1. Old roofing– Florida’s traditional three-tab and dimensional asphalt roofs have a life expectancy of 20 years. A 4-point inspection may not be possible for homes with roofs older than 15 years. To pass both a real estate inspection and a 4-point report on insurance, most inspections require that the roof’s remaining service life be between five to seven years. You will also need a wind mitigation report in order to get insurance.
2. Missing, cracked, or curled roof shingles– If your roof appears to be in poor condition, it is likely that your roof needs replacement. Missing or curled roof shingles can lead to water intrusion during Florida tropical storms.
3. Granules in gutters– Only a few loose granules should be alarming. A lot of granules in the gutters means that the granules may be washing away in rainwater runoff. Warned shingles need to be replaced.
4. Damaged flashing/soffits/fascia– Flashing over penetrations like skylights, chimneys, and roof valleys offer protection. Water intrusion can also be indicated by splintered or rotted fascia and soffits. Your roof may need a complete replacement. Leakage can often start at the edges. Therefore, peeling paint and softwood are good indicators.
While some roof problems or leaks can be fixed, it is better to replace your roof if you have multiple conditions. If you plan to sell, it will increase your property’s value. It is also a relief to know that your home is safe from the summer and spring tropical storms.
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This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofers in St petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.