Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement
Roof monitoring and understanding when it’s time for a replacement is critical. The roof is essential to your home or business. Keep it in tip-top condition with Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC.
1. Ceiling Staining
Water stains on ceilings, especially after storms, are a major concern. Ceiling staining could be the result of an old or new issue.
2. Curled, Missing, Cracked or Old Shingles
Schedule routine shingle inspections to prevent further damage or deterioration. Check shingles for:
Shingles that are 20 years old or more have most likely aged over long exposure to outside elements.
3. Peeling Paint
Staining, peeling and bubbling exterior paint around the roofline is an indication of a leaky roof. Stained interior walls designate water has seeped through exterior walls.
4. Shingle Granules in Gutters
Dark, coarse sand emerging from gutters generally coincides with deteriorating shingles
5. Wear and Tear around Roof Edges
Floridian rooftops are prone to deterioration and damage due to harsh climatic conditions and exposure to outside elements. Gradual roof wear and tear can destroy investments in an instant.
6. Aging Roofs
The roof is the most neglected area of a property in regards to maintenance. Though roofs can last 20+ years, they still require some maintenance.
7. Daylight Through Roof Boards
Seeping daylight through roof boards is a major red flag. Rooftop holes clear pathways inside your home for damaging moisture, rainwater and creepy creatures.
8. Spike in Energy Bills
Notice an excessive spike in your electrical bills? Check the rooftop. Poor ventilation and insulation waste energy. It’s possible your air conditioning system or heater is working overtime to maintain desired temperatures.
9. Leaking Chimney
Routine roof and chimney flashing prevent expensive roof replacements. Chimneys that have not been flashed properly or are no longer being used, create water leaks. Chimney leak barriers can protect against leaks.
10. Dark Streaks or Airborne Algae
Dark-colored streaks or airborne algae eat away at limestone, causing black streaking and damage to shingle’s weatherproofing components.
11. Sagging and Moss
Rooftops with cool and trapped moisture are a haven for moss, mold, and fungi growths. These can be prevented by:
12. Additional Signs
Different types of roofs have varied lifespans. Typically, roofs have a longevity of about 20 years or more.
Asphalt Roll Roofs
Composite Shingle Roofs
Wood Shingle Roofs
Wood Shake Shingle Roofs
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Clay Tile Roofs/Spanish Tile Roofs
Slate Roofs/Metal Roofs (Zinc and Copper)
Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC holds a Roofing License in addition to a General Contracting License. We ensure roof and restoration projects meet all required code standards.
Florida Certified General Contractor: License Number CGC1513025
Florida Certified Roofing Contractor: License Number CCC1332098