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Signs indicating your roof needs replacement

by Albert Docobo on Jan 28, 2021 in ,

damaged shinglesSigns indicating your roof needs replacement.

  1. Old roofing – Traditional three-tab and dimensional asphalt shingles have a 20-year service life in Florida. If a roof is over 15 years your home may not pass a 4-point insurance inspection. Most inspections require a remaining service life of five to seven years to pass a real estate home inspection and a 4-point insurance report. Plus, you will need a wind mitigation report to gain insurance, too.
  2. Missing, cracked, or curled shingles – If most of your roof is in this condition, your shingles are old and the roof needs a replacement. With Florida tropical storms, missing or curled shingles open our roof to possible water intrusion.
  3. Granules in the gutters – A few loose granules shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. However, alot of granules collecting in the gutters mean the granules are washing away in the rainwater runoff. The signifies worn shingles in need replacement.
  4. Damaged flashing or soffits/fascia – Flashing over penetrations such as chimneys, skylights, and roof valleys provides protection. Also, rotted or splintered soffits and fascia indicate water intrusion and therefore your roof may require a full replacement. Leaks can often begin on the edges, so peeling paint or soft wood are good indicators of a potential leak.shingles losing granules identified by silver edges mean it's time to replace your shingle roof

Some issues or roof leaks can be repaired, but if you have more than one of these conditions listed above, it may be smarter to do a roof replacement. It will help you generate a higher value if you are planning to sell. Plus, it is a great relief to know your house is safe even in the tropical storms of spring and summer. If you are unsure, call us at 813.884.1815 for a professional evaluation and estimate.

We are an award-winning roofer which prides itself on customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship. We offer shingles of many different shapes and colors, so we are sure to offer a style that matches you.

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