The average replacement cost is over $7,000, but there are 3 major factors that affect the price.
Keep reading to find out the answer to your question, How much is a new roof in Florida?
How Much is a New Roof in Florida?
The average roof replacement cost in Florida is $7,211. Most homeowners pay somewhere between $4,700 and $10,000 depending on the square footage of the roof and roofing material choice.
How Roofing Costs Are Calculated
The price of a new roof takes into account several factors.
One main factor in estimating the cost of a new roof is its square footage. It is measured in square feet, where 100 square feet is counted as a single roofing square.
Depending on the material you choose, it can cost anywhere from $100 – $1,000 for each roofing square.
Cost of Materials
Material cost is the bulk of the cost and can vary in price greatly. The three main materials that people choose to roof their homes are:
- Asphalt Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingles cost about $100-$800 per square.
- Metal Roof: Metal roofs can last over 50 years, and costs anywhere from $100 – $1,500 per square.
- Tile Roof: Tile or slate can last for 100 years, but is pricey costing approximately $4,000 – $8,000 depending on the exact material you choose.
Cost of Labor
The third major component of a roof estimate is the labor needed to install it. It can cost anywhere from $150-$300 per square, depending on the expertise of the contracting company.
How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?
The average time it takes to replace a roof in Florida is about three to four days. However, that is build-time only, and several other factors need to be considered in this estimate.
Contractors may be booked out several weeks’ time during peak seasons. You also need to consider the material you are choosing (if it is a specialty item, it may need to be ordered), the size of the roof, the pitch of the roof, and the weather.
Best Time to Replace a Roof in Florida
The summer and fall months in Florida produce many storms and hurricanes, which makes it the least desirable time to replace your roof. Strong storms can lead to major delays in the roofing process, and possibly leave your house exposed if the contractor you hire does not account for a storm correctly.
It is best to replace your roof in Florida in the winter or spring months. Keep in mind that is when contractors are their busiest.
For those considering to replace a roof before selling your home, there is another option, too.
Some homeowners decide that replacing their roof is not worth the time and expense. If you do not feel like taking on a project of that magnitude, you can always consider selling your home “as-is.” That means the buyer would purchase it first, and deal with adding a new roof later.
If you have any questions about selling your house “as-is,” feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff at Tropic Coast Homes. We are happy to answer any questions that you have!