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No Tampa Bay Roof Left Behind


September 9, 2013 is a very important date. While it’s more than six months away, it’s the day when Arry’s Roofing will announce the name of one lucky winner of a free roof in Pinellas County. It’s part of our affiliation with a national coalition known as No Roof Left Behind.

Nominate Your Own Roof

Starting Friday March 1, you can nominate your roof as the most deserving in Pinellas County. It’s important to prepare to explain why you deserve a new roof and show evidence of your roof’s current condition in a photo. The nomination period ends July 19 so you have time to work on your story and take a photo that best represents the trouble with your existing roof.  Other people are welcome to nominate you as well and complete the submission process found by clicking on the link below.


Determining the Finalists

After the nomination process for a roof is completed, the story and photo will appear on the Arry’s Roofing page of the No Roof Left Behind website. A team of local volunteers will review all nominees and carefully select the finalists. As of August 2, the public is welcome to vote and you can share the link with friends and family members anytime.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees must reside in Pinellas County and must own the home they are living in. Also, each homeowner must be current on mortgage payments to participate in the contest. A homeowner may nominate himself or herself, but others are welcome to nominate a needy family in the area. 

Free Roof Winner Announced

The winner will be announced on Monday September 9 and the roof replacement work will be provided at a time determined by Arry’s Roofing.

We encourage all of our loyal customers all over Tampa Bay to consider who you might know in Pinellas County who deserves a new roof installed by Arry’s Roofing. We invite you to share the link on your social media pages too and help us spread the word. You could be the one who connects the winning homeowner with the opportunity of a lifetime.





New GAF App for Tampa Bay Roofing Customers


Hand holding smartphone

A new social media app launched by GAF is available as of this month, and with it comes a chance to win a terrific weekly prize and a much sweeter grand prize.  If you like GAF on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter, you might have heard about the new app. We expect some of you may have missed the news about it so we want to make sure all of the Arry’s Roofing customers are in the loop.

The new app first introduces documentary videos with families talking about what they treasure most under their roofs. In fact, the entire GAF campaign is called “What You Treasure Most” to change the way homeowners think about their roofs. The documentary videos were directed by James Minchin III, a filmmaker and photographer who has worked with music artists such as Adam Levine as well as Mumford and Sons.

Another aspect of the new app is encouraging homeowners to share their own videos and photos for the campaign. The app will automatically upload your content to a designated Facebook page. Best of all, you’ll have a chance to win the weekly prize of a $100 Home Depot gift card and the grand prize of a $2,000 Home Depot shopping spree. You can learn more about the campaign by clicking on the link below.


As a GAF Master Elite Roofer, Arry’s Roofing has been installing GAF roofing systems around Tampa Bay for years. Our crews have helped people from St. Pete to Pinellas Park make informed decisions about their home’s most important form of protection. We continue to introduce new customers to GAF every month by recommending the GAF’s Weather Stopper 3-Part Roof Protection System.

We encourage our customers, past or present, to share what you treasure most under the roof we installed at your Tampa Bay home. Download the new GAF app and take some fun family photos. We want to see them too so feel free to share a link to the Facebook page once your photos are uploaded there via the app.

For anyone who hasn’t discovered the benefits of hiring a Master Elite roofer, give us a call at 727.362.2230. We’re fully licensed and adequately insured. Also, we happily offer a free inspection and estimate for Tampa Bay roofing repair and replacement jobs.


Tampa Attic Insulation Upgrade

You may have noticed February weather in Tampa can be a bit unpredictable. While we’re not getting the harsh winter conditions affecting other parts of the country, our temperatures can change dramatically like they will between now and the end of the week when we move from lows in the 30s to highs in the 80s. If you’re noticing an unwelcome change to the comfort in your home, it may be time to consider an attic insulation upgrade.

Attic cat

Attic Insulation Prevents the Great Escape

On cool mornings like we just experienced on Sunday, you turned the heat on and stay warm. In some homes, the heat has to run longer just to get to your desired temperature or the heat seems to be on continuously. Several factors may be contributing to that issue, but aging insulation is one to address quickly. The heat loss due to aging insulation could be costing you money now and will do the same when it’s time to turn to A/C on again very soon.

Replace Aging Insulation Fast

The age of your home is one indicator of a potential insulation problem. Let’s say you moved into your Clearwater home in 2003. This year marks 10 years since then, and homes that age and older most likely have inadequate and ineffective insulation. Making the attic insulation upgrade a priority before winter’s end and getting blown-in insulation provided will help minimize how much the furnace or air conditioner has to run.

Even Newer Homes Need Help Sometimes

Tampa Bay homes built in the last few years aren’t necessarily properly insulated either, but how would you know if that’s a problem at your home? You could be spending more on heating and cooling costs throughout the year and not able to pinpoint the reason. Getting a reliable contractor on the job to provide a quality product, such as Owens Corning, can solve that mystery and provide immediate energy saving benefits.

