Middleburg, Florida (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
Clark Briggs, the founder and owner of KayCo Roofing, a well established First Coast area roofing company, is alerting homeowners in the Jacksonville and Orange Park FL areas to the fact that the rainy summer season will soon be here.
Heat and UV rays can severely weaken a shingle roof, making it extremely vulnerable to the high winds and driving rain that occurs along the east coast of Florida.
“The sun and UV rays can cause asphalt shingles to weaken and lift in the wind. This is not necessarily visible from the ground but the next strong storm that comes along can separate the shingles from the roof and literally blow them away.” Briggs said. “Having a routine inspection in the cooler, drier months will identify these weak spots and enable us to make repairs before hurricane season arrives.”
Along with strong thunderstorms that are part and parcel of the summer in Florida, the Atlantic can also produce coastal storms, including hurricanes and tropical systems that can challenge even the sturdiest of roofs. It is best to be certain that the upper barrier between your home and the elements is in the best possible condition.
“Coastal storms deliver a one-two punch that can catch homeowners off guard,” Briggs explained. “The first high winds come from the south and east, followed by wraparound winds that pound the roof from the northwest. The roof that is in weakened condition can easily be blown off.”
Winter is the time to get a professional inspection and fix roof leaks. If it is determined that the surface is past its life expectancy and in weakened condition, there will still be plenty of time to have it replaced
“If everyone had a roof inspection as a preventive measure, it would save homeowners millions of dollars, collectively, in unnecessary repairs.” Briggs said. “Most roof leaks start off small, and are easily repaired, but they often go unnoticed until the water enters the room below. An inspection would have found the early stages and prevented a lot of expense later, due to decay and dangerous mold growth.”
KayCo Roofing performs roofing inspections in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Starke, Gainesville, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Pontra Vedra Beach Florida.
For press information please contact Clark Briggs at 904-742-6790