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The roof over your head takes an extreme beating from Florida’s mercurial weather — the excessive heat, periodic rains, and even the rare hurricane are just a few of the burdens a standard home roof endures, not to mention the daily wear and tear. Homeowners, therefore, frequently ask us how long their roof should last and how they can prolong its lifespan. As a leading roofing company in Sarasota, FL, Sonshine Roofing is committed to addressing and providing solutions to a homeowner’s roofing concerns.
WHERE TO FIND US
2555 Porter Lake Drive #109
Sarasota, FL 34240
Mon – Thur: 6:30 – 5:00
Fri: 6:30 – 4:00
We focus on ways to extend this significant investment’s useful service life. Count on us to only use high-quality materials to improve and reinforce your roof, complemented by our roofing specialists’ years of knowledge and experience. Call us today or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our roofing consultants.
We Make Your Roof Last Beyond Expectations
Extending your roof’s service lifespan serves to make the most of your initial roofing investment. And to that extent, one saying rings true: prevention is always better than a cure. The expertise of a Sarasota roofing company especially comes in handy when spotting signs of damage. A proactive roof inspection could expose small leaks and allow professionals to fix them before they bring costly damage upon the house.
Simple measures like scheduling two roof inspections a year can further prolong a roof’s lifespan, according to a recommendation by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). These inspections allow professionals to address issues even before they become a problem — handy for homeowners who are on a budget.
Of course, it is also a homeowner’s responsibility to maintain a roof’s longevity by keeping the shingles or tiles clean from debris, stagnant water, and algae or fungus growth. All these things damage a roof over time and, if not addressed regularly, can lead to a premature replacement.
While a personal probe of your roofing definitely helps, a professional roof inspection provides a more comprehensive insight into how your roof can last longer. Only trained and experienced eyes can identify issues you might have missed. Schedule a “Tip Top Roof Checkup” with us today, and have Sonshine Roofing specialists thoroughly inspect your roof and perform repairs, as needed.
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About Sonshine Roofing
Amos Borntreger, the Founder and President of Sonshine Roofing, is a Florida roofing contractor with a mission to:
- Have a positive impact on the well-being of all clients and colleagues
- Create the best investment strategies for our clients
- Ensure that each client is satisfied with our service for a lifetime
- Teach and inspire our colleagues to work with excellence, and how to excel in craftsmanship and service
- Create a positive and rewarding work atmosphere
Amos is the third generation in his family to work in construction. Sonshine Roofing has over 50 years of experience in roofing and has been in Sarasota since 1987. His father originally taught him the importance of using quality installation methods, skills, and care. Everything Amos learned from his father has always been taught to his staff and installers, and he continues to do so. The ultimate goal is always to provide each client with quality service and long-term value.
How Long Has the Roof Been Leaking?
People often don’t realize that roof leaks are not always visible. By the time a water stain or damage is apparent, the roof may have been leaking for years. When the homeowner first spots water coming in, it’s understandable to begin to quickly search “Sarasota roofing,” to find someone to come out immediately.
Please consider these two points.
#1: Invisible Leaks
According to the National Roofing Contractor Association, it’s possible for a leak to remain hidden for quite some time before it’s apparent there’s a problem. The real problem is not the water leaking into the upstairs hall.
The more serious problem has to do with long-term moisture and dampness. Wood and other construction materials will have absorbed moisture and sustained damage. The moisture also causes mold and mildew to take root and spread. Mold spores can spread throughout the building in the air conditioning ducts. Some types of mold are harmful and cause respiratory problems, which is especially dangerous for children and ill or older people.
Manufacturers offer long-term warranties on materials and workmanship, but 97% of all claims are denied. Defective materials are seldom the cause of roof failures.
#2: Remain Calm
If a storm caused sudden roof damage and left a hole in the roof, that needs to be covered immediately. However, in most cases, the leak has been there for years but was just now discovered. An experienced roofer will know how to mitigate the damage until the full extent of the problem has been determined. Remain calm and make a decision once you have all of the facts.
To learn more, take a look at our blog post, 9 Warning Signs of Roof Leaks. You’ll find descriptions and pictures that we hope you find useful.
Would You Like to Double the Useful Life of Your Roof?
That would definitely save you money in the long run! Proactive roof inspections are cost effective. The longer an invisible leak remains undetected, the more damage it will cause and the more expensive the fix will be. Small leaks act like undetected cancer, eating away at your home.
The best way to add years to the life of your roof is to have two roof inspections per year. This is the recommendation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). If money is tight, it’s especially important to ensure you maximize your roof’s useful service life.
To perform a preliminary inspection yourself, you would want to look for:
- Curling, blistering, or missing shingles
- Broken or missing tiles
- Signs of wear or loose material around chimneys, pipes, or anything penetrating the roof
A professional inspector will be able to walk on the roof without causing further damage and look for many possible warning signs. The specialist will have the necessary experience to find the source of those small leaks and know how to fix the roof.
Remember, a lot of damage can occur if a leak continues undetected for up to 13 years. Roof sheathing, wood, insulation, and drywall can all be severely damaged, and mold and mildew will spread. Regular inspections and repairs to any small problem can dramatically extend the life of your roof, saving you a substantial sum of money over time.