Delta Roofing, LLC is a full service roofing company that services the panhandle area of Florida as well as South Georgia. Whether you’re experiencing a roof leak, noticing water damage, or your roof shingles are falling off, we are here to answer your questions and provide the right guidance for your roof repair. Our team of roofing professionals is experienced with all types of roofing systems, including algae resistant asphalt, architectural shingles, metal, and flat roofs. Delta Roofing's services meet or exceed the Florida Building Code and the tough and stringent requirements there to protect homeowners from damage and faulty craftsmanship
It is quite common to take your gutter and roof for granted until the day a severe problem occurs and it is too late then. An annual or seasonal preventive maintenance of your gutter and roof can prevent a leaking roof or costly damages. This gutter and roof maintenance checklist is likely to help you in pointing out problems before it too late. Below is a list of items to look for but we would be happy to check those things out for you, just give us a call and make an appointment. Our preventative maintenance packages start at $85.00. This cost includes cleaning debris off your roof, checking all pipe boots for wear and tear, looking for damaged to all roof coverings, inspecting for signs of leaks and moisture in your attic, checking chimneys for cracks or damage, cleaning out your gutters and inspecting for loose screws or rust.
To look for issues in your gutters, check it from above and below. From below, you can look for:
Also, take a close look around your gutters and drainage pipes on the ground. If there are signs of erosion, it is probably because your guttering or pipes are faulty. Gutters are designed in a way to take water away from the foundations of your home. If the guttering or pipes are faulty, then it might damage your home.
When you have decided to go up on the ladder and check your guttering, one other thing you should do is check your roofing as well. Some of the common problems that might occur to your roofing are:
Roofs usually have sealants or flashing around them which can cause major problems when the roofing material needs to be repaired or replaced through a thorough roof cleaning. Therefore, look for:
After looking for roof damages on your ladder, take a look around the house for peeling paint under roof overhangs. Since peeling paint can be a sign that the moisture is seeping its way through your roofing or guttering and damaging your home, be very vigilant
It’s important to understand the different types of roof warranties and how they work. Knowing what kind of protection homeowners can expect from a roof warranty and how to avoid voiding it is a complicated question, but one that can save you a lot of trouble down the line.
There are manufacturer warranties that cover the materials themselves, and there are workmanship warranties offered by the roofing contractors that install the work. Sometimes these warranties overlap, but that’s certainly not always the case. Just what kind of roof warranty do you need, and what does each kind protect you against?
The most common kind of roof warranty is a shingle warranty or manufacturer’s warranty, which may cover you for 20 to 50 years. However, this type of warranty only protects you against defects in the roofing materials themselves, causing them to break down or fail before they should. And a manufacturer’s warranty may be void if the homeowner cannot demonstrate the roof has been periodically maintenance.
Workmanship/Labor Warranty is provided by the contractor who installs your roof. These warranties cover against leaks usually for a specified period. Standard lengths for these warranties run anywhere from 1-15 years. Some companies offer a lifetime warranty. This warranty protects you after installation of your roof should you encounter a leak when it rains. However, these warranties usually carry clause stating that the warranty is only valid if that contractor is the only one to work on the roof. If you bring in another contractor to fix something on the roof after the original labor, the workmanship warranty may be void.
4 common ways you could potentially void your warranty.
1. Antennas and satellite dishes – If you drill holes in your roof to install an antenna or satellite dish you could possibly void at least part of your roof warranty. Since any leaking could be caused by the holes that you drilled.
2. Skylights and solar panels – Keep your warranty in mind before starting a home improvement project that involves major roof work, such as installing skylights or solar panels that require roof penetration or the removal of shingles
3. Pressure washing – Homeowners might choose to pressure wash their roof because of issues such as moss buildup. But they can severely damage their roof in the process because of the strong force of pressure washing.
4. Ventilation – Improper attic ventilation can also nullify your roofing warranty. Inadequate venting can trap heat in your attic and wear out your shingles.
In a nutshell, before installing that new satellite dish, solar panel or skylight, make sure you can do the work without turning your roof warranty into a useless piece of paper.
If you want roof work, contact the company that installed the roof first. Your original roofing company can help you understand if the work you want done will void your warranty before you hire someone to start drilling holes through shingles. Also, your roofing company can coordinate with the contractor doing new work to make sure your warranty stays valid. If you didn’t like your original roofer or he or she is no longer in business, contact a reputable roofing contractor.