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While Florida is famous for beautiful weather (that’s why it’s called the Sunshine State, right?), we do see our fair share of storms. In fact, due to the tropical climate, heavy, windswept rains and hurricanes are pretty common in Florida. Unfortunately, bad weather doesn’t just put a damper on your outdoor plans; it can also cause big problems for your house – in particular, your roof. All it takes is one strong rainfall or a gust of wind to cause a leak, blow of shingles, or even send a tree limb right into your roof.
No matter the cause, when it comes to roof repairs, there’s one thing that’s certain: putting it off isn’t an option. Roof problems – no matter how minor they might seem – don’t just go away. In fact, ignoring it will only make the problems worse. That’s why at the first sign of trouble, having your roof repaired is an absolute must.
While we hope it doesn’t happen, as a Florida homeowner, there’s a good chance that at some point, you’re going to need to have your roof repaired. As such, it’s a good idea to prepare in ahead of time so that in the event something does happen, you’re ready and can have it repaired as quickly as possible. Part of the preparation process is familiarizing yourself with roof repair costs so you can start saving for a rainy day (no pun intended).
How Much Does the Average Roof Repair Cost in Florida?
The average cost of roof repair in Florida varies widely and depends on several factors. These factors mainly include what kind of damage and the extent of that damage, and the type of roof you have. With that said, minor repairs tend to be the most common in Florida; however, major repair do happen, too. Below, we’ll give you a brief overview of different types of roof damage that are commonly experienced in Northern Florida and the average cost for said repairs.
Minor repairs tend to be the most common type of roofing repairs that are needed in Florida. Minor repairs can include things like patching small leaks, repairing punctures, fixing flashing, and replacing cracked or missing shingles. The amount you can expect to spend on minor repairs depends on the type of roof you have and the contractor you hire; however, on average, minor repairs can run you anywhere from $150 to $1,500.
For extensive damage, major roof repairs and re-roofing are sometimes needed. Major repairs can include anything that requires specialized materials and is considered complex and/or extensive damage. Examples of major repairs can include excessive water damage, sagging, mold growth, and complete flashing replacement. Just like with minor roof repairs, the amount you can expect to spend on major repairs varies and depends on the type of roof you have, the specific damage you’ve experienced, and the contractor you hire. With that said, however, on average, Floridians can expect to spend between $1,500 and $7,000 on major roof repairs.
Sometimes, the cost of roof repairs outweigh the cost/value basis of installing a completely new roof. Here’s an article that discusses when to pursue repairs, and when to consider a total roof replacement.
No matter the cost, roof repairs are really something you can’t put off. After all, your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements and if it isn’t in excellent condition, you could be looking at serious and even potentially dangerous problems down the road.