When is it Time for a Roof Replacement?

You may assume that your roof is in good condition if there are no visible leaks. However, it’s best to have your roof checked by All Star Roofing. 


It’s time to have your roof inspected if it is older than 20 years. Shingles on a shingled roof can become weaker, brittle, and eventually break. Because the sun is relentlessly beating down on your roof for long periods each day, it’s more likely that the sides facing East or West will weather. The weather in central Florida can be extreme in summer. Excessive heat can cause damage to shingles. Extreme weather for 20+ years can lead to serious aging. This indicates that the protective granules may have worn off. While most insurance companies will replace your roof after a certain age, some insurance companies may pay for repairs to the most damaged sections.


Roof flashing is a thin sheet made of galvanized steel and used by roofers to divert water away from areas such as where the roof meets the wall or other vertical surfaces. It can also be used around chimneys and vents. These sheets may become loosening or deteriorate due to weather. How do you know? Check for flashing problems around your chimney or other roof outlets by going into the attic during bright sunlight. Make sure that all lights are turned off. You should replace flashing as soon as you see light shining near your chimney and walls.

Storm Damage

After a storm or severe weather event, there’s always the possibility that your roof may sustain damage. Both metal and shingle roofs can be severely damaged by hail. Hail-damaged roofs can be repaired or replaced by most insurance companies. Your roof and gutters can be damaged by falling branches or trees. Shingles can be blown off by strong winds. While some damage may not be obvious or noticeable, most damage will be. Do not wait for leaks to occur. Let All Star Roofing, your Florida roofing contractor, inspect the roof and make sure that all shingles are in good condition.

This post was written by a roofing specialist at All Star Roofing. We offer the best roof companies in Tampa. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

Matthew Guido