Importance of Attic Ventilation

To ventilate or not to ventilate? That certainly is the question amongst researchers.

Attic ventilation is a heavily debated topic. In the last several decades, building codes have demanded increased attic insulation yet there are still skeptics who say the benefits are overrated. The lack of agreement lies mostly in the fact that climates vary immensely, making it hard to find a solution that fits all areas. Continue reading “Importance of Attic Ventilation”

Understanding Roof Warranties

Understanding Roof Warranties

Just about everything on the market comes with a warranty these days. Limited lifetime warranty, extended warranty, system warranty: what does it all mean? And do we really need a warranty for everything? What we can tell you is that having a roof warranty in place is one of the best things you can do to protect your home from a worst-case scenario. Continue reading “Understanding Roof Warranties”

Avoid Roofing Scams

Every line of business has its scammers. These scammers create horror stories that set a bad name for nearly every other company in that industry. The home improvement industry and roofing in particular are notorious for putting unsuspecting homeowners out of thousands of dollars or leaving the homeowner’s with costly damages. Understanding the signs of a roofing scammer can benefit homeowners and the roofing industry as a whole. Continue reading “Avoid Roofing Scams”

Protect Your Roof From Fire on New Year’s Eve

Much like the Fourth of July, New Years celebrations are commonly celebrated with fireworks. Although fun and pretty to look at, fireworks can be extremely dangerous and can pose hazard for your home and roof. This year, Gulf Western Roofing, a trusted local roofer, is offering the following suggestions to protect your home from damage caused by fireworks:

First and foremost, fireworks CAN set a roof on fire. Certain fireworks still burn once they hit the ground, and roofing materials made of wood are easily combustible. It is still equally possible for a roof to catch on fire even if it is not made of wood. If the roof is already damaged and there are missing shingles, the roof felt paper, which is easily combustible, becomes exposed.

When preparing for your New Year’s celebration, make sure to cut back tree branches. A tree branch that is hanging too low on your roof could quickly start a serious fire that will easily spread to the rest of your home. It is a good idea to remove these limbs anyway in order to avoid damage during a storm. Other debris, such as pine needles and leaves are also flammable, which is why it is good to get into the habit of keeping your gutters clean and free of this dry matter.

And finally, as fun and exciting as it may seem in movies, Gulf Western Roofing suggests that you not attempt to climb on your roof to watch the neighborhood fireworks. For starters, climbing onto your roof is dangerous. It is too easy to slip and fall. Not to mention, when you climb onto your roof you always run the risk of causing damage to the materials.

As always, if you have any concerns about the current state of your roof, call the professionals at Gulf Western Roofing. In addition to being licensed and insured, Gulf Western Roofing is locally owned and operated, doing business for over 17 years. We’ll always tell you the truth about your roof.

Happy New Years from our family to yours!

What’d that Roofer Say? Roofing Terminology Defined

Have you ever wondered what a roofer meant by a ‘hip’ or ‘valley’? Are you confused by the difference between a ‘rake’ and a ‘ridge’? Have you always been curious as to what a ‘gable’ is?

As with specialists in most industries, roofing contractors have developed their own lingo over the years for ease of communication. Doctors, artists, lawyers, and even diner workers use words and phrases that are unique to their line of work simply because it makes things go faster.

For instance, it would be both tediously repetitive and a waste of time for a supervisor to ask his crew to, “please install an asphalt-impregnated mat of interwoven organic and inorganic fibers into that depressed angle formed by the meeting of those two adjoining but differently-faced roof planes.” No, it’s far easier to say, “Guys, put some felt in that valley.”

Gulf Western Roofing is currently in the process of adding and maintaining a full glossary of roofing terms to our website. The next time a roofer talks about a fishmouth, gambrel, or a cricket, you’ll know exactly what they mean.

Gulf Western Roofing: Our Story, Our Commitment

Who is the go-to contractor of choice for Florida’s leading homebuilders? The answer is simple: Gulf Western Roofing.

Since 1999, Gulf Western Roofing has been providing high-quality residential and commercial roofs in tile, metal, shingle, EPDM, and TPO. From flat roof assessments and repairs to installation of virtually every type of commercial roof, Gulf Western Roofing is committed to excellence, superior customer service, and exceptional results. Gulf Western Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor.

So what is our story?

Gulf Western Roofing, Inc. was founded in Naples, Florida, in 1999 by Joseph K. Lamb Jr. Sensing a need for a contractor who was both familiar with high-quality roofing and also based in the local area, Mr. Lamb forged to make Gulf Western Roofing and its superior standards the leader in the fast-growing Southwest area for contract roofing. Mr. Lamb made it his mission to become the most respected roofing contractor in the area.

Fast forward 16 years later, Mr. Lamb’s vision has allowed Gulf Western Roofing to fulfill its promise and build its reputation, providing quality professionalism, service, and support in a manner seldom seen anywhere.

But why choose Gulf Western Roofing?

Gulf Western Roofing is all about creating lasting relationships. Many of the largest and most prestigious builders in the state — and the nation — have entrusted their work to Gulf Western Roofing. Our commitment and agreements with builders is all built on trust and collaboration. From major residential homebuilders such as Pulte/Cenex, Stock Development, and Del Webb, to commercial contractors such as T.W. Friers, Owens-Ames-Kimball, DeAngelis Diamond, and the Henning Group, Gulf Western Roofing continues to build an impressive roster of clients.

Whether you’re a residential home owner looking to replace a weathered roof or a commercial builder in need of roofing repairs, Gulf Western Roofing is committed to uploading their promise of high-quality practices, core values, and standards of excellence. We provide unbiased, customized solutions based on your specific needs, bringing years of experience with every possible roofing situation. When you work with Gulf Western Roofing, you can expect extensive surveys, life expectancy models, repair Return on Investment (ROI) analysis and repair versus re-roofing evaluations.

If you are in need of a roof replacement, Gulf Western Roofing provides detailed information for each type of roof, while assisting you in deciding which commercial roofing solution is best for your facility. You can expect prompt and proficient customer service, dedicated service crews, and extensive before and after documentation. Gulf Western Roofing installs approximately 2000 roofs per year. Each roof we install receives a five-year warranty with an optional upgrade to our amazing 20-point assurance maintenance program (RAMP).

So that’s our story.

It’s a simple one and that’s for a reason. Gulf Western Roofing is about providing excellence through simplicity. We love residential and commercial roofing. It’s that passion and dedication to our clients that have made Gulf Western Roofing an industry leader in contractor roofing within the state of Florida.

We will have more information to share in our blog space and on our social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in the coming weeks and months. The Marketing team at Gulf Western Roofing is committed to bringing our story to everyone who will listen. We are proud of the company Gulf Western Roofing has become and want to extend our mission to the entire industry. There will be helpful hints about roofing, more insight into the quality standards upheld by each and every member of the Gulf Western Roofing family, and other little goodies and nuggets that will have the entire industry talking. We look forward to your continued support and as always, we appreciate your service!