Guide to Shingle Roofs

Looking to get a new shingle roof in Florida? You’ve come to the right place! PITCH Roofing was founded on a bedrock of roofing knowledge, expertise, and commitment to our customers. So when it’s time to get a shingle roof replacement, PITCH is the local roofing company that you should choose.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before we get too into how we can help you get a new shingle roof, we want to answer all of the questions you have about shingle roofing. Let’s start with covering the basics of shingles and all the different types you can choose from!

Roofing Shingles 101

Roofing Shingles 101

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that there are so many different types of shingle roofing on the market. Generally speaking, a shingle is any roofing material that covers the roof in an overlapping pattern to prevent damage and is hammered into place.

The most common type of roofing shingle is asphalt. This type of shingle is made of asphalt and a layer of support material, usually fiberglass, and the shingle itself is then coated in protective granules to better protect your structure.

But there are many different types of shingles, both asphalt and shingles of other compositions. To make sure you’re properly informed for this major decision, let’s talk about the kinds of shingles you can have installed on your roof!

Architectural Shingles

These asphalt shingles are made of several layers of asphalt and support, making them hardy and durable enough to withstand even Florida’s weather patterns. Architectural asphalt shingles are usually approved for winds of up to 110 mph, and they can also resist rain and humidity, two of the biggest roof killers in Florida.

Architectural shingles also offer great aesthetics. Whereas old, 3-tab asphalt shingles were flat and didn’t look great on roofs, architectural shingles pop. In fact, they’re also called dimensional shingles thanks to their unique patterning that creates depth and visual interest across your roof.

With proper installation and maintenance, architectural asphalt shingles can last for 20-25 years. This is considered “average” in the roofing industry — neither a short life for your roof but also not impressively long. But if you’re on a budget and need a high-quality shingle roof replacement, architectural shingles could be just what you need.

Luxury Shingles

As the name implies, luxury shingles are an upgraded form of asphalt shingles. They’re even thicker than architectural shingles, which makes them better able to resist wind uplift and being soaked through. In fact, they’re designed to withstand winds of up to 130 mph!

Luxury shingles don’t look much like shingles, though. Instead, they replicate the look of slate roofing. Thanks to their thickness and detailed designs, they look like a slate roof at a much better cost.

If you’re looking for a shingle roof that will last, luxury shingles could be exactly what you need. You can expect this hardy roof to last for up to 40 years! That’s great longevity that will keep your structure dry, protected, and looking great for decades to come.

Composite Shingles

Unlike the other items on this list, composite shingles are not made with asphalt. Rather, they’re made with a special synthetic polymer that gives these shingles both great protective features and a specific look. Depending on the type of composite shingle you choose, wind resistance can range from 110 to 150 mph.

Similar to luxury shingles, composite shingles are meant to imitate the look of slate or wood shake. This can allow you to get the look of a much more expensive roof at a price more appropriate for a new shingle roof.

Thanks to their great protective features, composite shingles can last for a long time. Specifically, you can expect a composite shingle roof to last you about 50 years in Florida. That’s pretty tough to beat in hurricane-prone Florida, and it’s certainly the longest lifespan that you can expect from a shingle roof!

The Cost of a New Shingle Roof in Florida

The Cost of a New Shingle Roof in Florida

Now that we’ve covered the different types of shingle roofs, it’s time to deal with the next biggest question we get: How much does a shingle roof cost?

The reason we encourage people to get free estimates isn’t just so we can talk to you about your new roof. It’s also because roofing costs are highly personalized. A new roof for you could cost twice what it cost your neighbor, or vice versa. This is because roofing costs partially come down to unique roofing features, accessibility, and who installs the roof.

But the other largest factor in determining shingle roof costs is the type of shingle being used. We can’t give you an exact quote without seeing your roof for ourselves. But we can show you the average cost of new shingle roofs in Florida:

  • Architectural Shingles: These affordable shingles cost around five to nine dollars per square foot. In other words, on the “average” roof of 1,700 square feet, a new architectural shingle roof would cost $8,500 to $15,300.
  • Luxury Shingles: This premium roofing material is more expensive at eight to 17 dollars per square foot. On the average roof, that’s $13,600 to $28,900.
  • Composite Shingles: These shingles fall in the middle with costs between seven and 14 dollars. With average shingle roofing costs of $11,900 to $24,300, this is a moderately-to-high-priced roofing material.

You may have noticed that these ranges are quite large, and you’re right. That’s because there are so many factors to account for that we simply can’t know without looking at your roof. To get a reliable number for your total shingle roof replacement costs, you’ll have to start collecting estimates from reputable roofers.

Get Your Free Shingle Roof Replacement Cost Estimate

As you look at local shingle roof options, you’ll probably notice that a lot of roofers claim to be the best in Florida. And we could tell you about our founders’ 60 years of experience or our unmatched customer service, but at the end of the day, that’s all just talk. We’d rather show you how we do business.

Get a free, no-obligation shingle roofing estimate from Pitch and see for yourself how we stand out! All you have to do is call us at 727-677-4824 or fill out our contact form online. We’ll then quickly come to give your roof an inspection and prepare a personalized estimate that’s tailored to your wants and your roof.

At Pitch, all of our estimates are transparent and comprehensive. That means no hidden fees waiting to surprise you after the final inspection! We believe in honest, transparent business, and that’s exactly what you can expect from us.

So get your free shingle roof estimate and see for yourself what all the hype is about. We know that if you give us a chance to earn your business, you’ll see that our team of dedicated roofers is unlike any other!

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Shingle Roof Replacement FAQs

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
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
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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