Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Professional to Inspect Your Roof

By Stacy Mellete

We all agree that dealing with residential roofing systems is an expensive thing to do, especially if they get storm damaged. That is why most roofs are built with strong and sturdy materials—for them to last a really long time. They can be too costly to repair or replace for any homeowner, right?

This is perhaps the reason why homeowners try to inspect and repair roofing systems on their own. But did you know that you can endanger yourself by doing this? You can even make matters worse for your home. It’s even tougher when the damage is something from lightning strikes, which are common in Florida areas like St. Petersburg. Here’s an article from

Florida is known for being the deadliest state in the country for lightning strikes – and 2014 has been no exception.

The Tampa Tribune reports four people in Florida have been fatally struck so far this year.

That’s the same number as in the rest of the entire nation, according to the National Weather Service.

Summer is the peak season for lightning, and nationwide, 51 people on average are killed each year while hundreds more suffer severe injuries.

Overall the number of lightning fatalities appears to be on the decline and this year an anomaly. There were four lightning deaths in Florida in all of 2013.

Weather Service meteorologists say there are about 1.45 million lightning strikes in Florida each year.

So we listed below the top 3 reasons why you should hire a professional roofer in Tampa, St. Petersburg instead of taking matters into your own hands:

1.    They have undergone training. If anybody can do this, then why would anyone spend money on other people to do it for them? Not everyone can do this job; contractors have invested time and money for training because it isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are several factors that goes with roofing systems.

 2.    They have the right tools. We all know about nails and hammers but fixing or installing a residential roof needs much more than just that. There are several things used for inspecting, safety, etc.

 3.    They are registered and licensed. Just another proof that everybody takes these matters seriously. You can’t repair or replace anything if you are not approved by the right authority and this is for everyone’s own good.

You can’t very well put a price on safety, can you? So instead of risking your safety to try to save a few bucks, call us at Affordable Roofing Systems and we’ll deal with the problem for you.

We provide emergency repairs and you can call us 24/7. We can provide a quick fix while we work on a long-term, permanent solution to your roofing problem. We are a local roofing contractor and specialize in damage caused by storms and we can guarantee you that every cent you spend will be worth it. So when in doubt, always call the professional to deal with your roofing in St Petersburg.

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