Your attic insulation upgrade in Tampa Bay is available through Arry’s Roofing. We can provide a free estimate for both insulation and attic ventilation, and introduce the benefits of the Owens Corning AttiCat system. Just call us this week at 727.362.2230 and visit us on Facebook or on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Arry’s Roofing Velux Skylight

The great winter storm of 2103 that buried much of the Northeast was far from reaching us here in Tampa, although its impact could be felt by anyone in Tampa whose flight to cities such as Boston was canceled due to the blizzard. Luckily for us, our worries about weather are relatively minor at this time of year, and our warm temperatures and abundance of sunshine should be something we take advantage of. An Arry’s Roofing Velux Skylight is one way to do just that.

Arry's Roofing provides a wide variety of VELUX skylights.
Arry’s Roofing provides a wide variety of VELUX skylights.

We just added a short video to our website page for skylights to help us introduce the Arry’s Roofing Velux Skylight with a Solar Powered Blind to our friends and neighbors in Tampa Bay. You can find us by hovering over “Roofing” then clicking on “Skylights” below. Sean Drake of Arry’s Roofing hosts the video and shares some of the benefits of this particular skylight.

Increased natural light inside your home and reduced energy costs are a couple of the immediate benefits of installing skylights. But this particular skylight, as Sean explains, go much further. The blind is actually solar powered, giving your home the maximum amount of light when the sun is shining on Tampa. The blinds themselves come in a variety of colors and styles to suit your personal preferences too.

Sean touches briefly on some other advantages. One of them is a 20 year NDL (No Dollar Limited) Warranty. Another advantage is the 30% federal tax credit. Like all benefits of products installed by Arry’s Roofing, you can learn full details during our initial inspection and estimate, offered at no cost to you.

Keep in mind, in order to earn the tax credit you’ll want to have the necessary items at the time of installation. Save your receipts for total price paid, including the product and its installation, for one of any qualifying VELUX product and attach them to a completed 30% Federal Tax Credit – Manufacturers Certification Statement. At tax time in 2014, fill out IRS Tax form 5695 and submit it with your taxes. 5695 is the Residential Energy Credits Form.

Get started today by contacting Arry’s Roofing at 727.362.2230. We’ll arrange a free inspection and offer a written estimate. We invite you to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.


A Special Night in Heritage Springs

Every roofing project handled by Arry’s Roofing is important. But some of our experiences as a company go beyond the work and give us a chance to help contribute to our local communities in other ways. We had one of those experiences this weekend in Heritage Springs thanks to our involvement in a fundraiser to support Special Olympics of Pasco County.

For those who don’t know, Heritage Springs is a community in Trinity and we’ve spend a lot of time there. Arry’s Roofing has been busy working on many re-roofing projects in the area, ensuring each property we step foot on has a roof in excellent condition before we leave. It’s the same high quality workmanship we bring to every community in Tampa Bay and why we’re proud to share a special night with the folks there.

Due to a prior commitment, the Housh family was unable to attend the fundraiser, but we made sure Arry’s Roofing was well represented. Jayson Hansel and his wife attended the charity event on Saturday, which has been hosted by Heritage Springs Association at Trinity’s Heritage Springs Country Club every year since 2000. Jayson shared his appreciation with us in writing.

“Hey guys! We did good tonight. We helped out a great cause —the Special Olympics. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!”

The Special Olympics has been a part of Pasco County since the 1970’s and we’re thrilled to join forces with other companies and individuals who support its mission. Every year, Special Olympians in Pasco County compete in a wide variety of sports, including bowling, softball, golf and sailing. More than 500 volunteers come together to make it all possible too.

These athletes compete at no cost to themselves or their families so support of the community is vital to ensure the program can continue to operate effectively every year. We’re proud to have the opportunity to help, and encourage anyone else interested in discover how to do the same, whether it’s through the Pasco County program or any of the programs around Tampa Bay. You can learn more about Special Olympics of Pasco County by going to the link below.


Jayson Hansel of Arry's Roofing at the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Pasco County on February 2, 2013
Jayson Hansel of Arry’s Roofing at the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Pasco County on February 2, 2013


Tampa Bay Home Show Underway

Arry's Roofing is once again part of the Tampa Bay Home Show.
Arry’s Roofing is once again part of the Tampa Bay Home Show.




The areas’s largest home show has returned and Arry’s Roofing is back for another fun few days. The 3-day Tampa Bay Home Show got underway today at Tropicana Field and we’re already greeting familiar faces and making new friends at our booth. If you have not visited one of these shows in the past, there are a plenty of reasons to make a trip to the Trop this weekend.

