Most homeowners in South Florida know that roofs need to be maintained and repaired as damage occurs. Roofs need to be maintained to ensure that they are protected from the weather and keep them intact. It is important to be aware of the signs that your roof may be in trouble and to know when to call an expert. These are the most common roof problems in Florida. Here’s how to spot them.
We get many calls from Florida regarding roofing leaks. Roof leaks can be caused by severe weather conditions and roofing materials that are beginning to fail. Leakages can occur when a roof begins to crack or break. Roof leaks can result from poor maintenance, inadequate installation, and extreme strains like during storms. These leaks can be prevented by having a plan for regular inspection after storms and regular maintenance of your roof.
Clogged drainage pathways can lead to water problems that can often be associated with sales order roofs. Clogged drains or downspouts can lead to roof weight problems and accelerate the degrading of roofing membranes. Water cooling can lead to algae growth and serious problems with flushing your foundation. It is important to have a professional roofer inspect your roof and clear out storm drains.
Rot and Vegetation Removal
Algae and vegetation can build up on roofing systems. This can cause drainage problems. Shingle roofs can become rotten and fall off, exposing the membrane. This can lead to roofs becoming more susceptible to shingle curling, buckling, and eventually leaks. A lack of roof maintenance or cleanup can often lead to unwelcome debris and vegetation.
Alligatoring, or cracking of shingles, is quite common in South Florida. Deep cracks can occur when bituminous materials in roofing shingles dry out. This can cause shingles to erode away. The heat index rises and shingles crack more easily. This issue can be prevented by regular inspection of roofing tiles and the application of UV protection to roofing systems.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.