If you own a home in SWFL, you’ll want to make sure your roof lasts as long as possible. Reroofing a home isn’t just a hassle, it’s expensive, and it’s not something you’ll want to do more frequently than is needed. Although the average lifespan of your roof will vary based on a number of factors, including the skill of the company that installed it and the type of roof that you have, there are definitely things that can shorten your roof’s lifespan.

Below are just a few of the things you’ll want to be mindful of.

Moisture and leaks

If you suspect your roof has one or more leaks you’ll want to have that addressed as soon as possible. It’s also worth noting that a roof that’s holding excess moisture (and isn’t leaking just yet), can still sustain damage. For example, if it appears that moss has started to grow atop your home, this can cause significant damage to your roofing system.  Not only can moss damage shingles and flashing, the excess moisture that moss brings can start to seep beneath your roof’s membranes.

Poor workmanship

As we’ve noted many times in the past, when it comes time to repair or replace your roof, you’ll want to hire a qualified expert. You’ll also want to keep in mind that the cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid. Instead, you’ll want to ensure the company you hire has the knowledge, experience and know-how to get the job done right. If the work isn’t done correctly, shoddy workmanship could shave several years off the lifespan of your roof.

Not keeping up on maintenance

The #1 thing you can do to make sure your roof lasts as long as possible is to have it checked and maintained regularly. This is why most companies recommend you have your roof inspected twice a year. (You’ll also want to have your roof checked after a major storm.) The good news is that most roofing companies in Naples will inspect your roofing system, free of charge. If they see something that needs to be addressed, they’ll let you know right away.

In closing

Kleinberger Corporation has years of experience in helping local homeowners maintain and care for their roofs. For more information about us or our company, our rates, or when you should seek roof repair in Naples, FL, call our office today to get started.