Roofing Problems In Florida

Roofing Problems

Roofing Problems In Florida

Florida is a beautiful and idyllic place to live. But the climate can cause severe roofing problems. Sustaining damage is especially common in the summer months when extreme heat, humidity and storms batter your roof, pushing its limits.

Broken or missing shingles can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Protecting your roof and home from damage is possible by knowing what to look for and what to do. Learn more about common roofing problems in Florida and how you can protect your home.

Roof leaks Extreme weather conditions such as heat, rain and high winds can cause roof areas to become weaker and allow in moisture and debris. Poor maintenance and roofing materials that have reached the end of their useful life can lead to leaks. 

What to Do: Regular maintenance and repairs are essential to prevent leaks.

Roof Punctures – Roof punctures may occur from storm damage, sharp instruments, nails or other objects that drag across your roofing, as well as animals running across. No matter the reason, it is important to act quickly to avoid further damage. 

What to Do: Regular inspections after storm damage and repair work will help you to prevent further damage. Regular inspections are necessary to ensure that your roof is in good condition.

Cracking sealant – It is common for sealant around skylights and flashings to dry out quickly and crack under heat oppression; cracking sealant could open up rooflines for water and debris to seep in.

First, contact a licensed roofing contractor to determine the cause of the sealant’s failure. They will know which type of sealant is best for your roof, as well as the conditions in which it is located.

Flashing issues – Flashing protects roof creases as well as areas around skylights, vents, and pipes. Flashings are placed under existing shingles to provide additional protection from the elements. The flashing can be damaged by the elements and exposed as a roof deteriorates. If flashing becomes cracked or worn it can cause leaks and damage to your home’s interior. Have a professional contractor evaluate your flashing and determine if it needs to be replaced or repaired. Properly installing flashing and following manufacturer guidelines will stop leaks and prevent damage to your home.

Alligatoring – Alligatoring indicates that your roof has reached its end of life. When dried out materials crack and pit, moisture and debris can build up. Sometimes, this deep cracking may look like an alligator’s dry skin. Call a licensed roofing contractor such as KCG to inspect your roof. They will inspect your roof, gutters, downspouts, and give you additional information about how old your roof is and what precautions you should take to protect it and prevent future roofing problems.

Inadequate repairs – Sometimes even the best-laid plans go sour. You can hire a contractor to fix your roof and then discover that they used improper materials and procedures. This will leave you with additional problems to clean up after your contractor has left. Ask questions. An insured, licensed contractor who is bonded and insured will not hesitate to give you documents that prove their competence and professionalism. You should be able to give references from satisfied clients. Don’t hesitate to move on if you aren’t comfortable talking with KCG Roofing. You want one who is trustworthy on all levels.

KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years. 

We service a multitude of areas in West Central Florida including: 

 All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. Our Owens Corning shingle roofs are backed by a 50-Year Platinum Warranty that includes materials and labor. While most of our business is residential, we also handle commercial roofing projects. Check out our 5-star reviews and be sure to contact us today for your free quote and if you have any more questions on your roofing problems!

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