Roof Replacement

Quality Roof Replacement By Stay Dry Roofing


Roof Replacement With Stay Dry Roofing

Let’s face it. Roof replacement is a big undertaking and an even bigger impact on your home budget. But the long-term advantages are well worth it. Quality roof repair is essential, of course, and goes a long way in addressing minor issues before they become major ones. There are many reasons for a new roof. But whatever the reason, keeping your roof properly maintained and regularly repaired adds years to the life of your roof. Even so, no roof lasts forever. A quality constructed re-roofing lasts decades, helping you save money in future roof repairs, energy bills, attic insulation replacement, and other homeowner headaches.

Stay Dry Roofing is a family-owned business that serves Fort Myers, FL and the surrounding suburbs. Our roof replacement experts have seen every kind of roof, every kind of trend, and every kind of home. Slate, copper, and tile roofs have been known to lasts as much as fifty years. Wood shake roofs can be expected to have a lifespan of approximately thirty years. Fiber cement shingling lasts around twenty-five, and traditional asphalt shingles can protect a home for about twenty years.


There are a number of reasons why your home may be ready for roof replacement.

Stay Dry Roofing can help you learn if the time is right for yours. Below are some of the signs that you’re ready for a re roofing.

  • Your roof's warranty is expired
  • Your roof is nearing or passed its expected lifespan
  • There are shingles that are missing or broken
  • You see shingling that curls or buckles
  • The surface granules of your shingles are worn away
  • If you have a tile roof
  • you see several that are broken or missing
  • The flashing (that thin piece of copper or stainless steel installed to prevent seepage of water along roof joints) is damaged or worn
  • There are cracks in the roof's underlayment or sheathing allowing water or daylight to leak through

Why You Should Choose Stay Dry Roofing To Install Your New Roof

We at Stay Dry Roofing are specialists in new roof installations, roof replacement and roof repair. Every new roof installation is unique, beginning with the reasons for having it done. That’s why Stay Dry Roofing inspections are thorough and detailed. Happy customers are the bedrock of our business, so we will be completely honest with you about your need for a roof replacement and how to get it done in a way that respects your budget.

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Reasons You Might Need A New Roof

Sometimes the need for a new roof is crystal clear to the naked eye. Sometimes, the reasons are harder to spot, like with storm damage that can take weeks or years to reveal itself. And, sometimes, a new roof might be in order that has nothing to do with damage. No matter why, the decision to get a new roof is always a big one. Roof replacement or installation represents a major investment for homeowners. The proper roofing also significantly impacts appearances, home value and over all function of the house.

Do you own a house that you rent out? Are you thinking of putting your home up for sale? Is your present roof twenty years old or older? Stay Dry Roofing recommends that you get a roof inspection to check for potential damages. This is the first step in determining if you need a new roof replacement or just repairs. Some of the things to look for that can help you determine if a new roof is what you need include:

  1. Shingling that is missing, has tears or are broken
  2. Any shingles that are cupped or curled on the edges
  3. Thick mold or moss that has grown over large areas of the roof
  4. Shingles that have gone “bald,” with substantial loss of their granule coating
  5. Numerous leaks coming through the roof
  6. The roof’s sheathing is soft and rotten

Roof replacement at the right time is crucial. When you wait too long, problems can increase and the cost is far more likely to go up than stay the same. A Stay Dry Roofing inspection is geared toward learning exactly what your roof needs, not what it doesn’t need, whether that’s repairs, maintenance, or a new roof. As a family-owned, locally operated business we value our place in the Fort Myers community and surrounding areas. That means we will never try to up-sell you on services or products you don’t need.

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Not All Reasons For Roof Replacement Are Age Related

Storm damage to roofing can manifest in many ways. Wind storms can tear shingling away, leaving bare patches that must be re-roofed. High winds can throw large debris like heavy branches, or even complete trees, across roofs. Hail damage may sometimes appear to be just a few dimples in your shingling. But heavy hail can crack the underlying sheathing, punch holes through the shingles, shatter skylights, damage vents and more. The kind of damage storms can cause to the “bones” of a roof, its basic structure, should not be underestimated. A good roof inspection after a major storm is the best way to learn exactly what your roof may need, helping you prevent far more costly repairs down the road.

A well-maintained roof of asphalt shingling will last between fifteen and twenty-five years. But storm damage, ice dams, molds or moss expansion can drastically shorten the lifespan of your roof. Telltale signs of these problems are much the same as those that indicate your roof has reached the end of its natural life. If your roof shows any of these indicators, no matter its age, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected. No doing so risks more severe trouble down the road like rotted roof framing or severe leaking that may irreparably harm your home and belongings.

Some homeowners replace existing roofs to boost curb appeal or the house’s resale value. Even though a roof may be a few years shy of its expected lifespan, it is sometimes replaced with a new, upgraded roof in preparation for going back on the market. A new roof installation can brighten and update an older house. A new roof has the added advantage of attracting more prospective home buyers, since the new homeowner will not need to consider roof replacement or worry about common roofing issues for long while.

Is a new addition to your home in your future? Are you thinking of adding dormers to enhance your roof’s profile, or skylights to brighten the interior? Major remodeling involves a change to the roofline and new roof installation. Often, however, the old roof and the new don’t look good together. When this is the case, the homeowner often elects to go with a full roof replacement.



You May Need to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation

It’s easy to forget about the attic once a house has been built and the attic’s initial insulation installation has been done. But when an attic is poorly insulated, the insulation has settled or compacted, mold or mildew is growing due to water leaks, or the insulation is outdated and decayed, it’s time to update and upgrade.

40% of a home’s conditioned air will escape through a poorly insulated attic. That’s a big impact on heating and cooling bills. Proper attic insulation can save as much at 20% in heating and cooling. And good insulation works with your roof’s ventilation system to prevent the cycle of snow melt-and-freeze that leads to ice dams on your roof in winter, which can cause the lifespan of your roof to shorten.

We at Stay Dry Roofing install Owens Corning blown-in attic insulation. This glass fiber material is moisture resistant, fungus and mold resistance and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Owens Corning AttiCat Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas Insulation uses a network of minute air pockets between the tangled strands of Fiberglas. It’s the air pockets that trap rising heat, minimizing heat loss during the cold months and heat gain during the hot ones.

The insulation installation is fast and easy. From start to finish, installation will be done in four hours or less, with the insulation targeted exactly where you need it. With no muss or fuss, the Owens Corning Fiberglas™ insulation is released to expand entirely inside the machine. That means easy clean-up. And it’s known for its safety and reliability. The process is optimized for minimized handling, the system if fully enclosed with a remote controlled that is mounted on the hose.