How long should a flat roof last?

flat roof residential LutzFlat roofs for both homes and commercial buildings last longer than they once did. While flat roofs in the past could only withstand Florida’s sun for 10 years, new technologies have helped stretch durability. A flat roof lasts up to 20 years in some cases.

Instead of traditional tar and gravel flat roofs, we now have many choices. We can choose rubber membranes, rolled tar, and multi layer systems which drastically extend flat roof life. Whether we install torchdown systems or single ply rubber systems, attention to quality workmanship makes all the difference. Our teams are specially trained to maintain the highest levels of quality installation. We evaluate the slope of the roof, plan for superior flashing and coach home and business owners on preventative maintenance of their new roofs.


Most commercial building owners opt for plain white flat roofs. They reflect the sun best and are most economical. Flat roofs come in many colors, however. Homeowners can have flat roofs match the color of their home’s walls, shingles or tile roof, or any design factor they want.

As with any major home expense, be sure to choose the right contractor. Ask the right questions to be sure your roofer is competent and has a history of happy clients. Call American Roofing and Sheet Metal at 813.884.1815 for an estimate on the best flat roof for your home or business.

New roof donated to a veteran as part of Veterans Day honor.


free roof for vetWe love America, as you can tell from our name and our logo. While we salute our Veterans everyday, this Veterans Day we are donating a new roof to a veteran. American Roofing and Sheet Metal is working with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc. to award a worthy United States Air Force veteran a new home. Growing up, Vincent Smith never really had a house of his own. So, we are installing a roof on a new house for him with help from suppliers like APOC Roofing & Waterproofing. This new house is designed around the special needs of the younger brother he cares for who is battling a terminal illness.

In addition, just in time for Veterans Day, we completed the replacement of the Sun City Center Community Center roof. Afterward, we provided the facilities department with a luncheon where we recognized five team members for their service to this great country. We had the privilege of honoring each Veteran with a gift certificate to Mission BBQ. We honor and appreciate all veterans and will double the Roofs for Troops discount from GAF – Roofing when you call 813.884.1815.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a GAF Master Elite™ Roofer?

gaf master designationFor roof repair and replacement, it’s always better to hire a professional team to do it for you. You’re counting on the skill and experience of these roofers to address your roofing concerns safely and professionally. With this in mind, what are the benefits of hiring a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor? Let American Roofing and Sheet Metal discuss this. Continue reading “What Are the Benefits of Hiring a GAF Master Elite™ Roofer?”

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