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September 22, 2019

The Best Roofers in Tampa FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Roofing contractors in Tampa FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones that have exceeded the minimum Florida regulatory requirement. They are the roofers proven through our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements  for competency and value, have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as roofers in Tampa FL for new roofing, re-roofing, re-shingling, or roofing repair.

The TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Tampa FL

American Roofing & Sheetmetal

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(813) 884-1815
5425 W Crenshaw St
Tampa, FL 33634

Areas Served: Riverview FL, Tampa FL, Hillsborough County FL, Keystone FL, Orient…
Services: roof repair & new roof incl. slate roof, shingle roof,…

Millard Roofing

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(813) 661-4522
6901 S 78th St
Riverview, FL 33578

Areas Served: Tampa Florida, Lake Magdalene FL, Hillsborough County FL, Egypt Lake…
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Superior Roofing Service

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(813) 839-5544
6352 S Lansdale Cir
Tampa, FL 33616

Areas Served: Hillsborough County Florida, Citrus Park FL, Brandon FL, Tampa FL,…
Services: roof company for roof shingle replacement, roof replacement & re-roofing

Papia Roofing Co

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(813) 879-5016
2737 W Main St
Tampa, FL 33607

Areas Served: Town n Country FL, Temple Terrace FL, Brandon FL, Leto…
Services: roofing contractors for roof repair, reroofing, roof maintenance, roof inspections

Professional Sunshine Roofing

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(813) 409-2031
613 Overland Dr
Brandon, FL 33511

Areas Served: Tampa Florida, Lake Fern FL, Brandon FL, Hillsborough County FL,…
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Stay Dry Roofing

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(813) 232-9430
4700 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603

Areas Served: Tampa FL, Carrollwood FL, Town n Country FL, Lutz FL,…
Services: roofers for roof maintenace, roof repair services, shake roof conversions

Randy Tallman Roofing LLC

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(813) 948-1710
19115 Amelia Cir
Lutz, FL 33558

Areas Served: Hillsborough County Florida, Plant City FL, Brandon FL, Tampa FL,…
Services: new roofing, roof repair, roofing services incl. regular roof maintenance…

Atlantic Roofing Service

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(813) 935-8500
9420 Lazy Ln # E13
Tampa, FL 33614

Areas Served: Riverview FL, East Tampa FL, Sun City Center FL, Hillsborough…
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Center Point Roofing

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(813) 661-5814
401 Bracken Ln
Brandon, FL 33511

Areas Served: University FL, Tampa FL, Hillsborough County FL, Brandon FL, Riverview…
Services: new roofing, roof repair, roof inspection, gutters & downspouts

The Best Roofers in Tampa FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of Florida requires that companies doing roofing in Tampa FL be licensed as roofing contractors by the state, which requires a minimum amount of experience and passing a proficiency exam.

But the state license for roofers is no guarantee that any particular roofing contractor in Tampa FL is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all contractors for roofing in Tampa FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified liability and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Roofing Contractors in Tampa FL Perform Numerous Services

Roofing contractors install new roofs, but their experience with certain tasks and materials can vary. for instance, pitched roofs require a greater level of skill to install or repair. Most roofing companies in Tampa also perform regular roof maintenance or roof repairs, including foam recoats and shake roof conversions. Some roofing contractors in Tampa do emergency roofing repairs in the event of a roof leak, often with 24 hour availability. In addition to installation and roof repair for roof coatings and coverings, some roofers install downspouts and gutters (even seamless gutters). Some of the best roofing contractors in Tampa use manufacturer certified technicians to install, repair or refurbish your roof, so you can expect a greater level of workmanship and better manufacturer warranties on their work.


Roofing Contractors in Tampa FL Offer Many Parts and Roofing Materials

There is such a wide variety of roofing materials and styles and each roofing material has its own benefits. Choices include shake roofs or imitation shake roofs, wood shingle roofs, cedar shingle roofs, clay tile roofs, slate roofs or even concrete tile roofs.

There are roofing companies in Tampa FL who specialize in metal roofs. They can fix or recoat steel roofing, steel roof shingles, stone coated steel roofing, aluminum roofing, insulated aluminum roofing, corrugated metal roofing, copper roofing, or zinc roofing. Some local roofing contractors can  rejuvenate an aging roof and take preventative measures to avoid future roof problems. They might use adhesive methods or modified bitumen to lay down new fire resistant roofing, or may apply elastomeric coatings or polyurethane foam for protection against the elements. In addition to basic roof coverings, some roofing contractors apply hot tar, tar and gravel, or install custom roof edging.

There are also some new products available for the eco-minded homeowner. Instead of wooden roof shingles, roofers might substitute composite roofing or energy efficient roofing. Some roofers in Tampa even have access to ventilation products to insert into your preexisting roof. 

 

ROOF TYPES

There are three main roof types based on their slope or pitch: High Slope, Low Slope, and Flat.

High Slope Roof: Over five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Low Slope Roof: Two inches to five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Flat Roof: Less than two inches vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches

 

ROOF COMPONENTS

The components of a roofing system are: Structural Support, Roof Sheathing, Underlayment, Flashing, and Roofing Material.

Structural Support: Rafters, trusses or joists that support the roofing system.

Roof Sheathing: What immediately covers the structural support. This is most commonly plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board).

Underlayment: A moisture barrier immediately on top of the roof sheathing. Sometimes called roof felt.

