Get Your Roof Prepared For The Hot Florida Summer

For people who live up north, winter is typically the time of year when there is the most wear and tear on the roof. With snowstorms, blizzards, and hail in conjunction with the contraction and expansion of roofing materials during the transition between seasons, it’s no wonder winter is so bad for a roofing system.

It is, however, the opposite down south in Florida; the summer is the time of year when the roof takes on more wear and tear. With daily rain and blistering heat and the added danger of a potential hurricane any given year, it is no wonder that summer is the worst time of year for Florida roofing systems.

The first thing to do to prepare for summer is to get a roof inspection. Even if the roof seems fine, there could be areas prone to leaking; also, if even one missing or damaged shingle or tile is present, it could turn into a much worse problem. With non-stop rain, even minor repair issues can become much more expensive and difficult to fix if left unaddressed. So, if you see a minor issue, do not procrastinate on fixing it; leaking water into your house often begins unnoticed. Within time even a smallish amount of leaking water can leave water damage and help increase the chance of dangerous mold and mildew forming.

If the roof surprisingly is in poor condition and needs to be replaced, it will be prudent to do so before summer. But, again, going back to the point made with minor problems, a required and delayed roof replacement can lead to devastating consequences for the rest of the property once the rains begin.

More points to consider is that roofing companies become far busier when summer begins. Thus scheduling a roof replacement can become much more challenging to do in a timely fashion. In addition, the rain and heat can lead to many delays in roof replacement projects. And if that wasn’t enough of a headache, the past two years’ summer has been downright brutal with shortages in crucial roofing materials needed for tile roof replacements. So getting the replacement done before summer is advisable to move is possible.

A consideration is to get a roof maintenance plan set up with a trusted Fort Lauderdale roofing company. Most plans come with two inspections a year, one before and one after summer. A roof maintenance plan helps maintain the roof’s lifespan and helps spot any problems before they arise.

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