Your roof acts as a shield, taking damage over time while it protects your home. Shingle roofs, which are the most common roof type in Florida, typically need to be replaced once every 15-30 years due to wear and tear. However, this can be accelerated by storms, high winds, or other weather events. It is important to keep an eye on your roof and look for warning signs of damage. Here we answer your question of when do I need to replace my roof?
Should I Replace My Roof After a Storm
Florida is unique because while we don’t get snow, there are plenty of storms, wind, and hail. This is especially true for those who live near the coast, as these areas have high winds that can damage or tear off shingles. Regardless of where you live in Florida, it is important after a storm or other major weather event to circle your property and look for any torn shingles on your lawn. We recommend having your roof closely inspected for further damage, which you can either do yourself or hire us for a FREE inspection.
Wear & Tear
Even without any major weather events, roofs still suffer wear and tear over time. Florida’s high heat can slowly melt caulking, exposing your shingles and leaving you more susceptible to storm damage and leaks. It is recommended that shingle roofs be replaced once every 15-30 years, tile roofs every 50 years, and metal roofs every 30-70 years.
Why Replace My Roof?
It is very important to have an aging roof replaced, as it can depreciate the value of your home and leave it vulnerable to weather damage. In addition, homeowner’s insurance companies may choose not to renew your policy if your roof is too old or has signs of damage.
HD Roofing highly recommends that homeowners have a roof inspection done twice a year or after a major weather event. Don’t want to climb up on your roof? We will send an expert out to do a FREE roof inspection. Contact us today!