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What is the 15-year roof rule in Florida?

This rule is a legal stipulation that any roof over the age of 15 years must be inspected and re-certified to meet current code requirements. Upon reaching a 15 year lifespan, an advanced commercial roofing professional must inspect the roof and be satisfied that it has a minimum of five more years of operation left. […]

Do roofers need to be licensed in Florida?

To make a long story short, yes. To legally operate as a roofing contractor in the state of Florida, you are required to obtain what is known as a roofing contractor’s license. This is obtained from the Department of Professional Regulation (DBPR) via the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). When choosing the professional (or professionals) […]

What is the average cost to replace a roof in Florida?

The average range for a roof replacement in Florida is between $11,000 and $30,000, depending on the size and materials used. The most common cost sits at around $15,000 for many commercial roofing companies. Whilst these figures act as a guide, each and every roof is different. From the square footage of the property to […]

What is the Florida ‘25% rule’?

This rule previously stated that if more than 25% of a roof in Florida needed to be repaired, then the entire roof must be replaced in order to maintain compliance with building codes. However – there is good news on this topic! In May 2022, the regulations were altered to state that if the remainder […]

What is the ‘roof replacement rule’ in Florida?

There are a lot of factors that determine when a roof in Florida needs to be replaced, including the commercial re-roofing materials used. For example, a shingle roof may only last around 15-20 years, whereas more robust tile or stone roofing can last as long as 40 years. In Florida, many insurance companies are now […]