Re-Roofing and New Construction
All Types of Roofs in Naples, Marco Island, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs, Estero, FL
Sunshine Roofing has been successfully installing complete roofing systems in Naples since 1994. From asphalt shingles to natural slate and everything in between, brighten up your home with a new roof by Sunshine Roofing. We look at each job on its own merit and estimate accordingly. Call us today to get started.
Below is a variety of roof types to consider
Re-Roofing means taking off a roof covering down to the plywood and installing a complete new roofing system back. There was a time that when re-roofing we would actually consider going over an existing roofing system with another second layer. Since the new FBC (Florida Building Code) code changes and the current insurance requirements, going over existing roofing systems is possible, but not very common or wise anymore. The way the code reads, it is possible or allowed, but it is not a good idea. Case in point, an asphalt shingle roof will not get the wind warranty or wind rating from the manufacturer when installing as a second layer. So, in this area, that elevated wind rating is required for a new roof to be code compliant. It’s a catch-22. So, currently we are tearing off and installing new systems as our only re-roofing option.
The one major difference between new construction and re-roofing is the tear off. When re-roofing, having to go around all the finished landscape, driveway, a/c units, and screen enclosures can add time and cost to a project. This is something we take great care as to leave your home or business operating while we are working and also in the same condition as we found it.
Flashings are another consideration when re-roofing. Wall flashings are the topic here. Dripedge and penetration flashings will almost always get removed and replaced, no matter what. Most of the time, there is siding, like stucco or vinyl siding or even brick veneer over the wall flashings. So we have to determine whether we are going to install new flashing (Remove existing and install new), re-use existing flashing (clean and re-install with new underlayments), or install exterior mount flashing over the existing flashing and over the existing siding (this is not an option for vinyl). This will almost always add cost to the project. It all depends on the project. Flashings are a necessary consideration to get the full life out of the new roof. Also, ongoing annual (and in some cases more often) roofing maintenance helps make sure that the flashings, among other things, are in tact. If we are installing new flashings, then the siding has to come off in order for us to install a counter-flashing to accept our flashing. This may involve other contractors, depending on the size of the job and type of siding.
New Construction Roofing
When installing a roof in new construction, we are able to “set up” the new roof for the other trades. Stucco is very a common siding and we will install the flashing per the new roof system. Slate roofing and asphalt shingles will be lower to the roof than will a high profile concrete tile roofing system. New construction has less finished area around the home, like landscaping and driveways, to consider when coming in to complete the roof, so staging is not so much of a problem. Typically, in new construction, we will get a set of plans to estimate from. We usually get plans emailed to us, or on a CD. Paper blue prints (they are not blue anymore) are good too, but we are going to get them scanned anyway to convert back to digital. Since we have digital software that we use to do a take off and come up with pricing. This has helped us with estimating, as we are very thorough with the plans. You can always contact us by email to see if we would be interested in quoting a project.