If you live in an older home or you’ve lived in your home for an extended period of time, the time will come where you’ll need to replace your roof. If you’ve ever wondered what causes the need for roof replacement, besides age, our roofers at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. have the answer.
- Wind- Living in Lakeland, Florida, you know that the wind can get extremely strong and intense at times, especially during hurricane season. As professional roofers, we often encounter roofs where the shingles have completely pulled away from the home’s roof during a storm. When this occurs, the roof’s structure is weakened, elevating the need for future replacement.
- Sun- Just like you’re no stranger to intense windstorms living in Florida, you’re also no stranger to prevalent sunshine. One of the main reasons why sun exposure can cause the need for roof replacement is because persistent heat and UV rays can weaken the materials that your roof is made out of as time passes.
- Trees- Even if you love having a yard full of trees, their long, heavy branches can ham your roof if they were ever to come loose during a storm. Additionally, fallen leaves from the trees in your yard can clog your gutters and allow moisture to accumulate on top of your roof, creating the need for eventual roof replacement.