Every roof should have a annual roofing inspection and regular maintenance. Eventually almost every roof will need roof repair. And, eventually the roof on your home will be replaced, either by you or someone else. Here are some things we want every homeowner to know about their roofing in Tampa Bay.
Inspections & Maintenance Go Hand in Hand
If you have a roofing company in Tampa that you trust, you probably already get regular roofing inspections. You may even have a maintenance agreement or your roofing company may include certain elements of maintenance in their inspection. If you don’t already have regular inspections, you should, at the very least, perform your own and be familiar with what roofing issues look like.
A professional inspection can identify things like loose shingles, algae growth, poorly sealed flashing and loose gutters. Having those items attended to are considered roof maintenance because they can prevent the need for roof repair. Your roofing inspection may even uncover storm damage you weren’t aware of before the time to file a claim expires. Paying for a roofing inspection can add years of life to your roof and reduce your roof repair costs. Sometimes, your roofer will find signs of a roof leak and recommend roof repair.
Don’t Put Off Roof Repair
Putting off roof repair only allows the issue to get worse. What may be simply some damaged shingles now with a bit of insulation needing replacing in your attic could turn into much more. It could be as quickly as the next storm that you find water leaking into your home which requires drywall work or it could be months later where you realize that the roof deck now needs replacing costing much more than the initial estimate.
Roof Repair or Roof Replacement
Eventually you’ll be faced with a question. Is it worth putting more money into another roof repair or should I just replace it? Sometimes the answer is simple like when you have structural damage. Other times it can be harder as a roof replacement is quite the investment. However, a new roof can improve both your home’s appearance and its energy efficiency which may be a consideration in your decision.
Whether you need a roofing inspection, maintenance, repair or a roof replacement, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form. We work on all roofing types including asphalt, shake, metal, clay and concrete tile roofing.