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How to Know When it’s Time to Replace your Roof

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement 

Roof monitoring and understanding when it’s time for a replacement is critical. The roof is essential to your home or business. Keep it in tip-top condition with Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC.

1. Ceiling Staining

Water stains on ceilings, especially after storms, are a major concern. Ceiling staining could be the result of an old or new issue.

2. Curled, Missing, Cracked or Old Shingles
Schedule routine shingle inspections to prevent further damage or deterioration. Check shingles for:

  • Bends
  • Breaks
  • Curling
  • Darker Appearance
  • Stains
  • Water Stains

Shingles that are 20 years old or more have most likely aged over long exposure to outside elements.

  • Curled or Buckled: Moisture in the attic space can force nails to lift from the roof’s decking.
  • Missing: Strong winds can peel shingles off rooftops.
  • Cracked: Overexposure to weather elements accelerates shingle aging. 

3. Peeling Paint

Staining, peeling and bubbling exterior paint around the roofline is an indication of a leaky roof. Stained interior walls designate water has seeped through exterior walls.   

4. Shingle Granules in Gutters

Dark, coarse sand emerging from gutters generally coincides with deteriorating shingles. 

5. Wear and Tear around Roof Edges

Floridian rooftops are prone to deterioration and damage due to harsh climatic conditions and exposure to outside elements. Gradual roof wear and tear can destroy  investments in an instant.    

6. Aging Roofs
The roof is the most neglected area of a property in regards to maintenance. Though roofs can last 20+ years, they still require some maintenance.

7. Daylight Through Roof Boards

Seeping daylight through roof boards is a major red flag. Rooftop holes clear pathways inside your home for damaging moisture, rainwater and creepy creatures. 

8. Spike in Energy Bills

Notice an excessive spike in your electrical bills? Check the rooftop. Poor ventilation and insulation waste energy. It’s possible your air conditioning system or heater is working overtime to maintain desired temperatures. 

9. Leaking Chimney

Routine roof and chimney flashing prevent expensive roof replacements. Chimneys that have not been flashed properly or are no longer being used, create water leaks. Chimney leak barriers can protect against leaks.

  • Eaves
  • Rake
  • Sidewalls

10. Dark Streaks or Airborne Algae

Dark-colored streaks or airborne algae eat away at limestone, causing black streaking and damage to shingle’s weatherproofing components.

11. Sagging and Moss

Rooftops with cool and trapped moisture are a haven for moss, mold, and fungi growths. These can be prevented by:

  • Examining attic insulation – moist areas could be caused by leaks
  • Checking for unwanted moss, mold, and fungi
  • Search for sagging and rotting boards

12. Additional Signs

  • Damage Caused by a Tree
  • Holes and Punctures
  • Pipe Boot Leaks
  • Poor Installation 
  • Poor Maintenance 
  • Popping Nails
  • Shrinkage
  • Splitting 
  • Ventilation Problems
  • Weather Damage

Roof Lifespans

Different types of roofs have varied lifespans. Typically, roofs have a longevity of about 20 years or more.

  • 5-10 years: Asphalt Roll Roofs
  • 15 years: Composite Shingle Roofs
  • 25 years: Wood Shingle Roofs
  • 30-50 years: Standing Seam Metal Roofs
  • 35-40 years: Wood Shake Shingle Roofs
  • 40-100 years: Clay Tile Roofs/Spanish Tile Roofs
  • 100+ years: Slate Roofs/Metal Roofs (Zinc and Copper)

Sabal Construction and Roofing Licenses

Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC holds a Roofing License in addition to a General Contracting License. We ensure roof and restoration projects meet all required code standards. 

  •  Florida Certified General Contractor: License Number CGC1513025 
  • Florida Certified Roofing Contractor: License Number CCC1332098

 Restoration Services

  • Falling Debris Damage 
  • Hail and Wind Damage
  • Hurricane Damage
  • Water and Flood Damage

Florida’s Leader in Roofing Services | Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC

Sabal Construction & Roofing LLC is family-owned and locally operated by a second-generation Floridian contractor.

  • 24-hour Free Estimates and Inspections
  • Commercial Roofing Services
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Exclusive use of High-Quality Material
  • Five-year Workmanship Warranty
  • Florida Building Code Standards Followed
  • Licensed and Insured in the State of Florida
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on Most Products
  • Modified Bitumen Roofing
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Rolled Metal Roofing
  • Roof Coatings
  • State-of-the-art Equipment
  • TPO Roof Membrane Systems
  • We care more about our clients than the bottom line!

Call Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC Today!

For complete residential and commercial roofing services, call Sabal Construction and Roofing, LLC at (800) 591-5896 or visit our website for more details.

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