How We Put Safety First When Installing Your Roof
At Westchase Roofing, we not only strive to provide high-quality workmanship and customer service for each and every one of our clients, we also work hard to ensure that all of our worksites are safe. Here’s how we put safety first when installing your roof—and why it matters when choosing a Tampa roofing contractor.
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Throughout the state, many contractors rely on the work of subcontractors to meet their obligations to their clients. While this may allow those contractors to have multiple simultaneous projects, it comes at a cost.
For us, the biggest concern hiring subcontractors raises is ensuring that the quality of their work is in line with our expectations. Rather than hiring out for jobs, we maintain our own crew so we can be certain that everyone is on the same page. This allows us to ensure our strict quality standards are being met and that everyone has received the appropriate training for their tasks. For homeowners, this means that you have the peace of mind of knowing that the company you hired to replace your roof is the one completing it. We enjoy building relationships with our clients and look forward to not only helping you get started with the process of choosing your new shingles but also being by your side when you get a glimpse of your finished roof.
Roofing is no easy task. In addition to working with power tools at a height, there’s a need to know about different types of roofs and the best way to safeguard them. Roofing goes beyond shingles. While shingles are the most recognizable part of a roof and the one visible to the eye, there’s plenty going on underneath that a contractor must be knowledgeable about to build a structurally sound roof that will stand the test of time.
As part of the licensing test roofers undergo, their knowledge of roof installation is evaluated. That’s the bare minimum knowledge that a roofer must have. However, thanks to Owens Corning, we’ve received additional training to help ensure that we provide our clients with a roof that will truly protect their homes.
The Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System, which we recently covered in a Roofing Basics blog post, is a system of components aimed to not just cover your home but to protect and defend it against anything the Florida weather wants to throw at it. Our team is skilled in installing this roof system and helping clients choose the components that are best suited for their homes.
When a contractor has been around for a while, there’s evidence of their work. While you can take our word about our experience—Westchase Roofing has proudly served the Tampa area for 10 years—why not take that of our clients?
Because we focus on cultivating one-on-one relationships with our clients, we are extremely grateful when they take the time to recognize our hard work in a positive online review. You can read more about our work at GuildQuality or Angie’s List. We know that online reviews matter and we hope that you can glimpse our experience and our work ethic in the positive things our clients say about us.
Attention to Detail
Overcommitting oneself can lead to rushing a project, and when you work on top of a house, any type of rushing about can increase the chances of an injury or of shoddy workmanship.
Our aim has always been to treat our clients like family. Part of that goal is ensuring that we provide every home with the attention it deserves. To ensure that we aren’t thinking about our simultaneous projects and other tasks we need to complete, we focus on one home at a time and crafting the highest quality roof possible to protect its occupants and contents from the Florida climate.
As roofers, we care about our work and each home we work on. We understand how important our client’s homes are to them and we are committed to providing the top-notch service they deserve.
Florida law requires that all roofing contractors pass a licensing exam. This helps regulate who is legally allowed to work on roofs in Florida and helps protects Florida homeowners. In addition, contractors may apply to become certified. This certification attests to the fact that they are licensed and that they carry the state-mandated insurance.
When hiring a roofing contractor, you can check if they’re licensed on the My Florida License website. If a roofer doesn’t show up in your search, it’s time to look at another candidate.
Westchase Roofing is a certified roofing contractor with the appropriate licenses to assist residents of Hillsborough County.
In addition to licensing, roofing contractors must carry insurance. For a business such as ours, Florida law requires liability insurance, property damage insurance, and workman’s compensation.
Having insurance is three-fold. It protects our business, it protects our employees, and it protects our client’s homes.
As a certified Tampa roofing contractor with the state of Florida, our insurance coverage has been verified with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. We keep our policies up to date and renew our certifications as required by law. We want to serve the Tampa area for years to come and cut no corners when it comes to protecting our business, our crew, and our clients.
Protecting Your Investment
At Westchase, we know how important your home is to you. We want to help you protect it—not only by replacing your roof with a high-quality asphalt shingle roofing system but by ensuring that all work done on your house enhances it. We take care to preserve the integrity of your home and landscaping as much as possible while ensuring we have the space we need to install the roof you’ve chosen.
Checking that your roofing contractor—or anyone else you hire to work on your home, for that matter—has the appropriate licenses and insurance coverage required by law is one way to verify that your home is protected should anything happen. Beyond that, it’s important to assess a contractor’s qualifications and experience to safeguard against shoddy workmanship which could lead to problems in the future.
At Westchase Roofing, safety goes beyond protecting our crew and your home while we work. With extended warranties available thanks to our Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor status, you can help ensure your new roof is safe for many years to come. Together with a homeowner’s insurance policy, an extended warranty can help provide you peace of mind regardless of what tomorrow’s weather brings.
We want to give homeowners every assurance that they’ve made the right choice by selecting Westchase Roofing for their roof replacement. If you’d like to learn more about our safety practices and the measures we take when on-site to provide top-notch service, contact us today for a free quote.
For more information on vetting a Tampa roofing contractor, check out this post.