You might wonder about your roof and whether it can stand strong for a few more years before being replaced. In general, our philosophy is “better safe than sorry.” There are some situations where a roof replacement is the best way to reduce overall ownership costs of your home.
Let’s look at some scenarios where roof replacement in Jacksonville is advisable:
1. There’s No Clear Documentation On The Roof’s Age
If you’ve recently purchased a home and you’re not sure about the condition of the roof, it may be time to replace it. You can start with a complete roof inspection to give you more insight. A conventional shingle roof may last for 30 years under ideal conditions, but this is not usually the case in Jacksonville. Severe storms will take years off the roof’s functional life.
2. You’re Getting Ready To Put The Home On The Market
A bad roof is one issue that will turn away even the most serious buyers. Buyers know that if the roof is in poor condition, they’ll be paying for it in elevated maintenance costs. Plus, most of Florida’s first-time home buyers are now opting for a complete home inspection even when a lender does not require it. Get one step ahead of them so you can sell faster.
3. Your Home Sustained Substantial Hurricane Damage
Hurricanes present a unique combination of wind and water damage that can totally inundate your roof and weaken the underlying structure. It may be okay to “triage” and get active leaks patched right away, but you should assess whether the roof will really stand up to another year. A new roof is sometimes the best investment in your future safety.
4. Annual Inspections Keep Turning Up New Problems
Conventional shingle roofs should be inspected at least once every two years. We recommend Jacksonville residents get it done every year without fail, especially when summer weather is harsh. Like other major parts of your home, roofs start to show their age with an increasing number of maintenance issues that tend to become more serious over time.
5. The Overall Cost Of Maintaining The Roof Is Growing
As the roof gets older, you will find yourself spending more time and money working on it. One of the most common issues to deal with early on is peeling of shingles. Jacksonville heat also contributes to cracking and warping, which may affect dozens of shingles each season. Keep an eye out for these signs and be wary of trying to extend your roof’s service too long.
Jacksonville roof replacement is a big project, but the experts at Plair Homes Roofing & Construction can complete it all in as little as one day. We will treat your property with respect, do the job done right, and leave you satisfied.
To learn more, contact us today.