Owning a home in Tampa means being prepared for hurricanes, high winds and all types of rough weather. One of the main concerns is your roof. Each hurricane season, homeowners across Florida wonder to themselves: will my roof stand up to this year’s test?
There is no perfect roof to withstand all weather scenarios. Some roofing types are more durable than others – but surprisingly, it is often the shape and style of a roof that makes it more or less vulnerable to high winds. Let’s take a look at some of the roof styles, and how they hold up to weathering:
The Gable Roof
Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage to your roof, and one of the most vulnerable types is the gable roof. It’s distinctive triangle sides are visually very appealing, but they can catch the wind full on, causing them to buckle very easily.
The Flat Roof & Saltbox
Other roof types can suffer from wind, rain and sun damage as well. From the more modern ‘flat roof’ style, which can be damaged due to debris remaining on the roof, to more eclectic styles of roof, like the saltbox, which also has a high vulnerability to wind damage, it’s important to know what kind of damage your home could be at risk of.
Tile & Shingle Roofs
If you have a shingled house, you will need to watch for damage from storm debris, wind, even sun can cause shingles to crack and peel off after enough years. Tiled roofs provide sturdier protection, but also require regular preventative maintenance to ensure that they keep you dry!
Check the Surrounding Area
In addition to checking the type and material of your roof, remember to consider any potential environmental hazards, such as nearby trees that can be blown into your home during our stormy weather. While we may not be able to help you with tree removal, we can certainly assist you with finding the sturdiest, most reliable roof for your investment, and for the future of your family’s home.
Increase Your Roof’s Durability
If you’re not sure whether or not your home’s roof is able to withstand the Tampa weather, you may want to contact a trusted roofing contractor. We are able to offer you tips of materials, construction, and any waterproofing options that may be available for your roof.
Imperial Roofing, a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, is certified by the Tile Roofing Institute of America and in Renewable Green Roofing.
Let the Imperial Roofing team help you secure your roofing investment for years to come.