Roof replacement and repair are not something that anyone likes to think about, especially in Florida where homes are frequently exposed to extreme heat, humidity, and hurricane season. Roofs can quickly become uninhabitable if they aren’t maintained and inspected regularly. Old Time Roofing offers a roof inspection in Florida and high-quality roofing materials.
How do you know when your roof needs to be inspected? These tips are shared by our team of roofing experts. These are just some of the warning signs you should be aware of.
Even if only a few shingles are missing, it is a sign that your roof is in serious trouble. Your home could be at risk of future weather damage, such as rain, hurricanes, or sun exposure if shingles start to fall off. You can’t protect your home from the elements or leakage if you have missing tiles.
Shingles that have been damaged can become cracked or dry. Wear and tear can make shingles appear darker, discolored, or significantly faded compared to other shingles. You may notice a distortion in some shingles if you look closely. If you notice this, it’s best to have your roof inspected. Otherwise, broken shingles could fall off your roof and cause damage during a storm.
You should be especially careful in Florida to avoid patchy shingles. This means that vegetation could have grown up there. This could be algae, plants, mold or fungi which spreads with sunlight and water. This can not only look bad, but it can also spread if left untreated. Future missing or damaged shingles can also be affected by vegetation.
Evidence Inside the Home
Roof damage is obvious if you notice discolored stains in the ceiling of your home. If you have an attic, it is a good idea to climb up and check for any stains under the roof. There may be mold, leakage, or other discolored areas that need your attention. We recommend that you take a look around your home’s interior to find any potential problems.
While homeowners might try to prevent future damage with a “band-aid”, these solutions don’t last very long. This could cause serious problems in the future if the foundation isn’t addressed. If the foundation is not addressed, the roof can buckle under pressure and become unsound. We strongly recommend that you have a Florida roof inspection before further damage occurs.
Contact Old Time Roofing
It doesn’t matter if your roof is old or showing signs of damage, an inspection may be necessary. Old Time Roofing employs skilled and trusted professionals who are dedicated to excellence. Contact us today to have your roof assessed and to take advantage of our award-winning service in Florida.