Purchasing a new home is a big deal. It’s not only one of your biggest investments, but it’s one of your biggest responsibilities as well. To help ensure an increasing home value, you’ll want to make sure you properly protect and maintain your property. Our Sarasota roofing contractors understand that homes require a lot of patience and planning. Your plan should not only include seasonal maintenance to-dos, like cleaning out the gutters and trimming back the trees, but it should also include a plan to ensure that you’re able to cover the costs of proactive repairs before damage gets too bad and your house becomes a neighborhood eyesore.
As many homeowners know too well, moisture is one of the most serious threats to a home. Your roof is the first line of defense in this watery war. But it’s more than water that can compromise the effectiveness of your roof and the safety of your home underneath. Our Bradenton roofing contractors are here to help to keep you informed, proactive and preventative, helping to keep your home safe, functional and profitable for years to come.
Roofs Don’t Last Forever
The lifespan of residential roofing systems can vary tremendously. Typically, tile, copper and slate roofing systems can last roughly 50 years. Homeowners who have wood shake roofs can typically expect about a 30-year lifespan. Fiber cement shingles usually make it to about 25 years, while asphalt shingle/composition roofing systems last for roughly 20 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Remember: Both weather and climate conditions can significantly cut the lifespan of all roofing systems.
Be Proactive with Known Deficiencies
With both home and business roofing systems, it’s best to take care of issues as soon as they’re noted. Procrastination is not an option here. Leaks and other deficiencies don’t fix themselves. There are times when it may appear that a leak has corrected itself. For example, you may notice water penetrating your ceiling during and shortly after an afternoon storm and days later you may notice that the same area is dry. Do not assume, for even a moment, that the leak has been rectified. Oftentimes, rain or moisture from a roof penetration can be diverted from its original point of entry to an entirely different area. (Tip: It’s also important to remember that a leak in a roof is not always located above ceiling moisture.)
Know the Warranty
If the previous owner of a home recently replaced the roofing system, there’s a good chance that it may still be under warranty and that warranty may be transferable to any future owners. When a warranty is transferred to new owners, it’s critical for new owners to obtain the proper paperwork and information to clarify proof of transfer and warranty conditions. In some cases, the warranty is not transferable and in these instances, it’s critical to make sure that problems are noted and corrected before completing the sale of the home.
The roofing specialists at Crown are here to help you with all of your roofing concerns. If you are in need of roof repair, roof maintenance or a new roof, our roofing professionals can take care of it for you. Crown handles all types of roofing systems, including tile, shingle, slate and metal. There is no job that is too small and no task that is too big. Crown has offices in Central, South and Southwest Florida. Call us today for a free estimate. (855) 685-3850.