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Vacation Property Owner’s Guide to the FL Roof Replacement Process

Purchasing a Vacation Property? Here’s How Your FL Roofing Contractor Will Work to Replace Your Roof

For many in the United States, the chance to purchase a vacation property in Florida is a dream come true. It’s hard to blame folks for wanting to vacation here—but there are some practical logistics that must be sorted out, as well. For example, as any FL roofing contractor will tell you, roofs in the Sunshine State have their work cut out in protecting your property. That means replacing your roof may be on your to-do list soon after buying.

If you’re looking to complete a roof replacement on your new vacation property, here’s the process your partner FL roofing contractor will likely follow.

Choose an Experienced FL Roofing Contractor

Because roofs in Florida must be built to withstand severe storms, extreme heat, excessive moisture, and many other threats, it takes a skilled FL roofing contractor to build a roof that will truly last. The best roofers in Florida are those with an established presence in your community and years of experience. If you have a particular type of roof in mind, it’s important to work with a roofer who can provide references on past projects similar to yours.

Schedule an Initial Inspection

Roof inspections are often thought of as a diagnostic services, and part of ongoing maintenance for your roof. However, an inspection is also important before major roofing work—like a roof replacement—can begin.

It’s critical for your roofer to learn more about the existing structure they’re working with in order to minimize surprises. For example, without a preliminary inspection, they may remove the outer layer of your roof to find that there is significant structural damage that will be added on to your final replacement cost.

An initial inspection will enable your FL roofing contractor to provide you with an honest and complete quote before your roof replacement begins.

Plan Your New Roof

As you go about replacing your roof, you’ll also want to consider what type of material makes the most sense for your property and your budget. At My Florida Roofing Contractor, we recommend long-lasting materials like tile roofing and metal for Florida roofing projects. However, these materials also cost more than traditional asphalt shingles to install.

In addition, Florida building codes allow for up to two layers of asphalt roofing. In other words, if your home only has one layer of asphalt roofing, installing a new layer over the top of it will likely be more cost-effective than tearing off the entire roof. It all depends on the condition of your roofing system overall, however, and your roofing partner will be able to provide you with their recommendations given your budget and needs.

Finally, you’ll need to acquire a notice of commencement before getting started. You can learn more about this Florida roofing requirement in our blog post linked here.

Tear-Off and Replacement

With everything planned out, it’s time to replace your roof! In most cases, some amount of tear-off will be required before installing your new roofing system. 

Once the roof’s underlying structure is prepared, installation can begin. The timeline to install your roof can vary, typically depending on the amount of work required and the material you chose. Asphalt shingles can often be replaced within a few days, while tile and metal may take up to a week or two.

Cleanup and Final Walkthrough

Roofing is messy work! But the best roofing contractors are well aware of this, and they take steps to protect your property and clean up after themselves once work is complete. 

After your roof is built, your roofer will remove all debris and walk through your property with you to ensure the work done is satisfactory. Now you can enjoy your new roof!

We’re a Top FL Roofing Contractor

At My Florida Roofing Contractor, we’re here to be your expert in all things Florida roofing. That includes roof repairs and replacements for vacation properties in order to keep your home away from home safe for years to come. 

Whether you’re planning to live in your new Florida property or rent it out as a vacation home, chances are a roof replacement is in your future. Now that you know the process, it’s time to get started! Schedule an initial inspection from our team today.

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Ronson QuintoRonson Quinto

My Florida Roofing was phenomenal, always on time and detail oriented. Very knowledgeable on the different types of roofs and options. Felix and Maria, picked up the phone immediately and always answered my questions. The owner Rene was on site frequently looking over the job. They were also the best priced and were even recommended by other roofing companies. Very happy with the outcome.

Lynne JohnsonLynne Johnson

I definitely had a 5 Star experience with My Florida Roofing Contractors; and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who values working with an exceptional team of professionals. I needed a roof replacement and from the beginning, I found Felix Bello to be knowledgeable, responsive, client-focused, patient, thorough and a person of integrity. As I worked with other members of the team, like Maria Lopez, I learned these qualities were mirrored throughout the organization. What a great culture and excellent experience as a client.

I was consulted and kept informed of every stage of the process, no surprises!

That’s HOW they do business and WHAT they delivered was equally paramount and impressive. The installation was timely and everything passed inspections, no rework. The roof looks amazing, which has been validated by multiple compliments from neighbors. This was an outstanding experience with an outstanding outcome. A great return on investment—there aren’t enough of these! Thank you in spades!

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