How Can The Florida Weather Affect My Roof?

What can I do to protect my Roof?

Not only do roofs require to be protected during extreme weather, but the everyday weather, here in Florida, can become just as harmful to your roofs over a longer period of time.

The most common roof damages found within Florida homes and businesses are water-related due to excessive rain or tropical storms. Additionally, heavy winds can assist with this issue, when heavy winds begin to loosen shingles or even blow them off the roof, this allows moisture to seep into the wood of the roof and can cause further damage if not spotted quickly. Lastly, the Florida sun itself can cause the common shingle to crack, warp, and decay over time. Even on the most beautiful day of Florida, your roof could be suffering from damages without your knowledge.

What can you do to help protect your roof from the outdoor elements?

INSPECT YOUR ROOF EVERY 6 MONTHS

Take a few minutes to closely observe your roof and keep an eye out for any loose, cracked, or warped shingles that can be replaced easily by a professional.

LOOK FOR ANY SIGNS OF LEAKAGE OR WATER DAMAGE ON YOUR CEILING

Whether it be during or a storm or after one, take the time to look around your home’s ceiling to see if there are any dark spots or signs of water damage. A small leak can easily turn into a big problem, so if any issues are spotted within your home be sure to call a professional to repair any leakages.

INSPECT YOUR ROOF AFTER A STORM OR EXTREME WEATHER

Florida storms can be sudden and swift, after a storm verify that there is no debris left on your roof. Leftover debris, such as leaves or sticks, can cause bacteria to grow and damage the shingles on your roof.

These are only a few steps you can take to make sure the roof of your home or business is safe and secure. If you wish to have a professional inspect your roof our team here at Armadillo will always remain available and can repair any damages to guarantee that your roof will continue to keep out the harsh Florida elements.