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When Should I Repair My Roofing In Florida’s Climate?

Florida’s climate puts some of the greatest strains and demands on your roofing compared to other US states. That means you need to be proactive about roof repairs and “timely” about roof replacements.
Understanding the types of attention your roof requires, the risks of roof neglect, and the interactions of Florida’s weather patterns with roofing will put you in a position to make wise decisions that will protect your home or business property and save you money.

When To Inspect & Repair Your Roof
In general, you want to repair your roof as soon as possible – immediately after you realize there’s a problem. You can’t afford to wait when it comes to roof leaks, for example, because they could cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of water damage to drywall, flooring, carpeting, furniture, and more.

Additional dangers of delay include:

  • Rodents, insects, and other unwelcome guests will get into your attic through any holes in your roof and then spread out from there to infest the whole building.
  • Loose, damaged, or blown off flashing will soon create a leak, if there isn’t one already.
  • Missing shingles expose the roof decking to the weather and allow moisture to get underneath the roofing and potentially weaken it.
  • Loose shingles may fall off and hit someone, or one weak spot on a roof will give the wind a “toe hole” from which to rip larger sections of roofing off.

Thus, when you have a known roof repair need, contact a reliable, local contractor without delay to schedule the first day that weather permits and is convenient to you to get the job done. But what about regular roof inspections?

In general, you should get your roof inspected annually just before the rainy season that starts in May and runs through October. Definitely get an inspection before “hurricane season,” which runs from August to the end of October. If you get hit by a major storm, be it Hurricane, tornado, thunderstorm, or severe winds, you should consider adding a second inspection that year right after the storm.

When To Replace Your Roofing
If your roofing is visibly aged, beginning to get brittle or curl up on the ends of shingles, or is just old and past its warranty – so it’s time for a makeover; then, you’ll be looking to replace your full roofing.

While the actual roof should only take 1 to 3 days, this type of a project can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to plan and schedule, depending on the size of the building, weather interruptions, the type of material being installed, and whether your roof decking needs significant repairs or upgrades. So it’s best to plan far ahead and contact a roofing contractor early.

If you are planning on listing your home in the near future, consider have it re-roofed before you do so. A new roof is one of the biggest selling points for for-sale homes and one of the first things prospective buyers ask about.

To discuss timing your roof repair, replacement, or inspection with a professional contractor, contact Sheegog Contracting today by calling 407-637-5339! We serve Winter Park, Orlando, and surrounding areas in Central Florida.

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