Frequently Asked Questions

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BASIC ROOFING FAQs

Do you have questions about roof replacements and repairs? You’re not the only one. In fact, we get so many questions from Florida property owners that we decided to go ahead and make a roofing FAQ for you! Whether you’re trying to decide on a roof repair vs replacement or you’re just not clear on how the roofing process works, we’ve got you covered.

As your partners in local roofing, we’re here to answer all of your questions. Feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team if your question isn’t included below, but first, let’s review some of the most common questions that Floridians have for our team of veteran local roofers!

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Shingles are generally popular because of their durability and affordability. Architectural shingles, especially, are popular in Florida as a low-cost option for roof replacements.

Shingle roofs come in many colors, so you will definitely find something that suits your preferences. Earth tones are traditional colors for shingles, but light-colored shingles can help keep your roof cool in the hot summer months.

Clay tiles last the longest, but there is no “best” type of tile roof. To find the type of tile roof that meets your unique needs, you should discuss your options with a trusted local roofer.

Whether you need a roof repair or a full roof replacement, Pitch’s expert crews have mastered a wide variety of roofing materials. This ensures that no matter what your vision for the perfect roof is, we can make sure that you get it. Our most popular roofing materials include:

  • Asphalt and composite shingles
  • Clay and concrete roofing tiles
  • Metal roofing (5V and standing seam)
  • Flat roofing options (TPO, EDPM, modified bitumen, etc.)

With all of these options, we know that we can meet your goals for both aesthetics and protection. To further discuss our extensive style and color options, give us a call our fill out our contact form!

In Florida, maintenance is an especially important part of keeping your shingle roof healthy. Routine maintenance includes cleaning gutters, cleaning off any algae or mold that starts to develop, and replacing any shingles that are damaged or removed by the elements.

Not sure what kind of roofing services you need? Not a problem! If you’ve noticed that something isn’t quite right with your roof, maybe a leak or signs of pests, but you aren’t sure what the problem is, call the experts at Pitch. We’ve seen it all, so we’ll be able to quickly diagnose what’s wrong with your roof and walk you through your options for a long-term solution.

There are many signs it’s time to replace your flat roof. Cracks or blistering are a big one, as are leaks, ponding water, and any visible signs of wear and tear.

Whether you should take a HELOC or get roof financing depends on your unique financial situation. Home equity loans usually have lower interest rates, but they’re not available to everyone, and you risk losing your home if you default. Roof financing, on the other hand, is faster to acquire, so it’s ideal for situations where you need immediate roofing services.

Down payments vary widely depending on your payment plan. Some financing plans might require 20% of the total costs upfront, while others might offer 100% financing with no upfront costs.

The truth is that nobody knows how much the “average” roof costs in Florida, because there’s no such thing as an average roof. Every roof is unique, and the cost to fix or replace it will be just as individual as your structure is. That said, we can help you get a ballpark figure! Check out our guide to roof replacement costs for a rough idea of how much a new roof can cost in Florida.

Flat roof replacement costs vary based on the local market, unique roofing features, and size of the roof, to name a few factors. That said, a new flat roof can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $20,000 or more.

Tile roofs are great at withstanding Florida’s harsh weather patterns. Concrete tile roofs last for roughly 50 years, while clay tile roofs can stay healthy for a century or more!

How long your shingle roof lasts in Florida depends on the type of shingle you choose. Architectural shingles last for up to 25 years, luxury shingles up to 40 years, and composite shingles can keep functioning for up to 50 years.

How long a flat roof lasts in Florida depends on the roofing material used. But on average, a low-slope roof in Florida will last roughly 25 years.

Specific financing terms often come down to a case-by-case basis. That said, roof financing tends to last anywhere from 12 months to 10 years, depending on the amount of money loaned and your specific financing choices.

In a perfect world, we’d be able to tell you over the phone how much your roofing services will cost. But to know the exact dimensions, accessibility, and state of your roof, we just can’t identify an accurate number. But we’re not going to settle for just giving a rough estimate.

For a detailed, accurate roofing estimate, all you have to do is give us a call and tell us you’d like an estimate! Or, if you’d prefer, you can fill out our contact form and let our friendly customer service professionals get back to you. Once your estimate has been scheduled, one of our roofing pros will inspect your roof and prepare an estimate that suits your roof and gives you exactly what you’re looking for. The best part? With Pitch, you never have to worry about hidden fees! Transparent estimates are how we earn our community’s trust, so we always include the full scope of work to be done on your roof.

Good credit is always helpful in getting the lowest possible rate for your roof financing. But almost all roofers work with people who don’t have perfect credit, and this shouldn’t stop you from getting a good rate on your new roof.

Yes, and flat roof maintenance is essential for Floridians. Flat roofs in Florida are more prone to damage from UV rays, heavy rainfall, and high humidity, so it’s important to keep your roof in top shape.

Generally, most flat roofs don’t automatically come with great insulation. But when discussing what type of flat roof you want, you can request additional insulation that will be added during the roof replacement process to help keep your structure energy efficient.

Tile roofs actually require very little maintenance. The most common issue they encounter is cracking shingles from storm debris, but this is both a quick and affordable repair.

No, and in fact there are plenty of metal roofing companies that take payments near you. Roof financing is available for all roofing materials, including flat roofs, so don’t let your immediate budget decide the quality or type of your new roof.

DIY shingle roof replacement can seem like a good way to save money. But the truth is that roofing systems are just too complex to be handled by anyone other than professionals. And since a poor shingle roof installation could lead to major issues with permitting and your homeowner’s insurance, we strongly encourage leaving roof replacements to trustworthy local roofers.

