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Does your roof leak? Have you found broken roof tiles? You may not be alone. These problems are common and mostly occur either because of hurricanes and harsh storms or due to a longtime of wear and tear. In this article we will identify the most common roof problems homeowners find in South Florida and some tips on how to fix them.
The most obvious problem that can occur are roof leaks – these usually happen for a variety of reasons – the most common causes of roof leaks are due to age, condition, damaged flashing or clogged gutters. You should have any roof leaks taken care of immediately by a professional roofing company.
Blow Offs And Wind Resistant
Another problem that occurs, due to Florida’s harsh weather and hurricanes, is portions of the roof or entire roof being blown-off completely. Prior to hurricane season it is advisable that you get your roof examined and make sure that it is wind resistant and has the adequate hurricane straps and fasteners.
Not only does the weather and the age affect your roof but so can the architecture. Depending on the complexity of the design of your roofline, it may not be sealed correctly. This allows down water to leak through these unsealed sections. One way of fixing this or preventing this is by making sure the proper flashing is installed.
So, your roof is safe and secured and ready to face the hurricane season– but be prepared for the debris that our windy South Florida weather can cause. Debris that is on your roof can often hold water or dirt, allowing it to build up and cause damage such as leaks and added weight to your roof. It’s important to have your roof inspected after a storm to see if there’s any damage or debris. Also, make sure that there’s no overgrown trees over your roof, as that too can lead to debris or other damage.
One of the most overlooked and common roof problems homeowners deal with are gutters – they can often be filled with either loose dirt, leaves,branches, and even rocks. Blocked gutters can often back up water which can bring an entire gutter down due to its weight. Make sure to regularly clean out your gutters and double check to see if there’s anything stopping the water from flowing down them.
If your roof is old and showing signs of wear and tear,there are a few tricks that will help it start to look in shape again. Regular maintenance and cleaning can help give your tile roof a lasting appearance. You can also have it tint sealed which can be costly but if the tile roof is in otherwise good condition this will bring a new luster to it. Flat roofs can be coated with a white silicone coating such as Gaco S2100 not only making it aesthetically pleasing but also protecting it from leaks.
As one of the leading South Florida roofing companies, ABC Roofing Corp has you covered – from maintenance to repair and even roof replacement we have over 30 years’ experience in the roofing industry.