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The Wave of Warnings in Tampa Bay

Photo by Alissa Vinoski

As Debby reminded us recently, hurricane season can bring plenty of problems to Florida. The first kind of trouble, directly related to the storm, was most visible in the widespread flooding. For residents still dealing with the impact of that tropical storm, the aftermath is the second kind of trouble. But it’s not restricted to damage to property and home. In disaster areas, the trouble can come in the form of people who offer clean-up and repair services.

Luckily for many homeowners the wave of warnings came quickly after the arrival of Tropical Storm Debby. With word that scammers were flooding the area, equipped with broken promises to deliver, vigilant homeowners were spared the expense and humiliation of paying for repairs that never happened. Unfortunately, with any weather-related event of this size and scope, inevitably someone fell prey to one of the people looking to make a quick buck.

As a homeowner or property manager in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater or surrounding areas, it’s likely you’ve been through this experience before at least once. Hopefully you didn’t get burned then. If so, you learned your lesson and haven’t repeated it since then. But there a great many people who will experience property damage and act quickly to restore their homes and return their lives to normalcy without realizing the people they’ve chosen to do business with lack experience, expertise, and legitimacy in any way.

As a veteran of the roofing industry in Florida, we’ve seen these types of unethical folks pass through here countless times in the last 25 years. Some of them travel great distances to get their hands in your pockets. If you’re not hiring local, reputable, experienced contractors only, you could be one of their next victims this hurricane season or next.

Satisfied Customers Say It All about Arry’s Roofing

The Tampa Bay Home Show at Tropicana Field in June gave us an opportunity to meet many new potential customers. Some of them will be calling on us to repair and replace roofs at their Gulf Coast homes this summer. But we’re especially pleased and grateful to be able to hear the appreciation of customers we have served in the past.

These customers were quick to share with our own Matt Housh the joy they experienced having Arry’s Roofing provide expert installation, high quality materials and exceptional customer service. One customer even pointed out that he’s hired Arry’s to handle roofing projects at four different homes.

One enthusiastic woman complimented our insulation work, calling it “impeccable.” She went on to say, “You were not messy. You did not crack our drywall ceiling.” Sometimes it’s the things you don’t do that impress a customer most.

Gary Lewis, board member of Sun Ketch Town Homes, is another pleased customer we chatted with at Tropicana Field. He explained, “Arry’s started a project for us in November re-roofing 13 of our buildings.” Mr. Lewis had plenty to add right away. “They did a beautiful job,” he said. “We’re really happy with the outcome. The crews were fantastic, and we really appreciate the work that Arry’s did for us.”

Palm Harbor’s Shane Schwarzkopf also shared praise for Arry’s Roofing commenting on the entire process, from the initial estimate through completion. He said, “They did a fantastic job. They did what they said they were going to do, and I was very pleased with the overall product.” We’re glad we kept you smiling, Shane.

Summer is a terrific time to experience what these satisfied Arry’s Roofing customers are talking about. With hurricane season in place, there’s no better time to ensure your roof isn’t unnecessarily vulnerable. Plus, Arry’s Roofing is offering a summer promotion of Six Months Same as Cash. Call us today to get your roof repairs or replacement project started.

A Roof Replacement Plan During Hurricane Season

Nobody rings in hurricane season. It doesn’t arrive with fanfare and fireworks, like New Year’s Eve. It quietly slips in and goes unnoticed, except by the news media which uses the season’s arrival to cheerfully tell us the names of the storms that could end up destroying our property and altering our lives.

Hurricane season is underway and we’ve gotten a taste of it quickly. Less than a month after it started, Tropical Storm Debby arrived to give Florida plenty of weather action to stay busy. Strong winds may have ripped shingles off your neighbor’s home. Heavy rainfall may have flooded some of the areas you planned to drive through. But hopefully, you remained safe throughout the experience.

