‘Tis the Season for a Roof Replacement
It’s officially wintertime in Florida, and that means it’s the perfect time to replace your roof. In Florida, we experience a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year, such as storms and hurricanes, so it’s important to make sure your roof is in good condition while weather conditions are clear.
Winter and spring are the best times to replace a Florida roof, as you’ll more likely experience fewer weather-related delays and emergency repairs. Your roof technician will also thank you - cooler temperature allows for better and faster installation, and roofers are less busy in the winter than they are in the spring, so now is the time to take full advantage.
If you’re a business owner, now is also the time to start thinking about roof repairs for your commercial buildings. The roof is one of the most important - and often overlooked - parts of a building, and it’s important to make sure it’s in good condition before hurricane season hits.
Your roof might last anywhere from 15 to 100 years, depending on the type of roofing material. Shingle roofing is less expensive, but depending on the quality, it only lasts between 10 to 20 years. Tile roofing, on the other hand, can last for up to 40 years.
Tile or Shingle?
If you're deciding between tile roofing or shingle roofing for your home or commercial building or condo complex, you should compare them carefully before making a selection. The influence on the environment, weather resilience, and aesthetics are all aspects to consider.
Despite the fact that most homes in the United States have shingles, when comparing tile roofs against shingle roofs on a global basis, tile is really more popular. Tile has been around for more than a century, considerably longer than asphalt shingles.
Tile is manufactured from a long lasting, natural product - clay. And it can be recycled at the end of its life. Tile roofing usually lasts for about 50 years, compared to 20-30 years for asphalt shingles. It's also more weather resistant and can lower your home's cooling costs in the summer.
Tile roofs are most typically seen in the United States on residences with characteristics of Spanish architecture. Roofing tiles are often constructed of terracotta or slate, and they are hung in parallel rows, overlapping to keep precipitation out.
In North America, shingle roofing is the most used roofing material. Roofing shingles can be manufactured out of a variety of materials, including slate, plastic, and composites, although asphalt is the most prevalent because of its effective waterproofing characteristics. Each roofing shingle is rectangular and tiny, and overlaps when fitted to keep water out.
Shingle roofing is popular because it requires little initial investment and is simple to install for experienced roofers. When budget-conscious homeowners compare tile roofs to shingle roofs, shingles are typically chosen since they are less expensive.
Roofing shingles are versatile since they come in a variety of shapes, textures, and colors. They reflect sunlight well, which is beneficial especially for a hot state like Florida, and they're also built to withstand fire as well as algae growth. However, because moss growth and accumulated debris can cause shingle roofs to deteriorate, they must be cleaned with professional techniques.
Depending on the kind of roof your home or your business currently has, it is always best to think about its current lifespan. Consider these factors that affect your roof’s lifespan.
- Your area and weather
- Nearby trees and potential obstructions
- Initial installation quality
- Quality of materials
Reasons to Install a New Roof
Homeowners spend between 1-4% of their home's value on restoration and renovations each year, including roof repair and maintenance. As the house gets older, the cost tends to rise. That's at least $3,000-12,000 in repairs per year for a $300,000 property.
Considering these costs, it is recommended that your roof is updated to the highest quality materials with the work done by a professional roofer. This ensures longevity and minimizes petty repair costs every year. You can rest assured that the installation will be done correctly and that your new roof will last for many years.
Depending on your business or home needs, there are also various reasons to consider when installing a new roof. Here’s a few:
- New roofing technology
- Increasing your home’s resale value
- Avoiding issues during inspection
- Improving your home’s appearance
- Receiving a better warranty
While roof replacements are ideal during the winter months due to weather conditions, installation of tile roofing or shingle roofing can be done in any season. If you’ve been contemplating roof replacement for your commercial building or home, let us know - our roofing team is available for all of your roofing needs and we would be more than happy to help you with your new upgrade!
Contact Us Today
If you’re looking for a residential or commercial roofing company in Orlando, Florida, reach out to the experts at Stonehaven Roofing. We’re confident in our skills to handle any project, and it is our goal to help you feel the same. Your commercial project or home is vital to us, and so we make sure to deliver exceptional services from beginning to end.
Our roofing services are available to clients across Orlando, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Cape Canaveral, West Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Malabar, Port Saint John, Indian Harbour Beach, Brevard County, and the surrounding areas.
Call us now at (407) 720-7989 or email us at email@example.com for an estimate.