You’ve made a wise choice deciding to put a metal roof on your Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, Lee County, home or office. Now, you have additional choices to make. Yes, you have to decide on a color and metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors. But, you have choices that go beyond the color of your metal roof.
Many think of metal roofs as merely flat metal on top of the home or office. There are some characteristic nuances to metal roofs they may have missed. There are design options that make one metal roof different from another. In any case, as a choice of roofing material, metal is an excellent roof but you’ll still have to decide.
As stated earlier, all these styles of metal roofs come in a variety of colors. They’re all affixed to plywood and have warranties of 40 to 50 years.
For those who worry about the ‘drawbacks’ of metal roofs, the good news is that the drawbacks are generally mythology. Metal roofs are not noisy in rain and they need almost no maintenance. They certainly don’t need to be painted periodically. They have a high aluminum content which inhibits rusting. They also keep the home or office cooler, not hotter, in the summer.
The truth is, here in Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, a flat roof simply won’t last as long as a pitched roof. With a pitched roof, things seem to roll off their shoulders easier. But, with a flat roof, things hang around and fester, such as water, branches and debris – especially water.
While the shingles for a pitched roof often have warranties of 25 years or longer, a flat roof will generally last 10 to 12 years at the most. You could build a peaked roof over your flat roof but make sure you dust off your wallet first. Still, there are things you can do to ensure the flat roof on your Lee County home or office will last as long as possible.
You can make a point of shutting off lights when you’re not in a room. You can purchase energy conserving light bulbs. You can also purchase appliances with an Energy Star rating for low energy use. And, there is one thing you can do to reduce energy use that covers everything in your Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, Lee County, home or office – you can put on a new shingle roof.
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Roof Smart of SWFL, INC. has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Roof Smart is dedicated to providing not only the highest quality in roofing, but also backing it with our superb customer service. John Gillam, President
“Only about 5 percent of the roofing companies Roof Smart competes with in Southwest Florida are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the contractor must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2016 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.
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We want you to know that we are much more than just a bunch of roofers. The Roof Smart team is more like a family than a normal roofing contractor. We take pleasure in each other’s achievements and care for each other through hardships and trials. With that sense of family comes a sense of caring and community. On November 26th, two days before Thanksgiving, the Roof Smart Team chose to surprise a member of the Lee County community by replacing her roof, at no cost to her.
Joan Annunzio, a 78 year-old Cape Coral woman, has lived in her home for 28 years and has had problems with her roof for quite some time. She was selected by Builder’s Care, Roof Smart’s Partner in this project, because of her length of community service despite her failing health. She takes extensive care of her neighbors and their homes while struggling with failing eye sight and heart problems.
“Joan embodies community, caring, and so many other values that we share at Roof Smart,” John Gillam, Roof Smart’s President and Co-owner said, “this community is so blessed to have her and we wanted to be able to give something back to her.”
Mrs. Annunzio is the third person to receive a new roof from Roof Smart. We are a contractor committed to helping the people of Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Matlacha, and Pine Island who have all been so generous to us. We stand by all of our work and are not finished until you are completely satisfied. We aim to be Lee County’s premier roofing company, and can only achieve that with the support of our community.
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We here at Roof Smart love and appreciate the community that we serve. We're here as a roofing service to you, not just make money and we can prove it! This is a note we received from an Angie's List member about the service she received when dealing with roof smart:
"I had called for an appointment on 5/21, the young lady was professional and friendly, we were told we would have contact in 24-48 hrs - not a problem - set the appointment and Frank came out as schedule - my husband was home, showed Frank the leak - he got on the roof looked around - then asked to have our hose, put it on the roof in the area where we thought the leak was - that was wrong the roof did not leak - he looked around and put the hose on the area he thought was leaking and he was right on! - it wasn't the roof it was the decorative beam on the front of the house under our windows - had we fixed what we thought was leaking our problem would not have been solved - he was friendly, experienced and professional and we thank him greatly for finding our problem. As soon as he found the leak - he went to his truck - picked up roofing caulking material and fixed the problem - fixed in a couple of minutes - my husband ask how much - he said it wasn't a major problem and just to remember Roof Smart when we need assistance or refer our neighbors - which we will do gratefully!! If you think professionalism and Ethics are dead in todays business - you are wrong - we found an employee and business that still believes!!
Thank you Frank Konners and thank you Roof Smart for your exceptional employees!"
This is why we should be YOUR choice in roofing contractors. We serve Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, and every corner of Lee County! When choosing a roofer, make the Roof Smart choice!