We’ve been asked this question many times as a roofing contractor. It takes a lot of training, experience and equipment to perform residential roofing services. Even though you can buy shingles at your local home improvement store, and many roofers do, it takes more than just shingles for a new roof.
A Roof Replacement is More Than Shingles
Depending on the age of your roof and what material you’ve chosen for your roof replacement, your roofer needs more than just shingles, tiles or metal. Assuming the roofer is performing a roof replacement, they will at least need flashing and underlayment. Depending on the material and current condition of the roof, other supplies are necessary including starter strips, nails or screws, new vents and fascia.
Finding the source of a roof leak takes training. Videos and manuals don’t teach how to install a new roof or repair it. You need experience and lessons from someone who has done it countless times before. If you notice a shingle is loose, you may think that you can use your own nail gun or hammer to reinstall. However, use the wrong kind of nails or too much pressure while nailing and you may do more harm than good.
All Residential Roofing Services Require Tools
Ladders, nail guns, compressors and other equipment are expensive. In order to get the job done right and in a reasonable time, we buy several for each crew. Add specialized equipment that aids in finding a roof leak and we have a significant amount invested in each crew in tools. Those tools need replacing and maintenance periodically.
Licensing, Insurance & Ongoing Training
The state of Florida requires roofing licenses for roof repair and replacement. Part of the license requirement is not only passing several state exams, but also insurance. Most manufacturers want their certified roofers to attend and successfully complete ongoing training. These take time and cost money.
We hope you see how your residential roofing services quote includes more than just the materials and time for the job. You can be assured that when you call Suncoast Roofing Solutions for your roofing needs, that we have the experience and training and we’ll bring the right tools for the job. We are licensed and insured for your protection. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 to schedule an appointment.