Florida’s Most Common Roof Problems

The Florida weather is anything but gentle on roofs. That’s why every Florida homeowner understands the importance of regular roof maintenance and potential replacement due to damage. If your roof was incorrectly installed, you’re already at a disadvantage. Your roof may not withstand the harsh hailstorms, strong gale winds, thunderstorms, tornadoes, extreme heat, and hurricanes. 

Structural damage may vary from one roof to another, but even minor damage can cause extensive damage if ignored or not fixed on time.  However, knowing the common problems can help you schedule maintenance and avoid costly repairs or replacements.  Here are the problems that cause common roof repairs in Florida.

Poor Ventilation

If you notice water damage spots, bubbles, or water pockets under the paint surfaces on your walls or paint peeling and no leaks present, you could be dealing with a ventilation problem. A poorly ventilated roof can be caused by poor installation, which causes moisture to form and cause water damage.

Long Term Wear

Roofs are designed to last up to 30 years. However, the Florida weather can cause your roof to wear out faster than usual. Strong winds can blow off or damage shingles, causing the roof to wear out quickly. The high temperatures, constant storms, and high humidity levels can cause structural damage or lead to faster wearing of the roof. You can check for signs of wear and tear and hire an expert to conduct roofing repair before the damage gets worse.

Damaged, Missing, or Curved Shingles

Damaged shingles typically occur due to wear. However, if you live in Florida, you may notice your shingles lifting up in certain spots and forming arches earlier than usual. The strong winds can blow some shingles off, weaken some, tear some off, or break them. Fortunately, shingles can be replaced or repaired. If the repairs are done on time when there is little or no damage, your roof can last longer. However, it’s prudent to speak to your roofing expert to determine the extent of damage and provide a long-lasting solution.

Blow Offs

Blow-offs are common in Florida as they’re caused by tropical storms or hurricanes.  They involve removing the finished roofing from a section or its structure in its entirety. In extreme cases, the sheathing and roofing felt may also be blown off. Extreme blow-off cases can lead to roof replacement.

Ponding

These are little puddles of water that settle on a specific part of your roof. Ponding is mainly caused by improper roof installation. If you notice these small puddles forming on your roof after a rainy day, consider getting it fixed as soon as possible to prevent internal damage from the water.

Need a New Roof?

Installing or replacing a roof is a huge investment. You don’t want to compromise when it comes to the quality of installation, and that’s why you should only hire the best. At All America Construction Services, we understand the value of style, functionality, and durability. Our expert roofing technicians use proven methods and high-quality equipment to ensure you get the roof you deserve.  Feel free to reach out anytime, and we will be happy to take care of your roofing needs.