Clearwater Florida Real Estate| Roof Prices set to Explode at Midnight

Clearwater, FL Homes Find New Roof Codes Break the Bank

Monday October 1,2007 – Clearwater Florida homeowners will see roof prices for their homes sky rocket. Anyone putting a new roof on a Clearwater home or condo (association) may have to break open your piggy bank to pay for your new roof since new Florida House Bill 7057 goes into effect tomorrow.

The bill had great intentions and was designed to make Clearwater Florida homes safer and more secure in hurricanes. The end result is that all homes getting new roofs after October need added materials, reinforcement and labor which will add anywhere from 15% to 50% to the cost of a new roof for your Clearwater home. Most agree it will be closer to 30% on average.

I met with local expert, Matt Cetta, Owner and CEO of Metro Roofing and asked him to give our readers the straight scoop on these new law changes that were just passed focusing on Hurricane Mitigation retro-fitting of roofs in Florida.

Matt Cetta, who is also Certified with the My Safe Florida Program, explained the effects of the new law on home owners are that,

Homes assessed under $300,000 they will be required to have their new roof re-nailed to new code requirements and use a new waterproofing membrane which may increase the price of replacing their roof by an additional 15–30%. 

Homes that are assessed for $300,000 and greater will now require gable braces and truss straps which will increase the cost to replace these roofs by 30–50%.”

Also Matt reminds us “that if you’ve had a recent quote, realize that the new cost will be hire by maybe 50%.” 

Interview with Matt Cetta, Owner of Metro Roofing

Metro Roofing – Clearwater-Beach, FL 33767 – Roofing Company Video

If you have any additional questions feel free to call Matt Cetta of Metro Roofing at (727)-787–7663 or email him at

Matt has graciously offered the readers of Sandbars to Sunsets a free Video Roof Inspection so just call Matt and let him know you read his offer here. We highly recommend Matt and his team of roofing professionals.

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