We’re going to start this article off by admitting that we’re not the cheapest roofing company in Tampa. That’s intentional. Our goal is to offer quality, affordable roofing. We use quality products and do the job not only following state law, but also manufacturer and industry guidelines. That may mean that it takes a bit longer for us to properly install your roof than a budget roofer. However, it also means that your roof will last longer and look better.
Reasons for Variables in Roofing Estimates
A roof replacement estimate can vary by thousands of dollars. Some of that difference is in the type of roofing material. Most people know that metal and tile roofing cost more than asphalt shingles. Not everyone realizes that there are different types of asphalt shingles that have a difference in cost as well. A three-tab shingle installation is always cheaper than an architectural shingle roof replacement. Three-tab shingles are thinner, have less material in them and as a result have a shorter life expectancy. An architectural shingle will last as much as twice as long, with most including impact and wind resistant technology and some with stain resistant technology.
Proper Installation Costs More
No matter what roofing material you’ve chosen, you want it installed properly. That means you should insist upon a total tear off, which costs more than an overlay. Your roofing company should propose a synthetic underlayment. They should use roofing nails that resist rusting and are intended for your roofing material. If you are getting an asphalt roof, they should use a starter strip of shingles, not a standard sheet. All of these things make a difference in whether the manufacturer will honor their warranty should there be an issue with the product.
A Cheap Roof Doesn’t Last
Which is truly more affordable roofing? One that costs less to install today but requires constant repair and replacing sooner or a roof that is installed properly, using quality materials and lasts as long as it was designed to last? When you call Suncoast Roofing Solutions for your new roof, we’ll use the right installation method the manufacturer recommends. We always do things like using starter strips for and roofing nails and we’ll stand behind our work. A cheap roof will cost you more in the long run. Choose Suncoast Roofing Solutions for your roof replacement whether you want an asphalt, metal or tile roof. Reach us by calling (813) 283-2544 or filling out our contact form.