Photo by Chris Zuppa, Associated Press

We’re a long way from the end of the Atlantic hurricane season which ends on November 30. How you prepare for the next potential disaster between now and then is of the utmost importance. After all, your roof is your home’s most important system of protection so if your roof goes, everything else could easily follow.

If you believe your roof is not functioning at its best, for whatever reason, replacement timing becomes critical. Your roof’s ability to withstand severe storms, the kind generated by tropical weather systems, is a must during hurricane season. A compromised, weak and vulnerable roof provides no true protection and getting it replaced quickly could spare you property damage expense later on.

There is time to address and remedy those roofing concerns in Tampa Bay. By calling Arry’s Roofing, a 25+ year veteran of the industry, you can get an expert on site to evaluate your existing roof and make a recommendation. In some cases, repairs may be all that’s necessary to return your roof to tip-top shape. So make the call now before the next potential disaster finds its way to Florida.

A Sweet Summer Promotion for Tampa Bay

Summer in Tampa Bay is always sweet, but Arry’s Roofing is making it sweeter for our customers. That’s because we have a summer promotion that’s second to none. It’s a six-months-same-as-cash offer.

Who benefits? The answer is pretty much everybody in our service area who needs a new roof or repairs to an existing roof. That’s right. We’re making this promotion available to homeowners who need roof replacement and homeowners who need repairs. Qualified customers just need to get in on the deal before the end of August.

Roof replacement customers may need a new asphalt, tile, or metal roofing. We’re experts in working with each of those materials. Roof repair customers may be feeling inadequately protected following the impact of Tropical Storm Debby on the Gulf Coast and much of Florida.

Besides waiting six months to pay and not getting interest fees added to the expense, there is another terrific benefit to getting in on this summer promotion. It comes from a company that has achieved status as a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Only a small percentage of roofers nationwide earn this distinction. It follows rigorous training and testing to ensure that our installation methods and procedures meet the superior standards established by the GAF Corporation.

Another reason to choose Arry’s Roofing for your repair and replacement needs in Tampa Bay comes from our track record for excellence. Not only have we been pleasing customers for more than 25 years, we’ve earned a trio of Excellence awards from GAF three years in a row. A few months ago, the company named Arry’s Roofing as a repeat recipient of Consumer Protection Excellence, Training Excellence, and Installation Excellence honors.

When you’re ready to take advantage of a sweet summer deal to take care of your home’s most important system of protection, call us at 727-938-9565. We’ll schedule a free estimate and answer any questions you have about the six-months-same-as-cash promotion. Until then, we invite you to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Congratulations to Tampa Bay’s Graduating Seniors

In the month of June, many Tampa Bay high school seniors will be bringing to a close one important chapter of their education. Whether those students and their families gather at Spronger Field, Ruth Eckerd Hall or Bayside Gym, there celebrations will be great ones. But the reality is, the future challenges will be even greater.

These graduating seniors, many earning academic and athletic honors for outstanding achievements, are now preparing to move forward with plans to continue their studies, enter the workforce or serve their country. Some may take the summer off; many may work during the next two and a half months in order to pay for school or other expenses.

The reality of reaching a point of freedom will begin settling in, if it hasn’t already. We wish each one of them the opportunity to safely pursue their dreams. May they be guided by wise parents, professors, mentors, friends and employers. May they learn from each challenge along the way.

For those graduating seniors in Tampa Bay who aspire to run their own businesses someday, may they learn to do so with integrity. May they remain ambitious in learning all they can to continuously improve their companies. May they deliver their service at the highest level of excellence possible.

Arry's Roofing Earns Its 7th Super Service Award from Angie's List.

No successful path in life is created alone. Role models shape and influence our development in any field, and finding strong role models now can create momentum in a career that takes today’s graduating senior to levels not yet reached. May these role models be available to the young minds who need them most.

Arry’s Roofing wishes graduating seniors in Tampa Bay all the best in transitioning from this accomplishment to the ones that will follow. Keep your standards high, your mind open, and your inner fire burning. We look forward to serving you when you need us and relying on your expertise when we need you someday.

