One of the most expensive aspects of your home, next to purchasing your home, is replacing the roof. The warranties all say 25+ years, but the Florida sun destroys Central Florida Roofs much quicker than other areas of the country.
If it’s time to replace your roof, there are several aspects to consider including the cost of replacing the roof, the timeframe to install a new roof, choosing the right roofing material, and hiring the right roofing contractor to do the job the right way. So how much does a new roof cost in Orlando Florida?
The most stressful aspect of replacing a roof must be the cost of replacing a roof. With so many options in roofing materials, styles of roofing materials, and quality levels of roofing materials… how do you know where to start? The expert team at G & A Certified South Roofing is among the best roofing companies in Orlando, Florida. We pride ourselves on being at the head of the class when it comes to understanding all aspects of roofing.
A New Roof Cost in Orlando Florida
To understand how a roof is priced it is important to understand the variables that roofing contractors use to determine the cost of replacing a roof. These five main variables include size, pitch, accessibility, labor, and cost of materials.
The most obvious factor is the size of the roof, which is the first confusing area. Orlando roofing companies use the standard measurement of a “roofing square”. One roofing square is equal to a 10’ x 10’ area. A roof that is 3,000 square feet is broken down into 30 squares.
Pitch / Slope
Pitch or Slope is one of the most used terms in roofing. So, what does it mean? Roof pitch (or slope) tells you how many inches the roof rises vertically for every 12 inches in depth horizontally. An Example of a roof pitch would be a “6/12 pitch” which means that the roof rises 6 ” for every 12″ inward towards the peak (or ridge).
A Roof’s pitch is an important variable in its pricing. There are three types of residential roofs: flat, high-pitch, and low-pitch. To effectively calculate the cost to replace the roof through a roof’s ratio e.g. 6:12. The first number indicates height, while the second one indicates length. A roof ratio of 7:12 or higher is considered a steep roof which requires more material, care, and time.
Another factor in how much a new roof cost in Orlando Florida is accessibility. G & A Certified South Roofing has overcome some unique accessibility situations. As far as Orlando roofers go, there isn’t a situation that we’ve been unable to handle yet.
Can roof materials be delivered by truck or will the team at G & A Certified South Roofing have to carry the materials to the location? Will the old roof have to be carted out or will a dumpster fit closely against the roof? These factors contribute directly to labor costs.
Depending on the type of materials that you select for your new roof, the cost of replacing the roof material can range between $100 per square to $1000 per square (10’x10’).
Each type of roofing material has different pros, cons, and costs. There are literally hundreds of choices for roofing materials. Some look better than others, some last longer than others, and they all have unique installation guidelines.
Material Replacement Cost
Averages for a 1, 700 SF with a 6:12 Pitch
25-year Basic 3-Tab Shingles $9,000.00 to $11,000.00
30-year Architectural Shingles $9,500.00 to $12,000.00
50-year Premium Shingles $15,000 to $20,000
Clay Tiles (which includes reinforcement of the roof frame) $30,000 +
Keep in mind the cost of replacing your roof is far more than the product, labor typically breaks into 40%-60% of the total expense, add that to the cost to remove the old roof, along with structural repairs, and labor costs can vary widely based on the quality of the roof you are replacing.
The bottom line is that there are multiple variables to consider when determining the average cost for a roof replacement in Orlando, FL. While researching this article I came across a wide range of estimates for “average cost” ranging from $7,000 to $11,000. I even took our residential business, added it up, and divided it by the number of homes, making our average cost of a roof replacement at G & A Certified South Roofing roughly $9,000. There is just not a good way to objectively give an average price of a roof in any area, unless the area’s roofs are all the same or similar, with little variation.
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