To protect yourself, be aware of the signs that you may need roof repair soon.
Let’s look at some of the biggest clues your very own roof will give you:
1. Peeling Shingles Anywhere On The Roof
Most residential roofs in Jacksonville, and across much of Florida, are made up of traditional shingles. Thanks to the materials used, modern composite shingles are hearty and resilient. When they start to peel, it’s vital to have them replaced right away to keep leaks from springing. It’s also a good idea to have a roofer check the underlying roof for deterioration.
2. Damage To Flashing, Vent Pipes, Or Gutters
Flashing is the material that reinforces and protects structural weak points in the roof, such as joints and the base of ventilation pipes. These areas are especially vulnerable to damage from wind and rain. You can usually spot damage with a quick visual inspection from the ground. Be alert to your gutter, too: When gutters fail, it can damage walls and even your foundation.
3. Mold, Mildew, And Other Moisture Complaints
A hot, humid environment is conducive to the growth of unsightly mold and mildew. Watch out for green or black patches or streaks on your roof, especially during the height of summer. While discoloration can be caused by relatively harmless algae, it’s important to get mold and mildew fixed right away. If allowed to take root, they can contribute to respiratory health concerns.
4. Rippling And Cracking In Roof Shingles
When temperatures hit 90 in Jacksonville, the surface of your roof can be as hot as 160 degrees. That can lead to thermal shock, warping of your roof tiles caused by the transition from the extreme heat of the day to the cool of the evening. Cracks, ripples, and waves in shingles point to immediate need for repair.
5. Unexpected Woes During Annual Roof Inspection
Here in Florida, a roof inspection should be performed every year without fail. That’s the best way to spot and resolve small issues before they turn into big ones. Just like going to the dentist, a roof inspection can alert you to problems you didn’t know about. That might make it stressful, but you’re always better off making an informed decision!
It’s crucial for all Florida homeowners to have the number of a roofer they trust. At Plair Homes Roofing & Construction, our team offers you the experience, expertise, and customer care you want. Our local, family-owned business is always ready to go the extra mile for you.
We are fully licensed and insured, do not require a down payment, and never use roofing subcontractors.
To find out more or get started with your roof repair project, contact Plair Homes today.