In most circumstances Florida homeowners should opt to replace their roof as opposed to repair. Especially pertaining to protecting the investment you’ve made in your home. That said, there are certain instances when repairing your existing roof is the best option, and we’ll discuss that in this blog as well.
Florida homeowners understand their roofs take a pounding and need to be in good enough shape to stand up to the elements. When storm damage causes fear, don’t be afraid. We’ll guide you through how to respond and make sure you’re prepared to make the best decision.
When should I repair my existing roof?
If you can see it, spot it, or recall it happening, a Florida Roofing specialist can often “repair” the damaged portion of your roof. For example- a specific storm, or high wind event that causes damage we can “see” and “recall” happening. Or a tree limb that damages a specific spot… Like stiches on a cut, a good roofing contractor can close that wound. In this specific instance it’s not only the cheaper option, it’s often a safe play for your home. But if the issue your having with your roof is not correlated to a specific event, or can’t easily be seen or observed? Beware of partial roof repair. The issues with your system likely go much deeper.
Getting it done right (the first time):
Making structural changes to a Florida roofing system is like doing surgery on your home or business. Whether or not the job gets done right can determine the value of your property for years to come. Let this play into the risk and reward factors as you decide how to address your roof.
Floridians normally opt for a repair simply because it seems like the cheapest way to get rid of the problem they’re having with their roof. But that’s often a mirage. Partial roof repairs may not fix the root of the problem and often need to be readdressed in the future. To use the surgery analogy, going under the knife should be minimized. If a Florida roofing professional is already there, opt for a total re-roof and get everything done in one procedure. Nothing is more frustrating than paying a roofing contractor to repair an issue, only to be hit with another unexpected bill when it pops up again in the future. The money saved with a “repair,” will be long forgotten if another problem arises. Aside from getting the job done right- remember roofers quote jobs at “cost per square,” have to pay labor, and face scheduling back logs. It’s more cost effective to do the full makeover all at once as opposed to focusing on specific repair, regardless of it being better for the home.
Look and quality:
Repairing your existing roof system is a short-term solution to fix damage, but can degrade the overall appeal and/or reduce the property value of your home or building. Every contractor aims for good as new but there’s no guarantee it will work out that way. Floridians don’t enjoy paying good money for a repair, only to discover insufficient drainage, uneven barriers, or non-matching shingles upon completion. Now they’re the talk of the town, for all the wrong reasons.
As a business owner we know you face obstacles. Why let your roof be one of them? An issue with your roof can hurt employee morale, but can be detrimental to a relationship with a client or customer. Once again, consider this in the risk / reward factor when you evaluate how to address your roof at your place of business.
Florida’s Preeminent Roofer
For most of our customers repairing or replacing a roofing system is a major investment. Our experts at Roof It Right take this responsibility very seriously. Contact us today for Florida’s preeminent roofing experience. We proudly serve Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and all surrounding areas. And we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. Give us a call today and see why your neighbors say, “Roof It Right so you can sleep at night!”