Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Make Roof Repairs

Did you use a “quick fix” to stop some roof leaks? If so, you need to take action quickly to get your roof repaired. You really shouldn’t put off roof repairs at any time of year, but especially not at this time of the year. If you have had evidence of leaks in your ceiling, you need to contact us right away for roof inspection and repair. Here are some reasons not to wait.

Timing is everything

If you’re new to Florida, you might not realize how the seasons run here. From June to the end of November, there is endless potential for rains, and it is also hurricane season. Although there is not necessarily a severely damaging hurricane every year, severe storms do happen, and sometimes without much warning. If you don’t get your roof repaired now, you are certain to have big problems later.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Spring Repairs

Living in Florida, fall and winter are very mild and usually fairly dry. Spring and summer are times when you can expect storms every day, some of which can become quite severe and cause a significant amount of damage. Before summer really gets underway, it’s a good idea to make a few spring repairs around your home to minimize potential damage when storms arrive. Here are some of the things you should do and why you shouldn’t put them off.

Caulking

Your doors and windows are prime targets for water to seep through and cause damage. Gaps in the seal of doors and windows can also cause cooled air to escape or warm air to come into the home, both of which can raise cooling costs and energy usage. Caulking is very inexpensive, takes only a few minutes, and should be done at least once a year, before storms arrive.

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Budgeting for Roof Repairs

You can’t always prepare in advance for roof repairs. Sometimes inclement weather or falling trees and branches can cause damage to your roof that you were not expecting. However, for the vast majority of roof repairs and roof replacements, you can budget in advance to make sure that these expenses don’t catch you off guard. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Having a Roofing Nest Egg

You should try to save a little bit of money each month toward home repairs and improvements, including your roof repairs. If you collect a little nest egg for roofing repairs and other household needs, you will be able to fix leaks and holes in the roof as soon as they happen to protect the rest of your home.

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3 Areas of Roof Installation and Repair

A good roofing contractor can handle a variety of new roof installations and roof repairs. As a premier roofing contractor, we offer services in three primary areas of expertise. Learn more about our services and how we can help you by visiting our website.

Residential

Residential roofs are most commonly asphalt shingles, although some homeowners prefer tiles or a flat roof. Our workmen are experienced and skilled in installing new or replacement asphalt shingles, tile shingles, flat roofs, or even metal roofs. We are familiar with the code regulations in the area, and we can make sure that your roof meets those standards.

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Repair or Replace? Finding the Best Option for Your Roof

If you have noticed a leak or two in your roof, you might be wondering if it is time for a new one or if you just need to get some repairs. Especially if you aren’t the first owner of your home, it can be difficult to know whether repair or replacement is the best option. Here are a few keys to help you decide.

You Have More Than One Bad Spot

Just one spot with a small leak is usually not cause for alarm. Just one leak, or even two, can be easily repaired. But if you have multiple spots where the roof is either leaking into the house or looks to be in disrepair, you might need to think about replacing the whole roof.

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Three Signs You Need to Replace Your Roof

If you have noticed wear on your roof or if you are experiencing roof problems, you might be tempted to just do a repair on your roof. However, there are some signs that you should replace the roof entirely rather than paying for repairs that will not last. Here are three signs you need to replace your roof.

Worn Shingles

Roof shingles have a lifespan, which varies depending on the type of shingles you have. When shingles reach the end of their life, they can become curled or bent at the edges. There may also be bald spots on the shingles where the granules are missing. Some shingles may actually be cracked, which poses a threat for further damage in the case of heavy storms. If your shingles are only worn in one place due to a specific problem, a repair might be sufficient. But if a large portion of your shingles are showing wear, it is probably time to replace the roof.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Roof Repairs

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. When your roof is in need of repair, it can put your home and belongings at risk. Many people put off roof repairs due to the expense or the time of year, but it is important not to put off roof repairs when the need arises. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t put off contacting us for your roof repairs and maintenance.

Problems Can Worsen

Bad weather can make roof problems much worse very quickly. Heavy rains, damaging winds, hail, or other natural phenomenon could turn a few loose shingles into an actual hole in your roof. If problems worsen, you are putting your home and belongings at risk, as well as the safety of your family. You will also spend much more on repairs if the problem gets worse than if you get the repair as soon as it is needed.

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