Your roof is among the most important (if not the most important) components of your home. Suffice to say, you’ll want to be diligent in caring for it. If you take good care of your roofing system, it will last a long time.  On the other hand, if you don’t maintain it (and/or you allow small problems to go unchecked until they turn into much larger, much more severe problems), you’re going to need to replace your roof much sooner than later.

Below are just a few of the things that can damage a roof in SWFL.

Sub-par workmanship

Earlier this month we posted a blog that discussed the downfalls of DIY roof repair / roof replacement. One of the main takeaways of that blog, was that if you do the job yourself, you run the risk of making serious mistakes.  Not only will you not have a workmanship (or materials) warranty to fall back on if the work isn’t done right, if the job is done incorrectly you could 1) cause an enormous amount of damage that you might not be aware of until much, much later, and 2) you may ultimately find that you need to hire an experienced, reputable roofing contractor to fix whatever it is that you broke.

Poor workmanship, regardless as to whether it’s work that you attempted to do yourself, or work that was performed by someone else, can wreak havoc on your roofing system.  If you need to have your roof repaired, don’t skimp on costs.  Are we suggesting that the most expensive bid is the best bid to go with? No. But we are saying that you should evaluate each bid carefully and research each company carefully.  You shouldn’t choose a bid based on price alone.  The goal is to choose the best company for the job.

Failing to schedule regular inspections

We said it earlier and we’ll say it again. Big problems cost a lot more to fix than small problems.  Having your roof inspected in the spring, the fall, and after each major weather event will allow you to know if your roof has sustained any damage.  And—since reputable companies perform this service for free, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be having it done.  Please, please don’t pass on a free service that could wind up saving you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, down the line.

For more information about the types of things that can harm a SWFL roofing system, call our office today to speak with an expert.