The Roofing Company of Tampa Bay
The Roofing Company of Tampa Bay is a fully licensed roofing contractor. We take pride in providing our customers with exceptional service along with the highest quality roofing materials in the industry. We understand that your roof protects your investments and most importantly your family. Finding a long-term solution with a solid warranty is our top priority for each of our customers.
We are locally owned, operated, and care about each and every member of our community.
Looking for a roofing contractor you can trust? Look no further! The Roofing Company’s pledge is to serve Jesus Christ through serving others and to show the love of Christ by expressing genuine concern for our customers.
Our goal is to establish long-lasting relationships with our customers by surpassing their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional service. The foundation of successful roofing contractors in Tampa fl, start with honesty and trust. We realize that by accomplishing the above, we have the greatest opportunity of creating long-term relationships, not only with our customers but also our employees, which is the core of The Roofing Company’s past and future business. We take great pride in our accomplishments and build upon them every day.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
You will receive a labor and manufacturer warranty for your new roof. Your labor warranty will be written on the contract and is dependent on the type of shingle you choose. In general, economical 6 years, preferred 7 years and premium 8 years unless stated otherwise on your contract.
Economical shingle has a 25 year manufacturer warranty and the preferred/premium shingle line offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty.
• $100 to $400 for minor roof repairs
• $400 to $1,000 for moderate roof repairs
• $1,000 to $2,000 for major roof repairs
This depends on the complexity of your roof and the materials used. However, on average, we can complete your roof in one day.
There’s an entire checklist we send our customers prior to installing a new roof. Some things that are often overlooked are satellite dishes, antennas, and solar panels. The original company who installed these products must be called to remove them properly prior to the roof installation. However, if you plan to dispose them afterwards, we can remove them for you.
Some other important things to consider are tarps to cover your pool and HVAC unit.
Florida weather can often be unpredictable so it’s not uncommon for an unexpected rain shower to occur during a roof installation. Your shingles attach to plywood, also known as roof decking. If it rains while this decking is exposed it will absorb the water and cause swelling. That’s why it’s important to cease all work if it begins to rain. We will then cover the decking with tarps to avoid water damage to your decking. We will only continue the project once the rain has completely stopped.
This question is hard to answer without a professional doing a proper roof inspection to determine the cause of the roof leak. If your roof was installed correctly, has no overhanging vegetation, and less than 15 years old then there’s a good chance all you’ll need is a repair. However, if your roof is over 20 years old and has multiple missing or curled shingles then there’s a good chance you’ll need a roof replacement.
The short answer is, yes. Architectural shingles offer a higher wind resistance than standard shingles. This premium feature is necessary in Florida where we often receive hurricane force winds. Furthermore, architectural shingles look better than standard 3-tab shingles due to added thickness and dimensions. This will increase the curb appeal of your home which will in turn, increase the value of your home.
There will only be a deviation in agreed price when there is unforeseen bad wood underneath your shingle or tile roof. We allocate a certain amount of plywood per contract. If we need to replace more bad wood than expected we will notify you of the situation before continuing so that you are not surprised by the added expenses.
In Florida, roofing contractors are required to complete a contractor’s examination along with passing financial and criminal background checks. Afterwards, the company must have workers’ compensation insurance, public liability insurance, and property damage insurance before they can legally work on your roof. It’s important to check these insurance forms to make sure the roofing company you hire is legitimate. If a company quotes you far lower than other roofers in your area that may be a sign they are not fully covered.
This can often be difficult to foresee unless you have a professional conduct a roofing estimate. There are however several clues that you spot yourself. The main one is age. If your roof is more than 20 years old then there’s a good chance it’s time for a roof replacement. This doesn’t mean that younger roofs are immune to problems. If an unqualified contractor didn’t follow proper procedure, used cheap materials, shingled over shingles, or didn’t replace rotted decking than there’s a chance a newer roof could need a replacement.
One thing you can do is inspect your roof with binoculars from curbside. Pay close attention to curled edges, lifted, cracked, or missing shingles. Furthermore, smooth dark areas indicate the granules have worn off the shingle. Those are just a few of the visible issues that often result in a roof replacement. It is also recommended to go in the attic on a sunny day and check the underside of the stack vents and chimney to make sure no light is bleeding through. If light is shining through than that is an indication the flashing has failed.
Also, while you’re in the attic it’s a good idea to inspect the underside of the roof board for any signs of water damage or staining. During a rainstorm is another time to check your attic to make sure there is no soft spots or moisture accumulating.
You can expect an average life expectancy of 20 years for architectural shingle roofing systems. However there’s no rule to this estimate. A lot of factors such as vegetation, location, weather, and humidity can create unforeseen conditions. Also, if you choose a cheaper 3-tab shingle than you can expect a life closer to 15 years. When your roof is approaching this age it’s recommend to check your attic monthly for roof leaks during the rainy season.
A tile roof on the other hand will have a higher initial cost but will give you a significantly longer life expectancy. A well maintained tile roof can last up to 50 years. However, they are a bit more fragile against hail and debris from extreme weather conditions.
The next option is a metal roofing system. Here you can expect to pay 2x more vs. a shingle roofing system. However, you can expect a life expectancy 2-3x longer than shingles. Some comments from metal roof owners: #1. Poor cell service due to the metal roof. #2. Better energy efficiency. #3. Hail storms may dent the roof. #4. Noisy during rainstorms.
This step requires you to use your research abilities. First, I would visit Google and type “roofing companies near me” and start recording the contractors in my area. Once I created a list, I would then check third party review websites. Places where the company is unable to delete bad reviews. These would include, Google, BBB, Facebook, and Yelp.
Take note of not only the review star rating but the amount of reviews. I would rather go with a company with 4 stars and 100 reviews than a company with 5 stars and 10 reviews. An established business shows it’s competent and qualified.
Next, read the bad reviews and see how the business reacted. No business is perfect. What matters is how the business responds to these bad reviews. Do they correct the problem or do they ignore their customer?
After this research has been conducted you will only be left with a couple contractors. At this point you should call to see how far they are out on estimates. During the rainy season it could be weeks before someone can make it out. If they can come out in a timely matter then finally ask if they are fully insured with workers’ compensation insurance, public liability insurance, and property damage insurance.
The extreme climatic conditions of St. Petersburg, Florida make it necessary for homeowners to consider the pros and cons of different roofing materials thoroughly. It should be sturdy enough to resist the storms and frequent hurricanes in this area. The material should be water-resistant to a great extent, as Florida experiences continual rains throughout the year. The severe heat of the coastal area necessitates the choosing of a robust...Read more