South Florida Residential Roofing
If the roof of your home is leaking or needs maintenance, repairs, or replacement, it’s an important matter that requires prompt attention. South Florida sees more than its fair share of roof-damaging high winds and weather, which makes taking a proactive stance critical.
South Florida Roofing has a wealth of experience helping homeowners like you address their roofing needs head-on, and we welcome the opportunity to also help you.
More than three-quarters of all residential roofs throughout the nation are topped with shingles, and this is a testament to their dependability and weather resistance. Shingles have a two-part construction that includes a base of fiberglass or cellulose with a granulated topcoat. Shingle roofs have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
Roof tiles are constructed of natural materials, and they come in a wide range of styles, colors, textures, and shapes. Tile roofs can last more than 20 years, and they are up to the task of withstanding nearly any kind of weather.
Metal roofs are as durable as they are energy efficient. While these roofs tend to cost more upfront, they can save money in the long run and can add to your home’s resale value. When properly maintained, a metal roof can last from 30 to 40 years, which is the longest lifespan of any roofing system.
Flat roofs employ a light-colored mineral surface that deflects heat and, as a result, cuts energy expenses. These roofs are an excellent value that affords all the following advantages:
- Both a base and a cap sheet that serve as a dual water barrier
- A lifespan of from 10 to 20 years
- A relatively safe and efficient installation process
Signs that a Roof Repair May Be in Order
The surest means of keeping your home’s roof in excellent condition is with regular maintenance and prompt repairs. There are, however, signs that are indicative of a problem you should be aware of, including:
- If several shingles are visibly missing or you lose a shingle or two every time there’s a high wind, a roof replacement may be in order.
- If your shingles are cracked, or their corners are curling up, it’s a sign that wear and tear is affecting them, which means it’s likely time to consider a replacement.
- If you notice an excessive amount of roofing granules in your drain system – near your downspouts – you’re losing protection and likely need a roof replacement.
- If your roof has large patches of algae or mold, it signals that it’s staying wet, which is a serious roofing concern.