One of the most expensive home repairs you can get on your Florida home is replacing the roof. Since Panama City Beach, FL experiences mild to warm weather all year, the damage from the sun can be extensive if not maintained. With the right maintenance practices throughout the year, you can maximize the longevity of your roof and keep the rest of your home safe from leaks and water damage.
Inspect Your Roof Twice
Since snow and ice are not as common as the heat in Florida, you want to give your roof a thorough inspection during the Spring before the weather gets too warm and again in December after hurricane season. Most roof damage comes from the heat damaging shingles, or too much wind and rain from the recent hurricane season.
Replace Missing or Damaged Shingles
If you find that you are missing several shingles during your inspection, or the heat has destroyed some, you need to have them replaced right away, even if it is just a handful of shingles. It only takes a small area to allow water into your home and cause mold and mildew.
Have It Waterproofed
Roofers in Florida offer a waterproofing service to homes before the summer heat set in so that the damage is minimal to your roof and the chance of collapse is heavily reduced. Too much moisture mixed with heat in Florida can cause a roof to collapse in the middle of the summer.
Clean Your Drains and Gutters
When you do your biannual inspection on your roof, you need to clean out any build-up from leaves and debris in your drains and gutters. If they become clogged, they will allow water to sit and that can back up onto your roof, causing further damage.
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