As springtime approaches, it is the sweet spot to consider the strength and durability of your roofing system. Is it still holding up well? Can my roof sustain the upcoming summer heat and extreme UV rays of the Tampa sun? Now is the time to inspect your roof and make sure it remains in good condition. The days are comfortably in the upper 70s, which makes it perfect for evaluating the exterior of your home. What are some reasons why residents of Tampa decide a new roof is needed? Here are a few reasons

Missing or broken shingles

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This type of situation needs to be addressed before the next storm makes a bigger mess. Once shingles become brittle and break, the repairs seem never-ending. It becomes a great time to replace the whole roof and then there aren’t problems with constant repair bills. If this situation is not addressed, water can begin to seep through the broken shingles and leak into the home. Definitely not something that is fun to repair a roof


Each type of roofing material does have a lifespan. Asphalt shingles can last nearly 25 years with proper care and a yearly maintenance program. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, consider replacing it before it becomes an emergency. By planning ahead, the homeowner can comfortably decide on a new roofing material, color, and style. A budget can also be created in order to pay for the new roof. 

Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and hailstorms are the most common natural disasters we struggle with in Tampa. Each of these storms can create massive damage to a roof! Another reason why people replace their roofs is because of the evidence left from a massive storm. Shingles can get blown off, granules diminished, and the edges of shingles can become broken or bent. Storms aren’t going anywhere, so the wise homeowner must make sure their roof can withstand them. 

Curb Appeal

Perhaps you have decided to move to a different home in 2023. Does your roof look outdated and worn? Many residents decide to replace a roof before the home is put on the market in order to assist with the sale. The return on investment of a roof can be 60 to 68% of the cost when the house is sold. Many buyers love knowing they don’t have to go through the work of updating a new roof when purchasing a home. 


As a family grows, so must the home. The most common remodels include a new bedroom, bathroom, or updated kitchen. Many times when a new room is added to the home, the roof must be extended. Depending on the extent of the addition and the age of the current roof, it may be wise to replace the current roofing system with a new updated one. 

If you are wondering whether to replace your current roof, give us a call and we can do an inspection and complete evaluation. We can guide you on the best options available. We are Legend Roofing in Tampa. We have been working with your neighbors, friends, and members of the community for over 35 years. Legend Roofing provides the highest quality of workmanship, with the best products, all while offering ideal customer service! When you partner with us for a new roof, rest assured we will do all we can to help secure a solid roof over your home for years to come. We take pride in our work, regardless of the size of the job. Call us today and let’s discuss your roofing needs!