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5580 63rd Way N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33709
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Roof Types

  Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roof covering in residential construction and are available in various grades. Depending on grade, the serviceable life expectancy of the asphalt shingle roof in Florida varies between 12 and 16 years. A number of factors can accelerate the aging process of asphalt shingles in Florida. These factors include drainage, slope (angle), exposure (roofing facing south age faster than other exposures) and attic ventilation.

  Tar and Gravel or Modified (Flat Roof) is intended to last about ten years. It is possible to extend life expectancy by coating it with elastomeric roof coatings, roof cement or tar. This type of roofing is generally found on low pitch roof surfaces on porches, patios and additions.

  Tile roofing is one of the most attractive and durable roofing systems you can install on your home. Roof tiles are made from various materials such as clay, concrete, synthetic, or slate. Depending on the type of tile installed, the serviceable life expectancy can be 20 to 30 years. The most important thing to remember about caring for a tile roof is that you cannot just walk around freely on it while performing maintenance such as cleaning. Tiles are durable against weather and such, but walking on them improperly can cause them to crack or break.

  Mobile Home Roofs are susceptible to weather exposure that cause cracks, holes and other damage. Harsh weather conditions can damage roof flashings, seams, sealants and J-rails. Leaks from roof damage can eventually deteriorate mobile home woodwork, flooring, walls, windows, doors and insulation. Brown stains on mobile home ceilings and walls are signs of roof leaks.

When Inspecting Your Roof We:

 We start your inspection of your roof from the outside simply by standing in various places around your house and looking up at your roof. Look for:

 Any overhanging tree branches as these pose a hazard and should be trimmed back before they cause damage.
  • Look for any debris on the roof as this will need to be removed to prevent damage.
  • We  for any missing, broken, worn or loose tiles or shingles, bare spots on gravel roofs or rust spots on metal roofs. Also note any tiles or shingles that don't seem to be lying flat as they should. These will all need to be inspected closer or replaced.
  • Walk around the entire outside of your house and check the fascia board and soffits and make sure that they are in good condition.
  • Check all the flashings as well.
  • If you have a shingled roof we look over the shingles well and make sure that none of the shingle nails are sticking up or missing. If they are these will need to be replaced and sealed. For those with gravel type roofs look for any spots where the gravel has worn off or is thin and cracks visible.

Here’s what we look for:
  • Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing.
  • Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
  • Missing or broken shingles.
  • Cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes.
  • Missing or damaged chimney cap. (OK, that’s       technically not part of your roof, but since you’re looking anyway.)
  • Masses of moss and lichen, which could signal the roof is decaying underneath. Black algae stains are just cosmetic.
  • If we find piles of colored grit from asphalt roof tiles in the gutters, that’s a bad sign — those sand-like granules cover the surface of roof.
Early signs of trouble include:
  • Dark areas on ceilings.
  • Peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs.
  • Damp spots alongside fireplaces.
  • Water stains on pipes venting the water heater or furnace.
  • Inspect the perimeter of the roof and look for any rotted soffit and fascia boards. This can indicate water
    intrusion from the roof area.
  • We Check your roof for rotting shingles. Rotting shingles can contain holes or show substantial signs of deterioration.

 One of the more common ways to ensure your home's protection is to find the services of roof inspectors. Roof inspections are useful in determining potential problem areas and identifying quick, easy and inexpensive repairs. In fact, many times if you have a small or large leak, a roof inspection can identify the problem which is typically less costly than a full replacement.

Roofing issues to shingle and flat roofs found by Dunn Contracting
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