What To Expect During a Roof Replacement Process in Orlando, FL

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Posted on April 25, 2023

What To Expect During a Roof Replacement Process in Orlando, FL

Roof replacement is a big investment and a major construction project, and you'll want to make sure that it's done right the first time. Replacing a roof might not be as common, in this blog we will explain what is involved in a roof replacement in Florida. Here's what you can expect during the process:

1. The quote

The first step in the roof replacement process is getting a quote. A good roofing contractor will provide you with a clear estimate of materials and labor costs, as well as any additional materials or services that may be required. This includes:

The cost of replacing your existing shingles, which can vary depending on whether you choose asphalt-based or Polymer Modified Shingles; your geographic location; whether you want to include ice and water shield in the price (which helps prevent leaks); and other factors.

Labor costs for installing new gutters if needed, removing old ones, repairing flashing around chimneys or skylights if necessary (flashing prevents moisture from entering into attics), applying sealant to seams between different parts of roofs such as valleys or hips (valleys are where two sloping sides meet at an angle; hips are four sloping sides joined together at an angle), etc., depending on what needs repairing/replacing during this step in order not only improve durability but also prevent future issues like leaks occurring due lack thereof maintenance later down line when weather conditions change drastically over time due climate change effects like hurricanes etcetera affecting coastal regions worldwide such as Florida where hurricanes occur frequently causing flooding rains which causes mold spores present inside homes especially those built decades ago using wood framing instead modern concrete structures built today using steel frames reinforced with rebar instead wood framing since wood rots easily when exposed continuously wet conditions over long periods time causing damage such

2. The estimate

The next step in the process is receiving an estimate. This will help you understand what it will cost to replace your roof, as well as how long it will take for the project to be completed.

The first step in getting an estimate is contacting a roofing contractor that specializes in roof replacement or repair services and asking them for one. The contractor will walk around your property and look at all of its features before providing you with a detailed breakdown of materials, labor costs and other fees associated with installing new shingles or other roofing material on top of your existing structure's frame. It's important that you know exactly what's included when looking at this information so that there aren't any surprises later down the road!

If everything looks good so far but still want more insight into how much things might cost? No worries - just ask! Most contractors offer free estimates so there's no harm done by asking them questions about pricing before signing any contracts (and even after).

3. The work begins

Once you've signed the contract and paid your deposit, it's time to get started. Before any work can begin, a roofing contractor in Florida is required to pull a re-roof permit. That process can take anywhere between 1-30 days depending on the municipality where the property is located. Once a roofing permit is obtained, the work can beginThe first step is for the roofing crew to arrive on the job site and begin removing your old roof. Once all of the old roofing materials have been removed, any rotten decking or trusses will need to be replaced and brought up to current building code. Some municipalities require a decking inspection and most will require a dry-in inspection to ensure that the underlayment has been installed up to current code. Once the inspection passes, the most outer layer of roofing material can be applied (asphalt shingle, metal, tile, etc.).

If there are any gutters or downspouts that need to be replaced as part of this process, they'll be installed at this time as well. Once everything is removed, they'll install your new shingles or tiles (depending on what type of replacement you chose).

An important thing to keep in mind is, just like any construction project, it is messy and it gets ugly before it gets pretty. It is essential for the homeowner to understand that is the part of the process. Usually, thousands of nails and torn off and roofing material will disburse all around the property but there is nothing to worry about, the roofers will clean up afterwards. 

When all of this work has been completed satisfactorily--and before leaving--your crew will clean up any debris left behind by them or from removing your old roof material and doing a few magnet sweeps around the property. Sometimes, nails can sink into sandy soil and not get picked up by a magnet, this is very common in Florida. It does not mean that the crew did not clean up well. We always recommend wearing shoes when outside the property. 

4. Roof replacement finished!

Once your roof replacement is complete, you should be able to see the difference. Your home will look great and you can rest easy knowing that it's protected from the elements.

5. Final inspection and cleanup

The final inspection is an important part of the process, as it's when you will get to see your new roof in all its glory. Before the contractor leaves, they should go over any concerns or issues that were found during their inspection. If there are any problems with your new roofing system, they should be addressed immediately so that there aren't any issues later down the line.

The roofing contractor will schedule a final inspection with the local municipality so that the government inspector can check the work and either pass or fail the final inspection. If for some reason the final roof inspection fails, the contractor will have to return back and correct any issues pointed out by the inspection. This does not always mean that the roof installation was not done properly. Many times final roof inspection fail due to missing dates or signatures on the required paperwork or documents. 

If you have any questions about what happened during a particular step of your replacement process or would like more information on how to maintain your new roofing system, feel free to contact us today at 407-887-7663!


Your new roof will be a great investment in your home and property, so we hope that this article has helped you understand what to expect during the process. We encourage you to ask lots of questions, as well as make sure that you're comfortable with all aspects of the service before signing on with any contractor. Please have realistic expectations and patience during the process. Keep in mind that roof replacement is an exterior construction project and the weather has a major impact on project. Don't forget: if something doesn't seem right or doesn't feel right about working with a certain company or individual--even if they're recommended by someone else--then it probably isn't worth pursuing after all! If we can answer any questions for you, feel free to reach out and we'll be happy to help. 

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