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Shingles are economical at installation and can last 10 to 20 years with regular roof maintenance and timely roof repairs. Maintenance should include periodic inspections to check for loose debris and signs of wear or damage. Storm damage should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent extensive deterioration of your roof and more costly repairs.

Should you check your Polk county home’s shingle roof for possible damage? We advise against any homeowner going up on a roof. Even a low-pitched roof can be a slippery, dangerous place. Please survey damage from the ground or from an extension ladder. K.L. SMITH ROOFING EXPERTS stands ready to assist you. We offer FREE roof inspections.

Look for these signs of Storm Damage:
Blunt impact damage from tree branches or wind-tossed debris hitting the roof
Dimpling and cracks from hail
Uplift, torn or raised shingles from winds
Missing or loose shingles, especially along a roof edge
Displaced flashing or drip edge

You can also scope out the need for shingle roof repair after a storm by examining the underside of your roof, from your attic.

Look for indications of Water Infiltration:
Damp insulation
Water spots
Blackened or darkened wood on sheathing or rafters
Damaged rooftop ventilators
Dripping water around chimneys, sanitary stacks and other roof penetrations

You may also notice discoloration on ceilings, indicating a slow drip from a leaky roof. Shingle roofs are water resistant, not watertight; shingle roof repair may be necessary to uncover failed underlayment. K.L. SMITH ROOFING EXPERTS recommend replacing tarpaper underlayment with Rhino synthetic underlayment, which seals around nails to keep water completely out.

Routine Roof Inspection and Maintenance

At K.L. SMITH INC. Roofing we recognize that many Polk County homeowners seek the economy and reliability of shingle roofs. They are the single most popular roofing material in America, and can offer a decade or more of good service. With regular inspection and maintenance from K.L. SMITH, your Florida home’s shingle roof may never need substantial shingle roof repair. If our professional roofers find that you do need a roof repair, whether due to aging, storm, or hurricane damage, we are here to help. We’ll give you an honest and accurate estimate. Then we’ll use our expertise, gained from 40 years of service in the Lakeland area, to make your roof right again.