If you are considering getting a roof replacement, then contact Quality Roofing today. We offer comprehensive roofing services, including full installation, replacement and maintenance for residential, multi-family, and commercial properties. Regardless of the type of roof you have or how complex your roofing system is, our contractors have the experience and certification necessary to work on any type of roof.
We partner with you throughout the entire roof replacement process to ensure quality at every step. From design and initial concepts to implementation and finishing, Quality Roofing offers a comprehensive package designed to meet your specifications. To find out more about our roofing services, contact us today. We are your premier residential and commercial roofing company in Florida and Alabama.
Our Roof Replacement Services
Our roof replacement services cover a broad spectrum of projects throughout Florida and Alabama, including:
We provide full replacement for asphalt shingle and metal roofing systems. We offer roofing products that are versatile, affordable, durable, and easy to install. We can enhance the look of your home with a fully customizable roofing design that you will enjoy over the years. Tell us what you are looking for and let us bring your vision to life.
Your brand is as important as the products or services you sell. A key component in your brand is the aesthetics of your building and grounds. A new roof improves your brand image and protects your employees, customers, and guests. We offer metal, modified bitumen, and thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) roof replacement.
We also specialize in large-scale, multi-family roofing projects for condos, apartments, HOAs, and duplexes. We inspect your property to get an accurate assessment of your roof’s condition, what repairs or upgrades the roof needs, and what type of roofing material is best for your roof. We can implement a project that meets your budget and works within your timeline. Protect your occupants with a new roof from Quality Roofing.
Signs That You Need a Roof Replacement
Roofing issues are not always easy to spot. Many of the leaks, drafts, or problems with humidity can happen underneath the roofing system where the underlayment and decking lie. However, not all problems require a full roof replacement. In some instances, a roof repair may be a more suitable option.
So, how do you know if it is time to replace your roof? Here are some signs:
1. Problems in the Attic
The attic can reveal several problems that indicate a roof replacement is necessary. For instance, there may be several beams of light that come through the attic. Drafts, stains, and water leaks may also be present. This is a sign that the underlayment and decking are showing signs of wear.
2. Roofing Materials
Asphalt shingles should lie flat against the roof. When they get older, they may curl, buckle or crack. The gutter may be filled with shingle granules. If you have an older metal roof, you may notice areas that are rusted or warped.
Roofers install flashing around chimneys, skylights, vents, and in the valleys where sections of the roof connect. These components are designed to channel water away from vulnerable areas. As flashing wears out, it may become loose, corroded, or missing. If so, your roof is likely leaking.
4. Rotted Areas
You may notice that part of your roof is caved in. This may be a sign of a rotting roof. Mold and moisture can compromise the structural integrity of your roof, as the wood and decking start to rot. The longer your roof decays, the more dangerous it becomes. You should consider contacting a roofing contractor and scheduling a roof replacement right away.
What Changes Should You Make to Your Roof?
Changing the roof can change your home altogether. Therefore, you should consider how the roof will impact your home inside and out. Here are some tips on how to decide what changes you should make.
Establish Your Goals as a Homeowner
Long before you start shopping for a new roof, you need to ask yourself how long you plan to stay in your home. If you project that you will not be in the house for more than three to five years, then a roof replacement may not be a good idea – unless you are trying to get a healthy return on investment (ROI) when putting your house on the market.
However, if you plan to stay in the house, raise your family and possibly retire in the same neighborhood, then a roof replacement makes sense. Consider what you want to achieve with a new roof. Are you looking to transform the house stylistically? Are you looking for ways to drastically reduce your heating and cooling costs? Or maybe you want to reinforce the house before the hurricane season arrives.
Note: Replacing the roof even if you’re going to sell is a good idea. Insurance companies want a roof that has more than 3-5 years of life left. If the roof is replaced within a few years before selling, then the buyer won’t have problems getting the house insured and they won’t have to replace it as a condition for closing.
Calculate the Overall Long-Term Cost of the Roof
Let’s face it: a roof is a sizable upfront investment. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of a roof replacement in Florida and Alabama is $8,000 to $16,500. With such a high price tag, you may be tempted to cut corners so that you can save money on the project. However, saving a few bucks on the front end can cost you thousands of dollars in the long run.
So, consider the overall long-term cost of the roof before you decide to buy cheap.
Think about factors such as:
- Expected lifespan of the roof
- Maintenance requirements
- Energy Efficiency
- Projected home value after replacement
How much will the new roof cost you over the years, and is it worth the investment? Keep this in mind when choosing your products on the front end.
