Hurricanes, tropical storms, and strong winds can be disastrous to a property and home. The roof that protects our homes can become damaged during storms of great magnitude. Once a roof is damaged, it needs to be tended to quickly, or damage in the home can occur.
In Tampa, the cost of a new metal roof averages $35,000. This is an average number because each home is different in size, and the installation costs of a roofing contractor can differ. It is best to reach out to Legend Roofing to get a precise measurement taken of your home and know what the costs will be for you.
How do you know if it’s time to replace your metal roofing?
Each roofing material has a different lifespan. It is wise to know how long your roof has been on the home to determine if it is best to repair or replace the metal roofing material. If the roof is fairly new, it would probably be advantageous to lean more toward a repair of the damaged area, if it isn’t too large. Metal roofing materials can last 40 to 70 years, with regular maintenance.
Daylight Shining Through
A clear indication it is time to replace your metal roofing, is when there is clear daylight shining through the material. Go to the attic of your home and look around. Do you see daylight? If so, then damage has occurred not only through the roofing material but also through the underlayment material. Do you see any water streaks or discoloration on the walls of your attic? This is an indication that water has seeped through and most likely the insulation is damaged as well. It is time to contact Legend Roofing to get an inspection and estimate on a replacement metal roof if you notice any of these factors.
Flashing is installed around chimneys, skylights, vents, and other areas of your roof that are not covered in metal sheets. Flashing is necessary to keep your roof watertight and fully sealed. If you have questions about what the flashing should look like, contact Legend Roofing in Tampa for a free inspection and guidance.
Fasteners hold the metal panels together on a roof. This method allows the metal to expand and contract naturally. It is wise to regularly inspect the fasteners to make sure they have not rusted, come loose, or are missing. These instances are rare, but they can happen especially when natural storm activity has occurred.
Damage to the Finish of the Panels
When nasty storms come, limbs, branches, and debris can be flung around in the wind. Due to this, damage can happen to a metal roof. Any scratches, damages, and dents can shorten the lifespan of a roofing material. Make sure you inspect the metal roof after major storms for any potential damage.
Contacting a local, trusted professional roofing contractor is vital when it comes to replacing your metal roofing material. Legend Roofing in Tampa is the ideal company to reach out to! We have been servicing the local area for over three decades, so you know your home is in good hands! We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and strive to provide only the best in roofing materials from industry-leading manufacturers. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the best roofing service available in the Tampa area.
Look no further than Legend Roofing for all of your roofing needs.