Category Archives: Roofing

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Torn Screens and a Yellowing Roof?

A decade ago, clear plastic roofing and screen lenais were really popular. We did a few of them, but there was a competitor who kind of specialized in those and took most of that work away from us. He was a friend, so it was okay. Sadly, he’s not in business anymore.

Fast forward to now, and those jobs are falling apart. It wasn’t his fault, but clear plastic roofing and screen roofing over pool covers and patios requires a lot more maintenance than regular roofing for sunrooms and screen rooms.

Now we specialize in converting those old style roof solutions to normal ones.

If you have one of these or know someone who does, tell them about us.

Here’s a couple quick reasons it might be time to call:

1. The roof constantly leaks.
2. The plastic is yellowing or cloudy.
3. You’re tired of replacing screen roof panels after every storm.
4. You’re tired of trying to remove pine needles from the screens.
5. You want to make the room for all-season friendly.


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Did You Know that Some Trees will Eat Your Gutters?

Captured in its natural habitat- a gutter-eating tree!

I was asked to do an estimate on remodeling an old screen room and came across this rare find.

It’s a Gutter Eater, otherwise known by its scientific name as the Lack-of-Maintenance Naturalis.

Please don’t let this creature invade your backyard!


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Is It Better to Remodel or Replace?

At some point we all have to make that dreaded choice of fixing or replacing.

Computer printer…Just replace it. They’re all made disposable these days.

Car…It just depends on the cost of the repairs and if you want to go deeper into debt on a new one.

Your house…This one just depends. It depends on so many things, like…

  • How long do you plan to live there?
  • Can you afford the remodel?
  • Do you hate your neighbors and want to leave your neighborhood as soon as possible?
  • Will it enhance your enjoyment of your house?

I go through this decision tree with just about all of my clients. Unfortunately, I can’t make this decision for you, although I’d love to say, “Yes. Absolutely. You need the remodel that I’m offering.”

Here’s what I’ll do instead. I’ll tell you a story about one of my clients.

These wonderful folks have a beach vacation home in one of the resorts here in Myrtle Beach. The home roof is nearing the end of its life and past repairs from other contractors are about to give out. They wanted me to come out and check on re-roofing their entire home and getting it ready for the next hurricane season. The roof is already leaking so the effects of another hurricane could be disastrous.

After getting the estimate they decided the price was in their budget and worth doing for the value and longevity of their home. They’re in a key spot right on the main road, near the store, and also with a great people-watching view.

Here are a couple of BEFORE photos…

Here are the AFTER photos. Since this was a camper only a few hundred yards from the beach, we recovered the entire roof with EPDM rubber for a lower wind profile and sealed it up tight.

Just remember when you think about repairing, remodeling, or moving, that you do need to think about things logically but don’t forget the emotional component as well. Some of our clients value things like privacy or an open view to watch the neighbors as much as cost.

Thanks for checking in…

David Powers


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Do You have Critters in Your Attic?

Category : Roofing

We get called out sometimes for leaks in the gutters and roofing of both older and brand new homes. Most of the time the homeowners think it might be due to faulty construction or poor sealants, but sometimes it’s not…

If you hear weird noises in the attic, it’s probably not ghosts. If you have a leak in the wall, it may not be poor workmanship. Sometimes it’s just a critter.

This post was written by the team at Ocean Breeze. If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call.

Credit for the top photo goes to David @ aanimalcontrol.com. Thanks for allowing us to use the photo!


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