The laws governing roofs – known as building codes – are very strict in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone, which is defined as Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. This includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Coral Springs and about 60 other cities in those counties. These strict laws ensure that roofing materials are sound and made to withstand the intense pressure and wind speeds frequently experienced in South Florida.
Roofing tiles and coated flat roofing systems are often used in coastal climates, because they hold up well against salt spray and resist heavy winds, in addition to shingle and metal systems. Both roofing materials also provide insulation against South Florida’s harsh sun. Some roofing tiles have been rated to withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour, and many have extended warranties, making them a great roofing choice for some properties.
Other roofing systems may be better suited for your residential or commercial property, so it is important to find a South Florida roofing company with extensive experience in with all roofing systems to best service your property.
Roofing Repairs or Replacement
Intense humidity, strong winds, severe storms and driving rain place a strain on roofing systems of all types. South Florida’s harsh climate and extreme heat can cause roofing materials to expand and contract, and ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause roofing materials to break down.
Whether you have a commercial or residential property, periodic roof inspections are imperative to help you address roofing concerns that can be caused by the South Florida climate. It is not always a severe storm that causes roof damage…the harsh, tropical climate can cause concerns, too.
Sometimes, complete roof replacement is not necessary. Repairs and patching can often address areas of wear or leaks. Frequent inspections and immediately addressing areas of concern will go a long way toward helping you prolong total roof replacement. An honest roofing company will help you determine if repair is an appropriate solution for your property, or if full replacement is the only course of action.
In addition to general roof inspection and repair of small issues, South Florida roof maintenance to prevent future issues. Pioneer also provides soft wash and pressure cleaning, which can make tile and other roof types look new again, which may be required by your homeowners association.
South Florida’s humid, tropical climate can cause mold and grime to accumulate on tile roofs and other roofing material. Whether you live in Boca, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or elsewhere in South Florida, we recommend regular cleaning.
Pioneer Roofing Company has developed a reputation of integrity, quality, honesty, and commitment throughout the South Florida area. We offer a variety of services and maintenance agreements to keep your roof in top shape through the harsh Florida weather. All of our roofing systems exceed the Florida building code requirements and are designed specifically for your job. Contact us today to learn more.