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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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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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