How Roofing Differs for Floridians

When considering your roofing options in Tampa, Florida, it is incredibly important to take the local weather into consideration. In hot and humid conditions, like those affecting our Tampa roofs and homes, it is especially important to make sure your home is properly insulated and sealed to prevent heat and humidity from entering the house.

Another issue Florida residents face when it comes to their roofs is the direct radiation from the sun hitting their roofs. Some techniques that help control this direct heat include light-color roofs, radiant barriers, vented air cavities under the roof and large overhangs to protect the walls and windows from the sun.

In order to prevent humid, moist air from getting stuck in your attic, we install attic insulation and air barrier on the underside of the roof deck for added protection and insulation.

It is important to use an experienced Florida roofing contractor when repairing or replacing your roof. Only a local Florida roofer has the knowledge and experience to complete your roofing job with the highest quality workmanship, a requirement to protect your Florida home.

Why to ‘Go Green’ With Your Roof

American Roofing & Sheet Metal provides the best solar roof solution to our Tampa roofing customers. Solar roofing is a durable and reliable source to power your home.

How Solar Works

  1. The sun’s light produces energy that is to be collected by installed solar panels.
  2. The energy collected is channeled to the inverter.
  3. The inverter changes the DC electricity to AC electricity for household use.
  4. AC electricity not used by the house is fed into the grid.
  5. Performance is monitored over the Internet.

There are many advantages to powering your home with solar energy. In our Tampa, Florida, area, we have ample opportunity to capitalize on the sun’s rays. Due to recent energy tax credits and financing options, the state of Florida is offering affordable solutions to make your home more efficient.

American Roofing & Sheet Metal is experienced at installing solar systems on all types of roofs. A Solar Roof System will lower your energy costs and quickly pay for itself.

Florida Humidity and Your Roof

Florida humidity may cause many issues for your home. The condensation encouraged by high levels of humidity can affect not only your level of comfort, but also the longevity of your drywall, attic health and cause increased mold growth and insect infestation. The water vapor held in the air is absorbed into your buildings’ structures, particularly wood. High levels of humidity outside, common in our Tampa, FL area, can also lead to major dents in your wallet due to high home cooling costs. Roof condensation often leads to home humidity problems by allowing in moisture and condensation without being seen. Continue reading “Florida Humidity and Your Roof”

Recommendations from a Tampa, FL Roofing Contractor

As one of the top Tampa, Florida roofers, we are available to answer many questions about your Florida roof. Many common questions about roofing in the Tampa area include; “What type of roof is best for me?” and ‘What are my options?” We’ve compared the pros and cons of our main roofing types to help answer these questions.

As a homeowner or commercial property owner, you have a few different roofing options that really work well in the Tampa area. These options include shingle roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing and flat roofing. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the different styles. Continue reading “Recommendations from a Tampa, FL Roofing Contractor”

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