How to Prevent Rotting RoofsBy Stacy Mellete
Your roof is exposed to the elements 24/7, protecting you from the harsh weather that may cause harm to your home. The residential roof is your first line of defense against the heat of the sun, rain, thunderstorms and much more. That’s why if you want your roof to perform well when protecting your family from Florida’s varied weather conditions, you need to make sure that it is properly cared for.
One of the most common problems for Tampa roofers is roof rot. The climate here in Tampa, which is hot yet damp, can cause your roof to easily rot.
When your roof starts to rot, it can easily break down the roofing materials, making the roof unsightly — old and dilapidated; costly, as your home’s energy efficiency is compromised; and unhealthy, as rotting and damp roofs are a perfect breeding ground for algae and moss.
It can also be dangerous to your home’s structural integrity, as your roof could easily collapse if it is not taken care of immediately and the deterioration spreads to other parts of the roofing system.
So what causes a roof to rot?
Poor residential roof maintenance practices, defective roofing products, and neglected repairs are just some of the culprits to cause a roof to rot. What we can do is to make sure that our roofs are regularly checked and repaired before the rot can even begin.
If you have any concerns with your roof and you are in need of trustworthy Tampa roofers, Affordable Roofing is the best way to go. This family-owned roofing business has been around for three generations and is a proud GAF Master Elite™contractor. This means that we have the perfect combination of experience and expertise in making sure that every roof in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Brandon, Largo, and the surrounding areas is done right. Just give us a call for a free roof checkup and estimate.