Can Insulation Get Moldy?

Here in Florida it’s important to stay conscious of mold growth and the potential for inviting mold into our homes. The homeowners we work with often worry that their roof insulation may become moldy. Yes, some insulation can get moldy. It depends on the type you use. Cellulose insulation, which is just post-waste news print, can definitely get moldy. It’s an organic material, it gets damp easily, and it provides mold with the food that it loves. Fortunately, we don’t use that. We use fiberglass Read More +

Applying The Right Roofing Care Saves Money And Misery

Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements that can wreak havoc on your home or other structure. A compromised roof will allow for damage and potential damage that can have devastating results that could at the extreme be irreparable. Roofing is one of the most important maintenance jobs regarding your home or structure. Walls come second. Roofing however can damage walls so with a compromised roof, your walls can endure irreparable damage making a roof a double liability if left un-maintained. Read More +

Are Insulation Batts Fireproof?

Many of our homeowners are curious about whether or not roof insulation offers additional fire protection to their home. Some are even concerned that certain types of insulation are going to represent a fire risk for their families. That’s why we thought we’d take a moment to address this question and clarify how it works. At Done Rite Roofing we use Owens-Corning Pink 044 insulation to take care of your home. This offers a high R-value, but it offers many other benefits as well. For Read More +

4 Warning Signs Your Home Needs New Insulation

Often when your home needs a repair, the signs are obvious and visible. Peeling paint, dripping faucets, and sheetrock cracks can all be clearly seen and heard. That’s probably why many homeowners deal with these problems immediately, but leave insulation problems for years and years without addressing them. Roof insulation is hidden. It’s tucked away in the attic, a place most people never venture. You can’t see it, and let’s face it, there are probably more glamorous improvements you might prefer to make. However, if Read More +

Do You Have Enough Insulation?

Improving the roof insulation in your home carries many benefits. It makes your home more energy efficient, which means it costs less to heat it and–more importantly for people here in Florida–to cool it. You might be asking, “Wait, isn’t my current insulation good enough?” Not necessarily. You see, Florida building codes only demand R-19 insulation in your attic. Since most builders want to cut costs, most homeowners are living in homes with the bare minimum of insulation they need to meet those codes. It’s Read More +

When is the Best Time to Update Your Insulation?

Here at Done Rite Insulaiton we don’t just provide roofing services. We also provide insulation services. Insulation is massively important. It keeps your home warm in the colder months and cool in the summer months. We recommend most Clearwater homeowners upgrade to R-38 insulation. This will keep your house comfortable and your energy bills low. So when is the best, least disruptive, most convenient time to upgrade your insulation? Usually it’s when we’re already tearing off the old roof, preparing you to receive a brand new Read More +