Show your roof some LOVE!

Show your roof some loveHere are some ways you can show your Roof some love!

  • Inspect your roof twice a year. This includes the singles, tile, gutters, flashing or any loose materials.
  • Keep it clean and trim back trees.
  • Make sure you are covered by your homeowners Insurance policy.


Spring cleaning tipsSpring is almost here. This is the perfect time to inspect and clean the exterior of your home to get it ready for summer. This is the ideal time to inspect your roof. Look for broken tiles, missing shingles, leaks etc. Always use caution when on your roof and if you don’t feel comfortable, call a professional. Gutters are crucial to your homes protection too. They endure a lot and need to be cleaned out at least once a year. Gutters protect your homes siding and foundation from water run off. Don’t put these things off.

Should you replace your roof before you sell your home?

roof replacementShould you replace your roof before you sell your home? According to one of the biggest expenses people worry about is the roof. Having an inspector inspect it will help you know if you need to replace it or repair it. Look at the competition in your area. A new roof could be a big incentive to buyers. If the roof is causing damage, it may be necessary to replace it so the buyer can get a mortgage. Remodeling Magazine’s cost vs. Value Report for 2013 found that a roofing replacement recouped 62.9% of the cost.


Moldy roof tipsIn Florida, our wet, hot, humid climate is ideal for mold to begin growing on your roof. It doesn’t cause harm to your roof but it doesn’t look good either. If it’s time for a re-roof, the good news is that most shingles come mold resistant. If your roof is still in good shape and  just looks dirty here are some tips for getting it cleaned. We recommend a chemical clean. Don’t use a pressure cleaner. This could damage your roof. Use a 50% mix of bleach and water and spray onto your roof. Make sure you take precautions to protect your landscaping. You can spray clean water on the plants to protect them from the chemical runoff.

How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to choosing a roofing contractor, you have many options. Here are some things to consider when choosing someone to do your roof.

  • Experience. Embick Enterprises has been locally operated since 1978. That’s over 40 years of experience. Always ask for referrals and ask the contractor if they have done the specific type of work before.
  • Financially Responsible. Sometimes you may want to go with the cheapest proposal. A company doing a job for too cheap could be a red flag. Chose a contractor who puts the effort in their proposals so you don’t end up paying more in the end.
  • Communication. Make sure your contractor communicates with you throughout the process and one who can help you get what you want.
  • Crew. We use the best supplies and our crews have worked with us for many years. They know we demand excellence for our customers. Embick Enterprises employs over 25 people. We have the staff to get the job done without any headaches for you.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Renovations

Are you looking to update your current commercial location? We can help. Embick Commercial Remodeling is your choice for all of your commercial remodeling projects. We specialize in remodeling reception areas, Dr.’s offices, waiting rooms, corporate offices, executive bathrooms, public restrooms, complete ceiling grid replacement, complete flooring replacement, break rooms and any other commercial remodel project you may have.

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Avoid Roofing Disasters with Embick Construction

Embick Construction knows that the roof on your home is the first line of defense against the elements of nature, such as high winds, heavy rain, sleet and snow.

One on the easiest things you can do in maitaining your home is conduct a complete inspection-inside and out-each spring can help avoid costly problems later on.

Looking for these key danger signals that indicate your roof is not adequately protecting your home can save you a lot of money before a small problem turns into a big and costly one.

• Water, anywhere?  

A home inspection should start with a check for leaks in the attic, and this can occur and be most obvious after heavy, driving rains.

Also walk through each room of the house and inspect walls and ceilings, since ceiling spots can be another warning sign your roof needs repairs.

And peeling of interior or exterior paint or wallpaper, sometimes from excessive moisture or high humidity, can be a sign of possible inadequate attic ventilation.

If more ventilation is needed, it can be relatively easy and inexpensive to install-even if you don’t need a new roof.

• Crack down on cracks.

The most common leak sources on the outside include cracks in flashing around the chimney and vents, or worn-out, decayed or missing shingles.

Check your gutters for debris, including granules in the gutter, if you find an excessive amount of granules, it may indicate aging shingles that should be replaced.

While up there, check for any missing, cracked or curled shingles, these should be replaced quickly to avoid structural damage to your roof deck and the interior of your home.

If any shingles are blistered, decayed or “dirty looking,” they need to be replaced, too.

If you find any of these potential problems and are in need of repairs, the first and most important step to take is to find a competent roofing contractor.

Poorly installed or constructed roofing systems waste American homeowners billions of dollars every year, according to GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.

Fortunately, most risks can be avoided with a professional roofing system that’s correctly installed, maintained and/or repaired.

GAF offers access to a database of factory-certified, prequalified roofing contractors. Every contractor is licensed and insured, and pledges to work on the homeowner’s roof as if it were its own.

If you are not capable or do want to take the risk of getting on top of your roof to do a through roof inspection yourself, call the roofing professionals at Embick Construction today.