What’s Hot in Tampa Bay

Looking at the headline might prompt you to think of hot summer attractions, hot spots for nightlife or even a hot new restaurant in Tampa, St. Pete or Clearwater. There’s no shortage of hotness here on the Gulf Coast now or year round. Imagine if Stefon from Saturday Night Live visited us.

“Tampa’s hottest club is … Mangroves.”

You get the idea. But what’s hot in Tampa Bay just may your house. Okay, maybe the ice cream isn’t melting in the freezer. Maybe the cool beverage you’re sipping stays cool all the way to the bottom of the glass. But if you’re making more trips to the thermostat or lowering the auto setting, something is clearly wrong.

A dramatic change in your cooling bills recently could be an indication that you need a new roof. If it’s been several years since your last roof inspection, at the very least getting a professional to evaluate your roof’s condition is a wise move. This free, no-obligation inspection is the best way to rule out a roofing issue as the reason for higher cooling costs. It’s also a way to remain proactive regarding your home’s most important system of protection.

Arry’s Roofing provides a free inspection and recommends you call a reputable contractor like us to handle it every 3-5 years. Staying a step ahead of developing damage could spare you the expense of total roof replacement prematurely. Beyond changes in cooling (and heating) bills, other key danger signals may include water leakage that appears in the attic or in the ceilings of rooms below the attic space, missing, cracked, worn or damaged shingles, damaged flashing around vents, chimneys, eaves, and skylights, and sagging roof sections or sagging gutters.

Contact Arry’s Roofing at 727.362.2230 to schedule your roofing inspection. Once we’ve finished a project for you, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Proper Vents and Ventilation for Tampa Bay Homes

 

Ever heard of a homeowner getting a new roof installed and needing it replaced a year later? It’s happened and not just because of storm damage. Faulty installation is another reason for it. But there is still another issue that can cause roofing (and other) problems for the Gulf Coast homeowner. It’s poor attic ventilation.

If the last roofing “contractor” you hired didn’t discuss attic ventilation with you, it might be because he didn’t have any experience in that area. So before your next roofing project, let’s get you acquainted with the need for roof vents and attic ventilation. It doesn’t need to be a long process since our friends at GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, have made it clear and concise on the company website that you can see by clicking HERE.

As you’ll see, poor attic ventilation can actually damage your shingles, ruin your insulation, and cost you money in higher energy bills. When you read the statistic that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation, you’ll wonder if you’re in the majority or the minority. If your roofing system has been prematurely aging, that could be a sign that you’re in the majority of that 9 out of 10. That’s when contacting a reputable roofing professional at once is the best step.

A roof replacement project is a major undertaking, no matter how large or small the home. Expertly installing a roofing system involves a thorough understanding of the need for a continual flow of air through the attic. So be sure to protect that investment by hiring a contractor who does more than install shingles.

If you’ve noticed warning signs such as roof deck warping, buckling of shingles or mildew growth, call Arry’s Roofing at 727.362.2230 to schedule an inspection and a free estimate. In some cases, repairs now could spare you the expense of total roof replacement in the near future. Learn more about us by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Tampa Bay Roofing’s Picture Perfect Proof

Call if proof of a great roof. We’ve had a chance to work on roofs all around Tampa Bay. Perhaps without knowing it, you’ve seen our work on homes in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Palm Harbor. But in case you missed it, we want to briefly introduce you to a few examples.

The Arry’s Roofing team, made up of only roofing professionals, has given our customers many reasons to smile for more than two decades. In the areas of both residential and commercial roofing replacement, we’ve documented some of that finished work that’s earned us accolades from Angie’s List and multiple awards from GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. On our website, you can see that photo documentation in all types of roofing material we use.

Let’s start with the most common roofing material. By clicking HERE, you can view the photos we’ve posted of Tampa Bay homes with shingles installed by Arry’s Roofing. These eight photos include ground-level and aerial views of our high quality roofs.

