As soon as a tropical storm or hurricane passes, our highly trained roofing inspectors begin assessing the damage.

Because building codes have improved dramatically over the years, what they often find is that wind didn’t tear off entire roofs and throw them into the street. Rather, corners of a roof may have been ripped up by the wind, and shingles might be missing from large portions of a roof. That allows water to permeate a business or home, ruining drywall and flooring, and possibly causing electrical issues and mold problems. Closer to the coast, trees and power poles fall into commercial buildings and homes, knocking holes in a portion of a roof.

Blue tarps only offer so much protection from the elements. At some point, you’ll have to make a decision: do I hire a licensed contractor to repair my roof, or should I go all out and replace the entire roof? Repairing is less expensive, but an all-new roof should eliminate potential issues before they become a problem.

At Target Roofing, our highly trained team of roofing professionals has helped thousands of business owners and homeowners make that decision. Deciding to repair or replace a damaged roof depends heavily on its age. Investing in a new roof too soon might mean you’re authorizing a major expense before it’s necessary, but waiting too long can result in costly repair damages down the road. A home or business is a major investment, and a sturdy roof can help protect that investment. That’s why it’s so important to have a trained professional complete an annual inspection of your roof, much like a physician would perform an annual medical exam. That’s how you find out something is wrong before it becomes a problem.

Target Roofing offers free roof inspections for businesses, office buildings, apartments and condominium complexes. If your roof needs to be replaced, we’ll tell you. If your roof can be repaired into a like-new condition at a lower cost, we’ll tell you. If your roof is perfectly fine the way it is, we’ll tell you.

Here are four questions to ask when considering whether it’s time to invest in a new roof:

  • Are you experiencing leaks?
  • Is your roof approaching the 20-year mark?
  • Are you missing shingles or showing structural damage?
  • Can you visibly see mold or mildew?

Hurricanes and tropical storms speed up the timeline for many businesses and homeowners to make the decision about repairing or replacing a roof. Target Roofing is here to help.

According to the National Hurricane Center, winds associated with a Category 1 hurricane mean “well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters.” Florida, unfortunately, was hit by Category 4 Irma in 2017 and Category 4 Michael in 2018, with that degree of storm causing homes to sustain “severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls.”