When your old roofing is showing its age, constantly getting leaks, or maybe has just been ruined in a major Florida storm, roof replacement is an urgent need. While some other home repairs and upgrades might be discretionary or something you can delay - not so with re-roofing.
Across a five-year period between 2008 and 2013, the average cost of solar panels plummeted by 50%, and the cost may be cut in half again by 2020. Panels are appearing on homes all across Florida and the whole US at an amazing rate - and today's home solar production is more efficient than ever.
When your roof begins to leak, you notice a few shingles blown off and lying in your yard, or a portion of your roofing gets pummelled by a hailstorm, you may be tempted to attempt a DIY roof repair.
There are many reasons why people choose to live in Florida and to live in the specific place where their home is located. Roofing typically is not among those reasons, and yet, geography can have a pronounced effect on your roof.
Parting with the old and welcoming the new often puts us through an emotional whirlwind - but not so much with roofing. No one really has any sentimental attachment to their old roofing shingles - but there are other reasons why roof replacement is sometimes delayed.
If you need a roof repair, the worst thing you could do is delay and neglect until it grows worse and causes damage to your home's interior (think leak!) But even better than taking care of an existing roof problem is preventing it to begin with.
Solar panels are more popular than ever - and they are also more affordable and more productive than ever before. Obviously, those two trends are related, but there are many other basic, underlying reasons why "going solar" is a smart move to make for Florida homeowners.
Some home repairs can be put temporarily on the back burner - not so with roof repairs. All roof repair needs are urgent, to one degree or another, and waiting too long may be the worst decision of all - it can result in further costly damage to your home.
Dorian threatened over 600,000 Florida homes in August of 2019, along with almost $150 billion of property damage costs. For some Floridians, those predictions, unfortunately, became a costly reality.
If, judging by the current condition of your roof, it is time to replace the old shingles with some new ones, you have a big question to answer - which roofing material will you use? You can get a lot of information online, from friends and neighbors who've had their roof re-done, from roofing material manufacturers, and from local roofing contractors to help you make an informed decision.