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5 Basic Facts About Your Roof

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Your home is one of the biggest investments you'll make during your lifetime. A well-maintained roof is one of surest ways to protect that investment for years to come.

Here are just few facts that every homeowner should know about their roof:

  1. Roofs have an expiration date. Roof replacement for most shingled roofs should occur every 20-25 years, sooner if there are obvious damage or leaks.

  2. Selling your home? A professionally updated roof can significantly improve the chances of obtaining a quicker sale for a higher price.

  3. Not all leaks are visible or easy to find. Leaks can often occur in spots that not always immediately noticeable. And it's not uncommon for water to enter in one area and cause a leak in another area of your home. If you haven't had your roof inspected in a while, call us at 813-971-5404 for a complimentary roof inspection.

  4. Roof repairs and installation are not for DIYers. Despite what all those TV remodel programs may lead you to believe, proper roofing installation and repairs require the expertise of a trained professional. Risking further damage to your roof (not to mention your personal safety) is never a good idea.

  5. Choose the right roofing materials. The best type of roofing materials for your home is largely determined by where you live. In the northern US states, roofs must be constructed to withstand harsh winter snow and ice as well as blistering summer heat. In Florida, the most popular roofing materials - shingle, metal and tile - are specifically designed to hold up against tropical storm and hurricane force winds. Our Watertight Roofing Services specialists can explain all the options to find a solution that works best for your home.



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