Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Eco-friendly Roofing: Sustainable Roof Coating and Green Roof Benefits

Kool Seal roof coating. Photo owned by Bay Atlantic Roofing.
Reflective roof coatings or elastomeric roof coatings (Kool-Seal), create a barrier that protects your roof from the elements.  In Florida, specifically, rain is a huge factor that causes leaks and even black mold, which is a health hazard. Many of these reflective roof coatings are ENERGY STAR certified roof products not just for reflecting the sun but also for lowering the roof's surface temperature, thus decreasing the heat inside a building or home. This translates into lower electric bills because your air conditioner's cooling activity can be reduced by 10% to 15%.

Elastomeric Roof Coating. Photo owned by Bay Atlantic Roofing
Roof coatings also extend your roof's life providing a waterproof layer of protection during rain and hurricane season and by protecting your roof from excessive heating from damaging UV rays.

Roof coatings can be applied to numerous roof surfaces, such as composite roofs, asphalt roofs, metal roofs, galvanized metal, wood roofs, and more. A clear roof tile sealer can be applied to your new roof to protect the color from fading due to the sun's harsh UV rays and to maintain the beauty of your new roof for a longer period of time.

If you are thinking about applying a roof coating to a shingle roof or a tile roof, check your manufacturer's warranty or consult Bay Atlantic Roofing who will explain to you how this could void your roof's warranty as well as alternative options to resolving your roof problems.

Apply for 100% financing for your home project
If using a roof coating is impossible or not recommended and your roof has sustained severe moisture damage, your best bet is to replace your shingle or tile roof with reflective coating shingles or with an eco-friendly fiber composite tile roof. 

Ask Bay Atlantic Roofing for more details on the various options for your roof and to find out how you can qualify for 100% financing of your roof replacement through RenewPACE.

Look up your home address to see if RenewPACE is available in your community.



 Photo: Fiber composite roof tile
Green construction and roofing options, such as cooler roofs, benefit the environment by minimizing the Heat Island Effect caused by urban areas, as compared to rural areas. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that "Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality" (epa.gov, 2019).  Bay Atlantic Roofing, LLC is committed to installing and selling green materials that protect the environment by reducing waste, pollution and energy overuse with the application of eco-friendly roof coatings and installation of green materials such as fiber composite roof tile. Call now at (561) 898-1498 to learn more.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Low inventory of homes for sale in Broward County

Many online sources will tell you that there is plenty of inventory of homes for sale in Broward County and that may be true in a way but not entirely. Yes, there are plenty of listings available in the market which the majority of average people cannot afford to purchase.

The need for homes for sale listed under $200,000 is very dire. My buyers have personally experienced this issue and the search for available homes listed under $200,000 has been extremely difficult for me, as well.

First-time home buyer assistance programs in Broward County
A knowledgeable realtor will help you succeed
According to Broward County's website, the median income in the county is $60,900. Well, let's remember that that amount has been calculated by including a lot of high earners' salaries. This is after all just an "average". We have to take into consideration that a lot of first-time home-buyers are single-parent households or households where only one spouse works.

The ideal situation would be for every single first-time home buyer to have 20% of their down-payment ready to go but we all know that for middle-class or lower-income families is not an easy task to save that much money.

Another reason for a lack of a bountiful down-payment is the fact that most first-time home buyers are not informed about what it really takes to buy a home. In this case, other options exist, such as qualifying for an FHA loan or finding available down-payment assistance funds offered by many cities and even counties.

Whatever you situation may be, you, as a first-time home buyer need to work with a knowledgeable realtor who will be able to guide you and help navigate through this scary yet exciting journey of home-buying.

Contact Jason D McLendon for more information about first-time home-buyer assistance programs and to start your home search with a realtor that actually cares about you and your family.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Where do you put your tiny home?

Did you know that tiny homes on wheels are not regulated by the planning and zoning department? Some people are living on them on their property or lot, but it’s actually not legal to do that.

Legally, a tiny house on wheels is considered an RV, and a tiny house on a foundation is considered an accessory dwelling unit. You may need to register your tiny home on wheels with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as a recreational vehicle and obtain a license plate (this process is subject to inspection).

Building a tiny home on a foundation or slab may be your best option if you are planning on making it your permanent home.

For more information on building a tiny home on a foundation or concrete slab, contact www.BayAtlanticLiving.com

A tiny home on wheels is considered an RV
Tiny homes built on foundation

Eco-friendly Roofing: Sustainable Roof Coating and Green Roof Benefits

Kool Seal roof coating. Photo owned by Bay Atlantic Roofing. Reflective roof coatings or elastomeric roof coatings (Kool-Seal), create...