Roof-A-Cide®: Roof Cleaning & Maintenance Information for Community Board Members & Managers

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Roof-A-Cide at Local Palm Beach and Treasure Coast CAM Meetings

Roof-A-Cide is pleased to be a part of a couple of continuing education programs in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for Community Managers and Board Members. 

These are groups of 30-40 Managers and Board Members that meet for breakfast in addition to education, discussion, and CEU credits for topics related to HOA and Condo Management. 

In Palm Beach County, we're working with the LCAM Seminar group that meets in North Palm Beach. 

This month's topic will be "Contracting Security Officer Services"

On the Treasure Coast, we're working with the MBA Productions group that meets in Port St. Lucie.

This month's topic will be "Everything You Wanted To Know About Being a Condo Board Member, But Were Afraid To Ask" 

Look for us at these venues in the coming months when we'll be presenting our course, "Steep Slope Roofing Basics for Board members and Community Managers".


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Four Roof Maintenance Tips for Property Managers

If your Property Management responsibilities include roofs, here are some tips that will make your job much easier, help you avoid as many “surprises” as possible, and keep your Repair & Maintenance costs to a minimum.

  1. Trim Back Your Trees Allowing trees to grow near the building or over the roof creates several potential problems. Falling branches & debris can damage the roof. Branches that are constantly brushing an asphalt shingle roof will accelerate granule loss. Branches that are close to the roof also make it easier for animals like squirrels, raccoons, and opossums to reach the roof and start nesting.

    And if the property is located in a storm-prone area, having trees close to the structure drastically increases the odds of one of them landing on the roof.

  2. Clear Out Valleys and Gutters
    Clogged valleys and gutters are a major source of leaks and damage to the roof. These features are designed to quickly shed water & take it away from the property, but when they are backed up, they can’t function properly. This is when water intrusion starts, gutters become much heavier and start to pull out from the fascia, and valley rot begins as the debris starts to decay.
  3. Keep the Roof Clean 
    Algae growth on the roofs causes black streaks & stains that are common in most of the US. While they are not necessarily damaging in and of themselves, they are an eyesore and if they’re left unchecked, they can make it harder to see other issues.

    Moss growth on roofs is also a common problem in many areas of the US. And unlike algae, moss can damage the roof.

    Keeping trees trimmed back from the property makes the roof surface less conducive to both algae and moss growth.
  4. Schedule Roof Inspections on a Regular Basis
    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends yearly inspections and most roof warranties require them as well. Regular inspections will help you catch damage early – when it’s easier and less expensive to repair. It also reduces the chance of leaks and resulting damage to the inside of the building.

    During the roof inspection, particular attention should be paid to the most common areas of roof leaks, deterioration, and damage from pests. Getting potential problems fixed before they develop into major problems will save unnecessary inconvenience, repair costs, and property damage.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Roof-A-Cide will be at the PM Expo in WPB

Roof-A-Cide will be at the PM Expo at The South Florida Fairgrounds on
March 3, 2015.

Check us out in booths 432 and 433 where we will be answering your questions on Roof Cleaning and Maintenance - what to do and what NOT to do to best serve  your community!

PM-EXPO is the premier trade show for Condo Associations and HOA's. Whether you are a community association volunteer, a CAM or a property manager, PM-EXPO is committed to address your needs as well as the vendors that serve you.