Making Your Roof Last Longer

Extending your roof’s useful life helps you make the most of your roofing investment. We do this through better understanding your roof’s needs, using superior materials and craftsmanship, and proper ongoing maintenance.

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Roof Replacement

Building roofs that last longer since 1987.

Roof Repair

Extend the life of your current roof.

Roof Inspections

Understand your roof from the inside out.

Roof Maintenance

Protect and extend the life of your investment.

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Trust Only a Leading Roofing Contractor in Sarasota to Protect Your Home

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.

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.

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Is Your Roof Hurricane Ready? How to Prepare Your Home For a Hurricane
Is Your Roof Hurricane Ready? How to Prepare Your Home For a Hurricane

Is Your Roof Hurricane Ready? How to Prepare Your Home For a Hurricane

Hurricane season is going strong. Do you know how to prepare your home for a hurricane? When Hurricane Irma hit, more than a million people were affected. You can't prevent the arrival of a hurricane, or move your home out of its path. But you can minimize the...

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We’ve Been Doubling the Life of Roofs for Over 30 Years

Before the government established licensing standards and minimum requirements, there were two types of roofers. But contractor regulations only set minimum requirements for contractors to meet. One thing you should be asking is, “Where are the craftsmen?”

While some things not required by building codes may cost more, they can also greatly extend the length of time your roof is able to protect your home. A small additional investment can actually save you money over the long run, and can even double your roof’s life!

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Let’s Double Your Roof’s Life Together

Are you ready to move past half-life roofing, and learn more about how you can benefit from roofing done right? Get in touch with one of our roofing consultants now to learn more!
How long should a roof last?
The average roof constructed with asphalt shingles should last a minimum of 20 to 25 years. Metal roofs tend to be extremely durable and can last 40 years or more while tile roofs can reach a lifespan of 50 years. Invest in a slate roof and it may easily outlast the lifespan of the homeowner. This assumes all of these roofs are properly installed and maintained. Visit our page How To Make Your Roof Last for more information on maintaining the roof for longer use.
Would a repair be sufficient?
Homeowners often wonder if they can get by with a roof repair versus a roof replacement, which is far more costly. At SonShine Roofing, we want you to make a decision based on what’s best for you. There are a few key things to consider when choosing, such as the scope of repair needed, materials used originally, and the geographical location of the home. Find out more about roof repair here. We also offer inspections to help you identify the overall condition of your roof.
How will I know a roof needs to be replaced?
The average lifespan of an asphalt roof, the most common type of roof in America, is 20 to 25 years, but a roof can last much longer when properly maintained. However, a shorter lifespan may occur if the roof was installed over old roofing material. The same is true if adequate ventilation is not present. The presence of excessive granules in the gutters on the home indicates the roof may need to be replaced. These granules tend to be present in gutters when the life cycle of the shingles is nearing its end. The presence of dark or inconsistent spots on the roof may be a sign of granules that are falling off.

When walking on the roof, such as when installing Christmas lights or cleaning off roof debris, pay attention to any areas that feel spongy or bouncy like a trampoline. This typically means moisture has made its way to the decking underneath the roofing material, and the roof may need to be replaced. All are signs it’s time to call a reputable roofing company to do a more thorough inspection. This will help you determine what is needed, a roof repair or roof replacement.

What questions should I ask a prospective roofing contractor?
Certain questions need to be asked of any contractor. For instance, many people ask about “the warranty” on the roof when they should really ask about two different types of warranties. One warranty covers the materials used and the other covers the workmanship. Homeowners need to understand this and read over the terms and conditions of each warranty. There are numerous other questions that should ask before hiring a roofing contractor, and more information on these questions can be found on the 5 Things to Ask Your Sarasota Roofing Contractor page.
What should I expect during roof repair or replacement?
At SonShine Roofing, we want you to be prepared for the best roof replacement experience possible. You may find this post helpful so you know what to expect during roof repair and replacement.

Client Testimonials

“Thought I would need a new roof. The salesperson said I only needed a repair. Saved me thousands of dollars! Very impressed with the entire team. Have never had a better experience with roofing companies!” FLOYD & BONNIE

Sarasota Homeowners

“I just wanted to say thank you for our new roof.  Your workers have been very respectful and kind towards me and I’m very grateful for that. I can also see that each one of their work ethic is top notch.” ALAN

Sarasota Homeowner

“I give Sonshine 5 stars based on the great customer service and quality work all the way from the initial discussion to the end of the job. The roof looks great and my insurance dropped from $3,998 to $1,384!” MICHAEL

Sarasota Homeowner

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2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 109 Sarasota, FL 34240

941-866-4320

office@sonshineroofing.com

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