Florida roofing law is extensive and forever changing. Because of the frequent damage to your roofing system caused by hurricanes and tropical storms, Florida has extensive roofing laws. The US does not have as many roofing laws as Florida. Florida's legislation covers the requirements for roofing work, how it should be done and when a roof can re-roof. You may also find that laws can vary depending on where you live in Florida. Because high-velocity hurricane areas, like the Tampa Bay area, are more susceptible to weather damage, the laws will differ.