Tips to Help Homeowners Find a Trustworthy Roofing Company

By Stacy Mellete

The biggest challenge for homeowners who need to replace or fix their roof is looking for the right roofing contractor in Tampa FL. While roofing projects are high priority, homeowners shouldn’t work with the first contractor that they see.

Be sure to work with a trustworthy, reliable, and reputable contractor. Your choice of contractor can greatly affect your roof’s performance, appearance, and life span.

Here are a few tips to help you find the right contractor:

  • Check Your Contractor’s Licenses and Insurance – Your contractor should have insurance for all their subcontractors and employees. They need to provide a copy of their insurance certificate for validation. Licenses make sure that the contractor is allowed to work on your residential roof and that they meet industry standards. Working with an uninsured and unlicensed contractor can lead to increased costs from liability and substandard work.
  • Look for Industry Certifications – Certifications are a badge of quality because contractors need to pass rigorous standards to earn them. For instance, GAF strictly enforces their top designation. A contractor must meet strict requirements and undergo continuous training. It’s always a good idea to work with a certified contractor like Affordable Roofing Systems. As an expert in roofing St. Petersburg FL, we know how to follow manufacturer standards and install or repair your roof perfectly.
  • Get Local Referrals – You lessen the chances of scams or potential issues if you choose to work with a contractor from your community. A local company is familiar with your region’s rules and code regulations and they have an established relationship with suppliers and area crews. Referrals also mean you can see the contractor’s work firsthand and ask previous customers about their experience.
  • Research Your Roofing Choices – There is a wide range of available roofing designs, materials, and colors. Since your choice of roof can affect your home’s value, appearance, durability and energy efficiency, it’s important to choose wisely. You need to work with a contractor that can offer you many choices and materials so you can find the perfect roof for your needs.

Affordable Roofing Systems is the leading choice for asphalt shingle, residential roof installation St. Petersburg FL. We are fully licensed, insured, and we are a GAF Master Elite™ contractor. This designation puts us at the top 3% of all roofing companies in North America because we have passed GAF’s rigorous requirements.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 to learn more about our products and services. You can also 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.


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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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