Next we’ll introduce to some samples of the work we’ve done with tile roofing around the Gulf Coast. By clicking HERE, you can view a slideshow of the five photos on this page. A feature available here and on all pages is the ability to share the page on your favorite social media site. It’s a great way to let your friends and followers vote on what options they like or give feedback on a particular style or material.

By clicking HERE, you can view the slideshow of 16 photos of installations we’ve done with metal roofing. As this is a common material for use in commercial applications, you’ll see several examples of our metal roofs on small businesses. But it’s also a terrific material for the homeowner interested in a longer-lasting, more energy-efficient roof.

Finally, we’ve got five examples of our Flat/Low-Slope roofing installations viewable by clicking HERE. No matter which type suits your budget and tastes, enjoy the examples of how Arry’s Roofing can transform a home or business. When you’re ready to make a change, call Arry’s Roofing at 727.362.2230 for a free estimate. You can also learn more about us on Facebook  and by following us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Introduce Light to Dark Gulf Coast Homes

Photo courtesy of VELUXUSA.com

Where is the darkest spot in your home? It could be a corner of the living room or the entire dining room. Perhaps it’s a guest bedroom that spends most of its time as a large storage closet. Homeowners will spend considerable time and money attempting to light these areas with varying degrees of success, often neglecting a prime source of light that’s free to use.

Here along the Gulf Coast, our tremendous number of sunny days makes skylights a terrific option for introducing light to a dark home. Whether you’re in a decades-old home in St. Pete or a brand new one in Clearwater, skylights from VELUX and installed by Arry’s Roofing, can be a quick and easy way to bring in natural light and lower energy costs incurred by the need for frequent flips of the light switch throughout the day.

Thanks to options for VELUX blinds, the flow of sunlight can be managed as necessary in each home. At times, you may desire less light or no light and VELUX can accommodate that wish. For example, direct sunlight may produce a glare on the computer screen in your home office and diffusing it with a light diffusing blind is easier than changing the location of your work space.

VELUX provides options for traditional skylights and tubular skylights, and Arry’s Roofing can discuss what best serves your needs and your home. These no-leak skylights come with three layers of water protection and glazing options. Flat and low-sloped roof options are available too.

As veteran roofers who have earned multiple excellence awards from GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, we know all about improving the appearance and function of Tampa Bay roofs. Let’s talk about how we can help yours. Call Arry’s Roofing at 727.362.2230 for a free estimate. You can also learn more about us on Facebook and by following us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.

Discover the Arry’s Roofing YouTube Channel

It’s likely you’ve been on YouTube in the past week at least once checking out some kind of content. If you’re a DIY-type, maybe you’ve been looking for tips and techniques for some home project. There’s no shortage of helpful sources there, whether you prefer to handle projects on your own or look for outside help. One of those sources is the YouTube channel hosted by Arry’s Roofing.

View the channel here

The content on our YouTube channel is primarily an introduction to our company, our services and the way we approach our work. We also share our credentials within a competitive industry, including our status as a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. These videos are a terrific way for us to complement the information on our website, and give you a look at the quality work we do for your friends and neighbors in Tampa Bay.

One particular video demonstrates the importance of training within our company. TPO Training shows how Arry’s Roofing trains all installers to perform professional services with consistently high standards. The two-and-a-half minute video features an outdoor workshop that included topics such as welding, proper adhesive, and installation for drains.

When you watch the videos on our channel, feel free to share your comments. Better yet, respond with your own video of a roofing project handled at your home or business by Arry’s Roofing. Be the star of your own video by getting in front of the camera and talking about how the finished project is making an impact now.

After checking out the Arry’s Roofing YouTube channel, feel free to subscribe to receive updates when future videos are posted. Then contact us for a free estimate for your next roof replacement project in Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and surrounding areas. You can also learn more about Arry’s by liking our Facebook page, and following us on Twitter @ArrysRoofing.