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 of the roof complies with the 2007 Florida Building Code (or any thereafter), then no full replacement is necessary. With this new code in place, home and business owners alike can save on commercial roofing materials and refurbishment costs by only needing to focus on the affected sections of their roofing. However, if your roofing was built before March 1, 2009, it is still highly likely that you will need to abide by the previous 25% ruling. Keep this in mind when planning for your upcoming refurbishments.