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Is It Necessary Or Optional? Four Things Your Roof Estimate Might Be Missing

Roof replacement is costly. We understand. The cost of materials, roof removal, and labor can quickly add up. However, just as you believe you’ve arrived at a reasonable estimate, the “extras” begin. What exactly do we mean? Some companies give the bare minimum as a ‘good deal’ to residents in Northeast Florida. The enhancements begin after they have you in their grasp. However, there are a few items that should be included in your roofing estimate:

  • A high-quality underlayment
  • In regions where the roof surfaces intersect, use strong materials.
  • Repairing Wood Rot

What’s the bottom line? Roof Solar will walk you through the estimate step by step so there are no surprises. Our prices are not only reasonable, but we always include one item that the other guys deem optional.

Roofing Underlayment Should Never Be Overlooked.

There’s a lot more going on beneath your roof’s shingles. Underlayment is a layer that protects the decking on your roof (long sheets of plywood). Roofing firms in Florida frequently incorporate double underlayment in their estimates. Isn’t it true that two is better than one? To be code-compliant, every roof must have at least double underlayment. Unfortunately, because of the prolonged Florida heat and UV radiation, the double asphalt will dry out and disintegrate.

Peel N’ Stick is designed to withstand severe temperatures and keeps water away from the decking. Furthermore, manufacturer guarantees can last up to 40 years, but typical double underlayment only lasts around five years before degrading. We understand how critical it is to have the strongest and safest roof possible during the summer and storm season. It’s an investment that will pay off in the long run. Peel N’ Stick and other high-quality underlayments are available at affordable pricing from Roof Solar.

Metal Valleys Offer Additional Protection

Unless your roof is completely flat, pieces will intersect and form corners at some time. Rainwater runoff, leaves, and other debris collect in the meeting point, creating a valley. Roofers can use shingles to build a woven roof valley or a closed-cut roof valley, which must be as sturdy as feasible. They’re effective cost-cutting methods, but they can eventually lead to leaks and substantial wear and tear.

Open metal roof valleys provide the highest protection and performance for homeowners. They are also more expensive, putting them in the “options” category. However, some manufacturers’ warranties require a specific type of valley. Roof Solar will walk you through the ins and outs of insurance and material manufacturers so you can rest assured that your roof is protected.


One last item has the potential to make or destroy your finances. Wood rot repair is costly, nasty, and time-consuming, and if discovered during a roof repair or replacement, you could be charged a large premium. Roof Solar is a family-owned and operated company that respects your roof as if it were our own. We’ll never do any task that you haven’t given us permission to do. If we discover wood rot, we can either factor repairs into your estimate or be honest about pricing and any project delays.

Warranties provide you with reassurance. Warranties, on the other hand, are frequently an upgrade on everything from autos to home appliances. A manufacturer’s guarantee is included with roofing materials. While most providers offer a one-year labor warranty, Roof Solar goes above and beyond. With every estimate, you’ll get high-quality work guaranteed by a ten-year labor warranty! Why should you put your faith in anyone else?

For a Free Roofing Estimate Call Now

Roof Solar makes the process easy for homeowners in Florida by providing free estimates that show you exactly what’s needed for a roof repair or replacement, as well as how much it will cost. Our estimates contain all of the features and things that are required for the proper operation and protection of your investment, so you won’t be caught off guard once the work begins. Call (904) 723-4950 to speak with one of our customer service representatives, or send us an email.

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