Most of us know that we have a roof. Most of us know what material is on our own roof. However, there are many things you should know about your roof but probably don’t. Knowing a bit more about yours will help it last as long as it should and cost you less over its lifetime.
Your Roof Needs Maintenance Too
You may already get your HVAC system tuned up a few times a year and the oil changed in your car, but do you think about roof maintenance? Some roof maintenance is easily done by the homeowner but other times, you want a roofing company to handle it. You can keep your roof and gutter clear of debris, but you probably don’t want to be up on the roof re-sealing flashing. Other roof maintenance items can include reaffixing shingles or roofing tiles, replacing fascia and reattaching gutters. You should have a roofing company inspect your roof regularly and perform necessary maintenance and repairs.
Roof Life Varies
Even among similar products, the expected life of a roof will vary under different conditions. For example, a 3-tab asphalt shingle roof may only last 10 – 15 years but an architectural asphalt shingle roof can last 20 – 25 years. Roofs that are well maintained will always last longer whether they’re asphalt, metal, wood or tile. Perhaps most of all, installation matters. If you’re looking at a new roof, make sure the roofing company you’re considering is installing a total roofing system that meets the manufacturer’s standards so you receive the full manufacturer’s warranty.
Roof Repair is Normal
Even with regular maintenance and the best roofing system installed by an experienced and highly rated roofing company, chances are good that over the roof’s life it will need roof repair. That’s because, like anything else, stuff happens. A strong wind may bend back a few shingles. A tree branch may fall on a roof tile cracking it. And as the roof ages, like anything else, things will go wrong. Although some roofing issues requiring repair are due to storms, others are due to accidents, and sometimes there are manufacturer issues, most roof repairs are necessary due to normal aging.
Having a roofing company you can trust with your roof replacement, maintenance and repair is essential. Suncoast Roofing Solutions has been providing the greater Tampa Bay area with quality installations, professional inspections for maintenance and top-notch repair for more than a decade. We’d love to be the roofing company you trust for all your roofing needs. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.