Choosing Between Roof Restoration vs Roof Replacement

A roof is one of the largest investments you can make in your home. Whether you want to restore or replace it, there are many factors to consider. Re-roofing is a cost-effective option for homeowners. However, the cost varies based on the size of your roof, its pitch, and features such as skylights and chimneys.

How Long Does Reroofing Take?

The average re-roofing job in Tampa Bay takes one to three days with a crew of four to five people. However, the size of your roof and the type of materials can impact the timeframe.

Inclement weather also makes a big difference. If it rains during the roof replacement process, we will have to tarp your roof and wait for a dry day to continue the work.

If your roof has complex angles, valleys, facets, and steep slopes, the project will take longer. This is due to the extra safety precautions that we must take, as well as the fact that we can’t just speed through these areas of your roof.

The number of ventilation holes and vents also affects the overall time frame. The more vents, the more energy efficient your home will be. In addition, if you decide to replace your shingle roof with metal or tile, this will add to the timeline as these are more labor-intensive roofing materials.

Materials

A roof is designed to protect against rain, snow, sunlight, wind, and extremes of temperature. It can be made from a wide range of materials to suit aesthetic, structural, or economic concerns. A roof can be flat or pitched and can have a domed, vaulted, or domed-and-vaulted shape.

As your preferred contractor in the Tampa Bay area we will discuss the strengths and limitations of different roofing materials with you to help you select a material that is right for your home. You might choose dimensional shingles for their attractive appearance, three-tab shingles for durability, wood shakes for a natural look, or metal sheeting for energy efficiency.

For flat or low-sloped roofs, you might select asphalt roll-roofing, which consists of large sheets of cloth impregnated with asphalt. You might also opt for rubber membrane or EPDM roofing, which resembles large sheets of inner tube rubber. Regardless of the material you choose, the underlayment is vital to protect your home from leaks. Felt paper, ice shields, and water shields are all types of underlayment that can be used.

The roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of a home, especially in Florida where windstorms and hurricanes can do serious damage. Avoid complicated situations by working with a company that has the expertise and experience to make sure your home is safe. We will provide a detailed non-obligation quote that outlines all costs associated with the project, including labor, materials, permits, and any additional services. 

As your local roofing company we understand our regional weather conditions, building codes and special Florida needs. Contact us for a free estimate and consultation, we can’t wait to serve you!