Want the roof on your Orlando/ Dr. Phillips home to last forever! Your roof goes through a lot of wear and tear in Central Florida's harsh weather. Unfortunately, it will have to be replaced at some time. How many years your roof will last depends on many factors, such as routine maintenance and the materials used.
The most commonly used roofing materials in the Orlando area are tile, metal, asphalt shingles, and slate. Tile and metal roofs should last 50 years or more, while asphalt shingles can last 30 years.
How Can You Make Your Roof Have a Longer Lifespan?
Annual roof inspections are important. Catching and repairing problems early can keep your roof in good shape. The end of summer is one of the best times to inspect your roof. Hail storms and heavy rain storms can cause significant damage, it is a good idea to inspect your roof shortly after they have passed. Look for any dips, curled up edges or cracks.
Clean the Gutters and Roof
Clogged gutters cause water to accumulate and cause major damage. If leaves are allowed to build up, water can get into the rafters and cause them to rot.
Trees hanging over the roof can prevent it from drying out, which can lead to problems and reduce the lifespan of the roof. Our humid climate can also cause algae and moss to corrode the roof. During the sunny and dry season, trees can shade the roof, preventing damage.
Increasing the lifespan of your roof can be as easy as cleaning any debris than can end up on your roof, which can cause the roof to rot.
If you notice any damage ensure it is repaired in a timely manner. Proper roof maintenance can increase the longevity of your roof, it can also save money on remodeling and even utility cost.
If you have any questions, need a roof inspection, repairs or even a new roof, contact the professionals at Schick Roofing.
As a leader in the industry, we provide our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof and affordable services.