Reason 1: Free family outing
You spend money at nearly every family activity on the average weekend from ballgames to movies. Here you won’t spend a dime on admission or parking, whether you come alone or bring a carload of people.

Reason 2: New ideas
As you prepare to redecorate a room or the entire house, you can get an endless supply of ideas from reputable vendors in a wide variety of home improvement categories. From fencing and furniture to landscaping and lighting, the Tampa Bay Home Show provides new ideas for everyone’s needs, tastes and budgets.

Reason 3: Discover resources
Evaluate vendors and contractors first-hand while visiting an exhibitor’s booth and chatting with a company’s personnel about your particular project. Ask pertinent questions regarding each company’s track record, testimonials, special offers and more.

Reason 4: Great giveaways
Don’t go home empty-handed. Sign up to win prizes throughout the weekend. Better yet, surprise someone else by signing up using a friend’s name.

Reason 5: Helpful demos
Watch experts show you fun and easy ways to enhance the interior and exterior of your home.

Whether you come for one reason, all five reasons, or fifty others, we encourage you to make time to visit the Arry’s Roofing booth during your stop at Tropicana Field this weekend. We’re taking time to thank past customers and invite potential customers to get better acquainted with our services as a residential and commercial roofing contractor. In addition to the more than 25 years of service we’ve provided locally, we’re also among a fraction of roofers nationwide who has earned the designation of GAF MasterElite Roofer.

Learn more in person this weekend by attending the Tampa Bay Home Show at Tropicana Field. You’ll find it just off I-275, exit 22. Come early and stay late. We’ll be here at 10 am both days, until 7 pm on Saturday and until 5 pm on Sunday.

Arry’s Roofing sets up for the Tampa Bay Home Show.





Roofing Praise from a Solar Community Member

Clearwater’s Andrew Karpinski loves his solar power and making music. When he sent a review of the work done by Arry’s Roofing, he included a link to one the songs he created for a cartoon band. It’s not about roofing; it’s about a guy dating a zombie. We’ll get to that later. First, let’s look at how we helped this Tampa Bay roofing customer.

“I want to thank you for the way your company accommodated my special needs with regards to my solar photovoltaic installation. You did the work when you said you were planning to. You also did the whole removal, dry-in, and tile installation in less than four days. This resulted in my solar electric system being shut down for less than six days, which includes the removal of the solar panels and their re-installation. Your men also allowed me to re-install the standoffs on the bare roof deck and then your men waterproofed the standoffs and their corresponding flashings, as well as the electrical feedthrough box, in the normal course of the roof dry-in, which results in a better waterproofing job than I or any solar contractor could have done and pleased the building inspectors.”

Andrew goes on to explain a serious problem he had with a previous roofer after he acknowledges one of our Tampa roofing experts by name.

“I also want to thank you for the help your people, particularly Dave Braund, gave with quotes and working with the insurance people in getting the settlement  for my damaged roof, which was damaged by another roofer who had materials delivered to the wrong house. I used your firm nine years ago when I first replaced my tile roof. Then I was very happy with the dry-in and flat roof but not so happy with the tile job. This time both jobs were well done!”

We are so pleased to hear this kind of feedback from a satisfied customer. We do handle this type of work from time to time as well. On this particular job, Arry’s Roofing didn’t install the actual solar products, but we worked with the solar contractor and made sure everything is waterproof.

As our thanks to Mr. Karpinski, and to provide you with some musical entertainment, here’s a link to an animated music video for his band Stone Marmot. Fans of zombies will especially like the song. Enjoy!

My Girlfriend Is A Zombie

The Return of a Military Rebate

In 2012 you may have seen our blog posts, Facebook updates and Tweets about the Roofs for Troops program from GAF. The program has returned in 2013 for homeowners here in Tampa and nationwide. It all begins with contacting a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor.

Of course, you’ll need to qualify for the program first. The rebate is intended for active military, veterans and retirees living in the United States. Last year, thousands of military families took advantage of the offer from GAF through their local roofing contractors. Their commitment to installation of an exceptional roofing system came first, of course, which is why they chose to hire GAF Factory-Certified Contractors.

There are a few necessary steps to qualify for the rebate and GAF has made it simple to understand what’s involved. On a page dedicated to Roofs for Troops, you can find the rebate form to download, and even locate a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor. Also, you can see other important details, such as when the rebate period ends and the limit of one rebate per qualifying individual.

Installation of a Lifetime Roofing System is a key part of the offer. You’ll need to provide proof of your military status as well. Active Military will need to submit photocopies of a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), and veterans and retirees need to submit a DD Form 214. Your contractor’s form is another essential part of your submission materials.

While the roof installation needs to take place during this calendar year, you will have some extra time to submit your rebate materials. As the terms and conditions state, the submissions must be receieved by January 31, 2014. Your rebate check will arrive within 8 weeks, but you can track your rebate by email or online.

