Your roof is an important part of your Florida home. It needs some upkeep from time to time and at a certain point, you'll want to replace the roof on your home. But when should you seek out a roofing contractor?
Ask any roofing professional and they will recommend you check your roof at least two times a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. These inspections will help keep an eye on your roofs overall condition. If you see any concerns you can reach out to a roofing contractor for a more in-depth inspection.
Unfortunately ever roof has a lifespan. If you had your home inspected when you purchased it, it should include the history of your roof and condition when purchased. If you are still unsure, then we recommend you schedule an inspection with a roofer so they can determine an age for you as well as the overall condition.
Although the exterior of your roof may look ok, the interior may not. When severe weather passes, take a trip to your attic and check for leaks. If it does leak, it is probably time for a new roof. Leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, such as damaged shingles, deteriorated flashing or underlayment failure. It is worthwhile to check for other signs of interior damage as well so don't forget to check for things such as:
From thunderstorms to hurricanes, Florida has its fair share of bad weather. Although your roof is built to withstand intense weather patterns, it can still suffer serious damage from a storm. For instance:
If any of these situations sound like yours, you are likely a good candidate for a new roof. Now is the time to start collecting estimates and determine if you want to stick to the old shingle type or a new metal roof. If none of these apply, then you likely are good for a while longer, but it doesn't hurt to get a new roof if you like. After all, it is your property. The decision is ultimately your call.