Don’t Do Roof Repairs in the Rain, Schedule Your Annual Inspection Today
April Showers Bring… Leaky Roofs
You’ve heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but an upsurge in rain showers in the Big Bend can also bring the need for a roof repair in Tallahassee.
North Florida’s rainy season begins in April and continues through the summer months until August. During those 6 months, Tallahassee will see upwards of 28 inches of rain.
Rain, storms and debris can wreak havoc on your roof. Heavy rain can loosen and even tear off roof shingles which can then over time lead to roof deterioration. This deterioration if not identified and fixed can lead to dry rot, mold and new residents.
While you may not think a yearly inspection is important especially if you don’t see any glaring signs of damage, even small leaks can lead to irreparable damage.
March is the ideal time to schedule your yearly roof inspection. By exercising preventable maintenance like a yearly roof inspection, you can save yourself the hassle and headache of having your roof repaired during the rainy season. Repairing minor damage to your roof now can also save you thousands of dollars in costs down the road.
Many home and property owners are comfortable inspecting their own roofs, however if you aren’t familiar with what to look for you may overlook something that could cause serious damage in the months ahead.
The experts at Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises are trained to evaluate your roof and identify any of causes for concern. After scheduling your annual roof inspection an Arnold’s team member will visit your home take a thorough look at your roof, shingles, gutters, vents and attic space to ensure there are no identifiable signs of damage.
Our Tallahassee roof repair experts will look for signs of damage including:
- Cracked caulking or rust
- Shingles that are buckling or damaged
- Missing shingles
- Cracked rubber pipe flashing around vents
- Masses of moss or vines (can signal water damage)
Following the inspection you will be provided a detailed report regarding condition of your roof and any damage found during the inspection. We will also make recommendations for any repairs and an estimate for the cost.
Often times a yearly inspection can detect minor problems before they become a major cost for home and property owners. Minor roof repair can cost a homeowner anywhere between $200 – $400. Whereas a new roof can cost thousands.
Upkeep of Your Roof
There are also several measures you can take throughout the year to extend the life of your roof.
Regularly removing loose debris and mossy buildup including cleaning your gutters can maintain the integrity of your roof and stop problems before they start.
Roof damage can be caused by storms resulting in debris, an aging roof or a host of other factors. A sight inspection following large storms between your annual roof inspections can be helpful in identifying damage. Peeling paint, dark spots on your roof or near joists and damp areas inside your home are all signs you may need to call a Tallahassee roof repair specialist like Arnold’s Roofing.
Maintaining your roof’s condition can mean the safety of residents and your personal belongings. The roof over your head is the main defense keeping you safe from Florida’s often extreme weather. As a homeowner, you understand the importance of a good roof to keep your family safe and comfortable.
Tallahassee Roof Repair and Replacement
The life of a roof in our area is 12-15 years. If you are in need of a new roof, we can provide you an inspection, estimate and help with financing. Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises is your one-stop shop for all of your roofing needs.