof Patrol Maintenance Plans

 

Roof Patrol Maintenance Plans

Hard-to-find leaks, weak spots and other symptoms of an aging roof can allow water to infiltrate your attic and damage insulation and wood framing long before you notice a leak or mold.

Don’t wait until a small roofing problem becomes too big to ignore!

The Roof Patrol can customize a Maintenance Plan that will maximize the longevity of your roof and help you address minor issues before they become major expenses.

Best of all, regular maintenance, will make the eventual roof replacement easier for the roofing company because they won’t have to repair major damage, like the kind of damage that is caused by a neglected leak, and that means the job will be less expensive and quicker for you.

Your roof protects your home, which is the single biggest investment for many of us, return the favor by taking care of it with a Roof Patrol Maintenance Plan from Florida Southern Roofing.

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Florida Southern Roofing announces second Roofs for Heroes recipient!

Florida Southern Roofing announces second Roofs for Heroes recipient!

On Saturday, December 7 Iraq war veteran, Corporal Roy Bostic of Port Charlotte, Florida and his wife Nicole will be receiving a life-changing donation from Florida Southern Roofing.

After reviewing several nomination forms, Florida Southern Roofing has chosen its second Roofs for Heroes recipient, Corporal Roy Bostic of Port Charlotte, Florida.

Bostic served as an Army Motor Transport Operator in Tikrit, Iraq, where he encountered improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, and horrible living conditions as he oversaw the safety of, not only the vehicles in the convoys he protected, but their cargo and passengers.

Upon his return, Roy purchased a small home and he has worked diligently to get ahead, but PTSD and the toll that 7 years in a warzone took on his body have made things difficult. Nevertheless, he managed to get new windows, a new air conditioning unit, and new electrical and plumbing for his home, but an unexpected expense in excess of $5,000 to repair the damage his teeth sustained while in Iraq meant that he would have to postpone the desperately needed roof replacement he was saving for.

Luckily, Susan Bostic, Roy’s mother heard of Florida Southern Roofing’s Roofs for Heroes program and submitted a nomination form that would lead to a well-deserved break for her son. As was the case in 2016, when Florida Southern Roofing rolled out the program, the team decided to get their business partners involved so Roy and Nicole will be getting much more than a new roof (see enclosure).

On Saturday, December 7, starting at 8:30 a.m., you will have the opportunity to witness a made-for-TV home makeover as Florida Southern Roofing and their partners in this endeavor converge at 21124 McGuire Ave Port Charlotte, the home of Roy and Nicole Bostic (list of partners & invitation enclosed).

Although the first two Roofs for Heroes recipients have been veterans, military service is not a requirement for consideration. If you or someone you know is a hero who is down on their luck and in need of a roof, please visit www.floridaroofing.com/roofs-for-heroes to fill out a nomination form.

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Roof Care Tips

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These simple roof care tips will help you prolong the life of your roof and help you keep potential hazards from turning into major expenses.

  • Make sure there are no tree limbs touching your roof, keep it free of leaves, pine needles, and other debris, and regularly trim tree branches that are close to the roof.
  • Clean gutters regularly or use gutter guards.
  • Regularly inspect roof installations like dryer vents, air conditioning units or antennas to ensure that the roof seal is properly maintained.
  • Having your roof professionally cleaned with an algaecide like the EPA-approved Roof-A-Cide® whenever moss, mildew, and algae are present will significantly extend the life of your roof, but be sure you’re dealing with someone who knows what they’re doing, like Florida Southern Roofing or you could end up with significant damage to the roofing material.
  • If your roof is more than 15 years old, you should have it professionally inspected annually for any potential dangers or problems.

Our 17-point Roof Inspection will leave you with a written report on the condition of your roof as well as pictures of any problem areas we find and a written estimate for the suggested repairs. And, when it comes to maintenance, Florida Southern Roofing will customize a maintenance plan that ensures the longevity of your roof and helps you catch small problems before they lead to costly repairs.

Call 941-954-8811 if you’re due for a roof inspection or you want to discuss a maintenance plan that will extend the life of your roof.

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Florida Southern Roofing has served the Suncoast for 3 generations.

 

It’s great when you have someone to rely on! Since Florida Southern has served the Suncoast for 3 generations, folks consider us their go-to guys. From minor repairs to a whole new roof, the Roof Patrol stands ready. You’ve got friends and neighbors in the roofing business!

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Locating leaks its tough – ask some roofer and all you’ll get is a shrug and a mumble.

