Signs You Need a Different Contractor

By Stacy Mellete

Working with the right contractor on your residential roof is critical. A product’s performance and expected life span depends on the skill of the contractor.

While there are some inexperienced and untrained contractors, it’s easy to spot them if you know how to look. Affordable Roofing Systems explains how.

Don’t Work with Contractors without Local References

Seeing an example of the contractor’s work and talking to their previous customers is one of the best ways to determine if they’re the right choice for your project. Inexperienced or unqualified contractors typically can’t give you a list of local references and pictures of previous work. Avoid them; work with an established roofing contractor in Tampa FL, like Affordable Roofing Systems. We’ve worked with many homeowners through the years, and we’ll be glad to give references.

Don’t Work with Contractors without Certifications

Contractors who don’t put the time and effort to earn certifications for their product can’t give you the manufacturer’s best warranties. They also can’t guarantee that they’ve mastered the installation, maintenance, and repair of the products they offer. Affordable Roofing Systems takes pride in being a GAF Master Elite® contractor. This puts us in the top 3% of all roofing contractors in the US. You can be sure that your roofing project is in capable hands.

Don’t Work with Contractors without a License

You should never work with an unlicensed contractor. They are working outside the law and are not qualified to work on your roofing project in your area. They can’t obtain the necessary permits and likely won’t build to code. Affordable Roofing Systems is a licensed contractor and we’re the expert in residential roofing in St Petersburg, FL.

We’ve met industry training standards, and the required years of hands-on experience.

Count on Affordable Roofing Systems for successful installation. We can handle virtually any kind of roofing project for any kind of home. Get in touch with us to learn more about our products and services, or to request a free estimate.

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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

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  • 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.
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