Placing a new roof on top of an old one is called reroofing, and it’s a common practice with metal roofing. If you’d rather install your new metal roof on top of your old shingles, let our representative know during your initial phone call or meeting. They’ll be happy to explain how we can help you with your re-roofing job!

There’s no denying that tile roofs require a substantial up-front investment. But if this investment is something you can afford, it really pays off in longevity and protection for decades to come.

Yes, all of our crews are made up of experienced roofers who are licensed and insured to work on your roof. What’s more, we don’t send inexperienced subcontractors to cut costs. When we send a crew out to your home or business to complete a job for you, you can rest assured that everyone involved is licensed, insured, and an expert in your chosen roofing material.

Yes, metal roofs are highly suitable for Florida’s climate due to their durability and resistance to high winds, rain, and sun exposure. Rust can present a problem, especially in coastal Florida, but modern metal roofing technology greatly reduces the risk of premature rusting.

No roof in the world is immune to hurricanes. However, metal roofs do hold up well against the worst that hurricanes have to offer. So while we can’t guarantee that any roof could withstand a direct Category 5 hurricane, we can tell you that when it comes to holding out against hurricanes, very few materials perform as well as metal roofing.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Natalie Booze
Natalie Booze
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Planning for hurricane season in Florida is stressful! Called Pitch to get a quote for a repair on my roof and they responded immediately, sent someone out and got everything taken care of with no hassle. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Laura D.
Laura D.
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Awesome communication throughout the roof replacement, clean up was excellent and the price was great. Highly recommend. Love my new roof!
Amanda Dokes
Amanda Dokes
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Called PITCH Roofing for help with my roof! They were very kind and knowledgeable on the phone. Came out quick to my home and gave me answers i was looking for. I highly recommend!
Joe Caprio
Joe Caprio
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Having had horrible service in the past from other companies, we were looking for the best roofers in our area and we found it in Pitch. Everything was smooth from the fast reply to my online estimate request to clean up, and everything in between. Great communication from start to finish and cleanup was so good, around the house looks better than before they started work! I can't say enough about how well they treated us as customers, we felt like part of the PITCH family. We will highly recommend to all of our friends and family. Thank You Pitch!
Dawn S.
Dawn S.
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This was the only company i found that was willing to give me a quote without sending a sales person to my house. Once I accepted the quote the whole process was super easy and my new roof looks great, I definitely recommend them!
Nicole Fiset
Nicole Fiset
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The team at PITCH Roofing could not have done a better job or been more professional. They did an AMAZING job painting the interior of my home. The trim, the walls, the ceiling....everything looks so great....literally like a brand new home. They installed new ceiling fans, dealt with plumbing issues....you name it! Everyone at Pitch was extremely respectful of my home, my belongings and of me. This company is top notch. Do not hesitate to hire Pitch for the jobs you need done. You will be thrilled with the results just as I am.
Paulette Banichar
Paulette Banichar
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PITCH Roofing provided us with the highest level of professional work in our home project. Every aspect of the job was carefully reviewed and executed with such great care. Our requests were followed to the utmost. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants perfection in the work they are having done.
Eric Sparkenbaugh
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I was informed by my insurance company that I had to repair my roof or they would drop me. They did not give me much time and since I am a "snowbird", I was not in the state. I spoke with a few companies and was less than impressed as they did not seem to understand my urgency. I was referred to PITCH Roofing and spoke to Ron. I recieved an extremely reasonable quote the same day, the roof work started the following week, and it was completed in a couple days. Extremely professional, fairly priced and they actually cared. Highly recommended!!!
Shelly Miller
Shelly Miller
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I'm extremely impressed with the professionalism & attention to detail from my sales representative, Owen Lauer. I look forward to working with PITCH Roofing again in the future & plan to recommend their services to family and friends.
Jack
Jack
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I called PITCH Roofing, and they exceeded my expectations. They've always impressed me with their respectful employees and quick response times. Most companies I have to sit on hold for a while, not PITCH Roofing though! Thanks!
Brittany Wilkie
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Exceptional customer service, transparency and communication throughout the whole project and all around great, quality roof work from the soffit and fascia repair to the whole roof replacement!
Bill Jamison
Bill Jamison
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I can't say enough about how professional and proficient PITCH Roofing is. From Caitlin taking my call and working with my schedule, to Owen quelling my anxiety about my roofing issues. This company should be the gold standard for Florida companies. The crew was on time and took care to prep before starting working to be sure my plants and yard furniture would be out of harms way. They completed my new roof in 1 day and it looks amazing! Cleanup was thorough to the point you would never know my work was done just a day ago. If you are reading this review, trust me, Pitch is the company you want to use!
Evelyn Sawicki
Evelyn Sawicki
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Excellent experience! Ron and his crew deliver outstanding work in a timely fashion. From the concept to the finishing details every step is well executed. I've had roof work, bathroom remodeling, painting and drywall repair work done. The subs Ron calls on are terrific and if there is any problem at all Ron makes sure it is taken care of promptly. If you've been putting off home improvements because you aren't comfortable with contractors then Ron is your guy! His team is careful, timely, talented, respectful and best of all they clean everything up perfectly!
Lou Maggio
Lou Maggio
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Chad was amazing was able to promptly get to my house the same day I discovered the problem and remedy it !!!!
Lucas Loebs
Lucas Loebs
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We had our commercial tpo roofs done back in august and everything came out amazing! Owen was outstanding with the communication throughout the whole process. Any questions or concerns were promptly answer and addressed. Will definitely use them for future projects.
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