If you are fortunate enough to receive an income tax refund, it may be tempting to splurge on something that is less than necessary. But, if you truly want to get the most from your money, you should consider investing it in your home—particularly your roof.
Though a roof replacement, or re-roof, will vary in price depending on the size of your home and the roofing materials used, the typical shingle re-roof can cost a Florida homeowner between $10,000 to $20,000. While it’s unlikely that your tax refund will be able to completely cover the cost of a re-roof, it can be a helpful contribution.
If you’re not quite ready for a brand-new roof, tax refund season is still the perfect time to tackle smaller roofing projects as well. Whether your roof has visible damage or you’re interested in taking preventative measures to ensure your roofing system functions properly, using your tax refund will allow you to work on roof improvements without as much impact on your monthly budget.
Roof Replacement and Repairs
Due to Florida’s hot and humid climate, the lifespan of your roof may not be quite as long as the national average, leaving you in need of a re-roof sooner than you’d think. With proper maintenance and care a roof can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, but if you suspect that your roof might be overdue for a replacement, now’s the time to do it.
Repairing a section of your roof, replacing shingles or applying coating to a metal roof system are also ideal projects to tackle during this time of year. Using your refund to make necessary repairs as soon as possible will help prevent more damage from occurring and extend the lifespan of your roof.
Roof Preventative Maintenance Program
Routine maintenance plans, such as our Roof Preventative Maintenance Program, provide homeowners with an array of services, including shingle and flat roof inspections, clearing of loose debris, gutter inspections and draining, and minor flashing repairs.
To begin a preventative maintenance plan, most reputable roofing contractors will require an initial inspection of your roof. Following the inspection, you will be advised on the optimal number of cleanings and inspections your roof requires per year, and you will pay the set price per visit for the number of visits you decide.
Whether your roof is still new or you’re just a couple years away from a re-roof, a preventative maintenance plan is an investment that will provide you with the peace of mind that your roof will be in great condition year-round.
Roof Washing Services
If you’re not ready to commit to a regular preventative maintenance plan, at minimum, you should have your roof professionally washed.
Due to Florida’s moist, tropical climate, it is common for a dark-colored blanket of algae to coat on your rooftop—creating a dingy appearance and damaging your shingles. Many homeowners elect to wash their roofs themselves, but use improper methods to do so, causing premature aging and shingle damage.
Hiring a roofing contractor for roof washing services is a spring home improvement decision that will benefit you for seasons to come. Professional roofing companies tend to take a gentler approach to washing your roof, and use an algaecide or fungicide, such as Roof-a-Cide, instead of harsh and damaging bleach. An algaecide prevents future algae growth for at least two years—providing homeowners with a cost-effective, long-term roof cleaning solution.
Let the experts at Tadlock Roofing help put your tax refund to good use. Call us today at 855-964-7663 for all of your roofing needs.