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Welcome to SonShine Roofing!
Every day we talk to people who have two pressing concerns regarding their roofs. Florida weather can be challenging, with intense heat, frequent rain, and the occasional tropical storm or (thankfully rare) hurricane. When homeowners talk to Sarasota roofing contractors, they most often want to ask:
Pressing Concern #1: How much longer should my roof last?
Pressing Concern #2: How can I extend the life of my roof?
We’re here to answer those questions (and many others you may have). Take a look around the site, and hopefully, you’ll get to know us. Give us a call or complete any of the contact forms to get in touch with one of our Roofing Specialists.
WHERE TO FIND US
2555 Porter Lake Drive #109
Sarasota, FL 34240
Mon – Thur: 6:30 – 5:00
Fri: 6:30 – 4:00
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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.
“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
“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
“They say when you find a company you trust, you tell people. That’s what I am doing. Trust is not something that comes easily to me, but I trust Sonshine Roofing. Worth every penny I spent for peace of mind.“John
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 as long as 13 years 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
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.