Top 3 Features of an Ideal Roofing System

By Stacy Mellete

Installing a new residential roof entails some tough decision-making. To avoid inconveniences and breaking your budget, you want to decide right the first time. In this post, we’ll help you make informed choices by introducing you to the top features of a perfect roof.


The roof dramatically affects the overall look of a home. It is only imperative to choose the texture, color, and type of material that matches the style and exterior finish of your home.

As the leading roofing contractor in Tampa FL, Affordable Roofing Systems recommends staying true to the architectural style of your home. If you own a colonial-style home, do not go for Spanish tiles. If you own a cottage-style home, avoid installing metal roofing. Keep in mind that the ideal roof should complement the rest of your home.

Weather Barrier

Your roof’s biggest responsibility is to protect you and your home against harsh weather conditions. You need a roof that can hold up against strong winds, shed snow and rain, and endure the white-hot sun for years to come.

Affordable Roofing Systems offers roofing options that can brave through any weather. We install Gerard stone-coated steel roofing systems that can take on extreme weather conditions and still perform like new. We also install metal roofing that’s resistant to the sun, hail, storms, rain, and wind.


A roof’s lifespan depends largely on the material. For example, asphalt and wood shingles have a lifespan of 25 years or more, while slate can last up to 200 years. Nonetheless, your roof is only as good as its installation. That’s why you should consult us to handle your installation or residential roof repairs in Tampa FL.

Affordable Roofing Systems is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, Drexel Metals, Varitile, Union Corrugating and Owens Corning. Moreover, we have an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a three-time Angie’s List Triple Award winner. Rest assured that your project is in good hands.

We are the go-to place for an array of beautiful, durable, and weather-resistant roofing systems. Let us help you choose the ideal roof today! 

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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.

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