Call a Roofer Before You Need a Roofer

By Stacy Mellete

There are several signs to look for if you want to find out whether your roof could do with just a few roof repairs or a replacement.

Tiny Holes

Roof inspection should begin indoors, specifically in your attic. During a sunny day, get inside your attic and look for beams of light coming in. Those beams should tell you that your roof has tiny holes, which can lead to leaks and get bigger through time.

Missing, Deformed or Damaged Shingles

Your shingles have a certain life span, but if you find some of them have been blown off, or some are either cupping or clawing, and still some shingles ripped or cracked, it’s time to talk to a contractor.


Some of the wood components of your roof may rot over time, especially if they are exposed to moisture for extended periods. If you find a small amount of rot, it’s best to assume it’s not going to stay small. This is a reason to call an expert.

After a Storm

Storm damage restoration is not just for roofs that have been torn off by the extreme weather event. Even if you think your roof is unscathed by the storm, it’s best to have a professional inspect it for damage that may not be easy to spot.

Most homeowners wait to see the damage before they even consider calling a contractor to fix or replace their roof. This is not the right way to care for your roofing system. It’s always more advisable to choose a good roofer even before your roof suffers any damage.

Choosing a roofing contractor early gives you a chance to be comfortable with them early. They can perform basic repairs and routine maintenance tasks on your roof, so you can get a feel of what it might be like to have them working on your roof when you do need a replacement. You have a trusted relationship with a professional in case you need, say, an emergency hail damage repair. You’ll be comfortable with them so you won’t fall victim to fly-by-night operators who prey on unsuspecting homeowners after an extreme weather event.

At Affordable Roofing Systems, we aim to help our customers find the right solution to their roofing woes. Call us today at 813-542-8462. We help homeowners in Brandon, Tampa and Largo, FL.

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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.


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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.

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