Owning a home is one of the most exciting goals you can achieve in life. It can also be stressful. There always seems to be something on the to-do list for homeowners, including repairing or replacing the roof of the home. Aastro Roofing understands how difficult it can be to determine whether or not a roof is damaged or if it needs to be replaced. Here’s what causes roof failure and roof damage.
In the majority of cases, a roof fails because poor or faulty materials were used in the most recent installation. Homeowners might not have the money on hand to pay to have a new roof installed on their home, which could cause them to purchase cheap materials for the project. This will only help you save money right now. Going with cheap materials will cost more down the road because the entire roof will need to be replaced well before its lifetime has expired.
There are things that are completely out of a homeowner’s control when it comes to roof failure and one of those things is the design of the roof. Poor roof design doesn’t come with a roofing contractor. It usually happens with the construction of the home. There might not have been enough slope to the roof when the home was built or there isn’t enough proper ventilation in the roof to remove moisture. Poor ventilation in a roof will lead to moisture and air being trapped in the attic space, which eventually can lead to the growth of mold.
Every roof needs flashing installed. If there’s none installed, water can seep into the home. Roof flashing is part of a weather-resistant barrier installed on most homes in Florida. It helps seal seams and joints so that water does not travel down them, accessing the home and causing water damage or the growth of mold and mildew.
Have you suffered roof damage due to severe storms? Did a tree or limb fall on your roof? If so, you need to have the roof checked for damage and repair. A lack of maintenance of the roof can lead to serious issues with the roof and the interior of your home. Maintenance can include replacing shingles that fly off the roof in a storm. Do not continue to go with missing shingles or water will invade your home.
Another common cause of a faulty roof is poor installation of the roof in the first place. Maybe you worked with a roofing contractor that is not licensed or has a poor record with the Better Business Bureau. Poor workmanship is often a leading cause of roof failure in Florida.
Have you been dealing with roofing issues? Have you noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls? If so, it’s time to call the trusted roofing contractors from Aastro Roofing about your problems. Call our office in Deerfield Beach at 561-409-3280 to schedule an appointment for service.
Updating your home encompasses many different aspects and projects. One of the most critical improvements you can make to your home is putting on a new roof. The roof helps protect the home from wind, water, and debris. A properly installed roof can help prevent water from getting into your home, which can lead to mildew and moisture problems. If you are planning to update your home with a new roof, you likely are worried about how you can pay for it. Aastro Roofing can help with not only the installation but also roof financing options.
Roof replacements are important upgrades to your home that must be made ever so often. Why? Leaving an older roof on your home can easily cause a leak. A roof should be replaced no later than every 20 years if you want to prevent water damage. Replace your roof when there is damage from trees, wear and tear, loose or missing shingles, and any other significant damage occurs.
You have financing options available from Aastro Roofing if you are worried about being able to pay for your new roof. We will work with you so you are able to pay with little to no worries. Our financing plans include varying payment plans so you don’t have to worry about being able to pay the entire balance in full when the project is complete. Making monthly payments over a period of one or two years can make it much less stressful when you realize it’s time to replace your roof.
A big benefit of working with Aastro Roofing when replacing the roof of your home or when making a roof repair is that you can secure interest-free payments. This means that so long as you continue to make your minimum monthly payments on-time, you will not accrue any interest each month. However, if you fail to make a payment or do not pay the balance of the account by the due date, interest will be applied from the date of the transaction.
Making monthly payments, instead of a down payment, is a much better option when replacing your roof in Florida. With monthly payments, you will be able to provide Aastro Roofing with a minimum payment. If you can only pay less than the minimum payment one month and more the next, you have this option. As long as the balance is paid in full by the due date, you won’t get charged any interest. Adding a small monthly payment to your budget is easier than finding a lump sum of money during difficult times to replace your roof.
Are you ready to replace the roof on your home? Are you worried that you won’t be able to pay for the project in full when it is completed? If so, it’s time to call the experienced and trusted roofers from Aastro Roofing at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation for your roofing project.
