It’s that Time of Year! Protect Your Roof from Damage Before Storm Season Starts

If you’re a Florida resident, chances are you are well aware just how unpredictable the local weather can be, especially during storm season. You never know when it’s going to rain like it’s never rained before or when a hurricane is going to hit and leave a trail of destruction behind it.

As pro-roofing contractors since 1985, we strongly recommend roof inspections during the dry season just ahead of storm season.

Having your roof inspected at this time of year will help to prevent storm damage and the necessity for roof repairs such as leaks and dislodged tiles before they can even start.

By making sure that your roof is secure, you can increase the safety of your family during these times, and help to prevent your property from bearing the brunt of the weather’s wrath.

Still not convinced that you need a residential roofing inspection in preparation for wet season? Here are 4 reasons why you should highly consider protecting your roof now rather than later.

The most important reason to have your roof inspected right now is to ensure that it’s in a good condition before the storms start to hit.

Something as simple as a few loose tiles can cause havoc in storm conditions should they come loose and let leaks in or get blown about and hit someone in the head!

Our roof repairs contractors will inspect every inch of your roof to ensure that it is crack-free, clear of potentially dangerous moss, clear of any signs of rot, and that all tiles are present and firmly in place, amongst other things.

As a homeowner, saving money is never a bad thing, and the fact of the matter is, timely roof inspections can save you money.

When you have professional roofing contractors, like the team here at Larry Miller Roofing, check your roof for weaknesses and problem spots, they can be caught early in before they develop into bigger problems or succumb to the effects of the next storm, and that could potentially save you thousands of dollars.

By being proactive, you may need to spend a few dollars, but that’s surely better than spending hundreds, even thousands later on? It’s definitely better than being left with a damaged roof in the middle of a hurricane!

Another thing our roof repair team can do is find and identify any manufacturer defects, which could weaken your roof and leave it open to faster deterioration. We will inspect your roof for things like:

  • Degranulation – the premature deterioration of shingles, caused by weather conditions such as hot sunshine, which causes the granules to drop out of the shingles and compromise the safety of your roof and its ability to protect you from the rain.

  • Blistering. This is what happens when moisture is trapped in the shingles on your roof during production, When the roof gets too hot, the heat leads to a rise in moisture which causes lots of little blisters in the shingle,. If the temperature gets too high, these blisters can pop and this leaves your roof vulnerable to strong winds, which can lift the roof clean off if they hit the blisters in the wrong way.

  • Cupping. Cupping is what happens when the shingles on your roof start to lift up at the bottom corners. This can cause the shingles to become concave, and since they are your roof’s main protection against the elements, this is a bad thing that could lead to leaks and other cases of weather damage.

By identifying these issues now, you can contact the roofing provider and have them fix your roof before storm season. Since these are manufacture defects, they will normally be covered by your warranty if you act quickly, and now is the perfect time to do so.

Weather damage is the prime cause of roofing issues in Florida, which isn’t surprising since we have over 100 days of adverse weather events each year. From thunderstorms to hail, and even hurricanes, our roofs take a battering over the course of a year.

Before that all starts up again with the start of storm season, it would be sensible to check for any existing weather damage and have roofing repairs done now so that your home can better weather the storms when they do come.

  • Missing Shingles: The most common form of weather damage is typically missing or damaged shingles. Our roofing inspections will check for these, as well as holes in the roof, most often caused by fallen branches, and for signs of rotting such as moss, mildew and rotting wood, where applicable. 

  • Not only that, but we will also check for damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. A lot of homeowners don’t realize that the sun can be just as destructive as the wind and rain, but it can cause the roof to constantly heat up excessively and cool down quickly, which in turn, can lead to the degradation of your shingles. When this happens, it’s easier for your roof to succumb to storm damage due to a lack of adequate protection.

  • Delamination: UV rays may also cause delamination to happen. This is the process whereby the roof’s membrane is separated from the insulation layer. This is the last thing you want to happen ahead of storm season because it can cause leaks and wind damage to occur.

As you can see, working on your residential roofing projects during the Dry season climate helps to preserve the life of your roof and the roofing materials you choose. 

Our residential roofing inspections and timely roof repair will give you and your family the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have prepared for the oncoming extremes in weather.

Remember: The longer you wait, the greater the repairs. 

Our team is always ready to resolve your roofing related issues ranging from roof installation, roof replacements, re-roofs, inspection, and other regular roof repair and maintenance services all year round. Contact Tampa’s reliable roofing company today:

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If it’s time to have your roof inspected, it’s time to contact the seasoned professionals at Larry Miller Roofing.

With more than 35 years in the business, you can bet we know all there is to know about roof care, so get in touch today.

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