When is the best time of year to replace your roof in Florida?
If you want the quick answer, it’s Winter. Winter months in Florida not only provide roofers with cooler weather, which leads to better productivity, but Florida winters also see a lot less storms, which sometimes halt and delay roof replacements considerably.
While we understand that there’s probably never a “good time” to replace your roof, spring in Florida is also a good time for similar reasons to winter.
In both winter and spring, due to milder weather and less storms, professional roofers also have a little less demand and often offer discounts or special offers to keep business going.
But since we answered that question so fast, we also listed some of the most commonly asked roof-replacement questions and their answers below.
How Long Does A Roof Last?
The average roof in Florida lasts between 15 and 25 years. But it’s important to note that, apart from natural disasters, the lifespan of your roof in Florida will depend on several factors. Click here to see a full article that we wrote on Florida roofs and how long they last.
The type of material your roof is made of will be one of the main determining factors. For example, shingles tend to be more common and less expensive but only last between 15 and 20 years. Whereas tile roofs can be more expensive but tend to last longer. Where appropriate, metal roofs are also a longer lasting alternative.
Conducting regular maintenance and having your roof inspected by a professional roofer every 6 months or at least once a year can also help to extend your roof’s life-span.
Quickly spotting mold and other roof problems and quickly calling for a roof repair will not only help your roof last longer but will help you avoid a costly and unpredicted roof repair. As mold is one of the main reasons Florida roofs require repair or replacement, we’ve written an article to help homeowners spot mold on their roof.
How Much Does A Roof Replacement Cost?
The size, style and material of your new roof will of course be the main points that determine the cost of your roof replacement.
But to give you a rough average, most professional roofers charge between $3.50 and $5.50 per square foot to install a shingle roof (a shingle roof is the most typical roof in Florida).
Homeowners with a tile roof can expect more costly quotes that range between $8 and $25 including the material and installation.
Although not a major part of the equation, timing also has its weight on the price of a roof replacement.
If you schedule your roof replacement during summer, a peak season for Florida roofers, you are likely to get a higher price. Whereas if you replace your roof in winter or spring, some roofers will be willing to offer discounts or beat other roofing quotes to get the job.
At No.1 Home Roofing, we understand that one of the most unpopular parts of replacing your roof is the cost. That’s why we offer competitive pricing on all roof replacements and are not only willing to beat roof quotes you get, but we routinely beat pricing of any other roof quotes on our first bid. Click here to contact us for a free roof replacement quote.
How Long Does A Roof Replacement Take?
While of course the size, material and style of your new roof can affect the time it takes to replace your roof, on average, we can replace a roof in as little as three days. Prior to beginning the roof replacement, we will provide you with an exact time frame and schedule for your roof replacement and all our quotes and proposals take into account predicted weather forecasts.
How Do I Choose The Best Roofing Company?
We could of course give you the simple answer, us. But the truth is, as a homeowner, replacing your roof is an important decision and we understand that. You want to ensure that you hire the best professionals available that will deliver a quality roofing replacement at a good price.
Although we do offer competitive pricing and often the lowest roofing quotes in the local area, like many things, the best or lowest price isn’t always the only thing you should look at. That’s why we take pride in not only offering good pricing but also delivering quality roofing and excellent customer care after the new roof has been installed.
Here are a few points you should take into account when you hire a roofing company to do your roof replacement:
What do their previous clients say about their roof replacements on local search engines such as Yelp, Angies List and Google?
What kind of certifications do their roofers have?
What kind of materials do they use and how do those compare to some other materials that other roofing companies use?
What kind of warranties do they offer and what kind of guarantees can they make?
What is their process should you find out later that the roof replacement job was not done well?
Are they knowledgeable enough and can they answer any and all of your questions?
Do they take the time to educate you, as a homeowner and ensure you understand the entire process?
These are just some examples of questions that will help you decide who the best roofing company is for your roof replacement.
Should you have any questions or doubts when trying to pick the best roofing company for your roof, don’t hesitate to call us. We offer completely free roof inspections and consultations.