Using More Than One Type of Window

By Stacy Mellete

Whether it’s commercial or residential roofing in Tampa, its capacity for maintaining a building’s habitability under any weather event is a huge factor for choosing the right roofing system. Roofing resilience is the first priority when it comes to deciding on the type of system and the contractor that handles its installation and maintenance.

There are several factors contractors check to determine whether a roofing system is sturdy enough to withstand extreme weather events. 

Resistance to High Wind Speeds

Building codes typically require roofing systems to withstand particular wind speeds. However, to be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to get a roofing material that can withstand wind speeds higher than those stipulated by local codes. Most wind damage is found in the corners and perimeters of roofs. Professionals often check these areas first. To prevent damage, instead of following building codes that require, say, a distance of 12 inches between fasteners, installing fasteners only 8 inches apart can ensure better protection from winds.

Resistance to Impact

It’s common to find debris from nearby trees landing on residential roofing Tampa FL. While leaves and pine needles aren’t heavy — though they can cause damage too by holding moisture — there are other types of debris, such as branches breaking off overhanging trees, that can damage your roof. Hailstorms are particularly detrimental to roof life. Rooftop equipment like vents can get torn off or twisted by wind, causing more damage to your roof. Thicker and slightly heavier metal material is better at resisting impact.


The roof is perhaps the biggest component of any home, next to the walls. Insulation problems with a roofing system can affect the habitability and safety of a home or any building.

Strong and dependable insulation can make your building more comfortable and also reduce its energy requirements for heating or cooling.

To ensure the resistance of your roofing system from extreme weather events, call Affordable Roofing Systems at 813-542-8462. We handle installation and roof repairs in Tampa FL.

We can also give you tips on making your roofing system more effective against the weather. Let’s discuss your roofing needs in Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL.

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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.


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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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