You have two basic options:
You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of your existing roof system, or re-cover the existing roof system, involving only the installation of a new roof system. If you’ve already had one re-cover installed on your original roof system, check with a professional roofing contractor.
In many instances, building code requirements allow no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary.
In Florida there really is no “bad time” to install a new roof.
This question could be interpreted two ways, so we will answer each question.
1. As we all know it rains periodically through the year and rainy season is always. So as a roofer we always watch the weather and pray for no rain until the underlayment is down and secure.
2. The question might be put this way: “How do I know when my roof has failed?” Different types of roofs fail in different ways.
- Does the roof leak in numerous locations?
- Do leaks continue, despite repeated repair attempts?
- Do repairs seem to make leaks worse, or do new leaks develop after rain?
All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice a year) inspections can often uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.