How long should my asphalt roof last? Is a question we often get here at Schick Roofing. While the answer depends on several factors, roofs don't last forever. Especially when it is exposed to Central Florida’s elements, intense heat, rain, hail, high winds, and humidity.
Surprising to many people, quality can drastically extend the lifespan of your roof, type of materials, installation/workmanship, and maintenance.
Your roof is a big investment, extending its life is paramount. We suggest regularly checking your roof for any issues several times a year, and especially after a strong storm.
Leaves and pine needles can quickly pile up on the roof, trapping moisture, eventually seeping into the shingles, the underlayment, and then the support beams, causing warping, rotting, and leaks.
Overgrown branches can break, damaging your roof. A good rule of thumb, is to trim branches within a 10 foot radius of your roof. Many insurance companies may require more.
Pine needles, leaves, and debris can cause gutters to clog and water to back up. This water ends up flowing back under the shingles, which generate leaks. Make sure your gutters are cleaned out and water flows smoothly.
Long Term Damage from humidity
With our beautiful tropical environment comes the heat and humidity. This means the components of your roof will stay wet for a longer period of time. Fostering mold, mildew, and eventually rotting. Pay special attention to standing water or pooling on the roof.
Check back with us next week for more information about how long your asphalt shingle roof should last.
At Schick Roofing our goal is to provide the best materials at an affordable price. We pride ourselves in offering the best customer service of any roofing company in Central Florida. We're so serious about offer excellent service that owner Paul Schick makes daily visits to each and every job, big or small, to ensure that only the highest quality work is being done.