Chances are you haven’t given much thought to whether you should replace your roof before selling your home. While roofs are a large part of any home, they generally don’t rank all that high on the never-ending list of things that accumulate when selling. You’re more likely to consider your home’s value, the health of your local real estate market (hint: South Florida is healthy), and how to stage your home for showings. Guess what? Roofing repairs and replacements have a significant impact on your home’s value.
Here are some Aastro Roofing approved house selling tips. You can thank us after your home is in escrow!
Deciding whether to replace your roof before selling your home comes down to a couple of things. Sure, there are style considerations, but you’ll really be looking at the cost vs the resale value. After all, roofing repairs and replacements can quickly add up to a significant investment. That’s exactly what they are, though, an investment. Making sure your entire home, from the roof to the foundation, is in pristine condition.
So, you should replace your roof before you sell your house if you’re in a seller’s market. This means that there is a high demand for homes, and sellers can expect to receive competitive offers – at or above the listing price – on their home.
South Florida’s market is cyclical. It’s almost always strong, but it moves between being a buyer and seller’s market regularly. Right now, we’re starting to drift into a buyer’s market. This means that you’ll need to repair your roof rather than replacing it before you sell your house.
One survey from the National Association of REALTORS® found that homeowners increased the overall value of their house by five percent after replacing shingles. This won’t be the case for everyone, but it’s just one sign that you want to pay attention to your roof when selling.
Other house selling tips include:
There are many, many more house selling tips, but these cover the basics. Now you know how to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
If you decide to repair or replace your roof before selling your house, you’re going to want Aastro Roofing on your side. We’ve been making sure South Floridians homes have the highest quality roofs for over three decades. Take a look at our work and then call us at (561) 409-3280 for a free estimate!
There will come a day when you need to replace your roof. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but a fact all the same. When that day comes – around once every twenty or thirty years – you’re going to want to pick the right one. That means something different in South Florida than it does in, say, New York. Given our climate, should you choose shingled roof tiles or opt for a metal roof? What about the huge variety of roofing styles to choose from? Keep reading for answers to all your questions!
Before getting into the world of roof types and answering the question of how to select a new roof for your home, let’s take a look at how you know it’s time for an all new roof. After all, it’s probably tempting to say, “We’ll just repair what’s already on top of our house.” That might be okay in some situations, but it won’t work in all of them.
Call your South Florida roofers and have them perform a thorough inspection. What might look like ordinary wear and tear – cracked shingles, aged flashing, minor leaks – could actually be the sign of something much more severe like sheathing damage. Remember, your roof doesn’t only add value to your house. It also protects your home from rain, heat, and the occasional hurricane.
There are a lot of different roof types to choose from. You can go for the classic metal roof look, pioneered way back in the 1700s. It’s still going strong today. You can pick shingles, America’s most popular type of roof tiles. Or, you can opt for clay, which is ultra-durable and gives your home an attractive Spanish look.
Regardless of the roof type, you need to pick the right roofing styles for your particular home. In South Florida, that means something durable to withstand high winds and heavy rain. You’re also going to want a gentle slope. This helps rain and debris move down and off of your roofing materials, rather than sitting stagnant and leading to damage. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t go above a 4/12 slope (a rise of four inches for every foot). Anything higher can put your roof tiles in danger during tropical storms.
Here we’ve come to the most important question – what roofing materials should you select? We’ve mentioned shingles, clay, and metal, but there are plenty more to choose from!
EPDM roof types offer serious weather protection. A combination of different rubbers and polymers – ethylene, propylene, and diene to be exact – EPDM roofing is all over South Florida. It’s traditionally been used for commercial property, but don’t let that stop you from picking it for your home today.
Modified Bitumen is another great material. It’s a hybrid of different materials that not only looks stylish but is extremely lightweight. It is a particularly smart choice for South Florida thanks to its UV protection, which can help keep your heating bill down.
Whatever roofing styles you choose for your house, and whatever roofing materials they’re constructed from, the experts at Aastro Roofing can install them. With over thirty years of experience, we know what it takes to get the job done right. Contact us today at (561) 409-3280.