Rear View of Flat Tile Roof by Zoller Roofing in Sarasota FL

How Often Should My Roof Be Replaced?

How Old Is My Roof?

As a homeowner, you may be asking yourself, “how often do I need to replace my roof?”. The answer depends on the material of the roof, its current age, and how well you take care of it. A shingle roof can last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance while a tile or metal roof can last upwards of 30 years or more. If you are unsure how old your roof is, you can check your county’s property appraisal website to check how old the home is. You can also check your county’s building and permitting website to see if any roofing permits have been pulled in the past and what other work has been done on the home.

How Can I Make My Roof Last?

Every roof needs to be well cared for to last a long time. You can help ensure the longevity of your roof by cleaning any leaves or debris off after storms and getting yearly maintenance checks by a licensed roofer. Additionally, you should be prepared before hurricane season begins by making sure there are no loose or broken tiles or shingles. These unsecured tiles or shingles can leave your roof underlayment unprotected from the elements which will lead to cracks and leaks.

Some Roof Fixes Can Be Easy….

Be smart and make sure your roof is sturdy and secure before any big storms hit. If you have a leak, get it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further roof damage and water damage to the inside of your home. A competent roofer can easily fix broken and cracked tiles. They can be replaced and sealed to protect your home along with the wood under your roof. Trim any tree branches that are or hanging over your roof. All in all, Zoller Roofing can help you asses your roof and prepare for what’s to come. A small leak repair will be much easier and less expensive that needing to replace your roof due to a lack of easy maintenance.

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