If you live in Jacksonville, Gainesville, or Daytona Beach, Roof It Right serves you! If your roof is showing signs of wear don’t worry, we’re here to help. This blog will help you understand what to look for when diagnosing your roofing issues. As well as if it’s time to repair or replace your roof.
Floridians know the damage our severe weather causes to roofing systems and homes. If you’ve just moved to Florida, be very diligent to spot and address problems with your roofing system. Florida’s weather and climate- is harder on roofing systems and building materials, than that of any other area of the continental United States. Massive amounts of humidity, rain, wind, are followed by intense heat and sun. Anything we build in Florida wears out faster than in other areas of the country. Small issues that may not even be fixed “up north,” can lead to serious problems in Florida; most specifically mold and mildew.
3 STEPS TO “REPAIR” OR “REPLACE” YOUR FLORIDA ROOF
1) Start Inside
Are you concerned it’s time to replace your roof? Don’t start outside. Getting up on your roof can be dangerous too. Instead, start in your home’s attic, or the crawl space above the garage. Grab a flashlight and inspect all areas- starting from the top down. Stains, warped, or weathered materials, can mean a leak is present. Black areas, or black, grey, or brown spots- can mean mold or mildew damage.
2) Roof History?
Take a look at your records to see when the last time the roof was replaced, and what the conditions of your warranty are. If possible, determine if the roof was actually replaced, or just reshingled. Knowing these variables can help determine your roof’s lifespan. A quality roof that was properly maintained can last up to 20 years. A neglected roof can go bad in a fraction of that time.
3) Visual Inspection
Climbing on your roof, especially without the proper equipment can be dangerous. Thankfully we can tell a lot simply by observing from the ground. Walk to the curb or corner of your yard, and take a look at your shingles. Healthy shingles should lie flush against the roof, maintaining a flat and even look throughout the whole structure. Walk around all four sides of the house and make sure this is the case with your entire roofing system. Then check the gutters and downspouts to ensure drainage is properly moving water away from the home. A visual inspection from the ground can’t catch everything but it’s a good place to start. If something doesn’t look right? It’s not. You’d be surprised how much you can spot as a homeowner, even without knowing anything about roofing or construction.
Need assistance? Our professionals at Roof It Right are here to help. Contact us today for Florida’s preeminent roofing experience. Proudly serving Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, and surrounding areas. Still offering contactless or virtual appointments. Roof It Right so you can sleep at night.