Florida weather can be as dangerous as it is beautiful, and as infuriating as it is desirable. We as Floridians are privy to beautiful summer days and mild winter nights, but with a tropical climate such as ours, we may find our homes in some much-needed repair, particularly our roofs.
Here in Florida, there are five main climate-induced threats to your roof. The first one is probably the most obvious– storms. Florida is beset by storms often, and some are more damaging than others. Storms can knock branches down onto your roof, and the excess amount of water can also weaken your roof, allowing water to seep in. Strong winds can also rip off shingles, which can also give water access to your home. The next threat to your roof is algae. Being in a hot and humid climate can cause algae to start growing, which will compromise the integrity of your roof and leave it vulnerable. Moss is another threat to your roof, as it retains moisture and can cause your roof to collapse. The sun can also be a danger to your roof. Your roof is exposed to the sun’s rays a great deal, and over time, this can cause warping and cracking.
Your roof is a very important part of your home because it shelters you and your possessions from the elements. At Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., we take this very seriously. Here in the Lakeland, Florida area, we have a 20-year track record of providing quality repairs at reasonable prices. If you find yourself in need of a roof repair, do not hesitate to call us. We will come out and assess the damage to your roof and establish a plan to fix it as quickly as possible, so you can continue to enjoy the beauty of our Florida weather.