Why a Roof Replacement?

Roof Replacements in Jacksonville, FL

A roof replacement involves tearing off everything on the roof down to the deck, then putting on new felt paper and shingles. A roof replacement can be done no matter how many layers of shingles are already on the roof. This method is great when there is algae or possible sheathing damage because everything will be visible when the felt paper is removed.

Below are signs of roof damage that warrant a roof replacement.

WATER LEAKS

WATER LEAKS

Leaks can come from a variety of different places through the roof (lifted shingles, damage on the roof, missing flashing, exposed nails, pipe boots, etc.) if you suspect a leak coming from the roof give us a call right away. The sooner leaks are addressed the better, leaving them for later can result in a more expensive repair.

CRACKED SHINGLES

CRACKED SHINGLES

Shingles that have cracked is clear evidence of old age or excessive wind force. If several shingles are cracking the integrity of the roof is compromised.

WIND DAMAGE

WIND DAMAGE

Some shingles can be lifted if a strong enough wind gust catches it at the right angle. A shingle that has been lifted due to winds may have loosened the sealant and possibly the nail. This can create a entry point for water which can turn into a interior leak and damaged wood, or an opening for critters to enter your home.

EXPOSED NAILS

EXPOSED NAILS

Exposed nails can rust away due to exposure to the elements and will deteriorate, leading to a small opening in your roof, big enough for water to seep through.

SHINGLES MISSING GRANULES

SHINGLES MISSING GRANULES

Over the lifespan of your roof, shingles will begin losing granules. Typically, when a lot of granules appear to be missing, it is usually a sign of a roof with old age. With enough missing granules the shingles become compromised. The shingles loses its protective layers and will not defend your home as designed against UV rays from the sun.

DARK STREAKS ON THE ROOF

DARK STREAKS ON THE ROOF

An algae called Gloeocapsa Magma usually cause these streaks. Spores are spread mainly by wind but also by animals and park themselves on the north side of roofs where the limited sunshine stimulate their growth. Here the algae feed on the limestone in the shingles, and as they grow, they develop a dark outer coating which results in the visible black staining. The algae will trap moisture and cause premature shingle aging and granule loss.

DAMAGED PLUMBING VENT BOOTS

DAMAGED PLUMBING VENT BOOTS

The rubber boots will begin to crack over time. These cracks are entry points for water and bugs.

HAIL DAMAGE

HAIL DAMAGE

Believe it or not Hail Storms do happen in Northeast Florida. Strong hail can break or puncture an asphalt shingle, but usually it damages the granules. Once a spot is created more granules will fall around it and it will grow. The damage may not be obvious at first, so if you suspect hail damage, please give us a call and we will perform a complete roof inspection for you.

ROTTEN WOOD

ROTTEN WOOD

If you've seen a leak on your ceiling for a while now, more than likely you have rotten wood. The rotten wood can grow mold and attract nasty insects. During a roof replacement all damaged wood will be visible, so all of it can be replaced, this is why it is recommend to tear off the old roof and install a new one rather then adding another layer of roof to the existing one. If you notice a water leak take care of it right away!

WHY ARE WE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

ARICA Construction, LLC is a preferred roofing contractor committed to exceptional work and friendly customer service. We separate ourselves from the competition with:

  • Over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry
  • Free estimates and financing options available
  • 24/7 emergency roofing services
  • Bilingual staff to best serve our clients
  • Attention to the smallest details
  • GAF and Mule Hide certifications

If your roof is damaged in a storm, turn to us for assistance with the entire insurance claim process. We pride ourselves on personal customer service that can't be beat.