You should never get a new roof without getting a professional roof evaluation. Before you spend thousands of dollars on a new roof, make sure that you need a new roof!
Contact an honest and reputable company to provide a free roof inspection Many times, we are asked to provide a quote for a new roof, only to discover that the existing roof has a longer life than the owner anticipated. The life expectancy of a central Florida roof varies depending on many factors.
The life expectancy for an asphalt shingle roof ranges from 15 to 20 years in Florida, while the life expectancy for a wood shingle roof ranges from 8-15 years. Tile roofs have a greater range variance due to the many systems available – anywhere between 18-25 years! Metal roofs typically range between 25-40+ years.
Trees around your house is an excellent way to cut down on your energy bills during the summer months, and make for beautiful views while looking out your windows. Though you want trees close enough to your house to provide adequate shade, you also want them far enough away to avoid damage due to falling tree branches.
All types of roofs are affected by adverse weather, which can shorten the lifespan of your roof. If you experience long dry spells, this can dry out wooden shingles and shakes, causing them to become brittle and break more easily. Excessive shade and moisture can cause mildew and moss to grow on any types of roof shingle, and can cause wooden shingles to rot. High winds, excessive heat can all shorten the life expectancy of all types of roofs.
Routine roof maintenance for your roof can extend the life of your roof covering. Have your roof inspected regularly by a professional. Look for damaged, lose or missing shingles or tiles. This is typically done in the spring, and again in the fall. In the fall after hurricanes is when you really need to look over your house because hurricanes or high wind storms could have caused damaged.
You are in safe hands with us, whether it be for your business or your home, and you’re not sure what to do… Give us a call Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.
Find other hurricane preparedness tips and more information about Hurricane Preparedness Week on the National Weather Service web site.
Kua’s Hurricane handbook —-> https://kua.com/hurricane-safety/