Q: What is the average cost of a new roof?
A: The cost of a roof installation will depend heavily on the material chosen and the size of the home. Generally, asphalt shingles are the most economical option followed by tile and then metal. The cost of flat roofs varies greatly because of detailing. Due to this, we cannot give an approximation for flat roofs online.
Here is an equation to get a rough idea of the cost per roofing material:
Cost of Shingle Roof Replacement = Square footage of roof x 4
Cost of Concrete Tile Roof Replacement = Square footage of roof x 8
Cost of Metal Roof Replacement = Square footage of roof x 9
Approximated Cost of Shingle Roof Replacement = 2,300 SQ x 4 ≈ $9,200
*Please note this is a ballpark estimate. Any official estimations by Roofing by Curry may differ due to detailing, waste, roof pitch, rotted wood replacement, material price changes, and more.
Q: Do you perform roof repairs?
A: Yes, we can complete roof repairs and roof leak repairs on shingle, tile, metal, and flat roofs.
Q: Do you service gutters?
A: Currently we do not service gutters. We encourage you to contact a professional gutter company for any gutter issues or installations.
Q: Do you repair or replace mobile homes?
A: No, but there are several companies that specialize in mobile home roofs.
Q: Do you install aluminum soffit?
A: No, our installers are not trained to work with soffit or aluminum directly. Therefore, we encourage homeowners to contact professional aluminum companies.
Q: Will you install tarps?
A: No, we only install tarps under specific circumstances for customers we are under contract with. If you feel you need a tarp, it is best to call your insurance company. They will likely be able to come out faster and for less money than a roofing contractor.
Q: Do you offer emergency services for roof repairs?
A: No, unfortunately we are not setup to perform emergency repairs. However, we are still happy to have an estimator diagnose the issues and get you on our schedule as soon as possible.
Q: Do you offer roof inspections?
A: Yes, we offer full roof inspections for a flat rate of $280. One of our trained roof consultants will survey the entire roof, type up a report, supply you with photos, and give you their opinion on the state of your roof.
Q: What is your lead time on completing roofing work?
A: Our scheduling times differ across the year. When it’s rainy, many homes experience leaks and our schedule fills up quickly. Give us a call and we will be able to give you an approximation on our schedule.
Q: What is roof flashing?
A: Flashing is a type of metal used where walls meet a roof plane. A common example is a chimney. Flashing will be installed along the base of the chimney where it meets the roof. This metal prevents water from entering between the roof and the wall of the chimney. Flashing can deteriorate overtime, however, which can lead to roof leaks.
Q: Do you offer roof cleaning services?
A: No, we do not offer roof cleaning services. However, there are companies who specialize in roof cleaning. A few things to note: pressure washing a shingle roof is never a good idea as it can lead to granular loss and shorten the lifespan of your roof. While pressure washing itself will not break tiles, excess foot traffic can be damaging to your tile roof. We recommend using Spray & Forget or similar products on these types of roofs. It washes the roof within a few rain cycles while minimizing risk to you and the roof.
Q: I noticed some cracked tiles on my roof–will it leak?
A: Not usually. Water can often get under tiles due to strong winds and rain. This is why the closure metal at the eaves of tile roofs have holes (called weep holes) to let any water drain out. Any water that gets under a cracked or broken tile will most likely slide down the roof and exit through the weep holes into the gutter. It is a good idea to repair these tiles, however, as underlayment will deteriorate faster if exposed to the sun and rain directly.
Q: Do you repair cracked or slid tiles?
A: Yes. We charge $300 for the repair of up to 10 tiles. Every additional tile will be an additional $10. While $300 may seem steep, it covers the many operating costs including: managers for repair and warranty crews, vehicles for our crews, safety equipment, gas, insurance, workers compensation, drive time, and more. If you have any questions or extenuating circumstances, give us a call and we’ll be happy to sort out the details with you.
Q: Is a metal roof noisy? Does it attract lightning?
A: Not necessarily. A metal roof is installed over underlayment and roof decking which cushions the metal. The myth that metal roofs make a lot of noise comes from a time when they were not installed over roof decking. No, there is no evidence that lightning strikes metal roofs more than other roof materials.
Q: How long until I need my roof replaced?
A: The lifetime of your roof will be affected by a few factors including the quality of materials and the quality of the original install. As a rule of thumb, a new shingle roof will last approximately 15 years in Florida. Tile and metal roofs depend heavily on the water barriers under the material. After 20 years flashing and underlayment can deteriorate and you may need repairs.
Q: Are tile roofs expensive?
A: While the initial cost of a tile roof will be more than a shingle roof, aesthetic appeal, higher durability, a better wind-rating, and a longer lifetime can easily make it the better choice for many homeowners.
Q: Are tile roofs available that don’t look Spanish/Mediterranean?
A: Yes. Roof tiles come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from authentic Spanish and Mediterranean to random slate and rustic shake designs. The wide range of shapes and colors available make it possible to enjoy all the advantages of a genuine tile roof while maintaining any architectural theme. We encourage you to visit our showroom to look at the various styles and colors available!
Q: Can I walk on a tile roof?
A: We recommend as little foot traffic as possible on a tile roof. Tiles have air between themselves and the underlayment and too much pressure may cause them to crack.
Q: What manufacturers do you purchase from? Do the prices differ?
A: For shingle roofs we use GAF Shingles exclusively. For tile roofs we use Eagle, Boral, and Crown. For metal tile roofs we use Tilcor. For metal we use Gulfcoast Supply and Dan’s Custom Sheet Metal. Prices do differ between manufacturers. Your estimator will be able to explain the differences of each manufacturer and suggest what may work best for you.
Q: After a storm, do I need to get repairs done right away?
A: Delaying repairs to a storm-damaged roof could cause excessive damage if left un-repaired. Insurance companies have a timeframe for a claim to be filed and repairs to be completed following a storm event. Always check with your insurance so you know where you stand.
Q: After filing a homeowner’s insurance claim, what will I have to pay for a new roof?
A: After filing a claim due to storm damage, your out-of-pocket expense should only be your deductible. The insurance company will pay Roofing by Curry for the remaining cost of the roof.
Q: How do I prepare my roof for a hurricane?
A: In the event of a hurricane or strong storm it is important to trim back branches that are too close to the roof’s surface. We also suggest cleaning out gutters and removing excess debris from the roof. It is imperative that water can easily shed off of your roof.
Q: Should I use a tarp before a hurricane?
A: Tarps are never recommended when anticipating strong winds as tarps can easily be caught by the wind and blown away. Your roof will sustain damage as the tarp is torn off and the tarp will continue to cause damage as it blows away and lands elsewhere.