Florida weather can be one of the biggest issues your roof faces during its lifetime. Hail, thunderstorms, hurricane-force winds, and even the amount of humidity in the air; they’re all contributing factors to roof problems. Your home’s roof is an important part of keeping your home safe, dry, and livable. Here’s what you need to know about roof damage and finding a professional contractor to take care of your roof repairs.
Minor Roof Repairs
Some roof repairs may seem like they’re not severe enough to warrant an immediate call to a trusted Florida roofer. However, even something as small as a lifted shingle can cause additional issues if it’s not taken care of in a timely manner. Don’t ever assume that just because a repair is small, it isn’t important. Without proper care, a lifted shingle could become a leak, which could then transform into a large area of rot in the roof’s decking and other structures. All of this can happen before you even know there’s a problem, so have your roof properly inspected and cared for whenever you suspect there could be damage, regardless of the season.
Acute Storm Damage
Some roof repairs require emergency measures if further damage is to be prevented. Rough weather can lead to holes in the roof from falling or flying debris; a portion of the roof could be completely lifted off during high winds; and structural damage can also occur. All of these are emergency issues that should be repaired as soon as possible.
Long-Term Roof Damage
Not all roof damage is due to severe weather. Especially in Florida’s damp climate, roofs can develop a variety of issues over time. Algae and mold can grow on perpetually-damp shingles; heat from the sun can cause shingles to become brittle; repeated exposure to rough weather may cause the roof to become less able to shed water. Constant wear and tear can mean your roof is damaged long before you realize roof repairs are necessary. This is one of the reasons an annual inspection is so important to the longevity of your roof.
Working with a Trusted Florida Contractor
At Imperial Roofing, we’ve been serving the Tampa and Land O’ Lakes areas since 1968. For three generations, we’ve been helping Florida residents keep their roofs in good shape. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us take care of your roof repairs!