3 Reasons to Call a Roofer Instead of DIY

By Stacy Mellete

You might think that fixing a roof is simple enough for anyone to do. However, that is not the case. There are several important aspects that a roof contractor in Tampa should answer and comply with. This also separates a quality job from a shoddy one. Here are three reasons you ought to call your local roofing company instead of going up there yourself.


They Have Permits and Other Documents

When going to the roof to fix any residential roof damage from shingles to structure, there are several documents that must be obtained. Permits from the state allow you to make roofing changes without breaking any laws. Warranties indicate that any poor workmanship is covered and fixed for free. Finally, a license shows proof that the person is up-to-date with the latest roofing techniques for better quality.

For example, Affordable Roofing Systems is certified as one of the few GAF Master Elite roofing contractors around the country. This is a rare license given only to the top three percent of all roofing companies in North America.

They Know What to Find

Unlicensed amateurs may not know every single sign of a faulty roof. Different types of leaks, shingle damage and other points of reference can indicate a variety of causes. This means a contractor must know exactly what to look for, where to find it and what it means, regardless if you’re dealing with asphalt, tile or metal roofing.

They Guarantee Safety and Compensation

True roofing professionals understand that the client needs help in whatever type of installation, replacement or consultation they ask for. Unlike having it done for yourself, companies will provide insurance and workmanship warranties.

This means any damage or accidents that occur on-site are properly dealt with. Best of all, it is not up to you to shoulder that burden.

Affordable Roofing Systems is proud to be recognized by GAF as one of the best roofing contractors in Tampa. We have spent years training our experts to deliver quality, upstanding jobs for all our clients.

If you are interested, call us today at (813) 542-8462 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home roofing estimate. We serve many areas in and near Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL.

Are You Interested in an Estimate?

Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

Customer Experience

Save time and money with a Top-Rated Roofing Service

  • I am very impressed! Your workers have left me with really considerable knowledge of our new smoke alarm system and appliance.
    Carolyn Wintner
  • Not only were they the most thorough with the initial inspection, but workers also had the best price offer I have searched for.
    Michael Doe
  • They performed the most comprehensive inspection and the handyman was the most knowledgeable worker I have ever met.
    Catherine Jane
  • The workers were great-knowledgeable, courteous and very efficient. They finished on time and I am very satisfied.
    Sue Jones
Are You Interested in an Estimate?