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Periodic Roof Maintenance Key to Preventing Leaky Roofs

As the crowning component of one’s home or business, the roof serves to protect all of the other building elements underneath. But any compromise to the integrity of that roof represents a serious threat to the entire building, as well as any possessions within. Even the smallest problem stemming from a damaged or otherwise compromised roof can cause significant damage if not tended to in a timely fashion.

Water intrusion from an unnoticed leak can eventually damage ceilings, trim, insulation, drywall, paint, and framing. In short, everything the intruding water touches is put at risk, including the electrical system’s wiring, which could face a water-induced short that leads to fire. Water intrusion can also lead to rapid mold and mildew growth, especially in the humid climate of southwest Florida. Additionally, damaged roofing material provides a potential opening for pest infestations, such as from termites, which, if left untreated, can cause significant damage as well.

What to Look For When Inspecting Your Building’s Roof

Regular inspection of your residential or commercial roof can identify potential problems before extensive damage to your building sets in. At a minimum, a roof inspection should consider the following:

  • Any loose, missing, broken or otherwise damaged tiles or shingles, especially those on or near valleys, troughs, flashing, ridges and chimney crickets.
  • All flashing and related sealants around chimneys, skylights, plumbing vents and cabling. Not only should the flashing itself be in good condition, but any sealants or gaskets should be checked for damage or age-related deterioration. Roof-to-wall transition areas, such as found with dormers, should also be closely inspected.
  • All drip edges should be checked to make sure they are moving water away from the fascia, and that there are no gaps between the roof deck and fascia board.
  • Gutters need to be cleansed of debris, properly sloped and tightly fastened.

Stave Off Potential Problems With an Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Along with inspecting your roof, consider professional cleaning, and, if needed, a new coating to protect your roof from the Florida sun and weather. FCI Painting’s 360 Degree Roof Maintenance Plan includes power washing with an organic cleaning solution that kills damaging mildew and removes dirt and other potentially damaging contaminants. We can handle any needed repairs, replace sealants, and fix broken or missing tiles or shingles. We also offer a variety of coating options and custom colors to provide added protection to your roof’s surface.

As a fully licensed and insured contractor with 20 years of dedicated service in southwest Florida, Naples-based FCI Painting offers a comprehensive roof inspection and maintenance plan that can help maintain the integrity of your residential or commercial building’s roof at a reasonable price. Not only does our 360 Degree Roof Maintenance Plan stave off potential problems from roof-borne water and pest intrusion, but it keeps your roof looking clean so that it accents your home or business like a crown. To learn more about FCI Painting roof services and other property painting and maintenance services, contact us today online, or give us a call at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K