We know many of the brave men and women who have served our country are from Tampa Bay or have settled here. As a Master Elite Roofing Contractor, we invite those individuals and families to contact us to discuss roofing needs and the Roofs for Troops rebate. We can schedule a time to inspect your existing roof and provide a written estimate for roof replacement.



Congrats to GAF, Builder Magazine Brand Leader

Today we share some terrific news about our roofing partner, GAF. Roofing customers all over Tampa Bay are familiar with the name, thanks to the installation of GAF roofing systems by Arry’s Roofing. The sterling reputation of GAF as a company along with the high quality of its products makes its latest award no surprise to those of us in the industry.

In December, the announcement about Builder magazine naming GAF a Brand Leader winner in the category of Roofing: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles. It’s familiar territory for GAF, which has won the same award eight times in the last nine years. GAF has also earned recognition as the highest ranking company in the categories of “Brands Used in the Past 2 Years” and “Brands Used the Most.”

As a residential roofing customer in Tampa Bay, this is the kind of information that can help you make an informed decision about who to rely on for your next roof replacement project. This Brand Use Study is the largest within the residential construction market, and speaks to the consistent level of product performance. A commitment to innovation is a key part of that product performance, as mentioned in a GAF press release.

With a continuing focus on innovation, GAF incorporates its proprietary Advanced Protection Technology into all its laminated shingle products. This results in shingles that offer improved performance—including superior durability and wind resistance—while reducing the use of precious natural resources. All GAF Lifetime Shingles also pass ASTM’s two toughest wind tests—ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph—and carry GAF’s Lifetime limited warranty.

At Arry’s Roofing, we bring the same approach to the industry, always seeking to improve how we do business. It’s part of what earned us the designation of a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. When you consider only 3% of roofing contractors nationwide qualify to use that title, it’s apparent not all roofers are created equal.

To learn more about the GAF difference, click HERE. When you’re ready to take advantage of the exceptional product performance of a GAF roofing system installed by a leading Tampa Bay roofing expert, call us at 727.362.2230. We’ll schedule a free inspection and estimate that works for your tastes, timeline and budget.


Best Customers on Earth in Tampa Bay


2012 is almost history. But before we bid adieu to a great year, we want to share some of the moments that made the last 12 months an outstanding chapter in the story of Arry’s Roofing. Each one of them is attributed to the customers who have relied on us time and time again to repair or replace commercial and residential roofing systems all over Tampa Bay.

Let’s begin with praise from a valued customer named Mark Jiampetti, Personnel Systems Manager for a branch of the U.S. military.

“I recently received excellent service from Arry’s Roofing. It was refreshing to personally experience what customer service is suppose to be all about. It’s been a long time since I have received it. In the Air Force we use to call it “Above in Beyond”! That’s what Arry’s did! They truly delivered service with a smile from first contact till receiving the invoice. They were on spot with their timing at each phase of my roof repair and completed a $2700.00 repair in a matter of 6 hours. The job looks flawless! Thank you Arry’s for a job well done!”

Other highlights this year were made possible by the appearance of Arry’s Roofing at home shows here in Tampa Bay. At one of those shows, we met Robert Garbutt, who became a first-time customer and hopefully a long-time one too.

“I first came into contact Arry’s Roofing at a local “Home Show”. I went there to get ideas for enhancing my home’s appeal. I was in need of a new roof but it was the furthest thing from my mind. Never expected a roofing company to be there . . . I struck up a conversation with the people at the booth just to get some general information about the products and the company itself. I am completely pleased to have chosen them for my roofing needs. I could not have asked for more knowledgeable, courteous, or professional people to conduct business with! They were able to answer any and all of my questions immediately and to my satisfaction and I was totally comfortable from the start. The products used were the best in the industry as well as the warranties!! They even made sure that I would not have any more issues (leaks) until the job was completed. I shopped around and gathered several other quotes in the interim but didn’t feel right with what the other companies were telling me; or with the products they were going to use on my home; instead of what I wanted. The other companies were all too busy telling what they can’t do and what they won’t do, or what I was going to have to do….before, during, and after. Thank you Dave, Amy, Tony, Josh and everyone else @ Arry’s.”

Word of mouth from satisfied customers is how Joanne and Don Deegan heard about us, and we’re grateful for the introduction.

“We were so very pleased with Arry’s Roofing as we were referred from our neighbor down the block to contact them. We did and it was just clear sailing where they took care of everything once they saw we had a problem on our roof. The work was done in record time and done exceptionally well! Would recommend them anytime I’m asked. Loved the finished results!!”

Thanks to everyone who turned to Arry’s Roofing this year in their time of need. We look forward to meeting more of your friends and neighbors in 2013. May your New Year be a safe and prosperous one!