 

Locating leaks, it’s tough! Ask some roofers and all you’ll get is a shrug and a mumble, not with the Roof Patrol. At Florida Southern Roofing, we specialize in locating those hard-to-find leaks so you can get some straight answers and an upfront price.

 

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Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

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Your roof is your building’s first line of defense against many natural hazards, but it’s also one of the most vulnerable elements.

To keep your roof from failing when put to the test by severe weather, it should be periodically inspected and repaired or replaced when necessary.

Repairing or replacing a roof can be a daunting task. Choosing a dependable roof contractor with a track record of ethical business practices and quality work will make the job less stressful, but how do you choose the right company?

This checklist will help you make an informed decision:

•   It’s really tempting to go with the lowest bidder, but a subpar job will cost you a lot more money and frustration in the long run. Make sure you look at factors other than price.

•   Make sure the contractor you hire has experience with jobs that are similar to yours.

•   Look at projects they’ve completed in the recent past and get references so you can verify that the owners of those structures were satisfied with the contractor’s work.

•   Ask to see the company’s certificates of insurance and make sure their liability and workers’ compensation insurance are current.

•   Ask about available material warranties from the different manufacturers and installation warranties from the contractor.

•   Choose a contractor that’s been around for a while. Experience and reputation matter.

•   Make sure the contractor has an emergency plan that includes securing or removing any loose materials if faced with the threat of severe weather during the installation period.

•   If you have a Board of Directors and/or a Management Company, have them meet in person to review the proposal and meet with the contractor.

•   Narrow your search by looking only at contractors from your area.

Good contractors are busy. If someone has to travel a great distance for a job, they’re probably not the most in-demand or reputable contractor. Local contractors are there when you need them, they know the local permitting requirements, and they have a stake in the wellbeing of your community.

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Pros and Cons of a Metal Roof

If a metal roof system is an option you’re considering for your home’s roof, you should look at the pros and cons of metal roofing against other common roof materials (shingles and tile).

Below is a closer look at some of the benefits of metal roofing systems as well as the drawbacks you may encounter when considering a metal roof for your home.

1.) Metal is Lightweight

Metal roofing, depending on its gauge, can weigh anywhere from .7 to 1.3 pounds per square foot. Other common roofing materials like asphalt shingles can weigh 2 to 2 ½ pounds per square foot, and tile can weigh as much as 10 pounds per square foot.

2.) Longevity

When considering to replace the roof on your home, longevity is a huge factor in your choice of roof material. You want something that will stand the test of time and last. Metal roofs have been found to last up to 70 years. This is much longer than traditional asphalt roofing which usually lasts from 10 to 20 years, and in the Florida sun can be much less.

3.) Fire Resistant

Metal Roof systems are given a Class A fire rating (which is the most resistant). Metal roofs are noncombustible, and thus are given the great rating.

4.) Energy Efficient

Metal Roof systems can save you a lot of money annually on energy costs. A metal roof reflects the hot Florida sun’s energy and blocks heat transmission from the roof to building members and living space. This will immensely cut back on your homes cooling costs.

5.) Additional Re-Sale Value

Installing metal roofing on your home can help in the long-term if you plan to sell your home. According to Metal Roofing Alliance, homeowners who replace their roofing systems with standing-seam metal show a rate of 85.9% cost recouped in the national average with up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states. This is a full 1 and 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt shingles.

CONS of Metal Roof Systems

1.) Cost

Easily the biggest drawback, and one of the only drawbacks to metal roofing, the cost of a metal roof initially is higher than other roofing systems. The trick though is if you plan to live in your home for a long time, the durability of a metal roof will keep you good for many years to come. In the lifetime of your metal roof you may replace a shingle roof 2-3 times. You will also save on seasonal maintenance.

Metal roofs offer many advantages over almost every other type of roofing material. Metal Roofing Systems are much more durable and long-lasting than asphalt shingles. They are easier to install and actually cheaper than heavier clay and slate tiles. Metal roofing stands up to almost any weather condition you can think of including heavy rain, beating sun, high winds, snow, hail, and even earthquakes. Metal is resistant to fire and is impervious to collapse if the house does end up catching fire, increasing the likelihood that a homes occupants can escape in time safely.

Whether you choose a Metal Roofing system or another material, Contact Florida Southern Roofing and SheetMetal, Inc – your trusted metal roofing contractor in Sarasota, FL.

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Are you looking for a career in roofing?