Flashing: Where the roof surface meets vertical surfaces (like a chimney) or at valleys created where adjoining roof sections of different angles meet, a metallic flashing is installed.

Roofing Material: The topmost layer of the roof which you can see, such as shingles, tile, etc.

 

ROOFING MATERIALS

Asphalt Shingles, or alternatively, Fiberlass Shingles

Rolled Roofing / Built Up Roofing: Used for flat roofs or very low slope roofs.

Foam Roofing / Polyurethane Roofing: Used for flat roofs as an alternative to Rolled Roofing or Built Up Roofing

Metal Roofing

Wood Shakes

Tar & Gravel

Reflective Lightweight Rocks

Clay Tile / Concrete Tile

 

Water Shields for Roofing
A roofing water shield looks very similar to the traditional felt paper used to line roofs but is higher performance.  Felt paper stops most leaks where water gets under the tiles or shingles but sometimes still lets leaks form by letting water through where one sheet of felt paper overlaps another or where nails have created holes in the felt paper.

The  water shield roofing material is made of a rubberized asphalt with a sticky backing that seals overlaps unlike felt paper, and forms a seal around nails when it is penetrated.  Roofers in Tampa can cover your entire roof with the water shield, or apply it only where leaks frequently happen.  The roofing contractors can also bend the water shield to create a leak-proof barrier around anything that penetrates a roof, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights, then use standard roof flashings to cover the ice and water shield sub-flashing.

Some Roofers in Tampa FL Are Safer To Spend With Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these roofing contractors in Tampa FL: . Other roofing contractors in Tampa FL who might still be in business include: .

Questions To Ask Roofing Companies in Tampa FL

When choosing which roofer to hire, ask the right questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials.

• How long have they been in business as roofers in Tampa? This indicates how well they know the local city ordinances, codes, and permit requirements for your area.

• How many roofs have they done specifically in Tampa? This indicates how well they know the performance of different materials and installation methods in your particular climate, rainfall and wind patterns.

• How many roofs have they done of the same type as yours, i.e. same materials: clay tile versus asphalt shingle, same type: flat versus high slope, and same scope: repair only versus tear-off and reroof versus new roofing, etc.

• Can the roofing company give you client names and numbers you can call as references? (All roofing contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What is the projected time frame for completion of the new roof installation or roof repair?

• Does the roofing contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All roofers in Tampa bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How will the roofing companies calculate pricing for new roofs or roof repairs?

• Will they provide a written estimate that specifices the exact amount of material to be used, including sizes, brand names, product numbers etc? (This is key because the cheapest roofing companies often only seem cheaper because they are quoting inferior materials or low quality brands compared to other roofers.)

• Will the roofing contractors provide a written contract?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will they be responsible for getting them or will that be up to you?

• Can the roofing contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All roofing companies in Tampa bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)    

• How often and when do they clean up?

• What is the manufacturer's warranty on the roofing system or material the contractor is suggesting?

• What kind of warranties and guarantees on their labor do they offer besides the manufacturer warranty on the roofing materials, and can you see a copy?

• Do they offer multiple types of roofing materials and brands, or are they restricted to quoting one manufacturer?

 
• For new roofing or re-roofing, does their quote include replacing the flashings around chimneys and vents? Not doing so is one way that cheap roofing companies merely appear cheap.

• What type of wood will be used on your roof and in what thickness? For example, using cheap plywood made from pine which is suseptible to warping is another way cheap roofers merely appear cheaper, as opposed to using plywood made from stronger Douglas fir.

• Will they being using nails (proper) or instead using staples (cheaper and faster for them but lacks holding power and can invalidate a manufacturer's warranty)?

When you've chosen the best roofing contractor in Tampa FL for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed with a state or county license for roofing contractors. (All roofing companies in Tampa FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

Resources About Roofing Contractors in Tampa FL

Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Roofers in Tampa
 FL

FRSA Florida's Assocation of Roofing Professionals www.floridaroof.com
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association - http://www.nrca.net/

SRCA Slate Roofing Contractors Association - http://www.slateroofers.org/
TRI Tile Roofing Institute - http://www.tileroofing.org/ 

 

 

Media & Web Resources for Roofing in Tampa FL


Professional Roofing Magazine
Roofing RSI Magazine

Roofing Contractor Magazine

Traditional Roofing Magazine
Florida Roofing Magazine www.floridaroof.com/florida-roofing-magazine/

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofing Contractors in Tampa FL within the following zip codes:

33527, 33563, 33572, 33592, 33604, 33511, 33559, 33571, 33586, 33603, 33510, 33558, 33570, 33584, 33602, 33611, 33509, 33550, 33569, 33583, 33601, 33610, 33508, 33549, 33568, 33579, 33598, 33609, 33503, 33548, 33567, 33578, 33596, 33607, 33547, 33566, 33575, 33595, 33606, 33534, 33565, 33573, 33594, 33605, 33619, 33629, 33675, 33688, 33618, 33626, 33674, 33687, 33617, 33625, 33673, 33685, 33616, 33624, 33647, 33684, 33615, 33623, 33646, 33682, 33614, 33622, 33637, 33681, 33613, 33621, 33635, 33679, 33694, 33612, 33620, 33634, 33677 and 33689

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofers in Tampa FL within the following cities:

Apollo Beach, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrollwood, Cheval, Citrus Park, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town n Country, University, Valrico, Westchase, Carrollwood Village, East Tampa, Lake Fern, Orient Park, Egypt Lake, Leto, Palm River, Clair Mel and Sweetwater Creek