Things to Look for When Hiring a Tampa Roofing Company
So, you’re looking for a Tampa roofing company. Not only that, but you’re looking for a roofing company in Tampa—a city whose name literally means “Sticks of Fire,” in tribute to the region’s explosive and extreme weather.
First and foremost? You’re in the market for fair pricing, quality craftsmanship, reliable scheduling and strong customer service. Someone to keep you in the loop and in control. With so many variables in place, you want this to go off without any surprises, with clear communication and as fast as possible.
It’s not an easy task, but an important one—choosing a roofing company can save or sink your home when it matters most.
No. 1 | Call 833-467-7635
Yeah, yeah—it’s our phone number! You think we’d let you get away without a self-plug? All those things we mentioned above, those are our core values. When you hire Proformance, you’re getting world-class service from people who care. We love Florida and we know Tampa; from battling the sweltering summer humidity (and the damage it can do) to choosing efficient materials and proper storm-proofing techniques.
Now, on to the good stuff.
No. 2 | Check for Proper Qualifications
The roof above your head is not something to be taken lightly—it’s one of, if not the most important work you can have done to your home. You can’t trust anybody with this responsibility, especially in Tampa, where the weather can seem like a cruel and mischievous spirit at times.
Be sure that your roofing company:
- Can show you proof of liability insurance
- Carries a valid business license
- Is bonded
- Can provide an estimate in writing and a minimum of three reference jobs
Missing any one of these basic checkpoints is a MAJOR red flag; cut and run from any company that futzes over the non-negotiable details. You can search The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) for a list of licensing boards by state!
No. 3 | Check the Company’s Services to Your Needs
Are you looking for a metal roof? A tiny, temporary roof repair? A massive commercial project—or a swanky Buccaneers-themed doghouse decked out in pewter and red?
Make sure that the company’s services line up with your needs. Even if the company says they can do something, it doesn’t mean they should. Specialized roofing services can range from framing new homes to installing high-tech ventilation systems to repairing and preparing for hurricane damage.
No. 4 | Choosing and Independent Contractor vs. A Roofing Company
Frankly, hiring out to an independent Tampa roofing contractor is always tricky. Yes—you are more likely to get the job done cheaper. But it’s also more difficult to verify licensing and insurance, to find examples of past work, to generally vet the contractor and to get the work done in your intended timeframe.
Roofing companies—while admittedly more expensive up front—offer safety, security and more accountability.
The last thing you need is for a contractor to go full Gasparilla, disappearing into the night with your booty in a dastardly impression of Tampa’s most famous pirate.
No. 5 | The Bottom Line
You want authenticity and genuine service, a long rap sheet of stellar reviews and the promise that the work will be done how you want, in the timeframe that you want.
Protection, the Proformance Way