Do people like working at Florida Southern Roofing?

[Employee voices] “5 years.” “8 Years.” “17 years.”

No, ... People LOVE working for Florida Southern Roofing.

Would a team stick together this long if all we offered was the usual?

Competitive wages, paid vacation, all that, which we do, but it’s got to be more and it is.

A third-generation company where people don’t stay because they have to – they want to.

See why for yourself.  Stick with a company that’ll stick by you.

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Florida Southern Roofing - Rise Above the Rest

A roofing company that sets the bar higher!

Sure, but a career at Florida Southern Roofing will have you rising above the rest.

Self-esteem, self-worth, a greater skill set, not just with a nail gun, but with a team. Then there are the financial gains…

[Bird sounds] “Hey, I can see your career from up here. Looks good!”  You got what it takes?

Men and women are encouraged. Experienced ort not. Veterans very welcome.

Stick with a company that’ll stick by you.

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Disaster Planning - Community Matters Radio Show Audio

Disaster Planning is a MUST when you live in a Condominium Association! Click below to listen to "Community Matters" wiith host Cindi Bass talking with Erin Alexander of Accutech Restoration and Remodeling about how you can help your association prepare for a disaster. 106.9FM, 98.3FM and 1220AM WSRQ The Voice of Sarasota/Manatee.

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Roofs For Heroes Program

Southwest Florida’s leading Roofing Contractor launches Roofs for Heroes program with a bang!

What started out as one roof for one deserving man quickly morphed into a life-changing event for Mr. Harris Nelms when Florida Southern Roofing decided to get some of their friends involved.

ELLENTON, Florida (January 19, 2016) – Florida Southern Roofing (FSR) has always given back to the community it serves, but owners Brian and Tim Wallace, were determined to do more. Less than one week after introducing their new “Roofs for Heroes” concept to their staff and asking them to start looking for worthy recipients, as if by fate, Dave Daily of the Bradeb River VFW approached Cindi Bass, Director of Business Development for Florida Southern, and asked her if they ever did roofs for charity.

Daily put Cindi in touch with Chaplain George Johnston who had the perfect candidate for the inaugural Roofs for Heroes donation. Unable to afford some desperately-needed roof repairs and physically incapable of performing them himself, Mr. Harris Nelms, a veteran with a service-connected disability, was forced to cover his roof with plastic to keep water from entering his home. Knowing this was not a long-term solution, he reached out to the VFW for assistance.

After visiting the Nelms residence, Florida Southern realized that the need was far greater than they could have imagined, so they decided to reach out to some of their favorite business partners who did not hesitate to lend a helping hand and Roofs for Heroes snowballed into a life-changing event for one man. Please take a look at the impressive list of contractors and vendors that FSR was able to assemble.

This Saturday, January 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to witness the transformation of a home and a life as several of the partners in this endeavor converge at the home of Mr. Harris Nelms in Ellenton, Florida.

Although Mr. Nelms is a veteran, military service is not a requirement for consideration in the Roofs for Heroes program. If you or someone you know is a hero who is down on their luck and in need of a roof, please visit www.floridaroofing.com/roofs-for-heroes to fill out a nomination form.

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How to choose a residential roofing contractor

How to choose a residential roofing contractor

When it comes time to choose a residential roofing contractor, you have to take several factors into consideration.

The roof of your home is a very important part of your home and the structure of your roof affects the entire integrity of your home. Your roof protects your most valuable assets and requires a residential roofing contractor that you can trust. Buying a new roof or repairing your roof are both important and costly investments. Before spending money take your time to evaluate roofing contractors in your area. You should insist on a professional roofing contractor that is reputable. Below is a few tips to help you choose a residential roofing contractor that will not only get the job done, but will get the job done right.

Reputation Matters

You should spend some time doing research on local roofing contractors in your area. Search for online roofing reviews, ask your neighbours who they recommend, and check with the better business bureau. You should be leary of a roofing contractor that doesn’t have customer testimonials. When you come across bad or negative reviews be sure to give the roofing contractor the benefit of the doubt and READ. Some customers may be unhappy about something not pertaining to the work the contractor performed and could leave negative review due to this.

Choose Local

While there are plenty of great Florida roofing contractors, you should always try to remain local to where your home is located. Check for a contractor that isn’t just operating locally at this time but has a permanent place of business in the area. The last thing you want is a company that operates elsewhere or that just vanishes after installing your roof and when the roof starts leaking they’re nowhere to be found.

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