Shop Around for Roofing Materials
A lot has changed in the roofing industry over the last two decades. Products that didn’t exist 20 years ago are suddenly available to consumers, changing the way manufacturers and roofing contractors think about roofing. You may have purchased the house with asphalt shingles on the roof, however you may decide that you are looking for something new and different.
Before you settle with the same product that has always been on your roof, you may want to consult a roofing contractor and find out what roofing products are available in your area (read below to find out more). The right roofing material can protect your family while improving your home aesthetic in ways you never imagined.
Roofing Material Options
Regardless of what type of material you currently have on your roof, you are free to explore your options before replacing it. For instance, if you currently have asphalt shingles on your roof, you may decide that you want to replace it with a metal roof. What type of roofing material is best for your house?
Nearly one-third of all homeowners on the Gulf Coast prefer architectural asphalt shingles to other types of roofing material. Asphalt shingles are available in an array of colors, sizes, and textures to suit any home layout. Shingles can last up to 30 years, protecting from the coastal weather.
Metal roofing combines maximum protection with intricate designs that emulate almost any other type of roofing material. Metal roofs are a sustainable solution, lasting up to 50 years with professional roof maintenance. They also have the highest ratings for energy efficiency, fire resistance, and wind resistance.
Tile roofs are popular with homeowners in Florida and Alabama due to their coastal style and uniform design. Although tile roofs are more expensive, they outlast every other type of roofing material – nearly 100 years. You can choose from terra cotta, concrete, clay, and slate roofing. Tile roofs provide superior energy efficiency and protection from the harshest weather.
How to Improve Your Roof Aesthetic
A rooftop says a lot about your house, and, more specifically, your taste and style. There are virtually no limits to what you can do with a roof today. So, push your creativity and try to maximize your investment with a roof that will accent your home exterior.
Here are some ways that you can improve your roof aesthetic:
- Aim for architectural symmetry and a clean look that sets your house apart.
- Choose materials and colors that blend with the rest of the house.
- Try mixing materials if you have a multi-layered or sectioned roof.
- Know the difference between traditional and modern styles.
- Add some skylights to bring in more natural light.
Before you move forward with your roof replacement, you may want to spend some time consulting a roofing contractor or home designer. Working with a professional can spark your creativity, refine your vision and possibly save you some money. You’ll also avoid costly mistakes down the road.
What Can You Expect from a Roof Replacement
One of the most common questions that home or business owners ask is, “How much is it going to cost to replace my roof?”
There are several factors that determine the cost of a roof replacement, such as:
- Building materials
- Square footage and design
- Whether the current roof needs to be removed
- Any repairs or upgrades the roof needs
- Special considerations for coastal weather
You will also need to consider costs such as permits, old roof disposal, chimney or pipe sealant, skylight repair or replacement, and whether you need new gutters. One of the benefits of working with seasoned roofing contractors, is that we can help you find ways to save money while choosing the best roofing materials.
We also explore all options before moving forward with the project. One thing you count on is that regardless of how much the project costs, it will be a true investment that boosts your property value. The average ROI on a roof replacement is 70 percent.
Do You Have Questions About Homeowners Insurance and Roof Warranties?
One of the things that you may notice on your homeowner’s insurance policy or your home warranty when you first move into your home is that it does not always cover a roof replacement. This can be especially problematic in coastal cities along Florida and Alabama.
The good news is that when you get a roof replacement, it comes with a manufacturer and contractor warranty. What does each cover?
A manufacturer warranty covers any defects in all materials that the roofing contractor used to replace your roof. The warranty comes straight from the manufacturer and guarantees the quality of the product, and that the product meets or exceeds all industry standards and building codes.
Quality Roofing offers a contractor warranty that guarantees our craftsmanship. The warranty also safeguards that all work performed meets or exceeds industry standards and local and state building codes. It also guarantees that the work is completed according to job specifications. We go over the warranty with you before we begin the project.
Make sure you know the details of the manufacturer and contractor warranty, as well as your homeowner’s insurance policy before you agree to any roofing job. Find out what is covered in the event of a natural disaster such as flooding or a hurricane and other disasters such as a fire or vandalism.
Get a Free Roof Replacement Estimate
Quality Roofing offers premier roofing services for homeowners in Florida and Alabama. To find out more about our roofing replacement solutions, call (850) 204-0443 or fill out the quick form on our contact page.