Florida Roof Lifespan

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We all know that living in Florida has it’s perks. You’re surrounded by oceans on both sides, natural springs and rivers flow throughout the state, and there’s a beach in almost every direction you look – but when you’re a homeowner, there are a few things to consider that may affect your home. With the abundance of salt in the area along Florida coasts, your home may be more susceptible to rust than homes in other parts of the country.

Saltwater and salt air can cause metal roofs to corrode and deteriorate more quickly than they would in a non-coastal environment. This can lead to rust, pitting, and other types of damage that can weaken the roof’s structure and make it more susceptible to leaks.

Even non-metal roofing materials can be affected by the high levels of salt in the air. Salt can cause shingles to become brittle and break, and it can also cause discoloration and other types of damage.

In addition to salt, living near the ocean can expose your roof to other harsh environmental factors, such as high winds and saltwater spray. These factors can contribute to the wear and tear on your roof, reducing its lifespan over time.

To help extend the lifespan of your roof if you live near the ocean, it’s important to choose roofing materials that are designed to withstand salt and other harsh coastal conditions. Regular maintenance and cleaning can also help prevent damage and prolong the life of your roof.

It’s important to schedule a yearly inspection with a licensed and insured roofer to catch damage before it needs to be replaced. Give us a call at (904) 707-6546!

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